How to Configure the Shipping Modules in Zen Cart

Updated on Dec 10, 2015

Zen Cart comes with 8 Shipping Modules, ready to be installed and configured to best suit your Store’s shipping needs.


To setup the Shipping Modules in Zen Cart, you need to:

Step 1 Set up a ZIP code

Before you can configure the Shipping Methods on your Zen Cart application you must set-up the Post/ZIP code for your store. You will need to login to your website’s admin area and navigate to the Configuration>Shipping/Packaging section.


Accessing the Shipping/Packaging section in Zen Cart


Click on the Info Icon corresponding to the Postal Code option.


Setting up a ZIP code for your Zen Cart store


Now enter the Zip code for your Store’s location and hit the update button.


Updating the ZIP code in Zen Cart


Step 2 Configure the Shipping Modules

To Configure the Shipping Modules for your Store, you will need to navigate to the Modules>Shipping section of your admin dashboard.Accessing the Shipping menu in Zen Cart


Here you will see the Shipping Modules available for your Store. Click on the Info Icon of a Module to configure it.


Accessing the Flar Rate shipping details


Here you can configure:


  • Shipping Cost – The cost for all orders using this method
  • Tax Class – The Tax Class you want to use for this module

Configuring the Flar Rate shipping in Zen Cart


  • Tax Basis – The basis on which the shipping tax is calculated (not relevant for Flat Shipping)
  • Shipping Zone – If you want to enable this shipping module for  specific zone chose it from the drop-down menu


Updating the Flat Rate shipping Module


When you are ready with the configuration of this shipping module, click on the update button to apply the changes.

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