Assigning shipping speeds to your international shipping rates for Shopify Fulfillment Network (US)

To make sure that Shopify Fulfillment Network (SFN) fulfillment centers in the US know which shipping speed to choose when processing your international fulfillment requests, you can assign your shipping rates to specific shipping speeds. You can specify which shipping rates use fast or slow shipping, which helps make sure that your orders are delivered within the delivery expectations that you set for your customers.

You only need to assign shipping speeds to your international shipping rates. Domestic rates are automatically set to a 2 day fulfillment in the United States.

Before you assign shipping speeds to your shipping rates, make sure that you set up your shipping rates to work with SFN.

SFN shipping speeds for international shipments from the US

SFN offers two shipping speeds for international fulfillments from US fulfillment centers that are based on the number of business days, excluding holidays, that it takes for your shipment to be delivered after SFN processes your fulfillment request.

You can assign your international shipping rates to the following shipping speeds.

Available shipping speeds to assign to international shipping rates for SFN
Shipping speed Delivery duration
Fast 3 to 7 business days
Slow 7 to 21 business days

Before you begin assigning shipping speeds to your international shipping rates

Before you assign shipping speeds to your rates, review the following considerations:

Set up your shipping

Make sure that you set up your shipping rates to work with the Shopify Fulfillment Network. Carrier-calculated shipping rates are not supported by SFN.

For more information on the types of shipping rates, refer to Shipping rates.

Shipping rate names

Shipping rates that have the same name are assigned to the same shipping speed. For example, if you have different free shipping rates in separate shipping zones, then make sure that they have different shipping rate names, otherwise they will all receive the same shipping speed. To change the name of your shipping rates, refer to Edit a rate.

Rates that aren't assigned to a shipping speed

If a shipping rate isn't assigned to a shipping speed, then it defaults to Slow.

Assign shipping speeds to shipping rates

Make sure that your shipping rates names are finalized before you assign your shipping rates to shipping speeds. If you need to change the name of a shipping rate while assigning shipping speeds, then change the name of the rate in your Shopify admin shipping settings, and then assign the rate in the SFN app.

Steps:

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Settings > Apps and sales channels.

  2. From the Apps and sales channels page, click Shopify Fulfillment Network.

  3. Click Open app.

  4. Click Settings.

  5. In the Fulfillment for international destination section, click Edit rate assignments.

  6. In each shipping speed, select the shipping rate that you want to assign to that speed.

  7. Click Save.

If you change the name of a shipping rate after assigning it to a shipping speed, then the shipping speed defaults to the Slow shipping speed until you assign a different speed.

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