Examples of shipping rates

You'll probably want to define a number of different shipping rates for your store, depending on how many choices you want to offer to your customers.

Tiered shipping rates

If you want to set a series of tiered shipping rates, the weights or price ranges that you set must not overlap. For example, to set a $30 rate to Alaska for orders up to 25 kg, and a $50 rate for orders of 25-50 kg.

  1. Create a shipping zone that includes only the state of Alaska.

  2. Create a new weight-based shipping rate within that zone that sets the upper limit of the first tier to 25.00 kg:

    Tiered shipping low range

  3. Create a second weight-based shipping rate that sets the range of the second tier to 25.01-50 kg:

    Tiered shipping high range

Shipping rates based on quantity purchased

It's possible to offer a quantity-based shipping rate in Shopify if you sell a range of items with identical weights or prices. This is useful if, for example, you want to offer a shipping discount based on the number of items purchased.

Note

Make sure you apply this rate only to products with identical weights or prices.

For example, you might sell T-shirts weighing 0.5 kg, and charge $2 each for shipping. This means that 3 T-shirts, for example, would usually cost the customer $6 in delivery charges. You could offer a shipping discount for orders of 3 or more T-shirts by setting a shipping rate of $4 for orders weighing 1.5 kg, up to some imaginary maximum. 

Ship by quantity

Free shipping over a set dollar amount

In this example, you're offering free shipping for any order $75 or more:

Price free shipping

Free local delivery

In this example, you're offering free delivery within Ontario (Ottawa only) for orders up to a weight limit of 50 kg.

  1. Create a new shipping zone that includes Canada but excludes all provinces except for Ontario.

  2. Create a new weight-based shipping rate with the right range and cost:

    Free local delivery

Free customer pickup

To give your customers the option to pick up their purchase at no cost, set a weight-based manual rate and specify a range from 0 to a large maximum (such as 100000 kg) that covers all products in your store.

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