Many stores find they need to correspond the shipping costs they charge to the total price of the customer's order. For example, let's suppose you would like to reward customers who make large purchases in your store by offering free shipping on orders of $200 or more. You can set this up quite easily by creating a shipping method with a "Price Table" method type.
Example 6.4. Offering Free Shipping on Large Orders
Leave Minimum Charge at 0, and leave the Base Charge at 0.
Leave dollar signs or other currency symbols off when entering price values.
Use 200 for the floor of the range, and 0 as the ceiling, and use 0 for the amount of this range.
This tells the store to use this rate if the total price of items in the user's cart is greater or equal to 200, up to infinity (0 as the ceiling means no upper limit).
Now when a customer goes through checkout the store will check to see if the total price of items in the order is greater or equal to 200. If it is, it will display this method, "Free Shipping for Orders Over $200", as one of the options for the customer to choose.
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