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. You can also offer free shipping to promote your products.

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 $10 rate to Alaska for orders up to 25 kg, and a $15 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.


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

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