I am setting up a Shopify store that has a very diverse set of package sizes and weight. When importing the products, I included the shipping weight. In the Shipping and Delivery settings page, I just set up multiple package sizes. I don't see a way to affiliate a package size to a specific product. The only section I see where a product can be affiliated is the shipping profile section. However, on the flip side, there isn't a way to affiliate a package with that.
Any thoughts on what I could do?
Shopify only offers one box size to be sent off for live rate calculations, regardless of the size of the actual order. Although you can create multiple package sizes, you can only choose one "default package" for all your orders. You won't be able to add separate packages for each of the products. You can look into this guide from Shopify for a better understanding.
To handle this, you will have to use an app like the Multi Carrier Shipping Label that allows you to add custom boxes based on your product weight & dimensions. With the box packing algorithm in the app, you can set up different packages for your products based on the weight & dimensions. So, whenever your customer places an order, the app automatically chooses the right box and calculates the shipping rates accordingly. Also, with the app, you can print labels, and also automate the tracking process.
Thank you! Will this send back an estimated shipping cost when a customer is placing an order? I looked over the description and didn't see anything about different package sizes. Any other app recommendations that others think are better?
Yes, the Multi Carrier Shipping Label app displays live/estimated shipping costs from different carrier services at Shopify checkout based on factors like;
The app allows you to add custom boxes/packages based on your product weight & dimensions and automatically choose the right box based on what your customer orders. You can try the app with a 14-day free trial and contact the support for any assistance required.