Shipping Art Rate & How?

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So we have decided to begin offering our pieces of art on our website, but trying to figure out shipping.  


The issue we are having is how to deal with the size of paintings and make sure shipping is accurate.  One of our paintings weighs about 7 - 10 pounds and we typically crate these to ship which brings the total weight to 32 - 38 pounds.  


In the past we would take the crate to Fed-ex or UPS direct and off it went.  The issue was the rate was always different as these crates are built for each piece.  


Anyone else dealing with this type of issue and figured it out?  I am ready to launch the collection, but have no clue how to deal with shipping so it is in a holding pattern.  Please let me know!

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Shopify Partner
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I am assuming each painting will go a piece. So each painting needs a box to be shipped with. These boxes will usually be long and will have to carry a weight of around 32-28 pounds which is quite decent. With Shopify's integrated shipping there may be a little challenge as apart from the weight, your paintings have substantial length and dimensions. For this purpose, you need a solution that would take into account the dimensions of the painting as well as the weight and then calculate the shipping cost. With the Multi Carrier Shipping label app, this calculation will be very easy and accurate. Moreover, shipping 32-38 pounds with the app is no big deal.

Product Owner @ PluginHive
Shipping Automation | FedEx shipping | Multi-carrier shipping | Shipment Tracking | Australia Post shipping
New Member
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Hi there,


Did you find a solution to your query? I have a similar issues...

I'm an individual selling my paintings online and I was looking for an option to sell the product at XX price then customise the shipping and taxes once i know where the buyer is from.

It seems whatever I do this last bit of the process is going to irritate the buyer (which Im trying to avoid).




New Member
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I too would like to know a solution to this. I am planning to sell my original artwork and this would not have a standard shipping rate, it is heavily dependent on the buyer's location.

Shopify Partner
796 31 90

Hi @moonagemajortom,

Did you get a chance to look into the Multi Carrier Shipping Label app? The app helps you integrate multiple carriers at once and calculate the shipping cost based on your requirement. You can try the app with a 14-day free trial and contact us for help required. 

Customer Success @ PluginHive
Shipping Automation | FedEx shipping | Multi-carrier shipping | Shipment Tracking | Australia Post shipping