2Checkout Documentation

Total Surcharge

Total surcharge shipping methods will add a surcharge to the base price of the shipping method based on the order’s subtotal. To create a Total surcharge shipping method, follow the steps below.

Step 1:

Open the Shipping Wizard by clicking on the blue plus sign + next to the Add New Shipping Method link on the right side of the Shipping page.

Step 2:

Enter a Shipping Method Name, Tracking URL (if applicable), and select select Price based on delivery country, weight, or order total under Pricing. Next select the countries in which you wish to offer this shipping method. The shipping method may be offered to customers from all trusted countries, your home country only, or individually chosen countries using a custom country list. Click the Continue button when finished.

Step 3:

Enter a base price in the Base Price field and select Set charges based on order total?. Please Note: The Base Price will be charged on all orders regardless of order total.

Click Continue.

Step 4:

If you selected Home Country Only or All Trusted Countries you will not see the screen below, but will go directly to Step 5. If you selected Custom List you will be transferred to the above displayed page to create your list. To add your desired countries simply highlight the country and click Add Countries. When finished click the Continue button.

Step 5:

Enter the Order Total Max and Amount. The Order Total Max is the maximum order amount that is billed only the Base Price created in Step 3. If you wanted to charge 1.00 for orders up to 10.00 you would enter 1.00 as the Base Price, 10.00 in the Order Total Max, and 0.00 in the Amount field. Click Add Surcharge to create.

Step 6:

Step 6 allows you to create additional order total surcharges. Simply add your next desired order total amount in the Order Total Max field and the desired surcharge in the Surcharge Amount field. Create by clicking the Add Surcharge button. The example method is set to charge 1.00 for orders up to 10.00 with additional surcharges created to charge an additional 1.00 for every 5.00 over 10.00. The last Order Total Max listed in the example is 45.00. An order placed with an amount over 45.00 would only be charged the Base Price as no surcharge amount was designated for orders totaling more than 45.00. Once your desired surcharges have been created click Continue.

Step 7:

Review your created shipping method details. If correct click Save.