Setting up Shopify Shipping
There are a few steps to using shipping labels for your orders:
Shipping features available by plan
|Features||Basic Shopify||Shopify||Advanced Shopify|
|Shopify Shipping discounts rates||Good||Better||Best|
|Print shipping labels||✓||✓||✓|
|Display calculated rates at checkout||✓||✓||✓|
|Automatic customer email notification||✓||✓||✓|
|Ship date (U.S. only)||✓||✓||✓|
|Third-party calculated rates||-||-||✓|
Shopify-supported shipping label printers
For best results, use Shopify-supported hardware to print the shipping labels that you purchase in your Shopify admin or the Shopify app:
Dymo LabelWriter 4XL - The Dymo LabelWriter 4XL is a label printer that connects to your computer via USB. It's available on the Shopify Hardware Store. Recommended for both Mac and Windows computers.
If you don't have a label printer, then you can print your shipping labels using a desktop printer instead and affix them to your packages using a plastic sleeve or packing tape.
Add calculated rates to zones
If you're using Shopify Shipping, then you can display calculated shipping rates to your customers at checkout. When you have a new business and have limited resources, passing on the exact rate is a simple way to reduce costs.
Calculated shipping using USPS or Canada Post is included by default in your Shopify admin if you're eligible for Shopify Shipping. Shipping costs are calculated automatically by the carrier at the same time an order is placed, so your customers see real-time rates during checkout.
After you buy a shipping label, the cost is billed through your Shopify account.
Shipping bills are charged separately from your Shopify subscription. If you void a shipping label, then its cost is refunded as a credit towards future label purchases — it isn't reimbursed directly to your Shopify account.
Your account is charged when you reach a billing threshold that's determined by your current Shopify plan. To learn more about how you're billed for shipping labels, contact Shopify Support.