New Zealand Shopify Calculated Shipping Real Time Carrier Calculated Shipping

winner1
Tourist
5 0 3

Hi all,

Is anyone using Shopify Shipping / Calculated Shipping / Real Time Carrier Calculated Shipping in New Zealand?

If so how is it working for you? What NZ carriers are setup for real time calcluated shipping on Shopify?

Any info you can give would be great, also your store URL so I can see how it all works.

Thanks in advance and keep on winning 🙂

 

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Don_old
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
257 1 29

Hi there!

My name is John and I'm a Guru here at Shopify!

Thanks for asking here about the use of carrier services in New Zealand.

While I can't personally attest to their use, I did manage to find a couple of apps in our app store that you can use to link up with New Zealand carriers using the carrier rates add-on.

Check out EasyCarrier for sure, and maybe StarShipIt too as these both state that they work with Kiwi carriers. 🙂

Hopefully, some fellow New Zealand merchants will also be able to help out here with some more personal experiences?

Best of luck with everything here!

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Paul_TandG
Excursionist
10 0 4

Hi John, we're working our way through the New Zealand shipping config in our Shopify store.  We use New Zealand Couriers who don't (appear to) have an app to link to our store.

 

What's frustrating, utilising the weight based rates, are the provinces in the New Zealand Region.  While the provinces are representative of our 'states' they are too broad to be effective, particularly with local and shorthaul deliveries.

 

Is there a means of modifying the Shopify provinces?

 

Thank you, Paul

ManukaFuel
New Member
1 0 5

Is there anyway to force RD addresses to use a different shipping cost option?  at the moment it has to be user selected and they can select the lower cost shipping option.

Paul_TandG
Excursionist
10 0 4

UPDATE

 

Kia ora

 

We have successfully integrated New Zealand Couriers GoSweetSpot portal with Shopify.

 

Note that, while this application doesn't resolve the regions issues I have outlined with Shopify shipping, the integration makes the process of tracking shipments much easier.

 

Stay safe!

 

Paul

 

Happy to discuss further with anyone who is looking to venture down this patch.

Paul_TandG
Excursionist
10 0 4
Thepetshoptaupo
New Member
1 0 0
Hi

We are looking at shipping integration, please how did you do it? I'm not a guru but if you could point me in the right direction that would be great

Joshua
PluginHive
Shopify Partner
796 31 90

@Thepetshoptaupo,

 

Which carrier are you trying to integrate?

Customer Success @ PluginHive
Shipping Automation | FedEx shipping | Multi-carrier shipping | Shipment Tracking | Australia Post shipping
kulwinder21
Shopify Expert
8 0 1

@Paul_TandG 


I have checked your reply can you please let me know how we can integrate NZ couriers to Shopify. 

Thanks

Paul_TandG
Excursionist
10 0 4

Hey @kulwinder21,

Paul_TandG
Excursionist
10 0 4

Joshua

Have you made progress?

See my other post today re: NZC GoSweetSpot integration with Shopify.

Cheers, Paul

Alessandro-G
New Member
1 0 0

Re:  Is there anyway to force RD addresses to use a different shipping cost option?

I know the original post is quite old now, but I'm wondering if anyone has any words of wisdom on how to ensure the correct shipping cost is applied to Rural delivery (RD) addresses in New Zealand rather than leaving it up to the purchaser to decide?

 

Paul_TandG
Excursionist
10 0 4
Hi Alessandro-G

Unfortunately the Shopify Shipping module has very limited functionality for
the NZ market, as I'm sure you have discovered.

I have identified the following Apps which may provide a solution, but have
yet to install/trial the solutions.

https://apps.shopify.com/postcode-shipping-extension

https://apps.shopify.com/vendor-shipping-rules-1

https://apps.shopify.com/customer-shipping-rules

https://apps.shopify.com/custom-shipping-rates

Good luck, let me know if you have any success.

Paul
Jaxstar
Tourist
4 1 0

Hi Paul

How do you add in rural shipping as some have mentioned where the customer selects rural shipping.  I have been to settings/Shipping and added in a rural rate however on testing it is not giving the option to make a selection of Standard or Rural.  I know some will not be honest but at the moment I don't want to add yet another app that will cost another $20 a month.   Probably something to do in the future but not until we have Covid behind us.

Thanks, Jax

 

 

Paul_TandG
Excursionist
10 0 4

RD_2.JPGRD_1.JPGHi Jax

You have to add two rates for the same shipping parameters.  The customer will see both shipping options on checkout.

E.g. 1) 'E20 A5' and 2) 'E20 A5 Rural Delivery' - see screenshots.

The E20 rate - not highlighted - is the Postcode Shipping app option which I am currently trialing.  Works well and automates a multitude of shipping options, including RD surcharges to rural delivery postcodes.  Well worth the USD$20/month which is only two customers not selecting rural delivery at checkout 🙂

There is significant effort required to set up the postcodes - we're exploring whether NZC can provide a postcode database of their delivery zones.  You could do this manually from the NZ Post postcode directory but will require Adobe PDF export to Excel converter.

https://www.nzpost.co.nz/personal/sending/sending-guidelines/how-to-address-mail/postcodes/postcode-...

Hope this helps!

 

Cheers, Paul

 

KM04
New Member
1 0 0

Hi Paul_TandG

Your post has been really helpful - thank you! May I ask which postage calculator it is that you've had success with? Trying to achieve the same thing with PBT.

Thanks in advance!

Eddyline
New Member
1 0 0

So I have read all the messages. We are a brewery who 'includes shipping' in our costs but want to explore the RD surcharge option without incurring additional charges from a 3rd party app.

So does anyone have a solution that has worked for this?

onePlanet
New Member
2 0 0

Thanks, @Paul_TandG . I just tried a rural address on your store and it doesn't seem to work

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I'm curious to know if you are still trying this out? I would be keen to see it work $20/mo would be a no brainer if it works.

 

Also, the NZ post link you provided does not seem to work, are you able to share again please?

 

Thanks much