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How can I set weight-based shipping rates on Shopify?

Coreymw85
Excursionist
15 0 3

Hi,

How do I have Shopify offer shipping options like USPS, UPS, FEDEX, DHL and calculate shipping based on weight? All I can find is shipping based on zones (ranges). I don't want that. I want Shopify to see the weight of all my products, which I have saved, and offer shipping options to America (I am in America) based on the item total weight and location from my saved ship from location.

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Mirdas
Shopify Partner
475 50 79

This is an accepted solution.

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Mirdas
Shopify Partner
475 50 79

This is an accepted solution.

You require carrier-calculated shipping

Co-Founder / CEO @ PluginHive
Shipping Automation | FedEx shipping | Multi-carrier shipping | Shipment Tracking | Australia Post shipping
Janit_Calvo
Shopify Partner
45 0 86

This is not an acceptable solution at all if we can only use USPS. We can't ship lightweight, small items through any other carrier - they charge too much. 

Perhaps someone with more experience in shipping should chime in here. 

Mac
Shopify Staff
1674 170 271

Hi, @Janit_Calvo!

Thanks for sharing your concern. 

 

Shopify Shipping may be a great solution for you. This feature allows you to show calculated shipping rates, rather than flat rates, to your customers at checkout. Please keep in mind that shipping carriers use the following information to determine the cost of a shipping label:

- Origin address
- Destination address
- Package dimensions
- Package weight

 

Depending on your fulfillment locations, you can buy labels from the following carriers through Shopify Shipping. You can always opt to use flat fee rates for certain products if our carrier isn't supported.

 

Hope this helps!

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Janit_Calvo
Shopify Partner
45 0 86

I do have Shopify Shipping but your calculator doesn't  show the USPS flat rates to the customer if it's a choice. 

It's also not giving the customer the First Class choice if the item is small and lightweight. 

I do have Priority Mail and First Class mail listed in my services in my General Profile in my Shipping and Delivery Settings but the calculations are not showing up at checkout.

Mac
Shopify Staff
1674 170 271

Hi again, @Janit_Calvo!

Thanks for the additional context.

 

In this case, we will need to access your account to review your settings and rates. We would be more than happy to continue assisting you through our Help Center. To access our live support, you can ask the Virtual Shopify Assistant to "contact support." It will guide you on the next steps to connect with a team member who can provide further assistance tailored to your account.

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Janit_Calvo
Shopify Partner
45 0 86

Alright - will do. Thanks Mac! 

Mirdas
Shopify Partner
475 50 79

If you have a direct USPS/stamps.com account, the PH Multi Carrier Shipping Label app can offer USPS flat rate options at checkout. PluginHive Support can also help you configure this. You will need to set up the product dimensions, configure the right boxes, and choose the correct packing method to ensure proper setup. Therefore, assistance over a Zoom call would be very helpful.

Co-Founder / CEO @ PluginHive
Shipping Automation | FedEx shipping | Multi-carrier shipping | Shipment Tracking | Australia Post shipping
Mirdas
Shopify Partner
475 50 79

As far as I know, Shopify allows only one option for choosing a default box. In that case, I do not think Shopify can offer USPS flat rate options based on the product dimensions and weight chosen at checkout. Am I correct?

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