[intro]Before you begin, you need to have set up an Inkthreadable account and added some Inkthreadable Products to your EKM online shop. This Guide is the final step of the Inkthreadable setup, where you configure your Delivery Methods to the prices quoted by Inkthreadable. [/intro]

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[caution] Ensure that you have enabled Product Weight within the Product Attributes feature before you begin setting up your Delivery Methods. [/caution]

As it is Inkthreadable who will physically ship your Products, you will need to set up your Delivery Methods to ensure that they reflect the different methods used. Below, you'll see a list of weights and prices listed against different Delivery Methods.

Delivery Prices

If you already know how to set up Delivery Methods on your EKM online shop, these are the prices and weights you need to add to create Delivery Methods for the UK, Europe and the Rest of the World. However, if you've not created Delivery Methods before, click here to be taken through the process step-by-step.

You need to set up five different Delivery Methods - Royal Mail 48 Standard, Royal Mail 48 Recorded, Royal Mail 24 Standard, Royal Mail 24 Recorded and DPD Courier. The Delivery Time can be added to the Description for the Delivery Method.

UK

Weight

Royal Mail 48

Standard

Royal Mail 48

Recorded

Royal Mail 24

Standard

Royal Mail 24

Recorded

DPD Courier
0-99£0.86£2.41£1.13£2.70£5.23
100£1.22£2.78£1.57£3.16£5.23
101-199£2.86£4.82£3.49£5.53£5.23
200-299£2.86£4.82£3.49£5.53£5.23
300-399£2.86£4.82£3.49£5.53£5.23
400-499£3.20£4.82£4.44£7.97£5.23
500-599£3.20£4.82£4.44£7.97£5.23
600-699£3.20£4.82£4.44£7.97£5.23
700+CourierCourierCourierCourier£5.23
Delivery Estimate2-5 Days2-5 Days1-3 Days1-3 Days1 Day

Europe

If you intend to sell your Inkthreable Products to customers in Europe, you need to set up a Country Group for Europe and then create three Delivery Methods assigned to it - Royal Mail Standard, Royal Mail Recorded and DPD Courier, with the EU Country Group and a maximum weight of 0.700 assigned to each. The Delivery Time can be added to the Description for the Delivery Method.

WeightRoyal Mail StandardRoyal Mail RecordedDPD Courier
0-100£3.92£8.78Check Zones
101-299£6.91£11.50Check Zones
300-399£6.91£11.50Check Zones
400-499£9.42£13.75Check Zones
500-599£9.42£13.75Check Zones
600-699£9.42£13.75Check Zones
700+CourierCourierCheck Zones
Delivery Estimate3-5 Days3-5 DaysCheck Zones

You then need to create a Delivery Method for each of the countries below, with a flat price as stated in the table below. As before, the Delivery Time can be added to the Description for the Delivery Method. To prevent the duplication of Delivery Method names (which the system won't accept), name each Delivery Method 'DPD Courier - [name of country].

Zone 1

CountryRateDelivery Time
Poland£8.704 Days
Germany£8.702-3 Days
Czech Republic£8.703-4 Days
Netherlands£8.702 Days
Belgium£8.702 Days
Luxembourg£8.702 Days

Zone 2

CountryRateDelivery Time
Hungary£10.704 Days
Austria£10.703 Days
Slovenia£10.704-5 Days
Denmark£10.703 Days
France£10.702-3 Days
Slovakia£10.703-4 Days

Zone 3

CountryRateDelivery Time
Lithuania£13.384-6 Days
Portugal£13.384-5 Days
Switzerland£13.383 Days
Sweden£13.384-5 Days
Latvia£13.384-6 Days
Spain£13.383-4 Days
Italy£13.383-4 Days
Republic of Ireland£13.382 Days

Zone 4

CountryRateDelivery Time
Estonia£18.404-5 Days
Croatia£18.404-6 Days
Finland£18.404-5 Days
Romania£18.404-6 Days
Serbia£18.404-7 Days
Greece£18.404-9 Days

Zone 5

CountryRateDelivery Time
Rest of Europe£22.754 Days

USA

If you wish to sell to American customers, you'll need to create two Delivery Methods, each assigned to the United States with the prices and weights listed below. The Delivery Time can be added to the Description for the Delivery Method.

WeightUSPSDPD Courier
0-99£4.31£36.00
100£4.91£36.00
101-199£8.39£36.00
200-299£6.35£36.00
300-399£9.59£36.00
400-499£10.79£36.00
500-599£13.19£36.00
600-699£14.39£36.00
700+Courier£36.00
Delivery Estimate3-5 Days5-7 Days

Rest of the World

Finally, if you're planning to serve customers globally, you'll need to create these final three delivery methods for any countries that aren't listed in the earlier tables. Again, copy the weights and prices down, and add the Delivery Estimate to the Description field for each individual Delivery Method.

WeightRoyal Mail StandardRoyal Mail RecordedDPD Courier
0-100£5.01£10.46£36.00
101-299£9.84£14.77£36.00
300-399£9.84£14.77£36.00
400-499£13.76£18.36£36.00
500-599£13.76£18.36£36.00
600-699£13.76£18.36£36.00
700+CourierCourier£36.00
Delivery Estimate7-10 Days7-10 Days5-7 Days

[remember]These delivery prices were correct at the time of writing and can be found on Inkthreadable's website here. It is worth saving the page for future reference and if there are any changes in shipping costs, Inkthreadable will send you an email detailing the changes and when these are likely to occur.[/remember]

Setting up Delivery Methods for your Inkthreadable Products

If you've not set up a Delivery Method on your EKM online shop before, these steps will take you through the process of creating a Delivery Method and a Country Group. By following these steps you can easily create the Delivery Methods listed with the weight and prices above.

1. From the Dashboard page, click the Settings tab:


2. On the Settings page, click either the Delivery Methods icon or the Delivery header on the far left-hand side:

3. Now you need to click the Add Delivery Method button:

4. We'll begin by creating a Delivery Method for the UK. We have a total of five different Delivery Methods that we need to create for the UK - Royal Mail 48 Standard, Royal Mail 48 Recorded, Royal Mail 24 Standard, Royal Mail 24 Recorded and DPD Courier:

UK

Weight

Royal Mail 48

Standard

Royal Mail 48

Recorded

Royal Mail 24

Standard

Royal Mail 24

Recorded

DPD Courier
0-99£0.86£2.41£1.13£2.70£5.23
100£1.22£2.78£1.57£3.16£5.23
101-199£2.86£4.82£3.49£5.53£5.23
200-299£2.86£4.82£3.49£5.53£5.23
300-399£2.86£4.82£3.49£5.53£5.23
400-499£3.20£4.82£4.44£7.97£5.23
500-599£3.20£4.82£4.44£7.97£5.23
600-699£3.20£4.82£4.44£7.97£5.23
700+CourierCourierCourierCourier£5.23
Delivery Estimate2-5 Days2-5 Days1-3 Days1-3 Days1 Day

5. We'll start by creating the Royal Mail 48 Standard Delivery Method first. On the Delivery Method page of your EKM online shop, you need to amend the Country drop-down menu to be 'United Kingdom', both the Name and the Display Name need to be 'Royal Mail 48 Standard' and in the Description field, you need to add '2-5 Day Delivery', which is the Delivery Estimate copied from the table above:

6. You then need to scroll further down the page and click the box to enable Weight Restrictions:

7. We then need to add the weights into the fields under Additional Costs. Looking at the table of weights and prices above, the first price is £0.86 for orders that weight between 0-0.099 kilos. This would be added on as shown below. When you have added the price, you need to click the green Add Row button:

8. You will then need to add in the next weight and price on the table, which is £1.22 for orders that weigh 0.100 kilos. Again, add the weight and the price into the fields provided, before clicking the Add Row button:

9. Repeat this process until you have added the last price. You then need to click the Maximum weight box to the right-hand side:

10. In this field, you need to add 0.700 kilos. This is because when you look at the table of weights and prices, any order that weighs this amount will be assigned the DPD Courier Delivery Method, so we need to ensure that any orders over this weight do not use our current Royal Mail 48 Standard Delivery Method. When you have amended the weight in the Maximum Order Weight field, scroll to the bottom right-hand side of the page and click the green Save Changes button:

11. You'll then be returned to the Delivery Methods page, where you can see your first Delivery Method - Royal Mail 48 Standard - has been created:

12. You then need to repeat this process to create Delivery Methods Royal Mail 48 Recorded, Royal Mail 24 Standard and Royal Mail 24 Recorded. When you create the DPD Courier Delivery Method, there's a slight difference you need to be aware of - you don't need to add a Maximum Order Weight. Instead, you just need to click the Unlimited box on the left-hand side of the page:

13. This will ensure that any order where the weight is above 0.700 kilos will cost £5.23. You then need to click the green Save Changes button on the right-hand side of the page:

14. Now you've set up your UK Delivery Methods, you can use this same process to set up the following Delivery Methods:

Rest of the World

15. When setting up these Delivery Methods, don't forget that the Country for them is set as 'Rest Of The World':

WeightRoyal Mail StandardRoyal Mail RecordedDPD Courier
0-100£5.01£10.46£36.00
101-299£9.84£14.77£36.00
300-399£9.84£14.77£36.00
400-499£13.76£18.36£36.00
500-599£13.76£18.36£36.00
600-699£13.76£18.36£36.00
700+CourierCourier£36.00
Delivery Estimate7-10 Days7-10 Days5-7 Days

USA

16. When you create these Delivery Methods, make sure that the Country is set to 'United States':

WeightUSPSDPD Courier
0-99£4.31£36.00
100£4.91£36.00
101-199£8.39£36.00
200-299£6.35£36.00
300-399£9.59£36.00
400-499£10.79£36.00
500-599£13.19£36.00
600-699£14.39£36.00
700+Courier£36.00
Delivery Estimate3-5 Days5-7 Days

17. The final set of Delivery Methods you need to create are for Europe, and this is a little different as you need to create a Country Group before you begin. Return to the Delivery Methods page, and click the Country Groups header:

18. Click the green Add Country Group button:

19. Add 'Europe' into the Name field, and then using the Countries drop-down menu on the left-hand side, select the European countries on by one by clicking it and then clicking the green Add Country button on the right-hand side:

[tips]If you're not sure which countries are in Europe, click here for the relevant Wikipedia page - you'll find the list around the middle of the page. [/tips]

20. When you have finished adding all of the Countries in Europe, you need to click the Save Changes button on the bottom right-hand side of the page:

21. You'll then be returned to the Delivery Methods page, where you'll see your Country Group listed under the rest of your Delivery Methods:

22. Your next step is to set up two Delivery Methods - Royal Mail Standard and Royal Mail Recorded - with your Europe Country Group assigned to them. Again, add the Delivery Time to the Description for each Delivery Method. Follow the steps as you did before, adding the weights and prices accordingly and set the maximum weight to 0.699 for each:

 

WeightRoyal Mail StandardRoyal Mail RecordedDPD Courier
0-100£3.92£8.78Check Zones
101-299£6.91£11.50Check Zones
300-399£6.91£11.50Check Zones
400-499£9.42£13.75Check Zones
500-599£9.42£13.75Check Zones
600-699£9.42£13.75Check Zones
700+CourierCourierCheck Zones
Delivery Estimate3-5 Days3-5 DaysCheck Zones

23. Finally, you need to create a Delivery Method for each of the countries in the table below. To prevent the duplication of Delivery Method names (which the system won't accept), name each Delivery Method 'DPD Courier - [name of country].

Zone 1

CountryRateDelivery Time
Poland£8.704 Days
Germany£8.702-3 Days
Czech Republic£8.703-4 Days
Netherlands£8.702 Days
Belgium£8.702 Days
Luxembourg£8.702 Days

Zone 2

CountryRateDelivery Time
Hungary£10.704 Days
Austria£10.703 Days
Slovenia£10.704-5 Days
Denmark£10.703 Days
France£10.702-3 Days
Slovakia£10.703-4 Days

Zone 3

CountryRateDelivery Time
Lithuania£13.384-6 Days
Portugal£13.384-5 Days
Switzerland£13.383 Days
Sweden£13.384-5 Days
Latvia£13.384-6 Days
Spain£13.383-4 Days
Italy£13.383-4 Days
Republic of Ireland£13.382 Days

Zone 4

CountryRateDelivery Time
Estonia£18.404-5 Days
Croatia£18.404-6 Days
Finland£18.404-5 Days
Romania£18.404-6 Days
Serbia£18.404-7 Days
Greece£18.404-9 Days

Zone 5

CountryRateDelivery Time
Rest of Europe£22.754 Days

These Delivery Methods are a lot quicker to create; we don't need to use Weight Restrictions on these as it's just a single price across the board.

24. Click the Add Delivery Method button:

25. The first country on the table is Poland, so select Poland from the Country drop-down, and add the name of the Delivery Method and the Delivery Time into the fields provided:

26. This time, instead of using Weight Restrictions, you simply add the price for Poland into the field provided and click the Save Changes button on the bottom right-hand side of the page:

27. Repeat this process for the rest of the countries in the table above. When you have added all of the Delivery Methods above so you can ship to customers all over the world, your Delivery Methods page will look like this:

[remember]These delivery prices were correct at the time of writing and can be found on Inkthreadable's website here. It is worth saving the page for future reference and if there are any changes in shipping costs, Inkthreadable will send you an email detailing the changes and when these are likely to occur.[/remember]

Now you have created your account with Inkthreadable, created and uploaded the Products to your EKM online shop, your next step is to add a Payment Gateway so customers can pay for their orders.

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[contact] If you need our help with your EKM online shop, contact your Account Manager or Customer Support, who will be able to point you in the right direction. We're open from 8am-6pm weekdays and 9am-5.30pm on the weekends. If you'd like to suggest a feature or an upgrade on any of the EKM platforms, please let us know on the EKM Suggestions board. If you have a non-account specific question ask the EKM Team, join us in ekmCommunity. [/contact]