One of the essential parts of setting up your store after creating and publishing products is setting up the shipping rates. You want to make sure you are not overcharging your customers, and at the same time - not losing money on free shipping.

It's important to note that these will be the prices your customer pays you for delivering their goods. It means you can:

  • earn an extra buck by making the delivery cost slightly higher (set up your rates the way you want them)

  • set up the delivery price lower, or even free, which is a great marketing strategy for your store.

Free Shipping

Setting up Weight-Based Rates

Set Up Your Own Rates

Free Shipping

It is an excellent alternative if you are not willing to waste too much time setting up shipping rates. It implies that you will raise the retail price of each product to cover the cost of delivery.

It is important to note that you will still pay Supliful for the order delivery - the delivery will be free to your store customers.

Perks

  • Setup is fast and easy

  • Reduces shopping cart abandonment

  • Attracts more new customers

  • Good shipping experiences retain customers

  • Helps to remain competitive

Drawbacks

  • Increased retail prices

  • Shipping rates might go up, and you will have to either raise the product price or absorb the cost.

How to Set Up Free Shipping

  1. When creating and publishing a product to your Shopify store, set the retail price higher following the shipping prices.

  2. In your Shopify dashboard, go to SettingsShipping and Delivery:

  3. Next to General Shipping Rates, click Manage Rates:

  4. Under the Shipping From section, delete any existing rates for all shipping zones under the Supliful Fulfillment.

  5. On the right from Supliful Fulfillment, click Manage.

  6. Select New rates for Supliful Fulfillment under Create New Rates:

  7. Next, click Create Shipping Zone under Supliful Fulfillment:

  8. Create all the shipping zones you wish to sell your products to (please note that currently, we offer delivery to the US, European Union*** countries, and the UK** only).

    ** For UK deliveries, please make sure your business is legally registered in the UK and you have obtained an EORI number. The EORI number must be added to your Billing Details under Settings.

    *** Excluding the Canary Islands.

  9. Under the created shipping zone, click on Add rate, enter the name of the rate (i.e., “Free Shipping") and set the Price at $0.00, click Done:

  10. Once you set the Free Shipping rate, it will look like this:

  11. Repeat the procedure for every shipping zone created.

Setting Up Weight-Based Rates

When you publish a product to your Shopify store, all the details are automatically synched, including the product weight. That way, you do not need to enter the weight of each product manually in case you decide to go with the weight-based rates.

  1. In your Shopify dashboard, go to SettingsShipping and Delivery:

  2. Next to General Shipping Rates, click Manage Rates:

  3. Under the Shipping From section, delete any existing rates for all shipping zones under the Supliful Fulfillment.

  4. On the right from Supliful Fulfillment, click Manage.

  5. Select New rates for Supliful Fulfillment under Create New Rates:

  6. Next, click Create Shipping Zone under Supliful Fulfillment:

  7. Create all the shipping zones you wish to sell your products to (please note that currently, we offer delivery to the US, European Union*** countries, and the UK** only).

    ** For UK deliveries, please make sure your business is legally registered in the UK and you have obtained an EORI number. The EORI number must be added to your Billing Details under Settings.

    *** Excluding the Canary Islands.

    Once you have your Shipping Zones set up, it's time to create rates following the Supliful shipping prices.

    In the below example, we will demonstrate how to set up weight-based rates for the United States.

  8. Under the shipping zone, click Add rate, and in the pop-up window, click on Add Conditions:

  9. Enter the name of the rate (i.e., “Regular”), and following our shipping prices, set the price and the maximum weight. In the screenshot below, you can see that we have set the price to $5 for orders under 1lb:

  10. Repeat steps 8 and 9 for each weight category. Once you have them set up, your rates should look similar to this:

  11. Now, repeat steps 8 and 9 for each shipping zone that you created.

Set Up Your Own Rates

As mentioned, you can set up the weight-based rates if you are willing to charge your customers the exact amount that you will be paying Supliful for the delivery.

However, you are free to set up your rates and charge your customers as much as you want for the shipping.

Check out this Shopify guide on various shipping rate setups and decide which one works best for you.

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