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Learning Magento 2 Administration

By : Cyndi Williams
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Learning Magento 2 Administration

By: Cyndi Williams

Overview of this book

Magento 2 has been completely re-written and re-designed to take the world’s most popular open source e-commerce platform to new heights of productivity and usability. With this overhaul comes improved opportunities to leverage the world’s most successful open source e-commerce platform for your online retail and wholesale business. The focus of this book is on operational aspects: those actions you, as a proprietor, can take to give your customers a more delightful shopping experience. In this guide, we delve into all aspects of managing a Magento 2 store, from product creation to marketing, customer management to search engine optimization. This book is not only a step-by-step course in setting up your Magento 2 website, it will be a handy reference as continue to improve and refine your online presence.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Learning Magento 2 Administration
About the Authors
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Shipping methods

Once you get paid for a sale, you need to fulfill the order, and that means you have to ship the items purchased. How you ship products is largely a function of what shipping methods you make available to your customers.

Shipping is one of the most complex aspects of e-commerce, and one where you can lose money if you're not careful. As you work through your shipping configurations, it's important to keep the following things in mind:

  • What you charge your customers for shipping does not have to be exactly what you're charged by your carriers. Just as you can offer free shipping, you can also charge flat rates based on weight or quantity, or add a surcharge to live rates.

  • By default, Magento does not provide you with highly sophisticated shipping rate calculations, especially when it comes to dimensional shipping. Consider shipping rate calculations as estimates only. Consult whoever is actually doing your shipping to determine if any rate adjustments should be made to accommodate...