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How can I set up shipping costs?

Learn how to set up shipping costs for products on your store

Eleanor S. Teruel avatar
Written by Eleanor S. Teruel
Updated over a week ago

When you set your product's price, you must take into consideration the base price, the shipping fees and the margin you'd like to generate on each sale. It's important to note that the shipping costs are not included in the listing price (or the price you pay to a supplier). Follow the steps here to set up the retail price of your products.

When products are added to your store from Spocket, shipping rates are not exported to Shopify separately. This means that you need to add in the shipping costs into your retail price in order to ensure all costs are covered by the customer. The challenging part is that every product has two shipping prices: a domestic fee and an international fee.

All of these variables can make setting your shipping costs a bit tricky. But not to worry! We have strategies to share with you on how to set up shipping on your Shopify store: 

  1. Offer free shipping: By offering free shipping, this often encourages more purchases by your end customers. To do this, add the entire cost of shipping to the retail price you plan to charge. If you plan to ship worldwide, simply add the international shipping rate so that you don't end up undercharging for the product.

  2. Flat shipping rates: Flat shipping rates charge a specific amount for shipping at checkout. In order to ensure you're not losing money on orders, we recommend setting a shipping rate that is an average rate for shipping all of your products or maybe select the shipping rate of the highest shipping cost product in your store. For more details on how to set flat shipping rates, read the article here.

  3. Group shipping rates: You can customize the shipping rates of a group of products on Shopify. This shipping strategy depends on product cost. For more details on how to set group shipping rates, read the article here.

Happy Spocket-ing!

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