Free Shipping

Handling delivery when shipping is not required

During Checkout, the Shipping Selection page is automatically skipped if shipping does not apply to any products in the order.

How do I tell the shopping cart that shipping does not apply?

Individually set products as free shipping by visiting the product editing screen for each one, and setting radio button Always Free Shipping to Yes.

Then enable the free shipping module on Admin > Modules > Shipping.

This will allow checkout to totally bypass the shipping page.

How do I make shipping be free?

There are several ways to make shipping be free:

  • mark the product as free-shipping (see above)
  • mark the product as virtual
  • associate downloads with the product and mark it as free shipping
  • create coupons that have Free Shipping as part of the discounting they provide
  • use shipping modules that offer free-shipping based on special criteria (see below)

How do I enable free shipping for orders more than $XX?

Go to Admin > Modules > Order Total.

Then select Shipping from the list. If the module is not installed click the install button.

Click edit to configure the criteria to allow free shipping.

Still have questions? Use the Search box in the upper right, or try the full list of FAQs. If you can't find it there, head over to the Zen Cart support forum and ask there in the appropriate subforum. In your post, please include your Zen Cart and PHP versions, and a link to your site.

Is there an error or omission on this page? Please post to General Questions on the support forum. Or, if you'd like to open a pull request, just review the guidelines and get started. You can even PR right here.
Last modified September 19, 2020 by Scott C Wilson (bf8a992).