Product Matrix Configuration


The Product Matrix shipping extension provides a shipping calculation solution for Magento websites, allowing shipping rates to be calculated using the following criteria:

  • Destination
  • Shipping Product Group (can be individual products or a set of products)
  • Customer Group
  • Weight
  • Price
  • #Items of each Product Group in cart

This extension is based on the WebShopApps Matrixrate solution, so all capabilities within that extension are covered within ProductMatrix, including the ability to display multiple shipping rate options.

Deciding what you want to achieve

The first step to using this extension is to think about how you want to use it. Some of the questions you should be asking are:

  1. What shipping groups (categories) do I need to create for my products
  2. What delivery types do you have?
  3. What rules will you define for those delivery types?
  4. Are different product groups using different rules?
  5. Do I wish to filter shipping based on:
    • Product type
    • Destination
    • Shipping Group Price
    • Product Group Weight
    • #Items
    • Customer Group

If you have a set of business requirements and are struggling to translate these into logical rules that can be implemented in an extension why not let us do help you at WebShopApps? We have extensive knowledge not just of our extensions but also of shipping and how it works. There aren’t many scenarios we haven’t seen. 

We can provide ‘starter’ csv files based on your requirements, together with comprehensive advise for your particular scenario and how best to implement to achieve the right shipping rates. We can do as little as a sample configuration right up to full install and setup. 

Using this Knowledge Base

With Productmatrix there are a number of steps that must be followed to get yourself successfully up and running. If you follow these steps as we advise you are unlikely to encounter issues and hopefully will be getting shipping rates within a very short period of time.

Productmatrix will do all database edits for you as part of the installation, and add required attributes to the magento installation.  It will not configure shipping rates for you (unfortunately!).

Here are the steps to a successful Productmatrix installation. Once you have completed each section refer back here for the next step.


Further Assistance

There are  a wealth of examples in the Knowledge Base along with screencasts that show you an example setup.

If you are having problems with your configuration our ProductMatrix and General Troubleshooting guides will assist you.

Extension Variations

Below you will find information about the different Product Matrix variations:

  1. Product Matrix with Volume Support
  2. Product Matrix with SKU support
  3. Product Matrix with Zones support
These are paid add on’s to the extension and iare not included in the core module.
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