How can I adjust shipping rates for different Australian postcodes?

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Most of my products come with free shipping. Hoewever one collection/products have quite high margins for remote areas in Australia. I can absorb the cost of the shipping for example in Melbourne the shipping cost is about $20 but for rural Australia areas I can go up to $180. How can apply the shipping rates for different postcodes?

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Shopify Partner
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To apply different shipping rates for specific postcodes in Shopify, you can follow these steps:

  1. Enable Manual Shipping Rates:

    • Log in to your Shopify admin.
    • Navigate to "Settings" and then click on "Shipping."
    • In the "Shipping" page, find the "Shipping rates" section.
    • Click on "Manage rates" for the shipping zone you want to modify.
  2. Create Shipping Profiles:

    • Under "Manage rates," create a new shipping profile for your high-margin products or the specific collection.
    • Assign a name to the shipping profile that reflects the specific rates for remote areas.
  3. Set Up Shipping Rates Based on Postcodes:

    • Within the shipping profile, you can add conditions based on postcodes.
    • Click on "Add rate" and select "Based on order weight" or another condition that suits your products.
    • In the "Conditions" section, choose "Based on" and select "Postal code."
    • Enter the specific postcodes for the remote areas that require higher shipping rates.
  4. Define Shipping Costs:

    • Set the shipping rates for the selected postcodes. For example, for Melbourne, you can set a lower rate, and for remote areas, you can set the higher rate to cover the increased shipping cost.
  5. Test Your Shipping Rates:

    • Before making the changes live, use the "Test shipping" feature to ensure that the rates are calculated correctly based on the entered postcodes.
  6. Save Changes:

    • Once you are satisfied with the setup, save the changes to make the new shipping rates live.

Keep in mind that Shopify allows you to add multiple conditions to a shipping rate. This flexibility allows you to set up different rates based on a combination of factors like weight, price, or specific products. Regularly review and update your shipping rates as needed, especially if there are changes in shipping costs or if you expand your product offerings.

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You can set up shipping zones in Shopify and create various shipping profiles for different products.


Alternatively, you can use an app such as the Australia Post app to link your Australia Post account for precise shipping cost calculations offered to customers at checkout. This option requires Carrier Calculated Shipping (CCS) to be activated in your Shopify plan.

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Shopify Partner
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Hi @CherAmiDecor ,

You can use our app ShipMagic which let's you show paid shipping rates only for specific postcodes. Moreover, this solution works without the needs to activate CCS (Carrier Calculated Shipping). Attaching a sample video here of how to setup the app to show different shipping rates for different postcodes.

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Shopify Partner
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Hi @CherAmiDecor - We have similar customers who have the same use case as yours. With ShipperHQ you can charge different shipping costs based on region. You can add a surcharge to specific products too. Take a free trial if you'd like to test it out.

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Hi CherAmiDecor. I can see that others have provided some suitable solutions. Our app Starshipit is another (if you haven't solved your problem yet). You can adjust your margins easily, but you can also integrate other, less well-known carriers that may be better suited for delivering in remote regions (if that's something you do often). Food for thought in any case, and good luck!

Your local shipping consultant @ Starshipit

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Hello @CherAmiDecor 


do you have just only 2 shipping cost that are $20 and $180? or it can be various over different group of Postcodes?


we can set different shipping rates by postcodes or products on Shopify using various app.  


Here i suggest 2 apps:

1) Shipping & Delivery ‑ ShipZip

2) Shipfy: Shipping Rules


app have available live chat(Mon-Sat 25 hours) from app dashboard, feel free to ask any question.