Carbon-neutral shipping with Shopify Shipping
Carbon-neutral shipping through Shopify Shipping is available only to shipments from the United States. If you ship from another country or region and want to offset the environmental impact of your shipping, then review other ways to reduce carbon emissions.
From October 25, 2021 to December 31, 2021, all shipments sent through Shopify Shipping from a United States address will be carbon neutral.
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.