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Configuration



Installation



  • Extension installation instructions «HERE»

  • Within 'Configuration→Shipping Methods' you should have a shipping method available called "ABF Freight Shipping"

Shipping Method Configuration



  1. Open Magento Admin

  2. Navigate to “Configuration→Shipping Methods”

  3. Enable the shipping method

  4. Enter User ID and Password

  5. Set the rest of the configuration as required

  6. Save config


Restricting Freight Display – Minimum Weight 


By using the minimum weight field you can restrict when freight rate is displayed. It is best explained by example. 


If we want freight rates to be shown only when the weight in cart is over 100lbs then we set minimum weight to 100 , and “Only display when weight threshold reached” will be set to “yes”. This will result in only freight rates being shown when weight is over 100lbs. If we set “Only display when weight threshold reached” to “no” then other shipping rates (e.g. UPS) will still be shown alongside freight rates (provided a rate can be retrieved).

Restricting Freight Display – Freight Item in Cart 


Using the switch “only display when freight item is in cart” you can specify whether to only display ABF freights if the customer adds a product which explicitly has a freight class assigned to it – i.e. you are forcing the customer to choose freight shipping.

Default Freight Class 


If any of the conditions are met such that there is a need to retrieve ABF rates then all items that do not have a freight class assigned will use the default freight class. 

Calculate Accessories 



When set to “Yes” the extension will send information to ABF freight about the Accessory items such as whether lift-gate is required and whether hazardous materials are in use. 

You can optionally also add a fixed per cart fee for if the customer selects the address is residential or whether a lift-gate is required.