Packaging types

Note

At this time, Shopify Shipping is available only to stores based in the United States and Canada.

When you're fulfilling an order using Shopify Shipping, you need to choose a package that matches the type that you want to use:

Choose package type

You can save your preferred package types on the Shipping settings page or on an order's Fulfillment page in your Shopify admin. When you're ready to buy a shipping label for your shipment, you can choose which one of your saved packages you want to use.

Supported package types

You can use the following package types to ship your products with Shopify Shipping labels:

  • Box

    A regular package. The total of the length, width, and height can't be above 84 inches.

  • Soft Pack

    A padded envelope, bubble mailer, or plastic (Tyvek or Poly) sleeve.

  • Envelope

    A large, flat envelope no thicker than 3/4 inches.

  • Flat-Rate

    Flat-rate packaging is supplied by your carrier. Its shipping cost is not determined by the weight of your shipment.

Did you know?

You can learn more about what types of packaging are supported by USPS and Canada Post.

Unsupported package types

You can't use the following package types to ship your products with Shopify Shipping labels:

  • Letter

    A flat envelope or letter no thicker than 1/4 inch.

  • Large Package

    A package whose total dimensions (to total of the package's length, width, and height) are greater than 84 inches.

  • Irregular Package

    A non-rectangular package.

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