Don't be intimidated by the volume of documentation for Zone Based Shipping. Getting started with Zone Based Shipping is not difficult and most eCommerce sites will only need part of the functionality provided.
With version 2.0 of Zone Based Shipping, there have been many dashboard changes to facilitate extended functionality and the documentation has been completely re-written.
For ZBS v2.0+, Please see Getting Started for details.
If you are using an earlier version of ZBS, please refere to the Legacy Documentation.
IMPORTANT - If you are upgrading to v2.0 of ZBS from an earlier version, please read the Upgrading from ZBS 1.x before upgrading.