Flat Rate

Flat rate is a fixed shipping fee that can be applied per item, or per shipment. When the method is enabled, flat rate always appears as an option during checkout.

ScandiPWA supports the shipping method and respects the back-end setting for it:






Determines whether the shipping method is available on the storefront.



A title that identifies the Flat Rate shipping method during checkout.

Method Name


Describes this shipping method on the storefront.



Determines how the flat rate shipping can be used. Options:

  • None - Disables the payment type. The Flat Rate option is listed in the cart, but with a rate of zero —which is the same as free shipping.

  • Per Order - Charges a single flat rate for the entire shipment.

  • Per Item - Charges a single flat rate for each item. The rate is multiplied by the number of items in the cart, regardless of whether there are multiple quantities of the same, or of different items.



Determines the price that you want to charge for the flat rate shipping.

Calculate Handling Fee


Determines how the additional handling fee is calculated. Options:

  • Fixed

  • Percent

Handling Fee


Determines the handling fee rate according to the method used to calculate the fee. For example, if the fee is calculating based on a percentage, enter 6 for 6 percent. If using a fixed amount calculation, enter the fee as a decimal.

Displayed Error Message


Determines the message that appears if the flat rate becomes unavailable.

NOTE! Currently, ScandiPWA always shows this message on the storefront: "This shipping method is currently unavailable. If you would like to ship using this shipping method, please contact us."

Ship to Applicable Countries


Determines for which countries the method is available. Options:

  • All Allowed Countries - Customers from all countries specified in your store configuration can use free shipping.

  • Specific Countries - After choosing this option, the Ship to Specific Countries list appears. Select each country in the list where free shipping can be used

Sort Order


Determines the number referent to the position of the method in the list of all available shipping methods during checkout.

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