Online shipping method is any shipping method set up in the store and using the third-party shipping calculators, e.g. UPS, SPSR Express, DHL, etc. to estimate the shipping costs.
When the administrator creates manual shipping method, he/she has to set up the price of delivery for each place separately. Otherwise, the online shipping method calculates the costs of delivery automatically using the zip codes of a sender and an addressee in accordance with delivery company rates.
For correct work of the online shipping method, the store administrator should register in the delivery company system. After that he/she should enter the necessary data in the settings of shipping method in the administration panel of the store. The data differs depending on the delivery service.