How do I correctly set up USPS shipping from a college campus?

How do I correctly set up USPS shipping from a college campus?

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I’m having trouble setting up my shipping. I accidentally removed the information that was on the site when you first click on shipping so now I’m starting from nothing. I wanna ship through USPS but I’m currently on my college campus so would i put the shipping from as my nearest usps? I also am not sure if it’s priority mail or what exactly it is . I’m really confused 

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Hi, @S1!

I'm Miles from the Social Care team at Shopify. Shipping can be a little hard to wrap your head around, but we have some great material to help walk you through each step. As you're wanting to ship through USPS, Shopify Shipping would be your best bet, as you'll receive discounted rates which you can pass onto your customers, or use as profit yourself.

To get a better understanding of Priority Mail and the other types of shipping, you can refer to this table. You'll be able to see what each option means and the shipping timeframes. You'll also be able to see international shipping options if you ship worldwide. If you scroll down after the table, you'll so see some more information specific to USPS that will be super helpful to you.

Once you're ready to set up the shipping, you just need to follow these steps:

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Settings > Shipping and delivery.
  2. Next to the shipping profile where you want to add a shipping rate, click Manage rates.
  3. Next to the zone where you want to add a rate, click Add rate.
  4. Select Use carrier or app to calculate rates.
  5. In the drop-down menu, choose the shipping service that you want to add calculated rates for.
  6. Select the shipping methods from that shipping service that you want to provide as options for your customers at checkout.
  7. Optional: Select whether to automatically offer any new services that the shipping service makes available.
  8. Optional: Add any handling fee that you'd like to be added to the calculated rate.
  9. Click Save.

I don't want to overwhelm you with too much, but I do have a couple of guides I'd like to share with you in case you run into issues. First of all, here's a guide on setting up shipping rates. This will walk you through every step above in greater detail. Once you start making sales, you'll also need to know how to print the labels, so here's a guide for that as well:

Once you're set up and ready to go, you'll be close to launching your store. I recommend checking out Shopify Compass. Shopify Compass provides you with webinars and courses on things like store design, marketing and more. It's 100% free for everyone and new content is being added all the time. This program will help you drive more traffic into your store and also convert that traffic into sales.

We're here 24/7, so if you need a hand, please don't hesitate to reach out.

To learn more visit the Shopify Help Center or the Community Blog.