Try Dimensional Weight to Modify Shipping Charge Efficiently in E-commerce Stores

Shipping costs have always been a big concern of both suppliers and customers. This is simply because customers always want to cut down this charge as much as possible and they are willing to find other suppliers that offer cheaper shipping fee. Therefore, sellers need to consider carefully to choose the most suitable calculation method. This article will introduce dimensional weight – a common industry practice in transportation.

Firstly, we must know what exactly dimensional weight is. Dimensional weight, also known as volumetric weight or “dim”, is a calculation based on the length, width and height of a package instead of its physical weight like other methods. Normally, this calculation method is used when the cost of transporting a shipment can be affected largely by the amount of space that it occupies in the cargo area more than its “actual weight”. Hence, people usually use this method if the density of their products is small. In fact, sellers usually compare between the shipping fee calculated based on dimensional weight and other methods and choose the higher fee.

Dimensional weight method was first applied on 2015 by the two major carriers namely UPS and FedEx. Since then, it became more and more popular. These days, almost every carrier worldwide considers dimensional weight as one of their methods to specify shipping charge. Please note that the manner by which the shipping fee is calculated based on dimensional weight is different between two carriers. You can read for more information about this by clicking the following URL:

Before making any decision to choose a carrier with dimensional weight, it is extremely important for you to understanding clearly how they calculate the shipping charge. This will help prevent error occurring during business operation because a small mistake might lead to annual losses of thousands of dollars, especially for wholesales or big businesses. However, please remember that this calculation method is not supported in Magento’s native shipping configuration.

A Quick Introduction of Global Search in Magento 2

Search is a tool that plays an important role in most of websites on the Internet. What is global search? How to use global search? In this article, we will give you an overall view of global search in Magento 2.

What Is Global Search?

Any record in the database can be easily found by the magnifying glass (spy glass) in the header of the Admin. The results might consist of customers, products, orders or any related attribute. For instance, if you type a customer name in search area, you can acquire the results including the customer record as well as any orders related to the name.

For store owners, with the global search in Magento 2, finding necessary information and controlling the store become more convenient. After typing some keywords in search box, you will easily receive proper results matching with search terms in a few seconds. Then you can open records by choosing any item among search outcomes. Therefore, you are capable of conducting operating activities smoothly instead of wasting time seeking what you want in your own store.

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Seek a Match

Follow this instruction to look for a match in backend

  1. To open the search box, click the magnifying glass in the header and do one of two options:
  • Insert the first few letters of what you want to search to get a close match
  • Type the word or multiple words that you need to look for to receive an exact match
  1. Tap any item to open the record in the search outcomes.

Conclusion

Provided above is the quick explanation about Magento 2 global search. We hope that you can get useful information and grasp the way to use global search in Magento 2. Please feel free to contact us if you have any question.

All The Things About Advanced Pricing Data in Magento 2

With Advanced Pricing Data in Magento 2, you can quickly update pricing data for product groups and tier prices as well. This advanced import/export price information process is not different with any other import/export process for any entity type. In the sample CSV file, you can see that it contains tier and group prices for each product type supporting advanced pricing. Admin can make changes to Advanced Pricing Data freely because it does not impact the rest of the product record.

Advanced Pricing Data Attributes in Magento 2

SKU: it means the Stock-Keeping Unit. Each SKU is only one and alphanumeric identifier that they use it to track inventory. Lenght of SKU can be up to 64 characters.

  • tier_price_website: The website code specifies websites which contain tier pricing.
  • tier_price_customer: That determines the customers groups which include tier pricing.
  • For instance: ALL GROUP, NOT LOGGED IN, General, wholesale, Retailer.
  • tier_price_quantity: Tier price quantity is the type of quantity of the product  that must be ordered to receive the tier price discount.
  • tier_price: It is the discounted tier price of the product. As for bundle products, tier price is calculated as a percentage.
  • group_price_website: The website code of each website where group pricing is available. If specifying multiple websites, separate each with a comma and without a space.
  • group_price_customer_group: Identifies the customers groups where group pricing is available.
  • For instance: NOT LOGGED IN, General, Wholesale, Retailer
  • group_price: The discounted group price of the product. For bundle products, group price is calculated as a percentage.

Conclusion

In short, here is all the information about Advanced Pricing Data in Magento 2 we want to share you. Hope that after reading this article, you will have a deep insight of these things. If you find it helpful for you, please Like, Share and Subscribe to keep updating for more upcoming blogs!

Complex Data and Three Product Types Using Complex Data in Magento 2

 

In Magento 2, they use the word complex data as a term to refer to the data which is connected with multiple product options. The three product types using data that originally come from independent products with aim to create product variations and multiple options are Configurable Product, Grouped Product, Bundle Product.

Configurable Product

We can simply understand configurable product as a single product which combines with  various options for each variation. To go into detail, each option can be considered as a particular simple product with its own SKU – the code that helps distinguish products individually and makes it possible to track inventory for each product variation. If you want to get a similar effect, you totally can start from a simple product then associate it with custom options. However, there is no ability to track inventory for specific variation for that kind of product.

Grouped Product

A grouped product is a combination of simple products that have link with each others and are presented as a group. You can group variations of a single product or combine them by season or theme to create a set of different products. Customers can purchase product separately or as part of the group or all group as their demand. Additionally, each item is listed separately in the shopping cart.

Bundle Product

Bundle product is called customizable product that you can build your own. Item included in a bundle product can be based on simple product or virtual product.

If you export a configurable product, standard attributes which make up a simple product would be the roots for plus the additional attributes that are needed to manage complex data.

Complex Data Attributes

Conclusion

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