Shipping carriers

Shipping carriers are the services that deliver your customers' orders. Most shipping carriers let you drop off packages to them, and others let you schedule pickups from your own location. Most carriers can also pick up from any warehouse or fulfillment service that you use.

Shipping carriers charge you a fee for delivering any shipment. How you account for this fee in what you charge your customer depends on your product pricing and marketing strategies, but it is a large part of the costs of running a business.

Shopify partners with a variety of shipping carriers and has integrations with many of the major carriers.

Shipping carriers that integrate with Shopify by default

The number of shipping carriers that are available to you depends on where your business is located and whether your Shopify subscription plan has the carrier-calculated shipping feature.

Some carriers provide reduced rates that are available to all Shopify merchants, and others let you connect your own account so that you can use reduced rates that you've negotiated.

Shipping carrier options based on location and subscription plan
Location Carrier-calcuated shipping Carriers available
Canada Enabled
  • Canada Post (Shopify Shipping rates and your negotiated rates)
  • FedEx (your negotiated rates)
  • UPS (your negotiated rates)
Not enabled
  • Canada Post (Shopify Shipping rates)
United States Enabled
  • USPS (Shopify Shipping rates and your negotiated rates)
  • UPS (Shopify Shipping rates and your negotiated rates)
  • DHL Express (Shopify Shipping rates)
  • FedEx (your negotiated rates)
Not enabled
  • USPS (Shopify Shipping rates)
  • UPS (Shopify Shipping rates)
  • DHL Express (Shopify Shipping rates)
Rest of the world Enabled
  • UPS (your negotiated rates)
  • FedEx (your negotiated rates)
Not enabled N/A

Connect with other shipping carriers

Some shipping carriers have apps that can provide calculated rates in your checkout. To see which shipping carriers have apps to provide calculated rates, visit the Shopify App Store.

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