Are you tired of manually calculating shipping costs for every order on your Shopify store? Look no further! In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the simple steps to set up automatic shipping calculations on your Shopify store. Say goodbye to time-consuming manual calculations and hello to streamlined checkout processes that keep both you and your customers happy. Let’s dive in!

Install the Shopify shipping app

Assuming you have a Shopify account (if not, create one here), follow these instructions to install the shipping app:

1. Go to “Apps” in your Shopify admin panel and click on the “Visit the Shopify App Store” button.
2. In the top right corner of the screen, use the search bar and type in “Shopify Shipping.”
3. Click on the app listing when it appears and then select “Add app.”
4. Follow any further instructions given by the app provider.
5. To start using the app, go to “Orders” > “Create orders” in your Shopify admin panel and select the shipping method you created with the app from the “Shipping Method” drop-down menu.

Go to the app’s settings

If you want to use Shopify’s shipping calculator for your orders, you’ll need to go to the app’s settings. To do this, log in to your Shopify account and click on “Apps” in the left-hand sidebar. Then, click on the app that you want to adjust the settings for.

In the app’s settings, you’ll be able to specify which countries you want to ship to, as well as what kind of shipping methods you’re using. You can also set up different shipping rates for different products or product categories. Once you’ve saved your changes, Shopify will start using the shipping calculator for all of your orders.

Choose your shipping method

There are a few different ways to ship your products, and the best way to ship them depends on a few different factors. The first factor is the type of product you’re shipping. If you’re shipping a physical product, you’ll need to decide whether you want to use a fulfillment service or ship the products yourself.

The second factor is the weight of your products. If your products are light, you can probably get away with using USPS First Class shipping. If they’re heavier, you’ll need to use USPS Priority Mail or UPS/FedEx Ground.

The third factor is where your customers are located. If all of your customers are in the same country, you can probably just use one shipping method for all of them. But if you have international customers, you’ll need to research shipping rates to different countries and find a method that works for all of them.

And finally, you need to consider your budget. Shipping can be expensive, so it’s important to find a method that fits within your budget. Once you’ve considered all of these factors, it’s time to choose your shipping method!

Set up your shipping zones

Assuming you’re using Shopify Payments, head over to your Shopify admin and navigate to Settings > Shipping. Here, you’ll be able to add the locations that you ship to and any applicable shipping rates.

To get started, click on the “Add location” button and select the country that you want to add shipping rates for. Next, enter in a name for this location (e.g. “United States”) and then click on the “Add rate” button.

Now, you’ll need to enter in the details of your shipping rate. This includes the name of the shipping rate (e.g. “Free Shipping”), the type of rate (e.g. “Flat Rate”), the price or percentage discount that will be applied, and any applicable conditions (e.g. “Free Shipping on orders over $100”).

Once you’re done, click on the “Save changes” button and your new shipping rate will be live on your store!

Add your products to the shipping zones

Adding products to shipping zones is a two-step process. First, you need to add the products to your shipping zones. Second, you need to configure the products in your shipping zones.

To add products to shipping zones:

1. Go to Shopify Admin and click Settings.
2. Click Shipping Zones under Store Settings.
3. Click Add product under the zone where you want to add the product.
4. In the Add a product dialog, select the checkbox next to the product(s) that you want to add, then click Add product(s).

To configure products in shipping zones:
1. Go to Shopify Admin and click Settings.
2. Click Shipping Zones under Store Settings.
3. Click Configure beside the zone where you want to configure the product. The Shipping Zone dialog appears.
4. In the Shipping Zone dialog, select the checkbox next to Enable for this zone, then click Save changes at the bottom of the dialog box

Test your shipping rates

As a business owner, you need to know how to accurately calculate shipping rates so you can avoid overcharging or losing money on shipping. The good news is, Shopify makes it easy to test your shipping rates and make sure they’re accurate.

To test your shipping rates in Shopify:

1. From your Shopify admin, go to Settings > Shipping.
2. In the Shipping zones section, click Add shipping zone.
3. Enter a name for the shipping zone (for example, United States).
4. In the Countries section, select the countries that you want to include in this shipping zone.
5. Click Save.
6. In the Shipping methods section, click Add shipping method.
7. Select a type of shipping method from the list (for example, Flat rate).
8. Enter a name for the shipping method (for example, Standard Shipping).
9. Set up the rest of the options for this shipping method according to your needs (for more information on setting up shipping methods, see Adding and managing shipping methods).
10. Click Save changes when you’re done adding all the necessary details for this new shipping method.11 To test how these new settings affect your shopping cart’sShipping prices: Add an item to your shopping cart and go to the checkout page (you can do this with a dummy product if you don’t want to add a real product to your shop while you’re testing). On


In conclusion, setting up a Shopify store to calculate shipping costs is easier than ever before. With Shopify’s built-in tools and integrations, you can quickly set up rules for calculating the cost of shipping. This enables you to offer accurate shipping prices that remain competitive in your market while keeping customer satisfaction high. With these tips, you should be well on your way to setting up a successful online store with automated shipping calculations!

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