It seems a lot of people need to be able to charge shipping based on the individual item, myself included. Why is this not a native feature in Shopify? We can input the price, the weight, the compare at price, but no SHIPPING COST for that item. There are so many apps I have no idea which one will do what I need. What many many many people need, which is this:
Expecting us to bounce around between apps to provide a simple shipping cost calculation is just setting everyone up for failure. Especially as we go about testing new products to sell. Especially for those of us running stores that sell items from Aliexpress and POD services. Nearly EVERYONE needs these options. Why not include them natively?
That said, which apps can do this? After reading up on many apps and the reviews for those apps, I'm left confused. Unsure. I could try one, waste time on it, uninstall, and move on to another, waste more time, move on, repeat.
It seems like every successful store requires the ability to set:
Set us up for success from the beginning. How is this not a native feature already...?
Please don't suggest we build the shipping into the price. This hurts conversion. The price is too high.
Please don't suggest weight based or price based rules. This won't work with free + shipping. This won't work with items with different shipping rates. This won't work with buying more than one of an item.
I cannot go live with my new store at this point. My other store is hurting because shipping is built into price and is hurting conversion. I have no way to charge my customers the proper amount for shipping. It's impossible with the current native features of Shopify.
I'd appreciate any recommendations for an app that can do these simple, desperately needed shipping calculation features. Cheers.
So, a helpful Shopify agent helped me over text chat. "Better Shipping" app with Carrier Enabled Shipping options enabled on my Shopify account seem to be the best solution atm. That's $15 and $20 month extra. Which is fine, but be aware if you're still learning. I still think a little bit of coding on Shopify's part to include the shipping as in my illustration above would be an easy solution for so many of us.