Setting up shipping zones


A shipping zone is a group of countries or regions that have the same shipping rates. For example, if your business has a warehouse in Germany that ships to anywhere in Europe for the same flat rate, then you can create a shipping zone that includes all the European countries and charge that same shipping fee to all your European customers.

Customers can order products from your store only if the country or region where they want the order shipped to is included in one of your shipping zones.

Add a shipping zone

  1. In your Shopify admin, go to Settings > Shipping.
  2. Next to the shipping profile where you want to add a shipping zone, click Manage rates.
  3. Next to the group of locations that you want to add a shipping zone to, click Create shipping zone.
  4. Enter a name for the shipping zone.
  5. Select the countries and regions that you want to be in the zone.
  6. Click Done.
  7. Add any rates that you want for the zone, and then click Save.

For more information on setting shipping rates, refer to Setting up shipping rates.

Edit a zone

Within a group of locations in a shipping profile, a country or region can only exist in one shipping zone. You must remove a country or region from one shipping zone before adding it to another.

Steps:

  1. In your Shopify admin, go to Settings > Shipping.
  2. Next to the shipping profile where you want to edit a zone, click Manage rates.
  3. Next to the zone that you want to edit, click the ... button.
  4. In the drop-down menu, click Edit zone.
  5. Make any changes, and then click Done.
  6. Click Save.

Delete a zone

  1. In your Shopify admin, go to Settings > Shipping.
  2. Next to the shipping profile where you want to delete a zone, click Manage rates.
  3. Next to the zone that you want to delete, click the ... button.
  4. In the drop-down menu, click Delete.
  5. Click Save.

Creating shipping zones based on postcode or zip code

There are apps that you can use to organize your shipping zones according to postal codes or zip codes. Visit the app store to find out what's available.

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