Shopware shipping costs note for shipping abroad

by Meike Müller
Below we have another small tip on how you can further optimize your online store and thus increase the success of your e-commerce in the long term.

Sometimes it makes sense to indicate in the checkout that shipping costs to foreign countries are calculated individually. Especially if the shipping cost calculation is very complex and cannot be mapped by the system. If you need more information about Shopware, please visit our website or contact us!

Beispielrechnung Shopware Versandkosten

1. you create the following file in your shopware template: /frontend/checkout/cart_footer.tpl

2. there you put the following content:

{extends file='parent:frontend/checkout/cart_footer.tpl'}
{* Shipping costs *}
{block name='frontend_checkout_cart_footer_field_labels_shipping'}
{if $ != 2}
<li class="list--entry block-group entry--shipping entry--shipping--foreign">
{s name='CheckoutFooterShippingInfoNotGermany'}<i><b>Caution:</b> The shipping costs will be calculated by the shipping company on a daily basis and communicated to you afterwards.</i>{/s}
After that, you should get a corresponding shipping note displayed in the checkout that the shipping calculation is always done individually.
NOTE: {if $ != 2} here we assume that shipping within Germany (id=2) does not need a note.

The shipping costs module of Shopware

In addition to the standard shipping costs, it is often necessary to offer additional shipping options. Shopware therefore offers a module to map complex shipping cost calculations. With its own conditions and calculations, any shipping constellation can be implemented. For example, the alternative shipping method is always used when the standard shipping method is no longer available. With the discount shipping method, it is possible to store discounts that have a reducing effect on the shipping costs (for example, discount codes).

The checkout in your Shopware store

There are many ways to optimize your online store. One point that is often neglected is the checkout. It has to be as simple as possible and as fast as possible. If the checkout doesn't work well, your customer may get so frustrated that he cancels the purchase.

So how can you improve your checkout in Shopware? Shopware already provides many guidelines for a successful checkout. The step-by-step checkout provides a good overview by means of numbering. Call-to-action allows the customer to move from one button to the next during checkout. Often, the button can only be selected if all the necessary information has been filled in. This way, the customer can be sure that everything has been filled in correctly. With the tunnel effect, everything unnecessary for the customer is hidden and only the elements that are important for the order process are displayed. There is also the one-page checkout. Here, all steps of the checkout are displayed immediately and the step the customer is currently at is visibly highlighted - all other steps are moved into the background. There are also some plugins to optimize your checkout. However, the most important rule should also be considered here and attention should be paid to functionality and speed.




FAQ around the topic Shopware shipping

At the end of this article we dedicate ourselves to some questions that come up. If you have any questions yourself, we at EXWE will be happy to answer them by phone.

  • How do I calculate my own shipping costs with Shopware?

    To calculate the shipping costs for your Shopware store, there are several possibilities. One option is to set fixed shipping costs that apply to all orders. This option is the easiest to manage, but it may not be suitable for all business models. Another option is to calculate shipping costs based on various factors, such as the weight or destination of the order. For this, you can either use a built-in shipping cost calculation feature in Shopware or integrate an external shipping cost API. To calculate shipping costs based on weight or destination, there are several options. You can either use the built-in shipping cost calculation feature in Shopware or integrate an external shipping cost API.

  • What is a shipping cost module?

    A shipping cost module is a type of software that allows online stores to calculate and manage shipping costs for orders. Shipping cost modules can be either integrated into an e-commerce platform like Shopware or available as external applications. A shipping cost module is important for any online store as it allows customers to understand the shipping cost of their orders and make an informed decision about their purchase. It also helps the store owner to manage the cost of shipping orders and ensure that they are charged correctly.

  • How to set the basic shipping settings in Shopware?

    To set the basic settings for shipping in Shopware, several steps can be taken. Here is one possible approach:

    1. first, open the Shopware backend and navigate to the shipping settings. This can usually be found under the menu item "Settings" or "Shipping costs".

    2. in the shipping settings, there is usually a configuration page where various options are available. Here one can make the general basic settings for shipping.

    3. under the basic settings you can often find the option to create free text fields for shipping. Free text fields allow you to customize information or instructions in the shipping process. For example, you can set up a free text field for special delivery instructions or for an alternative delivery address.

    Another important aspect is the configuration of the delivery countries. Here one can select to which countries the shipment should be made and which shipping costs are incurred in each case. One can add or remove delivery countries and define the corresponding shipping rules.

    In addition,you can define specific inputs for shipping. These can be, for example, minimum order quantities, maximum weight restrictions or special shipping options such as express delivery. These inputs allow to control the shipping process more precisely and to adapt it to the individual requirements

    After these basic settings have been made, you can save the changes and the shipping configuration in Shopware is set. It is important to note that the exact procedure may vary slightly depending on the Shopware version, but the steps described above should serve as a general guideline.

  • What are customer groups in Shopware?

    In Shopware, customer groups are a feature that allows you to define different customer segments. Each customer is assigned to a specific customer group based on certain criteria such as sales channel, customer status or individual characteristics. Customer groups allow you to define different settings, prices and shipping options for different customer segments.

    In the context of shipping in Shopware, customer groups can be used to set specific shipping rules or shipping options for specific customer segments. For example, you can set different shipping costs for regular customers and new customers, or offer a free shipping option to certain customer groups.

    To use customer groups in shipping in Shopware, one can first define the different customer groups and assign them to the corresponding sales channels. For example, a sales channel can be the online store, a B2B store or a marketplace. Then, one can store specific shipping rules for each customer group. These can be different shipping rates, shipping methods or shipping options.

    One scenario where customer groups could be used in shipping in Shopware is, for example, the introduction of a VIP program. One could create a customer group called "VIP customers" and offer free express delivery to these customers, while normal shipping rates apply to other customer groups. In this way, one can target specific customer segments and increase their satisfaction.

    Customer groups therefore offer a flexible way to set different shipping options and costs for different customer segments in Shopware and thus adapt the shipping process to individual requirements.

  • What is a price matrix?

    For Shopware store owners who deal intensively with the shipping of products, the price matrix is an essential tool. Basically, a pricing matrix in Shopware refers to a tabular representation that specifies different shipping prices based on certain criteria such as number of items or value of goods. This matrix allows Shopware store owners to calculate shipping costs accurately and fairly.

    For example, in the context of standard shipping within Shopware, a fixed price could be set for the first ten items, and an additional amount could be added for each additional item, often expressed as a decimal. Items that are considered bulky items could have higher shipping costs applied in Shopware, as they may require special handling or shipping requirements.

    In addition, the pricing matrix in Shopware can also offer tiered pricing based on the value of goods. This means that orders above a certain value could receive a discount or even free shipping, while orders below a minimum value would have a standard charge.



As always, if you have any questions about Shopware, feel free to contact us.

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from 02.07.2019

Hello, my name is Meike. I take care of the EXWE back office and am responsible for our social media channels. All of our articles are meant to make your life easier and help you make decisions. Nevertheless, it can happen that something remains unclear, so: If you have questions about this article you can easily reach me at +49 231 93149827.

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