With the help of this Amasty extension, you will get total control over shipping methods. Shipping Restrictions for Magento 2 and 1 allows to restrict them on the basis of cart, product, and customer parameters. As a result, you can easily make shipping process on your ecommerce storefront cost-effective and fine tuned in accordance with your requirements.
Table of contents
- Disable selected shipping carrier methods;
- Customer’s shipping data as a basis of restriction;
- Product attributes as a basis of restriction;
- Order information as a basis of restriction;
- Customer group as a basis of restriction;
- Store view as a basis of restriction;
- Enable/disable shipping with coupons.
The first and the most important aspect of the Amasty Shipping Restrictions Magento 2 module is that it makes shipping legal and cost effective. Let’s explore each part of the feature in more details. Chances are, you are selling worldwide and some shipping methods supported in some countries must be restricted in others for legal reasons. While the default Magento 2 does not provide such opportunities, you can leverage this functionality after installing the Amasty Shipping Restrictions Magento 2 extension.
As for cost-effective shipping, the module allows to disable methods that are not cost-effective. For instance, you know how to send orders to India by plane cheaply, but cannot afford the same conditions in case of Japan. Simply restrict the appropriate method for that country.
Shipping rules can be based on various limitation criteria created with the help of customer, cart, and product attributes. Thus, you can easily restrict shipping for non-standard goods or to distant countries. You can use any product attribute to create limitations. And these limitations may be used to provide better services. For instance, you sell some premium goods. In order to provide customers with them in the fastest possible way, restrict ground mail for sending orders that contain these goods. Leave only the fastest and the most reliable methods.
It is also necessary to mention that the Amasty Shipping Restrictions Magento 2 module fully supports discounts and taxes. In a situation when you offer free shipping for a certain cart subtotal, but the customer applies a discount code reducing the subtotal below the default summ, free shipping won’t be applied.
In order to keep nose clean, Amasty Shipping Restrictions for Magento 2 restricts next day delivery for the out of stock products. Thus, you never dissatisfied customers with failed promises. At the same time, you can set restrictions on particular days. For instance, such as holidays or weekends.
As for restrictions based on customer attributes, they are designed to provide certain customers with specific conditions. You can use the feature as a limitation or an additional layer of motivation. The most obvious example may be free shipping for birthday.
In case of customer group restrictions, the Amasty Shipping Restrictions Magento 2 module may be used as a reliable B2B solution. You can freely leverage this functionality to provide wholesale customers with specific conditions. And if there are multiple store views, each one can get a unique set of shipping methods.
As for coupons, the Amasty Shipping Restrictions Magento 2 extension also provides impressive flexibility. You can either allow free shipping if a customer uses coupon or disable coupons for shipping at all. It’s up to you to decide what strategy to choose.
Although shipping is not the way you earn money, but it provides great influence on this process. Inconvenient shipping conditions distract people from buying anything on your ecommerce website and you lose potential profit. Therefore, it is extremely important to improve the default shipping system of Magento 2 by installing Amasty Shipping Restrictions. Thus, you will be able to create conditions that satisfy everyone.
Before we proceed to the backend section, take a look at customer reviews that prove the reliability of the module:
All shipping restrictions are gathered in a grid that consists of 9 columns:
- Checkbox (select rules for applying mass actions);
- ID (each rule gets ID);
- Status (Active or Inactive);
- Carriers (all carriers restricted by the rule);
- Methods (all methods related to the rule);
- Customer Groups (the restriction is applied to these groups);
- Store Views (the restriction is applied to these store views);
- Actions (you duplicate the rule and create a new one on its basis).
Note that all columns except Checkbox and Action supports sorting; ID, Status, Name, and Methods has filters.
All options related to each rule are divided into 5 tabs: Shipping Methods, Conditions, Coupons, Stores & Customer Groups, and Days and Time.
In Shipping Methods, specify such general information as rule name, status (active/inactive), restricted shipping methods (enter one method name per line), all restricted methods from certain carriers, and error message.
In Conditions, you have to deal with ‘If ALL/ANY of these conditions are TRUE/FALSE’ statement. It is possible to apply the rule to all orders, backorders only, or non backorders.
The Coupons tab is divided between two sections: Apply Restrictions Only With and Do NOT Apply Restrictions With. Both contains the same options: Coupon Code (the restriction will be applied to the coupon only. Configure it in Promotions / Shopping Cart Rules) and Shopping Cart Rule (the restriction is applied to ANY coupon from the specified discount rule. Configure the rule first). Options from the second section have the opposite influence.
In Stores & Customer Groups you can apply the restriction in the admin area as well as certain store views. Next, choose customer groups to apply the rule to.
The Days and Time tab lets you choose certain days and a time interval for the rule.
As for general settings, they let you include tax in subtotal, use subtotal after discount, and show error messages.
Below, you can see the example of Shipping Restrictions in work. The error message is displayed since the chosen shipping method is not available.
Magento 2 Shipping Restrictions 2.0.1
- A new option was introduced: now you can specify coupon codes that will activate or disable a particular promotion rule.
- Customer attributes and Purchase History were added to the rule’s conditions.
Magento 2 Shipping Restrictions 1.0.3
Compatibility with Magento 2.1 was added.
Amasty Shipping Restrictions for Magento 2 and 1 is one of the best tools to get full control over shipping methods provided by your carriers. As you can see, the extension has a very user-oriented backend interface and provides all option necessary to customize shipping according to the most demanding business requirements. As for the price of the module, it depends on the platform version: Magento 1 extension costs $99, while Magento 2 module is a little bit more expensive – $159.