Shipping to anywhere in the world takes just a few steps. Start by clicking on the "Shipping" tab and then click on "New Shipping Rate"
Fill out the form based on the country, shipping company, rate, etc. Here is an example:
There are lots of options when it comes to shipping. You can create rates for specific countries, by region or use the "Everywhere Else" rate to cover any countries that you have not created rates for.
When setting up a rate for a region or an Everywhere Else rate, you can use the box on the right to exclude any countries. Just highlight the ones you want excluded and use the control/command key to select multiple.
Keep in mind that rates for specific countries will always override any Region or Everywhere else rates.
You can also select whether or not the rate will include tracking and create a message that will be included with the shipping notification sent to buyers.
You'll also select a specific Addon rate for when Buyers purchase multiple products.
*We’ve looked at the data and found that nearly 70% of an individual seller’s orders will be for one item.* This does not mean that most people buy only one item, but rather the majority of people buy multiple items from multiple sellers. One buyer purchasing multiple items from a single seller is uncommon.
Since most buyers are only purchasing one item from you, getting the base rate right is most important. Furthermore, we can see 20% of orders have two (2) items from the same seller. If you make your base rate and additional rates accurate for two (2) items you will have shipping that is completely accurate 90% of the time.
Where sellers tend to run into trouble is in trying to set up an additional rate that is perfectly accurate for the minority situation where someone purchases more than two items. There is no ideal answer for this case, but we have seen several valid approaches:
- Slightly undercharge for the additional rate which some sellers see as a way to offer a discount for larger orders.
- Slightly overcharge for second and third products additional rate and undercharge for the fourth and fifth, but its tricky to get the correct distribution.
- Overcharge for all additional rates but then set up a pricing tier to offset the extra cost.
- Create a base and additional rate for each product that reflects the products exact shipping costs. While the most time consuming, this option offers a lot of control.