Can I charge extra for rural deliveries in NZ?

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Can anyone let me know how and if you can go back to a customer if they have a rural address but have not selected the rural delivery charge in NZ?  It keeps happening and its approx $6.50 per order, I currently just send the order and don't question it but its quite a chunk out of the margin.  I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has a similar problem or knows how to solve it!  Many thanks!


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Shopify Partner
210 23 31

Why not include the $6.50 rural delivery fee in the shipping fee for rural areas (based on zones or postal code)? This makes sure they will always pay the additional fee.


If would like to use apps for this, we can help you setup a postal code based shipping rates using our app, JsRates.  You will need carrier-calculated-shipping rates activated on your store to use our app on the checkout page. Install our app and contact our support team from inside the app for custom setup assistance.

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Shopify Partner
399 25 68


If you are interested in using a third party solution, you can hide the non-rural for rural areas (using postcodes) using our app ShipMagic. The app works for all Shopify plans including the basic one without the need for carrier-calculated-shipping (CCS). 

You can install the app and reach out to live chat support for assistance on setting up the app.

Automate & bulk assign products to shipping profile: Auto Shipping Profiles: Shipr
Calculate accurate shipping rates: Shipping Calculator: ShipMagic
Hide, rename, reorder payment methods at checkout: Payment Customization: PayMix

Shopify Partner
470 49 78

Option 1:  Setting up shipping zones

Option 2: Multi Carrier Shipping label app to integrate with your NzPost account and offer carrier calculated rates at checkout. 


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