Choosing a shipping method for sending products to Shopify Fulfillment Network

You can send your products to SFN using Small Parcel or Freight shipping. Small Parcel shipments use carriers such as UPS or FedEx to transport individually packed boxes. Freight shipments use freight forwarders to transport a collection of boxes on pallets or in shipping containers.

If you're not sure whether to use Small Parcel or Freight shipping, then use the total weight of your shipment as a guideline. For information about which shipping method to use for different shipment weights, refer to the following table:

Total shipment weights for Small Parcel and Freight shipping
Shipping method Total shipment weight
Small Parcel Under 300 lbs (136 kg)
Freight 300 lbs (136 kg) or over

Select a shipping method for sending your products to SFN

To specify the shipping method for your shipment, follow these steps:

  1. From the SFN app, go to Inbound transfers, and then select a submitted inbound transfer.
  2. In the Choose a shipping method section, select one of the following options:
    • SMALL PARCEL
    • FREIGHT
  3. Click Save.

After you choose a shipping method, you need to perform the following tasks:

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