When there is a single product group in an order, the app shows whatever rates have been set-up for that group. Blended Rates don't show. 

  • When there are multiple product groups in an order, the app will show whatever Blended Rates are configured. 
  • In order for a blended rate to show, all product groups in an order must have a preferred rate set for that blended rate. 

Additional Blended Rates and Preferred Rates explained with an example. 

We have three product groups:

  • Default
  • Vendor A
  • Vendor B

The Default group, which contains the majority of products shipping from New York, has 3 rates from UPS: 

  • UPS Ground, 
  • UPS 2nd Day Air

The Vendor A product group, which contains Sauces from a dropship vendor shipping from California, has 3 rates from FedEx:

  • FedEx Ground / Home Delivery
  • FedEx 2Day

The Vendor B product group, which has a T-Shirt from a POD provider, has one rate set-up:

  • Free Shipping

Here are multiple Blended Rates set-up:

  • Ground Shipping
  • 2 Day Shipping

Let's take a look inside the 2 Day Shipping Blended Rate

When there is only one product group in an order

  • The rate will not show, because a blended rate only shows when there are multiple product groups in an order
  • Instead, whatever rates that have been set-up for that group will show. 

When there are products from Default and Vendor A in an order

  • The rate will show, because a blended rate shows when there are multiple product groups in an order, and each product group as a preferred rate set.
  • In this case, this rate will add together the UPS 2nd Day Air rate for the Default group, with the FedEx 2Day rate for the Vendor A group, it will appear at checkout as 2nd Day. 

When there are products from Default, Vendor A and Vendor B in an order. 

  • The rate will not show, because a blended rate will only show if each product group in an order has a preferred rate set for the blended rate. 
  • In this case, because Vendor B has no preferred rate set, the 2 Day Shipping rate will not appear.

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