Learn more about handling shipping and fulfilment while running your Shopify store in India.
This thread is part of the Regional Support threads offered for merchants based in India. To see which other topics are available, you can visit the India hub here.
Merchants based in India can choose to sell their products both domestically and abroad, and Shopify allows you to control where you ship your products and how much you want to charge for shipping. When selling domestically, you can place regions of India into different shipping zones and set appropriate shipping prices:
For example, if you are based in and shipping from Tamil Nadu, you may wish to offer cheaper shipping rates for neighboring states in comparison to those in the north of the country. By adding these states into different shipping zones, you could, for example, set cheaper shipping rates for customers in Andhra Pradesh and more expensive rates for those in Uttar Pradesh.
There are also a number of apps that can help merchants in India better manage their shipping and fulfillment. Shiprocket is an app built for Indian merchants that allows for the purchasing of shipping labels from numerous couriers, including FedEx, BlueDart, Delhivery, DHL, Gati, and others. Other apps such as Shyplite offer a number of shipping services to Indian merchants, whereas SMS Alerts India can be used to send shipping confirmation messages to your customers.
Along with the examples referenced above, there are a multitude of apps that can help you manage your shipping and delivery within Shopify. You may also wish to consider:
If you have a question or comment to make about managing shipping and delivery on Shopify in India, please post it below.