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 or click on the name of an existing one.

  3. The shipping method editing page will open. Switch to the Shipping charges tab.

  4. Select the location for which you’d like to set up this cost in the Show rates for location section. If you don’t see this section, it means that you haven’t created any locations.

  5. Configure the Cost dependencies section as follows:

    Products cost Rate value Type
    More than $0.00 4.50 Absolute ($)
  6. Configure the Items dependencies section as follows:

    Product quantity Rate value Type Per Item
    More than 0 item(s) 1.50 Absolute ($)
    Configuring shipping charges in CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor.
  7. Click the Save button (or Create, if you’re creating a new shipping method).

    The shipping method is set up. For the mentioned example the shipping cost will be $6 if one item is ordered. An extra sum of $1.50 will be added to the cost per each additional item in case of 2 or more items.


    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 $9.

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, 2.00) which will be added to the shipping cost for each additional item of that product.

    Editing product page
  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 = $4.50 + ($1.50 + $2) = $8
    • 2*Product A = $4.50 + 2*($1.50 + $2) = $11.50
    • 2*Product A + 1*Product B = $4.50 + 2*($1.50 + $2) + 1*$1.50 = $13