How To: Set a Base Shipping Charge for One Item and Increase it Per Item

You can make flexible shipping charges that depend on the number of products purchased in one order. There are multiple ways to do it:

Way 1. Configuring the Shipping Method

  1. In the Administration panel, go to Administration → Shipping & taxes → Shipping methods.

  2. Create a new shipping method with manual rate calculation or click on the name of an existing one.

  3. The shipping method editing page will open. Switch to the Shipping times and rates tab.

  4. Decide where your shipping method will be offered. To do this, choose rate areas from the dropdown list. If there is a rate area in the store which you did not include in the shipping method, orders will not be delivered in this area.


    If a certain rate area does not exist in your store, you can add it. This is only necessary if you need to add different conditions and availability/unavailability of delivery to this area.

  5. In the Rate field enter the base shipping cost, for example, $50.

  6. Configure the Items condition section as follows:

    From To Surcharge / Discount Per Item
    0 item and up (leave the field empty) $10.00
  7. Click Save.

    The shipping method is set up. For the mentioned example the shipping cost will be $60 if one item is ordered. An extra sum of $10 will be added to the cost per each additional item.


    This extra charge does not depend on the product that is ordered. For example, if a customer has 2*Product A + 1*Product B, the shipping cost will be $80.

Way 2. Configuring Products

A product has a property that allows you to specify a fixed sum of money to be added to the calculated shipping cost for each item of that product in the cart.

  1. Go to Products → Products.

  2. Click on the name of a product. This will open the product’s editing page.

  3. Switch to the Shipping properties tab.

  4. Find the Shipping freight field and enter sum (for example, $20.00) which will be added to the shipping cost for each additional item of that product.

  5. Click the Save button.

    Now let’s assume you followed the instructions from Way 1, and then used Way 2 to set up shipping freight for Product A, but not for Product B. In that case the shipping costs will be calculated as follows:

    • 1*Product A = $50.00 + ($10.00 + $20.00) = $80.00
    • 2*Product A = $50.00 + 2*($10.00 + $20.00) = $110.00
    • 2*Product A + 1*Product B = $50.00 + 2*($10.00 + $20.00) + 1*$10.00 = $120.00