I appreciate the reply, however the response you gave addressed discounts. What I was asking about are the shipping options. I am trying to understand the difference between weight based shipping and calculated shipping.
I thought that calculated shipping IS based on weight.
So I was looking for some clarification there.
Hi - sorry. For some reason the email that came through to me from you addressed discounts. But now that I am in the forum itself, I see you addressed my shipping question.
I have been doing CCS and it has been working well. I guess I would love to understand what the advantage is to weight based shipping instead?
Also while we are on the topic.... how would I set up something like:
Order $50+ and get free shipping
Technically speaking CSS and weight-based shipping are more or less the same thing. With weight based shipping the price that your customer will pay for shipping will be based on the weights of the products.
With CSS the price of the shipping will be based on the weight and size of the package in accordance with the shipping rates that day from the shipping company that you are using. Does that help to clarify?
To answer your second question you will want to have a manual shipping rate called Priced based weight. This will mean that when a customer spends over $50 they will get free shipping. To set that up you will need to follow these steps:
I made a little video here for you to see what to do.
Does that help you get that setup? If you have more questions or need more help with this please let me know.