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Quick Question... What is the "Requires shipping" option in bulk edit do?

richardkmg
Tourist
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I couldn't find an answer for this online. What change does the "Requires shipping" option do?

Those items over 30kg are available for pickup or will be shipped by a 3rd party via email notification. What would "Requires shipping" turned on, do for this?
What would happen if there is an item that is shipped by Canada Post 30kg or under, and I turn off "Requires shipping"?

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Thanks for your time

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Shay
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Hi @richardkmg 

 

Great question! That checkbox in the bulk edit screen turns on or off the need to collect shipping information from a customer at the checkout. If your product is digital and sent to the customer via email then it wouldn't require shipping and the customer could skip the shipping step at the checkout if their entire order is like that. 

 

Any products that do ship to customers or that require you to collect a shipping address will need to have that checkbox enabled. 

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Shay
Shopify Staff
2968 460 609

This is an accepted solution.

Hi @richardkmg 

 

Great question! That checkbox in the bulk edit screen turns on or off the need to collect shipping information from a customer at the checkout. If your product is digital and sent to the customer via email then it wouldn't require shipping and the customer could skip the shipping step at the checkout if their entire order is like that. 

 

Any products that do ship to customers or that require you to collect a shipping address will need to have that checkbox enabled. 

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richardkmg
Tourist
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Thank you so much! If it weren't for you, where could I have found this explanation myself?

Shay
Shopify Staff
2968 460 609

Hi @richardkmg 

 

You can find a breakdown of all product details and what they reference on this Help Doc: Product details · Shopify Help Center

 

That being said, it wasn't very easy to find even for me and I will be sharing that feedback with our docs team so we can look to improve that!

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siric
Shopify Partner
19 1 9

This should be changed to a radio button - "Is this product physical or digital?"

dsktdskt
Shopify Partner
6 0 2

Ah! Careful with assumptions! 

I don't think physical/digital are the only two options here. Eg. access to an event, charity donations, any kind of consulting or service.. All of those would not be digital and still would not require shipping.