Managing shipping entirely from your home or business
By combining Shopify Shipping with existing shipping carrier features, you can manage your shipping entirely from your home or business without visiting a post office.
You can order shipping boxes and materials online, print your shipping labels at home, and then request the shipping carrier to come pick up your packages.
Buying shipping labels
After a customer places an order, you can buy a discounted shipping label in Shopify. If you're in the United States, then you can purchase labels from USPS, UPS, and DHL Express. If you're in Canada, then you can purchase labels from Canada Post.
For more information, refer to Buy a shipping label
Printing shipping labels
After you purchase the label, you can print the label from a label printer or a desktop printer.
For more information, refer to Print a shipping label.
Schedule a pickup
After you package your product and attach the shipping label, you can schedule a pickup with the shipping carrier. The shipping carrier will come to your door and collect your packages, instead of you leaving your home or business to drop off the packages.
Each carrier charges different amounts for pickups:
- USPS - Free for anytime during regular mail hours on the specified date, or $24.00 USD to select the time of day
- UPS - $4.00 USD per pickup for unlimited packages
- DHL Express - Free
- Canada Post - Free for Priority™ and Priority™ Worldwide shipping services, otherwise flat fee of $3.50 CAD per pickup for unlimited packages
To schedule a pickup with USPS, UPS, or DHL Express, refer to Scheduling a package pickup.
To schedule a pickup with Canada Post, refer to Canada Post's Request a pickup page.
Domestic and international shipping
If you ship domestically, then consider offering local delivery options for customers who are nearby.
If you ship internationally, then make sure that the shipping carrier that you want to use currently ships to the countries that you want to ship to. For more information, refer to Shipping carrier statuses.
Order flat rate carrier packaging
Some shipping carriers offer free packaging for their flat-rate shipping options. Review the following to see if any carrier's flat-rate box options work for your products:
You can order free shipping supplies by emailing DHL Express at
USShopifySupplies@dhl.com. This button opens a template email in your preferred email client: