In this Seventeen Second Spark we advise that planning your Shipping Strategy is just as important as your business strategy. Having a great Shipping Strategy will make, or break, any Shopify Store, so planning how you ship the products you offer is crucial. Don't over-complicate your shipping matrix, make it as simple as possible. Know what carrier you'll use, understand their "Zones" and rates and, most importantly, set up an account for better pricing. We always suggest padding your product price to cover "basic" slowest/ground shipping. Set this option to FREE, becauseEveryone loves FREE Shipping! It's crazy but making people pay even $5 for shipping stops them from buying. That is why Amazon does so well - they offer FREE shipping (with Prime accounts) but people already paid for the service - the Prime membership.
Today's Seventeen Second Spark focusses on Shopify Shipping using multiple locations. Shipping rates are calculated based on the address of your store's shipping origin location, not the fulfillment location for each order. This means that all your locations share the same shipping zone.
If you offer free shipping or flat-rate shipping for all your orders, then you don't need to change your shipping settings.
If your shipping rates vary significantly between locations, then you can change the location that is set as your shipping origin.
In today’s Seventeen Second Spark we cover 3 tips to help you have a successful Holiday Shipping Season.1. Ensure you've added the product weights, of the products, on the Product page.
2. Make sure you've set up you Shopify Shipping correctly, either by weight or price: Contact directly for a Complimentary Shipping Strategy Review.
3. If you offer products that ship in a wide assortment of box sizes, we suggest adding an app that manages and assigns box sizes to return accurate rates.
These 3 tips will help make sure you don't lose money or, even worst, your hair during the shipping process.