Magento 2 Shipping Methods - Set up Flat Rate and Free Shipping

We all know Language and Currency are essential to expand your Magento eCommerce globally, but also, Distribution occupies a large part in your global way. You can’t sell the products if you can’t deliver to them. Magento connects to famous distribution companies like DHL. FedEx, USPS, UPS. And it has integrated some useful shipping methods: Flat Rate, Free Shipping, Table Rate Shipping. This post will introduce you Flat Rate method and Free Shipping method.

First, Setup Shopping Settings

In Admin Panel -> Stores -> Configuration

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Fill in the needed information and Save Config

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Flat Rate

Or can be called Flat fee, a fixed shipping fee for any size or weight of products at any address you have added. It is a simple but popular method because of its ease of configure.

How to Configure Magento Flat Rate Shipping Method

When your Shopping Settings is finished, back to the Sales section, tap Shipping Methods -> Flat Rate

Set these sections as you want: Price, countries are applied, and you can add a handling fee

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You can choose Specific countries can be applied to this method

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Or, you keep it "All Allowed Countries"

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Free Shipping

It is a shipping method and also a marketing tool for your store. Customers love Free Shipping because it makes customers the confidence to purchase, sometime the shipping cost could not be high, but the complexity can bring customers away.

How to Configure Magento Free Shipping Method

In the Sales section, tap Shipping Methods -> Free Shipping

Its setup is easier than Flat Rate.

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You can choose Specific countries to apply this method

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Or, you keep it "All Allowed Countries"

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