Shipping rates - add via CSV upload

Paul66
Tourist
4 0 6

Hi There

 

Does anyone know of any way to add shipping rates through uploading a CSV?

 

We have a complicated shipping rates matrix from our warehouse and adding them manually takes ages.

 

If its not something that can be done through an existing module then would be happy to look at getting it custom created by a developer (if that's even possible).

 

Thanks

Paul

 

 

 

 

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Rae
Shopify Staff (Retired)
Shopify Staff (Retired)
1166 95 322

Hi, @Paul66!

 

Rae from Shopify here. Thanks for reaching out with this question.

 

At this stage, there isn't a way to import shipping rates to Shopify through a CSV, or in bulk. I know you also mentioned that you are interested in looking at a custom solution for this, however this isn't something that is possible at the moment through any custom set up either. Currently, the only way to add shipping rates to Shopify is by manually creating the rates, following these steps.

 

It sounds like you have already added these rates to your admin manually, and I understand this has been quite time consuming for you, so I'd really like to share your experience with our teams so that they can see how this is impacting your business. Equally, it would be great if there were a way to import shipping rates through a CSV, so I'm going to pass on this suggestion to our developers so that they can read over your thoughts. Our teams consider these types of requests as they work to build and improve our platform, so we really appreciate receiving this type of feedback. 

 

If our teams add this feature in the future, we will share this update on our changelog and also on our Announcements page to keep our merchants in the loop. 

 

In the meantime though, if you have any details to add regarding this, please let me know and I would be happy to share any further thoughts or suggestions with our teams. 

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Paul66
Tourist
4 0 6

Hi Rae

 

Thanks for replying. This is probably the single main reason that stops us using Shopify for all our stores (we operate over 150 and only put 5 through Shopify). Seems a very odd thing that it can't be done. 

 

Anyway, thanks for letting me know. We'll stick with what we have for the time being and re-look at this again in the future.

 

Thanks

Paul

Rae
Shopify Staff (Retired)
Shopify Staff (Retired)
1166 95 322

Hi, @Paul66 

 

Thanks so much for getting back to me with these extra details. 

 

I completely understand how beneficial this feature would be for you and your businesses, so hopefully this is something that our teams can look into developing in the future. 

 

If you have any other questions or concerns, please let me know and I'll be glad to help further! 

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mbutts
New Member
1 0 1

Hi Team,

 

We would love to have this functionality as well. Our freight company also provides a complicated rates scale/matrix similar to the aforementioned in this post.

 

Initial upload and every subsequent change in rates requires significant effort. This feature would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks

Rae
Shopify Staff (Retired)
Shopify Staff (Retired)
1166 95 322

Hi, @mbutts!

 

Thank you for jumping in and sharing your feedback on this. 

 

I can see how manually updating and adding these rates from your freight company would be time consuming, and I understand this requires extra effort on your end. I'll pass these details along to our teams, as well, so that they're aware of your experience and how it could be improved. 

 

In the meantime though, the best way to add shipping rates is by following the steps outlined here to create either flat rates, calculated rates, or free shipping rates. 

 

If there are any other Community members who would find it beneficial to add shipping rates to Shopify via a CSV file, please reply to me here with your .myshopify.com URL and I'll be glad to pass along your suggestion to our teams. 

 

Thanks! 

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BGAH_Keith
Tourist
6 0 15

Yes, being able to upload shipping profiles via CSV would be extremely useful. I’m in the process of looking at this, But I already have 6 profiles ( with more to add ) for a number of global regions, with multiple weight bands + other criteria and different shipping parameters.   These I can define and calculate in a local database, but then I have to transfer these to the shipping profiles I’m setting up in Shopify Admin.

 

Doing this manually is not only painful, and is likely very error prone. Going forward updating changes is going to be a headache. The fact that in Shopify I can create shipping profiles with multiple regions and weight bands etc is a good start. The fact that these can not be maintained via some automated process, ie CSV upload is really poor !!

 

Shopify store   barongrafton.myshopify.com

savvymarcom
New Member
1 0 1
Adding shipping rates by csv would be amazing. We just had to change hundreds of rates on multiple sites and it took the whole day.
What about the API? Can we post bulk rates through the API into admin? Or will the API only handle the shipping rates at checkout stage?
Rae
Shopify Staff (Retired)
Shopify Staff (Retired)
1166 95 322

Hi, @savvymarcom

 

Thank you for sharing your experience with me. I've added your feedback to our list. 

 

For more information on using APIs, I recommend checking out our Shopify APIs & SDKs discussion board. This is the best place to inquire further about using APIs for tasks like this. In particular, you may find this post helpful. 

 

In the meantime, our document on shipping and fulfilment APIs can be found here

 

Thanks! 

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mrg123
New Member
1 0 2

I'd also love to see this feature developed. It would make things alot easier! Thanks

adigi157
Tourist
5 0 1

@Rae I agree, this would be super helpful. As a new shop starting up that has almost 1000 unique items, it is going to take a very long time to setup the shipping for each one. Shipping profiles for bulk items are not an option, since each item is a different size and weight. We've imported our items from Etsy using a CSV, it seems that doing so with the shipping prices should be a very easy add. Has there been any updates on this since it was first posited last year?

Rae
Shopify Staff (Retired)
Shopify Staff (Retired)
1166 95 322

Hi, all! 

 

Thank you for continuing to reach out to share your feedback and your specific use cases for requesting this feature.

 

I've passed along all of your thoughts to our teams already, and will continue to do so for new comments, too. Please note, once I've sent your feedback to our teams, I will 'like'  your reply to indicate that it's been submitted on our end. 

 

While we don't have any updates to share on this request currently, if we do have any information to provide in the future, we will post this on our Announcements page, as well as our changelog, so I recommend keeping an eye out there for more details. 

 

Thanks! 

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BGAH_Keith
Tourist
6 0 15

Hi @Rae,

If / When the CSV import gets implemented its important that the in the CSV upload the shipping profile can be specified down to product variant level, not just the product as a whole. We have a significant number of products that different variants have to be packed and shipped differently. So the shipping cost varies for each variant. So different variants from the same product go into different shipping profiles.

 

Also, it may sound obvious, but nothing is obvious until it's stated, a CSV export will also be required, if for no other reason to be able to backup the current shipping setting. Image uploading a few thousand shipping settings via CSV, to discover that you made a mistake, and have no way to go back to your previous settings.

SharonReeds
Shopify Partner
197 6 63

For anyone who needs to add their products to their shipping profiles and doesn't want to do it manually, we created an app to do this for you. It will map your products to the appropriate profile, and can go as granular as your variants. 

 

If you are spending hours updating your shipping rates one by one, Intuitive Shipping may be a good fit for you. When you're updating your flat rates, you can assign % or $ based increases that update all rates within a Scenario (profile). 

I hope this helps some of you guys! 

 

Warm regards,

Sharon 

Co-Founder / CEO @ Intuitive Shipping
Execute a strategic approach to shipping | Intuitive Shipping | Smart Boxing | Automate Shipping Profiles
jhoskinson
Tourist
3 0 4

We are also shocked that Shopify doesn't allow a csv import of rates.

beadaholique.myshopify.com

 

JADABELLE
New Member
1 0 2

Well it's been about a year and this feature is still not available.  If this feature is not something shopify wants to spend time on we as mega users should be told so we can make arrangements.  I don't want to say I've waited a year but I've waited a more than 3 years, you can see here nowwearit.com  

 

Thanks Shopify for listening to us,

Signed your Bread and Butter.

TTL1
New Member
1 0 2

+1 here.

its gonna be painful to input all my shipping regions and rates manually....

friedmikey
Tourist
11 0 22

It blows my mind that CSV import of shipping rates is not supported. C'mon Shopify product managers. This is table-stakes stuff. Have any of you dog-fooded your own product and tried to enter a complex weight-based shipping matrix for international shipping? Absurd.

Mark_Rennick
Shopify Partner
9 0 6

If there are any other Community members who would find it beneficial to add shipping rates to Shopify via a CSV file, please reply to me here with your .myshopify.com URL and I'll be glad to pass along your suggestion to our teams. 


That would be very useful to me. It takes me many hours to update the shipping rates for my site.

Thanks,
Mark

beth-russell-needlepoint.myshopify.com/

HaydenJacks
New Member
1 0 1

Yeah, this would be so much easier. I have that many products I have someone change the rates for me, I would do it if it was so much easier and not so much time-consuming.
Any update to when this feature will be available?? The sooner the better!!

Cheers