On this page you need to check the Qualifies for Free Shipping box as shown below.
At this point whenever you mark an item as free shipping, only the methods that qualify for free shipping will be free. If the customer wants a faster method for instance than they will have to pay for the higher priced shipping.
Item receives free shipping for a method that is not normally free
Alternatively on the shipping tab of the item editor you can mark very specific methods as being free. For example if you normally only provide Ground shipping for your free items, but also want to provide 2-day shipping for free on a specific item then you could use the section shown below.
Global Free Shipping for Method
If you want to provide free shipping for a particular method you can configure that under:
At the bottom of the Cost tab is a section for free shipping as shown below:
You can make the shipping method free if:
The order is a certain subtotal (such as $99)
The order is a certain subtotal (such as $99) and the customer is the continental United States (prevents losing money on shipments to Hawaii and Alaska)
The order contains a certain number of items
If this method is the cheapest of all the methods that are available for a given address.
Configure only one of these
Only one of these options should be used on a method.
Free Shipping for an upsell after offer
If you are using the "Upsell After" offer tool to present order upgrades to the customer during their checkout, you ma want to allow for free shipping for the upsell offer.
Main Menu → Configuration → Items → Upsell After → Create/Edit offer → Options (section)
Must configure Free Shipping Methods
For the free shipping to work with the upsell offer, you must first edit and configure one or more of your shipping methods with the qualifies for free shipping checkbox selected.
Excluding Items for Free Shipping
Let's say that you have configure free ground shipping for all orders over $99, but you have a few items that are over-sized items that don't qualify for free shipping. UltraCart can handle these items too! Navigate back to the Shipping tab of the Item Editor located: