Carrier Configuration

Before you can use the ProductMatrix extension you need to configure the Shipping Carrier itself. These are store wide settings which affect the processing of the shipping rules.

This configuration can be found in Configuration->Shipping Methods->ProductMatrix.

The settings are described in the below sections. If you are unsure please leave as the default.

We have started adding some examples for these options to give you further help.

1. Configuration Options

Function Definition
Enabled Switch Extension ON/OFF
Serial Key  Extension Authentication – Must always be present. Will blank out if serial key not accepted
Title Name of the Shipping Option displayed on the cart/checkout
Apply Shipping Group ‘*’ to All Items in Cart Please see the following link for a detailed description of this functionality
Totalling Algorithm  The method with which to calculate the shipping subtotal.
Minimum Shipping Cost Minimum Shipping cost cut-off point of any delivery type. If calculations are under this price will display this value.
Maximum Shipping Cost  Maximum shipping cost cut-off point of any delivery type. If calculations exceed this cost then they will display this value
Postcode Filtering Allows the user to set the post code filtering rule e.g. both UK and Numeric will work for UK and Numbered postal codes.
Zip Code Max Length The maximum length a zip code can be which will then trim the remaining digits from the zip code.


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2. Standard Magento Shipping Options

These options are always included as part of a standard Magento shipping carrier.

Function Definition
Calculate Handling fee The rate to apply i.e fixed or a percentage fee
Handling fee Apply rate if shipping is zero.
Ship to Applicable Countries  Allows user to set whether they want there shipping methods to appear for all countries or only specific countries
Ship to Specific Countries Select the Countries you ship to by Highlighting them before saving Configuration
Show Method if not Applicable  Yes to show method when not applicable – will show error message
Display Error Message Error message to display if the shipping module has errors. Allows you to customise the default message for localisation.
Sort Order Shipping method order among multiple shipping methods –  0 to top

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3. Advanced Settings

Function Definition
Free Method Select which shipping method will display when a promotional cart rules are used
Free Shipping Text Sets the name of the free shipping method.
Which Shipping Group Select’s whether the shipping group filters parent or child in configurable/bundled products
Advanced Options Advanced logic configuration is described in more detail in the next section


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Advanced Options

Function Definition
Always use Base currency prices Will use the base currency of the site for matching rules to the price totals, rather than the store currency (selected by default)
Append * shipping group rates Allows you to set base shipping rates for all items, then add on rates for items within shipping groups (e.g. add $50 for oversized onto base rates)
Apply handling fee on zero shipping Normally handling fee is not added on free shipping, this will add it
Custom sorting Default sorting is via price, you can use this together with numerics in notes column to change sort order of rates shown
Exclude virtual from cart price & qty Excludes virtual items from shipping calculations
Filter on subtotal price/weight Rather than filter on the totals of the shipping group use the cart totals instead. This is a feature that is used quite a bit by customers
Only allow cheapest free method to be free If there are multiple delivery methods that would be free from the “Free method” field, make only the cheapest one free instead.
Round shipping price to nearest whole number Round up prices to nearest whole e.g. 5.19 becomes 5.20
Reduce all rates by free shipping amount Used to apply a free shipping amount to all shipping methods (you specify which method is the one others are reduced by)
Show tooltips Show tooltips to customers in cart/checkout with extra info. See our Advanced Logic page for further details
Use custom option SKU as shipping group See the Filtering Based on Custom Options page for further details
Use shipping group -OPTIONS for custom options See the Filtering Based on Custom Options page for further details
Use discounted price Use the price of the items after discount (for example, discounts provided by Shopping Cart Price Rules)
Use text based shipping group Used in conjunction with the package_id attribute. Do not change unless advised to do so.
Use tax inclusive prices Filter rates based on tax-inclusive prices
Use with Dropship warehose Used to filter by shipping group in addition to Dropship warehouse. See the Warehouse Filtering page for further details.



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