Enable Shipping

Go to the Extensions → Shippings

Every delivery method in AbanteCart is presented as an Extension and in order to access these, you will need to login into the admin area and install it.

Once you access the Extensions page you will find the Shipping extension list. Then you will need to click on the small “play” like icon under the “Quick Actions” column of the table view. This action will install the extension and will lead you to the configuration page for the same where you need to configure additional options.

Common Shipping settings

Extensions → Shippings

Once you access the Extensions page you will find the Shipping extension list. Install the extension and will lead you to the configuration page for the same where you need to configure additional options.

Additional settings vary in each delivery method however several settings are present as part of AbanteCart core and present in any shipping extension installed:

Auto Select You can set to skip the shipping selection page if there is only one shipping option available. This shipping method will be selected automatically. In order for this to work, only a single shipping method needs to be present for the given checkout process.

Select to restrict payments (Accept these payments) If only specific payment methods are needed for this shipping method, select them here. If nothing is selected, all available payment methods will be shown. This setting allows only specific payment methods to be accepted based on the delivery method selected.

Minimal/Maximal order parcel size volume The volume value for the shipment option to be available for the customer. This value is based on combined product sizes in the order. Unit is the cubic Store's Length Class

Minimal/Maximal Weight of Parcel This value is based on combined product sizes in the order. Unit is the Store's Weight Class

Product's shipping settings

Delivery cost depends on Shipping Rates provided by the shipping method installed and the product's shipping settings

Catalog → Products → Edit Product

Requires Shipping - set to ON to allow shipping for the product

Free Shipping - Enable to allow free shipping in case product with free shipping only one in cart.

Ship Product Individually - Shipping individually is using a fixed shipping price setting. The product will be shipped in a separate package and additional shipping costs will be added to the order with multiple items. If enabled, the Fixed Shipping Price needs to be set.

Fixed Shipping Price - Master setting with the fixed shipping price for this product.

Weight Class notes

Important to know your product's weight/length classes and base weight class in System → Localization → Weight Classes. Whatever you have set to 1.00000 is your base weight class. Any other weights in there need to be a factor of your base class.

Note: Do not be confused with

Base Weight Class - global weight class configuration in Localization settings 

Store's Weight Class - this usually works as a Display weight class

Product's Weight Class - you can handle different weight classes for each product. Your cart will recalculate each product's weight with respect to Base Weight Class.

Shipping extension's Weight Class if available

Core AbanteCart Shippings

Some of the listed modules have additional settings depending on the functionality of the shipping module that need adjusting.


Satisfy all of your shipping needs with FedEx.

Royal Mail

Royal Mail provides a range of worldwide delivery services.

Parcelforce 48

The Express 48 parcel delivery service is a fast and reliable service available in the UK


Shipping with USPS® means you get access to the country's largest delivery network.


Shipping with UPS can be easy. Start your shipment today.

Per Item

In Per Item shipping, the price entered in the Cost field is multiplied by the number of products ordered.

Free Shipping

Use this free shipping delivery method if you want to apply only to orders within the specified shipping areas or limit free shipping to orders over $X

Flat Rate

This shipping method provides one of the simplest ways to charge shipping.

Weight Based Shipping

Weight Based Shipping. Shipping rates on the total weight.

Local delivery

Offer local delivery to the list of allowed postcodes.

Pickup From Store

You avoid shipping and scheduled delivery charges.

Third-party shipping extensions

If you did not find the required delivery method in the Extensions → Shippings list you can get more third-party delivery extensions in the http://marketplace.abantecart.com or directly in Admin → Extensions → Get Extensions

Third-Party Extensions might be free or paid. 

ShipStation Integration

ShipStation is a web-based shipping solution that streamlines the order fulfillment process for your AbanteCart.

Price Based Shipping

With this extension, you will be able to set up shipping charges based on the total or subtotal amount.

Flate rate plus free freight

Select different freight costs for each location you have defined, and set an amount where the shipping cost is free.

Correios Shipping Integration

Correios shipping service for documents and goods.

Canada Post Integration

Canada Post Integration for AbanteCart.

Purolator Shipping

Purolator Shipping Integration for AbanteCart.

Australia Post

Australia Post Enhanced Integration.


Supports both Express and Surface Integration, including Weight based charges.


Sendle Australian shipping. Quoting and parcel booking

Custom shippings

Quickly add new custom shipping carriers.

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