Setting Up Shipping
It is required to setup shipping for your store as a whole before you are able to set up different shipping options for each product.
To set up shipping for your store, you must first click on the menu of the Store Dashboard and then navigate to Settings->Shipping.
Your shipping is dictated by these two zones.
The “United States – Domestic Shipping” Zone is what you will use for US shipping, and “Locations Not Covered By Your Other Zones” can be used for international shipping if you desire.
Go ahead and click into “United States – Domestic Shipping” below using either the “Edit” button or the “Add Shipping Method” button:
You will then be taken to this zone setup page. If you plan to limit your shipping to certain states or zip codes, you can do so here. If you want to enable shipping for the entire United States, do not select any states or zip codes here:
For example, here is the domestic zone set up so that customers can only ship to Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina.
If desired, you could also restrict to certain zip codes within these states like this:
Adding Shipping Methods to Zone Shipping
Inside of the “United States – Domestic Shipping” zone, click “Add Shipping Method”:
Click on the dropdown to view the 3 available shipping methods.
Once you select a shipping method, click edit under it:
Method A: Flat Rate
First thing you will want to do is set the status to either “taxable” or “non-taxable”. This determines whether or not you charge tax on your products!
SharePackage offers 3 different shipping classes to organize your items.
Light/Small Items: This is typically used for products than can fit in mailers/small packages.
Medium Weight/Size Items: This is a good class for items that aren’t too big or too small!
Heavy/Bulky Items: This shipping class should be used for your biggest and heaviest items.
All you need to do is set a cost for each shipping class and that shipping cost will apply for each item in each class!
Make sure that you select the correct “calculation type” for your business.
If “Per Class: Charge Shipping for Each Class Individually” is selected, shipping charges will stack on top of each other if items from your store linked to different shipping classes are purchased at the same time. For example, if you sold one item in the “Heavy/Bulky” class, and one item in the “Light/Small Items” class, the customer would be charged a fee for both.
If “Per Order: Charge shipping for the Most Expensive Class” is selected, only the most expensive shipping cost would be charged if items from your store linked to different shipping classes are purchased at the same time. For example, if you sold one item in the “Heavy/Bulky” class, and one item in the “Light/Small Items” class, and the “Heavy/Bulky” class is more expensive, the customer would only be charged the “Heavy/Bulky” fee.
Method B: Local Pickup
With local pickup, customers can pick up the items themselves from a designated location.
1. Enter Cost – The cost that is entered here will apply for the entire cart purchase. If you want to charge for local pickup, enter a cost here. If you want to offer free local pickup, keep the cost at $0.
2. Select its Tax Status (define whether or not tax is applied to the shipping amount).
3. Click on Save Settings.
Method C: Free Shipping
Free shipping is a great way to encourage customers to spend more. For example, you could offer free shipping on orders over $100. If you want to offer free shipping for all of your products, leave the minimum order amount at $0.