Shipping in New Zealand

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PKC20
Tourist
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Did you get this resolved?

I'm also trying to set up shipping rates and at a loss at how to calculate properly..

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David_Moore
Tourist
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Hi

I have not made progress on this beyond offering the buyer the option
between normal and rural deliveries, and hope he is honest. Some are and
some are not. We monitor our overall freight cost against what we charge
customers and it is more or less balanced because we make a profit on same
deliveries, particularly on small orders which offset losses on other
shipments. The other problem is that our couriers NZ Couriers charge based
on the size of the box whereas Shopify has a weight based charge.
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MattM2
New Member
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@David_Moore when you say "add rural option and hope customer is honest", are you talking about adding more shipping rates, or something else? I don't see any "rural option" in the options.

We currently have one zone and six different rates based on package size -- is there any better option than creating another 6 rates for Rural delivery of that same package size?

 

The "create shipping zone" seems error-prone as then you have to manually add products to the zone and it might be easy to miss some out, or add non-shipped products by accident . (And we would have to add the six rates to the new zone anyway).

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Paul_TandG
Excursionist
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Hi Pat

Have you found a workable solution?

Unfortunately the Shopify Shipping module has very limited functionality for the NZ market, as I'm sure you have discovered.

Here's a thread I have been contributing to:

https://community.shopify.com/c/Payments-Shipping-Fulfillment/New-Zealand-Shopify-Calculated-Shippin...

The regional based shipping options in the Shopify shipping module are too broad to satisfy the variations in shipping costs across New Zealand.   While I have been able to configure Shopify shipping rates for most NZ Courier deliveries, and have successfully integrated with GoSweetSpot, our oversize shipments >80Kg are challenging and we have decided to zero rate these products and advise the customer at checkout that shipping cost are to be confirmed.  This works to a point, except that if the order combines shipping rates then the customer doesn't see the TBC note for the oversized item (I hope this makes sense!). Rural Delivery is another layer of complexity to be addressed

I believe a postcode based app is likely the answer but have yet to muster the energy to install and trial.

https://apps.shopify.com/postcode-shipping-extension

https://apps.shopify.com/vendor-shipping-rules-1

https://apps.shopify.com/customer-shipping-rules

https://apps.shopify.com/custom-shipping-rates

Would be interested in you progress.

Cheers, Paul

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Janice130
New Member
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Can't seem to find this app anymore - GoSweetSpot. Is there any better alternative?

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Paul_TandG
Excursionist
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Hi Janice

The GoSweetSport <=> Shopify integration app is installed from GoSweetSpot, not Shopify.

In GSS, go to Administration=>Integration menu and select Shopify. This will take you to a config menu and, once you enter your Shopify store address, GSS will be enabled on your store and the App will appear in the Shopify Apps list.

Hope this helps.

Cheers, Paul

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