Matrixrates Overview


The Matrixrates shipping extension provides the original multiple table rate shipping calculation solution for Magento websites, allowing shipping rates to be calculated using the following criteria:

  • Destination
  • Weight, Price or # Items

A multiple table rate solution allows the Magento administrator to define multiple possible shipping rates to display to a customer. For example, let’s say you want to offer Standard and Next Day Delivery, with different prices to UK and Europe. Matrixrates meets this need.


Matrixrates has the following additional capabilities:
  • Completely CSV driven, no coding required to change prices, add rates, etc
  • Allows multiple postage rates to be displayed for the customer to choose in particular country/city/region/ZIP code/condition range, where condition can be weight, price or #items
  • ZIP code based filtering. Can either use the basic “starts with” criteria, or more complex pattern matching
  • Support for numerical ZIP code ranges – e.g. specify a price that applies to all postcodes within the range 9755-9999
  • To be able to specify an upper and lower boundary for price, weight, or item vs destination rates

The management of shipping rates is done via a CSV file, which is uploaded to the database. Shipping calculations are then done via sql searches, providing efficient results. 

Features not in this Extension

  • Show error message if no rates found in checkout
  • Free shipping support
  • Filtering on weight, price at same time

If you need these features please contact us with your requirements for a recommendation.