Setting up transit time for your flat shipping rates

You can add transit time to your flat shipping rates to display transit time to your customers at checkout. Transit time is the time frame from when your shipping carrier collects the shipment from you, to when the shipment arrives at your customer's address.

Transit time can help your customers to understand the value of selecting faster and more expensive shipping options and help you make sales with customers who want their products quickly.

Considerations for setting up transit time

Before you add transit time to your shipping rates, review the following considerations:

  • Transit time is available to fulfillment locations in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
  • Transit time works only with stores that use multi-origin shipping.
  • Transit time doesn't account for order processing time. For more information about processing time, refer to Understanding and reducing processing time.
  • Transit time for combined shipping rates is displayed at checkout only when shipping rates from different profiles have transit time. The slowest transit time is displayed.
  • You can configure transit time only for flat shipping rates. Transit time is automatically included in the carrier-calculated shipping rates.
  • Your shipping zones can't have a mix of domestic and international countries. For example, you need to create one zone for the United States and another zone for France. You can't have both countries in one zone.
  • Transit time works with mixed location groups only if all locations in the group are in the same country.
  • Set up your apps and locations before your set up transit time. Apps that manage fulfillment, such as Printful, are automatically added as a location to your shipping profile and can deactivate transit time for your existing shipping rates.

Add transit time to your shipping rate

When you add transit time to a shipping rate, the transit time is displayed underneath the default shipping rate name that customers can choose at checkout. For example, Express (1 to 2 business days) shipping option is displayed to your customers at checkout.

Add transit time to a new shipping rate

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Settings > Shipping and delivery.

  2. In the Shipping section, click Manage next to the shipping profile that you want to add transit time to.

  3. Verify that the Shipping from section contains only one location. If you want to set up transit time for more locations, then you need to create separate shipping zones.

  4. Make sure that your shipping zone contains only one of the eligible countries and its regions, such as France and French provinces.

  5. Click Add rate next to the shipping zone that you want to add a rate to.

  6. In the Transit time field, select a transit time.

  7. Optional: Add weight-based or price-based conditions.

    1. Click Add conditions.
    2. Select whether to base the condition on order weight or price.
    3. Enter the minimum and maximum value for the condition.
  8. Add a price for your rate.

  9. Click Done, and then click Save.

Add transit time to an existing shipping rate

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Settings > Shipping and delivery.

  2. In the Shipping section, click Manage next to the shipping profile that you want to add transit time to.

  3. Verify that the Shipping from section contains only one location. If you want to set up transit time for more locations, then you need to create separate shipping profiles.

  4. Make sure that your shipping zone contains only one of the eligible countries and its regions, such as France and French provinces.

  5. Next to the shipping rate, click ..., and then click Edit rate.

  6. In the Transit time field, select a transit time.

  7. Click Done, and then click Save.

Services that match transit time

Transit time is based off of available shipping carrier options in each country.

United States

Shipping services that deliver within the transit time for the US
Destination Available transit time Matching services
Within the US Economy (5 to 8 business days)
  • USPS Media Mail
  • USPS Parcel Select Ground
  • UPS SurePost (not available through Shopify Shipping)
Standard (3 to 4 business days)
  • UPS Ground
  • USPS First Class Mail
  • USPS First Class Parcel Service
  • USPS Priority Mail
  • UPS 3 Day Select
Express (1 to 2 business days)
  • UPS 2nd Day Air
  • USPS Priority Mail Express
  • UPS Next Day Air
Canada Economy International (6 to 10 business days)
  • USPS Priority Mail International
Standard International (2 to 3 business days)
  • UPS Standard
Express International (1 to 2 business days)
  • UPS Worldwide Saver
  • UPS Worldwide Express
  • DHL Worldwide Express
International Economy International (6 to 18 business days)
  • USPS First Class Package International
Standard International (6 to 12 business days)
  • USPS Priority Mail International
  • UPS Worldwide Expedited
  • USPS Priority Mail Express International
Express International (1 to 5 business days)
  • UPS Worldwide Saver
  • UPS Worldwide Express
  • DHL Worldwide Express

Canada

Shipping services that deliver within the transit time for Canada
Destination Available transit time Matching services
Within Canada Standard (3 to 9 business days)
  • Canada Post Expedited Parcel
  • Canada Post Regular Parcel (not available through Shopify Shipping)
Express (1 to 2 business days)
  • Canada Post Xpresspost
  • Canada Post Priority
US Standard International (4 to 8 business days)
  • Canada Post Small Packet Air USA
  • Canada Post Tracked Packet USA
  • Canada Post Expedited Parcel USA
Express International (2 to 3 business days)
  • Canada Post Xpresspost USA
International Economy International (20 to 60 business days)
  • Canada Post Small Packet International Surface
  • Canada Post International Parcel Surface
  • Canada Post International Parcel Air
Standard International (6 to 10 business days)
  • Canada Post Small Packet International Air
  • Canada Post Tracked Packet Intl
Express International (4 to 7 business days)
  • Canada Post Xpresspost Intl

France

Shipping services that deliver within the transit time for France
Destination Available transit time Matching services
Domestic (France) Standard (2 to 4 business days)
  • La Poste Lettre Verte
  • La Poste Lettre Recommandée
  • La Poste Prêt-à-Recommandée Suivi
  • La Poste Prêt-à-Poster Lettre Suivie
  • La Poste Lettre Recommandée Mobile
  • La Poste Valeur Declarée Nationale
  • La Poste Lettre Suivie
  • La Poste Prêt-à-Poster Smart Valeur Declarée
  • La Poste Prêt-à-Poster Lettre Verte
  • La Poste Prêt-à-Poster Regionaux Lettre Verte
  • Colissimo France (Métropole)
  • Colissimo Etiquette Prepayée
  • Colissimo Prêt-à-Envoyer France
  • Colissimo Expert
  • Colis Privé Livraison a domicile
  • Mondial Relay Points Relais
  • DPD Classic
  • UPS Standard
Express (1 to 2 business days)
  • La Poste Lettre Prioritaire
  • La Poste Prêt-à-Poster Regionaux Lettre Prioritaire
  • La Poste Prêt-à-Poster Lettre Prioritaire
  • Chronopost Chrono Relais 13 (Métropole)
  • Chronopost Chrono Sameday
  • Chronopost Chrono (8, 9, 10, 13, 18)
  • Chronopost Prêt-à-Expedier Chrono 13 (Métropole)
  • DHL Express (9:00; 12:00; 18:00)
  • UPS Express Plus
  • UPS Express
  • UPS Express Saver
International (Europe)
Standard (2 to 8 business days)
  • La Poste Lettre Suivie Internationale
  • Chrono Classic (Europe)
  • Chrono Relais (Europe)
  • Colissimo Expert (Europe)
  • Colissimo International (Europe)
  • Colissimo Prêt-à-Envoyer Europe
  • DHL GlobalMail
  • DHL Colis
  • DHL Economy Select
  • Delivengo Easy
  • Mondial Relay Points Relais
  • Mondial Relay Accueil
  • DPD Classic Europe
  • UPS Standard - Europe
Express (1 to 3 business days)
  • La Poste Lettre Prioritaire Internationale
  • Chronopost Prêt-à-Expedier Chrono Express (Europe)
  • Chronopost Chrono Express (Europe)
  • DHL Express Worldwide
  • UPS Worldwide Express Freight
  • UPS Worldwide Express Freight Midday
  • UPS Express Saver

Germany

Shipping services that deliver within the transit time for Germany
Destination Available transit time Matching services
Domestic (Germany) Standard (2 to 4 business days)
  • DHL Päckchen (S or M)
  • DHL Paket
  • GLS Paketversand National (XS - XL)
  • GLS BusinessParcel - Paketversand National
  • Deutsche Post Brief (Standard, Kompakt, Gross, Maxi) National
  • Deutsche Post Einschreiben (Brief) National
  • Deutsche Post Wertbrief National
  • Deutsche Post Warenversand (< 500g, <1000g) National
  • Hermes Päckchen und Pakete - National
  • DPD Brief (Standard, Kompakt, Gross, Maxi 1, Maxi 2)
  • DPD Shop2Shop
  • DPD Classic
  • UPS Standard - Versand Deutschland
Express (1 to 2 business days)
  • DHL ExpressEasy
  • HL Express Domestic
  • DHL Express Domestic (9:00, 10:00, 12:00)
  • GLS ExpressParcel - Geschäftskunden - Express Versand National
  • DPD Express - National
  • UPS Express Saver - National
  • UPS Express - National
  • UPS Express 12:00 - National
  • UPS Express Plus - National
  • UPS Express Critical Domestic
  • FedEx Priority Overnight
International (Europe)
Standard (2 to 8 business days)
  • GLS Paketversand Eurozone (I - IV)
  • GLS EuroBusinessParcel - Paketversand Europa
  • Deutsche Post Briefe (Standard, Kompakt, Gross, Maxi) International
  • Deutsche Post Einschreiben (Brief) International
  • Deutsche Post Wertbrief - International
  • Deutsche Post Warenpost (XS, S, M, L) International
  • DHL Economy Select
  • FedEx International Economy
  • DPD Brief (Standard, Kompakt, Gross, Maxi 1, Maxi 2)
  • DPD Classic
  • DPD Guaranteed
  • UPS Standard - Europe
Express (1 to 4 business days)
  • DHL ExpressEasy
  • GLS EuroExpressParcel - Geschäftskunden - Express Versand Europa
  • DPD Express - International - Europa
  • FedEx Europe First
  • FedEx International Priority

Italy

Shipping services that deliver within the transit time for Italy
Destination Available transit time Matching services
Domestic (Italy) Standard (2 to 6 business days)
  • Italy SDA Extra Large
  • Poste Italiane Posta 1
  • Poste Italiane Posta 4
  • Poste Italiane Pieghi di libri
  • Poste Italiane Delivery Standard
  • UPS Standard
Express (1 to 4 business days)
  • Bartolini (BRT) Servizio Express
  • Bartolini (BRT) Servizio Priority
  • Bartolini (BRT) Servizio 10:30
  • GLS Italy National Express
  • GLS Italy Safe Plus
  • Poste Italiane Delivery Express
  • TNT Express (10:00, 12:00)
  • UPS Express Saver
International (Europe)
Standard International (4 to 9 business days)
  • Bartolini (BRT) Il Servizio DPD Group
  • Bartolini (BRT) Il Servizio EuroExpress
  • GLS Italy Parcel
  • Poste Italiane Delivery Europe
  • Poste Italiane Postamail Internazionale
  • UPS Standard
Express International (2 to 6 business days)
  • GLS Italy Express
  • Poste Italiane Postapriority Internazionale
  • Poste Italiane Delivery International Express
  • TNT Express (9:00, 10:00, 12:00)
  • UPS Express
  • UPS Express Saver

Spain

Shipping services that deliver within the transit time for Spain
Destination Available transit time Matching services
Domestic (Spain) Standard (2 to 5 business days)
  • Correos Paq Estándar
  • Correos Paquete Azul
  • Correos Paq Ligero
  • Correos Carta Ordinaria
  • GLS Business Parcel
  • GLS Business Small Parcel
  • UPS Standard
Express (1 to 4 business days)
  • Correos Express Equipaq 24
  • Correos Express Paq 10, 14, 24
  • Correos Express Islas Express
  • Correos Express Paq Empresa 14
  • Correos Paq Premium
  • Correos Paq Today
  • Correos Carta Urgente
  • GLS ExpressParcel (8:30, 10:00, 14:00)
  • TNT Express (9:00, 10:00, 12:00, 18:00)
  • UPS Express Saver
International (Europe)
Standard International (4 to 10 business days)
  • Correos Paq Light Internacional
  • Correos Express Internacional Estándar
  • GLS EuroBusinessParcel
  • GLS EuroBusinessSmallParcel
  • UPS Standard
Express International (2 to 7 business days)
  • Correos Express Internacional Express
  • TNT Express (9:00, 10:00, 12:00)
  • UPS Express
  • UPS Express Saver

Australia

Shipping services that deliver within the transit time for Australia
Destination Available transit time Matching services
Domestic (Australia) Standard (2 to 8 business days)
  • Australia Post Parcel Post
  • Australia Post Regular Letters
  • Sendle Domestic
  • Sendle Satchel
  • Sendle Unlimited Satchel
Express (1 to 4 business days)
  • Australia Post Express Post Parcels
  • Australia Post Express Post Letters
International (Worldwide)
Standard International (6 to 27 business days)
  • Australia Post International Standard
  • Sendle International
  • DHL Packet International
  • DH Packet Plus International
  • DHL Parcel International Standard

United Kingdom

Shipping services that deliver within the transit time for the United Kingdom
Destination Available transit time Matching services
Domestic (United Kingdom) Standard (2 to 4 business days)
  • Royal Mail 1st and 2nd Class
  • DHL Parcel
  • UPS Standard
Express (1 to 3 business days)
  • Royal Mail Tracked 24 and 48
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am® and 1pm®
  • Royal Mail Sameday
  • Royal Mail 24® and 48®
  • Parcelforce (express9, express10, expressAM, express24, express48, express48large)
  • DPD By 10:30 and By 12:00
  • DHL Local NEXT DAY
  • DHL Express (9:00, 12:00)
  • DHL Express Domestic
  • DHL Express Easy
  • UPS Express Saver
International (Europe)
Standard International (2 to 11 business days)
  • Royal Mail International Signed
  • Royal Mail International Tracked
  • Royal Mail International Standard
  • Royal Mail International Business Standard Priority
  • DPD Classic
  • DPD Air Classic
  • DPD Direct
  • DHL Parcel Connect
  • UPS Standard
Economy International (10 to 15 business days)
  • Royal Mail International Business Standard Economy
International (Worldwide)
Standard International (3 to 17 business days)
  • Parcelforce globalvalue
  • Royal Mail International Signed
  • Royal Mail International Tracked
  • Royal Mail International Standard
  • Royal Mail International Business Standard Priority
  • DPD Air Classic
  • DPD Direct
  • DHL Parcel International
  • UPS Standard
Express International (2 to 11 business days)
  • globalexpress
  • DPD Express
  • DHL Express (9:00, 10:30, 12:00)
  • DHL Express Worldwide
  • DHL Express Easy
  • UPS Express Saver
  • UPS Expedited
Economy International (10 to 60 business days)
  • Parcelforce globaleconomy
  • Royal Mail International Economy
  • Royal Mail International Business Standard Economy

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