Enable Shipping Methods In Virtuemart

VirtueMart includes one pre-installed flexible shipment method that you can configure many different ways.

We use the pre-installed method here.


On the VirtueMart menu go to Shop > Shipping Methods.

shipment methods


Click on New.

new button

You will see another blank page similar to the one for payment methods. The procedure for adding shipping is similar to adding payment methods.


Go to the Shipping Method Information tab.

shipment detals

  • Shipment Name:  Add a Shipping Name.
  • Published:  Click Yes to Publish.
  • Shipment Description:  Add a short description for the method.
  • Shipment Method:  Choose the method from the dropdown list. There is only one shipping method at this time More are in the works.
  • Shopper Group:  You can set different shipping methods for each shopper group if required, for our purposes right now just leave as default.

Save your changes in the top right corner.



Configure the shipper

Go to the Configuration tab Add the parameters.

configure shipment

  • Logo:  If you are going to use a logo, you will first need to create the folder for the images at: /images/stories/virtuemart/shipper.
  • Countries:  If you wish to ship to only some countries, click in the box and select the individual country names. If you will ship to any country, leave blank.
  • Zip range start and Zip Range end: To limit shipping to only certain zip codes, enter them here. Otherwise, leave blank.
  • Lowest Weight, Highest weight and Weight Unit:  To limit shipping by weight, enter lowest and highest weights here. Otherwise, leave blank.
  • Minimum and Maximum Number of Products:To limit shipping by number of products, enter lowest and highest number of products here. Otherwise, leave blank.
  • Minimum and Maximum Order Amount: To limit shipping by price, enter lowest and highest prices here. Otherwise, leave blank.
  • Shipment Cost: How much will the customer pay for shipping if they meet the criteria you specified above?
  • Package Fee:  Will you charge a fee per package?
  • Tax:  If you are required to pay tax on shipping, select it here.
  • Minimum Amount for Free Shipment: If you want to allow free shipping, example on orders over $100, enter 100.00 here. Otherwise, leave blank.


 We have now set up a basic shipping method for our shop. Using the same example we could set up more shipping methods like Recorded Delivery etc..



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