# Example of shipping calculations

Use the Shipping notebook to calculate shipping charges by using any of the following methods individually, or by adding the results of several of these methods together.

• Charge a flat rate for each product based on its shipping category
• Charge a flat rate for each product based on its weight
• Charge the same flat rate for each product (cost per product)
• Charge a flat rate for the whole order (cost per order)

The following shipping calculations are based on sample scenarios for a fictional online book store and a fictional department store. All examples are hypothetical.

## Online bookstore

Table 1. Standard Shipping by Regular MailFor standard shipping, the store charges a flat rate per product. The rate depends on its shipping category (paperback, hardcover, or oversized), plus a flat rate per order (cost per order). For international shipping, the store also charges a percentage of the cost of the total order.
Jurisdiction Paperback Hardcover Oversized Cost per product Cost per order
UNITED STATES, New York 0.95 0.95 1.95 0.00 1.95
UNITED STATES, Others 1.95 2.95 3.95 0.00 2.95
Other Countries 2.95 4.95 5.95 0.00 4.95
Table 2. Express Shipping by CourierFor express shipping, the shipping calculations include an extra charge per product (cost per product), regardless of the product's shipping category. For international shipping, the store also charges a percentage of the cost of the total order.
Jurisdiction Paperback Hardcover Oversized Cost per product Cost per order
UNITED STATES, New York 1.95 1.95 2.95 0.95 1.95
UNITED STATES, Others 2.95 3.95 4.95 0.95 2.95
Other Countries 4.95 6.95 7.95 0.00 24.95

## Department Store

The online arm of a brick and mortar Canadian department store that has locations in every province, uses two shipping provider:

• Delivery by the brick and mortar store's fleet of trucks (to major cities in Canada and New York, United States only)
• Standard shipping by regular mail

The department store assigns products a shipping category according to their weight. Products fit into one of the following weight ranges:

• 0 - 5 lbs
• 5 - 15 lbs
• More than 15 lbs

The following tables outline the department store's shipping charges.

Table 3. Delivery by company truckThe shipping charge is based on the weight of the product per pound. No other shipping charges apply.
Jurisdiction 0 - 5 lbs 5 - 15 lbs More than 15 lbs Cost per product Cost per order
CANADA, Others 5.00 4.00 3.00 0.00 0.00
UNITED STATES, New York 3.00 2.00 1.00 0.00 0.00
Table 4. Standard Shipping by Regular MailIf the customer lives outside of the department store delivery by truck radius, all products are shipped by standard mail. The shipping charge is based on the product's weight, plus an extra cost per order. An extra cost per product is charged for international orders.
Jurisdiction 0 - 5 lbs 5 - 15 lbs More than 15 lbs Cost per product Cost per order
CANADA, Others 5.00 4.00 3.00 0.00 2.00
UNITED STATES, New York 3.00 2.00 1.00 0.00 4.00
Other Countries 10.00 5.00 3.00 5.00 8.00