Here's what Dimensional Shipping can do out-of-the-box:
- Assign appropriately sized boxes to orders.
- Assign specified boxes to particular products
- Get precise shipping rates from FedEX and UPS carriers
- Specify box inner and outer dimensions
- Provide a choice of a dimension unit (mm, cm, inch or ft)
All Aitoc extensions can be customized to fit particular business needs. If you have questions about any customization, please drop a message at firstname.lastname@example.org
To install the extension to your Magento 2 store, please follow these steps:
- Unzip and paste the extension file into your root Magento folder.
- Connect to your server by SSH.
- Go to your Magento root folder.
- To install the extension, perform this command:
php bin/magento setup:upgrade
_requirejs; adminhtml; frontend.
- To switch the extension on/off, perform these commands:
php bin/magento module:enable Aitoc_DimensionalShipping php bin/magento module:disable Aitoc_DimensionalShipping
You can activate/deactivate several Aitoc extensions at once by specifying their names separated by space in the command.
To install the extension via composer please read this guide.
Go to STORES - CONFIGURATION - AITOC EXTENSIONS - DIMENSIONAL SHIPPING to find global settings. Here you only need to pick which dimension unit is used in your store:
Go to System → Extensions → Dimensional Shipping to set up your boxes.
All fields are mandatory to be filled in.
|Name||The name of the box.|
|Length||Inner lenght of the box which is used in the product packing calculation.|
|Width||Inner width of the box which is used in the product packing calculation.|
|Height||Inner height of the box which is used in the product packing calculation.|
|Outer length||The outside length of the box which is used in the shipping rate calculation.|
|Outer width||The outside width of the box which is used in the shipping rate calculation.|
|Outer height||The outside height of the box which is used in the shipping rate calculation.|
|Max weight||The max weight this box can carry.|
|Empty weight||The weight of the box itself. This number is added to the products' weight and used in the shipping rate calculation.|
Note that in order for the product to fit into the box during the checkout calculation, its dimensions should be a bit smaller than box inner dimensions. So a box with dimensions 30x20x20 can contain products that total up to 29x19x19.
Customers cannot pick the box themselves, such functionality is not implemented by default but can be custom coded.
In order for Dimensional Shipping to work during the shipping rates calculation, you need to set up the extension for all products in your store. Don't forget to set the weight too. You can choose either Special Box for the product or Special packing rules:
You can manually change packing parameters for any unshipped order as a store admin in the backend. Go to Sales → Orders and choose any order that hasn't been shipped:
Find the box section on the Information tab and edit it as you need.