I am trying to set up my shopify store and I am stuck when it comes to setting up shipping rates for on-demand printers!! I want to set up shipping rates to where I can calculate for a customer who buys more than one item and a different shipping rate, without charging them full price for both items!
A t-shirt from printaura is $5.50 for shipping and $.75 for each additional.
A hat from printul is $6.50 for shipping and $1.20 for each additional.
Now, let's say a customer buys one of each! How do i set up a shipping scenario in my store to where there aren't charged full price for both?
My name is Aaron, I'm a guru here at Shopify!
Completely understand where you're coming from - it can be pretty complex to mesh up shipping policies like those for Printful and Printaura with Shopify's, as with us there's only the option to charge by weight or price, not per item. There is a way to set up your shipping in your Shopify store to manage this - essentially, you separate your items into categories, apply arbitrary weights to each category, and then do some calculations to arrive at many different shipping rates that cover all possible combinations. There's a more in-depth guide on setting something like this up on Printful's blog!
This guide, admittedly, is set up to cover the contingencies arising from only one print on demand service, not several - it should in theory be possible to set up something similar for multiple print on demand services, but it'd certainly add another level of complexity. A solution to this using apps might be the easier way to go, though there'd be a cost involved. We have several apps available that can introduce per-product shipping rates that you might like to check out:
These apps do require the carrier calculated shipping feature to be active in your store with us - if you don't have that feature as part of your plan, that can be added on to your account for $20 per month, just reach out to us on our support lines to have it added on!
Hope that's helped! Please feel free to give us a call or start a live chat at any time, we're open 24/7 for your convenience and always happy to assist!
Aaron | Shopify Guru
In case you go for Carrier-Based shipping, we offer live rates, so you don't need to spend endless hours with the shipping tables.
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