Carbon-neutral shipping with Shopify Shipping

From October 25, 2021 to December 31, 2021, all shipments sent through Shopify Shipping from a United States address will be carbon neutral.

Eligibility

Eligibility for carbon neutral shipping depends on the following criteria:

  • The shipping label must be purchased through Shopify Shipping.
  • The shipping origin address must be a US address, which includes Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and military addresses.

Your store address doesn't need to be in the United States.

Cost of carbon-neutral shipping through Shopify Shipping

There's no extra cost for carbon-neutral shipping through Shopify Shipping. When you purchase a shipping label that has an origin address in the United States, the cost of offsetting the carbon emissions from that shipment is covered by Shopify.

If you use the Offset app, then you won't pay for the carbon offsets for shipments made through Shopify Shipping within a shipping origin in the United States.

How the carbon is offset

Every shipment results in a certain amount of carbon being released into the atmosphere. The amount of carbon that each shipment releases is calculated by Shopify, and then carbon offsets are purchased from Grassroots to make the shipment carbon neutral.

Using multiple services for carbon offsets

You can offset the carbon emissions from your shipments in multiple ways, but only one method is used for each shipment. The offsetting methods have a hierarchy to determine which service will provide the offset:

  1. Any Shopify promotions - These promotions, such as carbon-neutral shipping during BFCM, take priority over all other services. The cost is covered by Shopify.
  2. Shop Pay - Orders that are paid for using Shop Pay help contribute toward carbon offset initiatives through WeForest. The cost is covered by Shopify.
  3. Shopify Shipping - Shipping labels that are purchased through Shopify Shipping and have a shipping origin in the United States are carbon neutral. The cost is covered by Shopify.
  4. The Offset app - Offset calculates the carbon emissions for each of your shipments, and then charges you to offset those emissions by contributing to carbon offset initiatives through Pachama.

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