Shipping can be one of the more complex parts of a business to set up and manage. It can also be one of the biggest costs that you have per order, and it can be difficult to know how much of that cost to pass on to your customers.
Before you set up your shipping, it's a good idea to read about the different shipping carriers, the different shipping rates you can offer, and how to work with any dropshipping or fulfillment services. After you understand how shipping works in Shopify, you're ready to create your general shipping rates, and use shipping profiles for any products that require unique shipping rates.
Visit the Shipping and Fulfillment 101 guide to learn more about shipping in Shopify.