Sadly the Commerce 2 documentation on shipping is blank and offers no guide on how to setup a store’s shipping.
Trying to setup products but not sure what is the best approach. Don’t know what to setup first or in what order. Knowing the difference between the shipping methods, shipment types and package types and how they work with each other would be very helpful.
Also, if a product has dimensions, how does that affect the shipping or is there a way to add the dimensions per type? For example, if we sell 4×6 postcards. What would be the thickness on that since its basically a thin sheet, not inches or anything like that. How does this setting affect the shipping process?
Sorry for all the questions but there is no documentation on this and all the videos I found are all for Drupal 7 using Commerce 1x. I have found no documentation or videos on how the shipping works on Commerce 2 in Drupal 8/9.
I setup my product types… Post cards, CDs, toys.
Then I added products with their weight and dimensions into each product type. Now I have to create the shipping methods but have no idea what is the best approach since each product type’s weight is so different. A post card does not weight the same as a DVD so it would not be ideal to have a flat rate that overcharges a post card or a flat rate that undercharges the DVD. How can we setup a shipping method by weight?
0-8oz postcard = $priceA
9-16oz postcard = $priceB
0-8oz toy = $priceC
9-16oz toy = $priceD
But not only that, the post cards ship in envelopes which cost much less than the price of a boxed toy so having methods only based on weight would not work. Need to have options based on weight and size. So how does one get something like that setup?
Just any help on documentation on how shipping works on commerce and the flow of things would help greatly to get me going on the right path. Do you know of any videos or docs that explain how to use the shipping module (methods, shipment types & package types)? and how these work in conjunction with the product variation’s weight & dimensions? Maybe if I get that cleared up I can figure out how I can custom create our solution.