I am trying to set up shipping for my store (witricity.myshopify.com) and we ship internationally quite a bit. Our current system uses FedEx and harmonized codes to calculate customs as part of the initial order.
Is this possible with shopify and real-time carrier shipping? We need to make sure we get the shipping and customers calculated and charged when the order is placed.
Please, any help is greatly appreciated.
Answering for the benefit of others with similar query.
You can use the FedEx Rates, Labels & Tracking app which integrates seamlessly with Shopify. The app supports international shipping and handles duties and taxes as well. With the automation in FedEx shipping, the app helps you calculate accurate FedEx rates based on the weight and dimensions of the product. You can print the FedEx labels and handle FedEx tracking using the app. Also, you can set the duty and tax payer to sender or recipient as well.
Customs declaration with Harmonised codes is not something which can be achieved directly. However, you can use the Multi Carrier Shipping label app that can allow you to put the Harmonisation code for every product and use it for shipping internationally. And yes, the customer gets charged only when the order is placed.