How can I set up distance based free shipping?

pahhniwater
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Greetings!

 

I am trying to set up free shipping within ~500 miles (we still have a carrier deliver, but eat the cost) and a surcharge for everything else (we add the difference based on location). Nothing within the shipping settings is intuitive - any ideas? Thanks

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Mirdas
Shopify Partner
496 52 84

Greetings, @pahhniwater ,

 

Utilizing Shopify's flat rate shipping allows you to set varying rates for distinct shipping zones.

 

It's important to note that Shopify's zone granularity is at the state level, making the 500-mile limit potentially impractical.

 

Our suggested approach is to offer free shipping to a designated list of nearby states or solely to the state where the shop is located.

 

For more precise control, employing an app with the capability to define zones based on pin codes would be necessary.

Co-Founder / CEO @ PluginHive
Shipping Automation | FedEx shipping | Multi-carrier shipping | Shipment Tracking | Australia Post shipping
pahhniwater
Visitor
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Hi Mirdas - thank you for your post!

I am looking for flat rate options, by state, and I don't seem to be able
to find it. Can you point me in the right direction?

Thanks!
Mirdas
Shopify Partner
496 52 84

Hello @pahhniwater ,

 

Choose the countries and states you wish to include in the zone.

 

If rates vary for each state, kindly establish a separate zone for each with corresponding rates.

Co-Founder / CEO @ PluginHive
Shipping Automation | FedEx shipping | Multi-carrier shipping | Shipment Tracking | Australia Post shipping
pahhniwater
Visitor
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Hi Mirdas,

 

Thanks for the advice. Once I pick U.S., Alabama, save, then go back in to do the next state, it says "United States in another zone" and is greyed out (can't click on it)...any ideas? I've also tried groups of states (similar to shipping zones). Appreciate the help, thank you!

Mirdas
Shopify Partner
496 52 84

Hello @pahhniwater ,

 

It means exactly the same as "United States in another zone"; you cannot have the same country/state combination in different zones.

Co-Founder / CEO @ PluginHive
Shipping Automation | FedEx shipping | Multi-carrier shipping | Shipment Tracking | Australia Post shipping