Initial setup

Before you can start shipping your products, you need to add some essential information about your business on the Shipping page in your Shopify admin.

To find the Shipping settings page:

From your Shopify admin, click Settings, and then click Shipping.

Add a shipping origin address

If you ship your products from somewhere other than your store's main office, you can specify a separate shipping origin to make sure your taxes and calculated shipping rates are correct.

To add your business's shipping origin:

  1. In the Shipping origin section, click Edit address:

    Update shipping address

  2. Enter the address of the location where you ship your products from, and then click Save:

    Update shipping address save

Add a package type

If your store is in the United States or Canada, then you can save the dimensions and weights of your preferred package types on the Shipping settings page in your Shopify admin.


If you enter dimensions and weights for your packages, then your calculated shipping rates will be more accurate.

To add a package type:

  1. In the Packages section, click Add package:

    Add package

  2. In the dialog, enter the required information about the package type:

    Add a package
    Some mail types have restrictions on the size of the packages that you can use to ship your products. A notice about applicable size restrictions will appear on the dialog when you create a new package type.


If your store is based in the United States, then you can add USPS flat rate packaging.

  1. Click Add package.

Edit or delete a package type

You can edit or delete an existing package type by clicking on its name in the Packages section.

To edit or delete a package type:

  1. In the Packages section, click Edit next to the package type that you want to edit:

    Edit package

  2. In the dialog, enter your changes and then click Save, or click Delete package:

    Edit rate dialog

Next steps

Before you can start shipping your customers orders, you need to:

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