To edit your shipping rates, go to your Store Admin Panel and click to Settings > Shipping Rates.
Shipping Classes vs. Shipping Groups
- Shipping classes are based on location and speed — where the order is going and, if applicable, how fast.
- Shipping groups are based on product types — what’s being shipped.
Step-by-step guide to setting up your shipping rates
- First we're going to add some shipping classes. There are 2 classes automatically set up for you - "Standard" and "Everywhere Else". "Standard" is for your home country (and any other countries you can ship to for the same cost), if that's not the US you'll want to change this. Don't worry about putting in any prices at this point.
- If you want to offer a faster service, you'll need to add another shipping class, and give it a name your customers will recognize, such as "Rush Shipping". Set it up so it applies to all the countries you want. Any time there is more than 1 shipping class for a country, the customer will be given the choice at checkout of which class they want to use.
- If you want to set specific rates for another country, or group of countries, you'll need to add another shipping class for each. Again, name it something sensible like "Europe" or "Canada".
- The "Everywhere Else" shipping class is the other class that is automatically set up for you. You can't delete it or change it, it will always apply to any countries you didn't set a specific class for. You should set the price of this class high enough to make sure it covers the cost of shipping to anywhere in the world (including insurance if you want).
An example of what your shipping classes might look like at this stage:
- Next we're going to add some shipping groups. If all your items are roughly the same size, shape and weight, you might only need 1 group. You might want to rename it from "T-shirts" to "All Products" but that's up to you.
- If your items vary by size and weight, you'll probably want to add a few groups because it will cost you different amounts to ship each item. For example, if you sell small stickers and large, framed canvases, you will probably want a group called "Stickers" and a group called "Canvases". Depending on what you sell, your groups might be named very specifically, or you might prefer a set of groups called "Light", "Heavy" and "Very Heavy". Your customers never see the names of your groups so you can name them whatever makes sense to you.
- Set the shipping prices you want for each group/class combination.
An example of how your shipping groups might look at this stage:
8. Finally, make sure each of your products is listed under the correct shipping group.
9. That's it, you're done! See, we told you it wouldn't be that hard. Now you can sit back, relax and watch those sales start to come in!
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