Shipping Rates: How Can I Adjust Cost of Shipping?

Video transcript: Hey, everyone, my name is Jessica and it’s Q&A time. Every week we break down a question that a viewer has dropped into our YouTube comments. If you have any questions of your own, go ahead and ask.

Alright, here’s what we’ll be talking about today. Garvix wants to know how he can adjust the shipping rates for his store. He’s also wondering if it’s beneficial to ignore the shipping rates and simply incorporate the shipping fees into the product prices. Great question, Garvix. This will help out plenty of people.

If you wanna adjust the shipping rates in your Shopify store, you’ll need to log into your admin first. Once you’re logged in, go to Settings -> Shipping -> Shipping Profiles. From there you can click add a shipping zone and enter your shipping information for your store.

Screenshots of setting up shipping rates in Shopify

The Best Shipping Rates for Dropshippers

However, we believe that there’s a better way to deal with shipping when you’re running a dropshipping business. Instead of creating shipping zones for different countries, we advise offering free shipping and incorporating your shipping fees into the listed price of your products. This saves you the hassle of configuring shipping rates and zones, and it also works as a marketing tactic. When people see free shipping, they’re much more inclined to make a purchase and they’re a lot more relaxed about the longer shipping times typical of dropshipping.

You’ll be hitting two birds with one stone. We hope this helped you out, Garvix, and best of luck with your store. Got your own questions, just ask. We’re always scanning the comments and would love to use your question in our next video. We’re cranking out videos every week, so if you’re as into ecommerce and dropshipping as we are, subscribe for more. Until next time, happy dropshipping.

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