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 email@example.com
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 length 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.
How the extension works
Please note that our extension packs products to boxes and then sends API request with dimensional parameters for boxes only. All unpacked products are included to request with their weights only.
You can find 'Dimensional Shipping Options' in Product Settings. Fill in all the fields here.
However, you can set a packing rules for each product, for example don't pack a product with other goods or pack each item separately.
Pay attention on the 'Special packing rules for this product' function. Choose from the dropdown menu:
- Don't pack this product with other goods. Use this function if you want to pack a product with one name (1 and more items) in a separate box without other goods.
- Pack each single item into separate box. Use this function if you want to pack a product (1 single item) in a separate box.
If special box is selected, "NO" is considered as "Don't pack this product with other goods".
Check from the Frontend
Enter valid address and check shipping rates as shown in the picture:
Check from the Backend
Set STORES → CONFIGURATION → SALES → SHIPPING METHODS → UPS(Fedex/USPS/DHL) → DEBUG to 'YES'.
Then, watch var/log/shipping.log every time shipping rates are recalculated.
THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING AITOC EXTENSIONS!