Tag Products as Media Mail? Media Mail allowed at checkout for non-media items.

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I am having the problem that customers are being allowed to select Media Mail for products that are not Media Mail appropriate. I can't figure out how to tag Media Mail appropriate items as such. This seems like it would be a part of allowing Media Mail to be selected at checkout. As far as I can tell, you can't tag products as Media Mail. I need to be able to differentiate products as Media Mail acceptable and not Media Mail acceptable, or the Media Mail option at checkout is mostly useless. It will allow customers to select the reduced Media Mail rate, and then I will have to ship the items using a more costly method. 

 

Please help!

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Does anyone have any tips on how to tag certain products as media mail acceptable and others as not media mail acceptable?

 

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Is it possible to tag products as Media Mail eligible? This would be helpful! 

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New Member
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I'm having the same issue. Is there an app that could be used? I feel like this is an issue Shopify should have worked out before releasing the service.

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Tourist
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See this post:

 

https://community.shopify.com/c/Script-Editor/Trying-to-exclude-Media-Mail-when-a-T-shirt-is-in-the-...

 

You'd need to be able to use scripts so you'd have to have a plus account.

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If Shopify is reading this thread, why is it not already an option to exclude items from media mail?  That seems like an obvious feature to add if you're going to make Media Mail available as an option for all account types.

 

Anyone know if Squarespace offers this option?

 

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New Member
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I have the same problem. Is there anything I can do on a basic account to stop customers from selecting media mail? 

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New Member
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I'm not aware of a way to do this with a regular account

There may be an app that can do it ... 

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Thank you for your response.

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I would think this is a feature that is leading to much abuse of USPS sort of "embedded abuse" in fact. All because there is a missing feature allowing sites to disable the use of specific type of service within a class of shipping service (class might be USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc.) If anyone from Shopify can make this problem go away for me before USPS cracks down on me (ahem) Fostering Abuse of Media Mail because our customers are always choosing it because it is the cheapest shipping method made available to them. Thank you for listening.
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Hello Everyone,

I seem to found the solution to this. I created a new profile under Setting/Shipping and Delivery. After that, I added the products that are non-media and named those products as NON-MEDIA, but you can name anything you like. For shipping services, I choose different rates other than media-mail and saved it. 

When a customer adds any of the "non-media" items, media mail disappears as a shipping option. 

Good luck!

 

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