With Cost Sheets you can upload a list of prices for each service to draw prices from.
Cost Sheets will benefit you in several ways.
- Easy to maintain and update multiple shipping methods with one click
- Visible in checkout with Carrier Quote enabled
- No more incorrect prices because of calculating errors
- Instant and easy overview of shipping costs
- More automated shipping and more time for what matters
- Cost reports to compare invoices from carriers
Normally in Webshipper you create a shipping rate and add the static price on the rates you would like to have it. This price will have to be manually managed under each shipping rate whenever you need to adjust it.
Let's say your shipping cost from the carrier is 11, you would like to cover extra expenses on the shipping as well, this could a price of 5.3% for environmental taxes and perhaps another 1.2% then you will have to enter the calculated static price on the rate.
With Cost Sheets you can create a price for 10 for the specific service in the sheet and set a rule to always add 5.3% + 1.2% as your shipping price. The system will do the math for you.
Essentially it is the same thing that happens however, with the Cost Sheet it will react dynamically on the specific service. Also, If you have many shipping methods with the same service, you will only need to adjust the price in one place and not on each individual shipping method/rate. So no need to set time off to adjust it, we know you are busy with what you need to focus on.
When using Cost Sheets instead of the regular set up for shipping rates, you are also able to create cost reposts. This can be useful to compare invoices from carriers and check if what you have been billed matches what have been sent in Webshipper. Read more here to see how to set it up.