About Shipping Modules
Shipping modules allow you to charge your customers for delivery.
The list of available shipping modules may be seen by going to Admin > Modules > Shipping.
Zen Cart has a number of built-in shipping modules which allow you to charge for shipping based on various factors in the order:
- Flat - Charge a single flat rate on all shipments
- Item - Charge per item
- Zones - Charge different rates for delivering to different zones
- Table - Charge according to a table of rates based on weight, item count or item price, entered as colon-separated pairs.
Zen Cart also integrates with a number of shipping vendors using plugins:
More shipping plugins may be found in the Shipping module section of the Plugins Library.
Many shipping modules may be restricted so that they only work in specific zones - an existing one, or one you have created. To learn how to create a new zone, see creating zone definitions.
Developers wishing to create a shipping module should see the dev FAQs on modules.