[MUSIC PLAYING] NARRATOR: It's time to set up shipping. I'll show you how we set up shipping for Just Once Kitchen, and provide different options for you depending on where you are in the world and what type of products you have. So here we are in the Shopify admin. With Shopify, you have the opportunity to go global from day one. Though to start, I recommend focusing on shipping settings for your country or region until you start to see demand from other parts of the world.
Start small and scale up. If you're in Canada or the US, I recommend using Shopify shipping, which allows you to create and print your shipping labels directly from the admin; saving you tons of time as well as money with shipping discounts. If you are in the US or Canada, your shop automatically defaults to Shopify shipping. So let's get started.
So head to Settings in the bottom left corner of your admin. And then click on shipping. By default, you'll have a domestic zone and a rest of the world zone. I'm Canadian, so as you can see, Canada post is connected directly through Shopify shipping as my default.
You'll want to set a strategy for what you want to charge your customer for shipping. For example, you can stick with carrier calculated rates, meaning that the customer is charged exactly what you pay for shipping fees. This is the default for Shopify shipping, so that would apply if you are a Canadian or US merchant. You could also choose to charge a flat fee, or free shipping over a certain value, or a combination of all of those options.
I'll show you how to do that next. One thing that I've learned over the years is that customers don't like to pay for shipping. A high shipping charge can be a huge deterrent to sales. So if your margins allow it, it's better to offer free shipping where possible. So, right away, I see that I'm missing an important shipping zone for Just Once kitchen, which is the US.
So I'm going to add that now. So in the zones and rates section, click on Add shipping zone. You can name the zone. So I'm going to call it United States. And then add the country. Click on Add.
And then, below that, you'll see that you can edit the shipping rates. At Just Once Kitchen, we offer free shipping for orders over $55. So I'll show you how you can set this up. In the price based rates section, click Add rate. I'm going to call this rate Free Shipping Over $55. So you add your minimum order price, which is $55, and there's no maximum.
And you click on this box here that says free shipping rate. And then click Done. And so now anytime a customer from the US orders a minimum of $55 worth of products, they will not be charged for shipping. You can also setup weight based rates depending on the weight of the box that you'll be shipping out, or you can set up carrier calculated rates.
So I'm going to add that now. So I click on Add rate in the calculated rates section. And you can see that Canada post is the default through Shopify shipping because I am in Canada. I can select the services that I'd like to apply. And then, I can also adjust the rate. So this would be if you want to add a shipping and handling fee basically to account for your packaging and your handling costs.
Once you're satisfied with this section, click on Done. And then click Save. If you don't want to use Shopify shipping or if you're outside of the US or Canada, you'll want to adjust your shipping rates using either the price based, or the weight based rates, which I just showed you how to do. You can also head to the Shopify app store to find an app specific to your region if you're interested in automating the rates.
Now, if you head back to the main shipping page, you can review your shipping setup. So you can see that we have rates set up for Canada, United States, and the rest of the world. Next, what we want to do is test the shipping labels. You can print labels from a desktop computer or a label printer if you choose to purchase one. So just click on Print test label to open up the printer dialog box and preview the label.
You can save your labels as PDFs if you aren't ready to print them right away or if you're not connected to your printer right now. Next, we'll add the default package size and weight. The weight of the box will factor in to the estimated rates at checkout. So click on Add package. Now you can choose the type of packaging you'll use based on your product.
You'll want to use the smallest package possible that will comfortably fit your product and also protect it from damage. So you can decide whether that's a box or a soft package. And then you can enter the dimensions of the package in centimeters or in inches. And then you can either enter in a default weight, if your packages will typically be the same weight, or you can leave this blank and enter it in as you're printing labels for each specific order.
Then you'll need to name the box. And you can set it as the default package. Once you're satisfied with everything on the screen, click on Add package. And now you'll see that new option under packages. Right now, we'll skip enabling the third party calculated rates at checkout.
You can learn more about this by clicking on upgrade your plan. And then beneath that, there's also an option to add a drop shipping service or add a custom fulfillment service that you can link to individual products. To get more information about that, you can visit the resources section below. Now, you're all set up and ready to ship. If you'd like more information, we've included a guide for how to choose your shipping strategy for your online store in the resource section below.
Next, I'm going to show you how to fulfill orders. [MUSIC PLAYING]