This step-by-step walkthrough will show you how to set up a Live Rate Shipping Method in Intuitive Shipping.
Note: We recommend starting with the Creating a Shipping Scenario tutorial.
Under Shipping Methods in your Shipping Scenario, click ‘Add Shipping Method’ to the applicable Shipping Zone.
Create your Shipping Method Title, Description, and Delivery Time. As the Shipping Method Title is visible to customers, we recommend making them easy to understand i.e. “Standard Shipping”, “Oversized Item Shipping”.
Note: Though the Description and Delivery Time are optional, for a better customer experience, we encourage providing customers as much information about the Shipping Method as possible.
Select the desired Shipping Carrier. Intuitive Shipping can calculate live carrier rates from the following providers: Australia Post, Canada Post, DHL, FedEx, UPS, and USPS.
Enter the shipment origin address, including Country and Postal Code.
Note: With all Intuitive Shipping plans, you can have an unlimited number of origin addresses. To create multiple origin addresses, create a separate Shipping Scenario for each warehouse/dropshipper location.
If you have a Carrier Account, Intuitive Shipping can calculate live rates based on your negotiated rates. Click 'Advanced Options' to input your Developer API Username & Password, and your Customer Number and Contract Number, or create a Carrier Account to save on shipping.
Note: Intuitive Shipping cannot pull in Shopify’s negotiated rates as we do not have access to their account credentials. You can still fulfill through Shopify to take advantage of their discounted rates.
Select the Delivery Methods you would like returned at checkout, and whether you would like all options to be shown to the customer, the cheapest, or the most expensive.
Note: Not all Delivery Methods are available to all shipping destinations. We recommend speaking to your preferred carrier directly regarding any restrictions.
Determine how you want your packages split and input your fulfillment box sizes. You can learn more about the different calculation options in our Documentation, which can be found in the App under Help > Documentation > Packages.
Note: Intuitive Shipping supports unlimited box sizes, though due to Shopify limitations, we recommend keeping your total box count under 8. If you fulfill using more box sizes, please contact us.
If needed, you can set a Minimum or Maximum Shipping Cost, along with a flat or percentage Markup or Markdown.
If needed, assign any Handling Fees or Insurance Fees. Both can be flat rate or a percentage based.
If desired, set a 'Free Shipping Override' to reflect your store's shipping strategy.
If you have Per Product shipping charges, use the 'Combine Per Product Custom Shipping Charges' section to determine how they should interact with the Shipping Method.
If you have multiple Shipping Scenarios for multiple warehouses, dropshippers, or other special needs, assigning a Shipping Tag to the Shipping Method will let you to set them to combine at checkout for a single shipping option shown to the customer.
Note: If you do not assign Shipping Tags and set a Rate Combination for the Shipping Tags, each applicable Shipping Method will show up separately at checkout for your customers. Customers will usually select the cheapest available option, so we recommend tagging your Shipping Methods and creating a Rate Combination.
Save your work!
Congratulations! You’ve created a Shipping Method!