Shipping Method


Shipping (or Shipping methods) are the different type of options of delivering goods to the consumers. Currently in Arcadier, the Shipping surcharge is defined by the Merchants and it is per item. Inserting the price for Shipping in each item defines the additional amount Consumers have to pay during checkout.


For bulk shipping feature allows Merchant to reduce the individual item shipping charges if customer purchased more than one of the same item from them. This can be configured by adding value into the “CombinedPrice” property, this is also referred as “With Other Item (B)” in the consumer facing front. “CombinedPrice” is the delivery rate charged for every subsequent item that the Consumer purchases from the Merchant. There is currently no bulk shipping feature input field in the Spacetime template as there is no front-end cart. However, if you were to create a Spacetime cart using our APIs, you are able to tap on to the bulk shipping feature using APIs.


For Spacetime template users who doesn’t need the shipping feature can skip this step in the item creation process.


The bulk shipping calculation is as follows:


Delivery Service

Single Item Shipping (A)

With Other Item (B)

Merchant A

International

20

5

Local

10

2

Merchant B



Local

6

0

International

30

1

Fast Track

27

27



John purchases the following items from the Marketplace.


Item Purchased

Merchant

Shipping Chosen

Original calculation

Shipping Cost incurred

Why?

Item A

Merchant A

International

20

20

The first item is charged at 20.

Item B X 2

Merchant A

Local

20

12

10 for the first item and 2 for the second item

Item C

Merchant B

International

30

30

The first item is charged at 30

Item D X 2

Merchant B

Local

12

6

Delivery for subsequent item is charged at (B)

Item E X 2

Merchant B

Fast Track

54

54

Delivery for subsequent item is charged at (B)


Delivery cost for Merchant A = $20 + $12 = $32

Delivery cost for Merchant B = $30 + $6 + $54 = $90



Property Table

ShippingMethod Properties

Property Names Property Type Description
Id

Optional

string

"Id": 6601

Unique identification number of the shipping method.

Description

Optional

string

"Description": "Q-Express"

The name of the shipping method.

CurrencyCode

Optional

string

"CurrencyCode": "USD"

The currency code of the shipping method price based on ISO 4217
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_4217)

Price

Optional

number

"Price": 4

The shipping method surcharge price.

CombinedPrice

Optional

number

"CombinedPrice": 3

The surcharge price of shipping method if it is being shipping with other item.

Please refer to https://support.arcadier.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001373274-Bulk-shipping for detailed explanation.

DeliveryType

Optional

string

"DeliveryType": "delivery"

The type of delivery method

Active

Optional

boolean

"Active": true

Status of the shipping method. If the shipping method is active, the value is true else value will be false. When value is false, it means that the shipping method is not available to be selected in the marketplace but it still exist in the marketplace database.

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