Julie here from Shopify Support.
It sounds like you're using Shopify Shipping, is that right? With Shopify Shipping, you can offer customers shipping rates from carriers like UPS, USPS, DHL Express, Canada Post, and Sendle that are automatically calculated based on the carrier's current rates, the weight of the order, and where the product is being shipped from/to.
If you want to continue offering your customers calculated shipping rates through Shopify Shipping, you can most definitely do so. When printing a shipping label, however, you can choose any method you like. This won't change the amount the customer paid for shipping, but it will change the amount that you'll need to pay for the shipping label.
Alternatively, you aren't required to purchase a shipping label, so if you are wanting to mail these particular products in a standard envelope, that's totally fine. It's likely that you won't receive a tracking number, but if you do, you can manually add the tracking number to the order. When this is done, the customer's order status page will update to reflect real-time shipping updates from the carrier.
As a side note, have you considered creating a shipping profile for your stickers and greeting cards and offering free shipping on those particular products? Shipping profiles help you charge accurate shipping rates through product-based shipping rules. You can use shipping profiles to set shipping rates for specific products, and charge different amounts based on where you're shipping your products to and from. Because it won't be costing you much to fulfill these orders, creating a shipping profile for these products might make things a bit more convenient.
At the end of the day, however you decide to fulfill and ship your orders is entirely up to you, regardless as to the shipping method your customer selected. I hope this clears things up, but feel free to respond here if you have any further questions.
Julie | Social Care @ Shopify
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