I am trying to setup shipping profile using my carrier rates (UPS) and add a handling fee based on total cart weight of order. I have the "Carrier and app rates" set to use my UPS account, but I also need to add a handling fee based on weight condition. I set up the the two weight conditions under "Your Rates". But I can't figure out how to get the shipping calculated in the cart to use my UPS rate AND add in the fee for the weight. I also can't really tell if Shopify is really using my carrier rates since it doesn't calculate the same as when I go to UPS directly and set up a label. One other question, is there a way to have a handling fee added to the cart for a specific product(s).
It looks like you've exhausted the functionality of Shopify's live shipping rates. I've broken down your questions and provided answers below them.
"I also need to add a handling fee based on weight condition"
"I also can't really tell if Shopify is really using my carrier rates since it doesn't calculate the same as when I go to UPS directly and set up a label."
"Is there a way to have a handling fee added to the cart for a specific product(s)."
If you're open to using a third-party app, you can cover all of your shipping requirements with Intuitive Shipping. We even have a dimensional shipping algorithm that will charge your customers accurate live rates at checkout. If you want to book a call to learn how to configure the app the best way for your store, you can do that here or reach out directly to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your reply. The Intuitive Shipping app may be a solution. However, we are a small new store shipping a frozen product and the app fee is more than we would like to pay to simply add a handling fee. Do you have a version for a limited number of orders or less robust functionality that is less cost per month?
We offer a 'Starter' plan that includes 100 orders for $14.99. You will have to reach out directly to our customer success team at email@example.com to get it added. We also offer a 14-day live trial so you can take it for a true test drive in your store.