You can provide both carrier-calculated and custom shipping rates in your online store. You can check and manage all shipping methods available and enabled in your store on the Shipping page in the Admin area. Shipping methods representation and behavior differ depending on the software version you use.

Managing Shipping Methods in X-Cart 5.4.x

X-Cart 5.4.x provides a joined list of shipping methods available in your online store on the Shipping page of the store's Admin area. A joined list means that both shipping carrier services and custom shipping rates are represented in one list on the page.

On this page, a store admin can enable/disable shipping methods, adjust their settings, range existing, and add new methods if required.

  • To re-order shipping methods in the list, use the four-headed arrow icon to drag-n-drop methods to their new position.


    The first time a customer makes an order in your store, shipping methods will display at checkout, reflecting the order set in the Admin area. The shipping method chosen for the previous order will display first for the next purchases.

    The storefront will range other shipping methods according to their order in the Admin area.

  • To enable/disable shipping methods for customers, use the ON/OFF icon.

  • To edit the shipping methods properties, click on the method name to access the rates. The list also allows editing the delivery time, handling fee, and tax class values.

  • To delete a shipping method from the list, click the Trash icon.



    Note: This will delete a custom flat shipping method completely. You will need to re-create it anew if you decide to use it later.
    A carrier-calculated shipping method will be removed from the list only. You can add it later from the list of shipping carriers if required.


Managing Shipping Methods in X-Cart 5.5.x

In X-Cart 5.5.x, shipping carriers are divided from custom shipping methods and displayed in 2 different lists on the Shipping page in the store's Admin area.

The Carrier Accounts and Shipping Solutions section provides the list of carrier services added. A store admin can configure the carrier service settings, enable/disable the shipping method and delete it from the list

if required.

The Shipping Rates section provides the list of flat shipping rates enabled in the store. A store admin can enable/disable shipping methods, adjust their settings, range existing, and add new methods if required.

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