Shipping rates - add via CSV upload

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Hi There

 

Does anyone know of any way to add shipping rates through uploading a CSV?

 

We have a complicated shipping rates matrix from our warehouse and adding them manually takes ages.

 

If its not something that can be done through an existing module then would be happy to look at getting it custom created by a developer (if that's even possible).

 

Thanks

Paul

 

 

 

 

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Hi, @Paul66!

 

Rae from Shopify here. Thanks for reaching out with this question.

 

At this stage, there isn't a way to import shipping rates to Shopify through a CSV, or in bulk. I know you also mentioned that you are interested in looking at a custom solution for this, however this isn't something that is possible at the moment through any custom set up either. Currently, the only way to add shipping rates to Shopify is by manually creating the rates, following these steps.

 

It sounds like you have already added these rates to your admin manually, and I understand this has been quite time consuming for you, so I'd really like to share your experience with our teams so that they can see how this is impacting your business. Equally, it would be great if there were a way to import shipping rates through a CSV, so I'm going to pass on this suggestion to our developers so that they can read over your thoughts. Our teams consider these types of requests as they work to build and improve our platform, so we really appreciate receiving this type of feedback. 

 

If our teams add this feature in the future, we will share this update on our changelog and also on our Announcements page to keep our merchants in the loop. 

 

In the meantime though, if you have any details to add regarding this, please let me know and I would be happy to share any further thoughts or suggestions with our teams. 

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Hi Rae

 

Thanks for replying. This is probably the single main reason that stops us using Shopify for all our stores (we operate over 150 and only put 5 through Shopify). Seems a very odd thing that it can't be done. 

 

Anyway, thanks for letting me know. We'll stick with what we have for the time being and re-look at this again in the future.

 

Thanks

Paul

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Hi, @Paul66 

 

Thanks so much for getting back to me with these extra details. 

 

I completely understand how beneficial this feature would be for you and your businesses, so hopefully this is something that our teams can look into developing in the future. 

 

If you have any other questions or concerns, please let me know and I'll be glad to help further! 

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Hi Team,

 

We would love to have this functionality as well. Our freight company also provides a complicated rates scale/matrix similar to the aforementioned in this post.

 

Initial upload and every subsequent change in rates requires significant effort. This feature would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks

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Hi, @mbutts!

 

Thank you for jumping in and sharing your feedback on this. 

 

I can see how manually updating and adding these rates from your freight company would be time consuming, and I understand this requires extra effort on your end. I'll pass these details along to our teams, as well, so that they're aware of your experience and how it could be improved. 

 

In the meantime though, the best way to add shipping rates is by following the steps outlined here to create either flat rates, calculated rates, or free shipping rates. 

 

If there are any other Community members who would find it beneficial to add shipping rates to Shopify via a CSV file, please reply to me here with your .myshopify.com URL and I'll be glad to pass along your suggestion to our teams. 

 

Thanks! 

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Yes, being able to upload shipping profiles via CSV would be extremely useful. I’m in the process of looking at this, But I already have 6 profiles ( with more to add ) for a number of global regions, with multiple weight bands + other criteria and different shipping parameters.   These I can define and calculate in a local database, but then I have to transfer these to the shipping profiles I’m setting up in Shopify Admin.

 

Doing this manually is not only painful, and is likely very error prone. Going forward updating changes is going to be a headache. The fact that in Shopify I can create shipping profiles with multiple regions and weight bands etc is a good start. The fact that these can not be maintained via some automated process, ie CSV upload is really poor !!

 

Shopify store   barongrafton.myshopify.com

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Adding shipping rates by csv would be amazing. We just had to change hundreds of rates on multiple sites and it took the whole day.
What about the API? Can we post bulk rates through the API into admin? Or will the API only handle the shipping rates at checkout stage?
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Hi, @savvymarcom

 

Thank you for sharing your experience with me. I've added your feedback to our list. 

 

For more information on using APIs, I recommend checking out our Shopify APIs & SDKs discussion board. This is the best place to inquire further about using APIs for tasks like this. In particular, you may find this post helpful. 

 

In the meantime, our document on shipping and fulfilment APIs can be found here

 

Thanks! 

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I'd also love to see this feature developed. It would make things alot easier! Thanks

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