NB! This guide is for the Alidropship Original version only. If you use Woocommerce + Alidropship Woo, please go there.
We highly recommend offering your customers a free shipping service by taking advantage of the free/low cost shipping offered by many AliExpress sellers. However the Plugin has a special section where you can enable or disable different shipping options and select countries that you ship to.
You can apply shipping cost to each product in your cart or to the entire cart by enabling/disabling shipping option:
You can add up to four different shipping options (including free shipping):
- Free Shipping
- Super Savings Shipping
- Standard Shipping
- Expedited Shipping
If you activate any of these delivery methods you need to setup Delivery Time and Shipping Cost.
After you setup necessary options for your products click Save Changes and Apply to All Products. All your products on your store will be updated with new shipping rules, as well as items you will import in future.
If you want to have a chance to change shipping options for a particular product, make sure you enable toggle ‘Apply to each product’,
go to Products, select a product and click Edit. Scroll down to Product Options and change shipping options in Shipping section.
After making necessary changes, click Update button.
So, in this case if you enable different shipping methods for different products your customers need to select shipping method for each item in the cart:
If you want to apply shipping costs to the entire cart, switch off toggle ‘Apply to each product’ and enable shipping methods you want to use in your store. In this case, Shipping section in Product Options will be disabled and global shipping settings will be applied to all products in your cart.
E.g. You have enabled Free Shipping, Super Savings as a paid shipping method and Standard Shipping (which is paid method also), you add 3 products in your cart , so your customers will need to select one out of three shipping methods on the checkout page and this amount will be added to the cart.
Another useful option is a minimum order price requirement for Free Shipping.
To make this feature work disable 'Apply to each product' toggle, enable 'Minimum order price' toggle and set a minimum order amount. Make sure you have at least one paid shipping option enabled.
So once the minimum order amount is achieved shipping will be free for all products in the cart (paid shipping will be disabled when a minimum order amount will be achieved).