Here’s the deal. In order to run a successful e-commerce business, you need to get your shipping needs figured out. We get it, the options can be a bit daunting. There’s a lot to consider: selecting a carrier, choosing a shipping service, weighing the costs and timelines. Thankfully, Shopify Shipping provides you with a lot of options so that you can make the choice that’s right for your store.
shopify shipping; what is it?
In order to streamline the entire e-commerce experience for their customers, Shopify provides a variety of services. One of those is Shopify Shipping which works directly with multiple carriers offering several mail classes. This way your customers can get your products into their hands quickly and affordably, whatever that means for your business. Fulfill orders faster and easier; who doesn’t want that?
What Shipping carriers are offered?
Whatever your needs are, there’s a carrier that can meet your needs. Shopify Shipping works with the following carriers:
- USPS (US)
- UPS (US)
- DHL (US)
- Canada Post (Canada)
Each carrier offers multiple mail classes, so you can access various features such as:
- Overnight delivery
- Package pickups
- Tracking information
- + more depending on the carrier you select.
Shopify works directly with each carrier so they’ve negotiated competitive rates for each and every shipping service. These rates are automatically included in each plan without any additional cost to you.
HOW TO PICK A SHIPPING CARRIER
Since there are many options, it’s best to know the answers to the following questions before making your selection.
- Where are you shipping to?
- Where are you shipping from?
- What are the products that you’ll be shipping?
- What’s the weight of those products (light? heavy? moderate?)
- What is your budget? Will your customers be paying for the shipping? Will you be offering free shipping? Flat rate?
- What are your customer’s expectations? (Insurance? Deadlines?)
Once you have the answers to those questions, it’ll be much easier for you to make your selection. Now, keep in mind, you can technically ship with any carrier. But Shopify Shipping has partnered with the carriers listed above to make things as easy as possible for you.
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