How to Add Shipping Rates to Your Shopify Store

How to Add Shipping Rates to Your Shopify Store

Adding shipping rates to your Shopify store is essential for providing your customers with accurate shipping costs during checkout. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to set up and manage shipping rates in your Shopify store.

How to Add Shipping Rates to Your Shopify Store

Step 1: Access Your Shopify Admin

  1. Log in to your Shopify account.
  2. Once logged in, you will be directed to your Shopify admin dashboard.

Step 2: Navigate to Shipping Settings

  1. From the Shopify admin dashboard, click on "Settings" in the bottom left corner.
  2. Select "Shipping and delivery" from the settings menu.

Step 3: Manage Shipping Rates

  1. In the "Shipping and delivery" page, find the "Shipping" section.
  2. Click on "Manage rates" to access the shipping rates settings.

Step 4: Add Shipping Zone

  1. In the "Shipping" section, you will see existing shipping zones. Click "Create shipping zone" to add a new one.
  2. Enter a name for your shipping zone (e.g., "Domestic" or "International").
  3. Select the countries or regions that belong to this shipping zone.

Step 5: Add Shipping Rates

  1. Within the shipping zone you have created, click "Add rate" to add a new shipping rate.
  2. Choose the type of rate you want to add:
    • Price-based rates: Shipping costs are based on the total price of the order.
    • Weight-based rates: Shipping costs are based on the total weight of the order.
  3. Enter the details for the shipping rate:
    • Rate name: Name the shipping rate (e.g., "Standard Shipping" or "Express Shipping").
    • Condition: Set conditions for the rate (e.g., minimum and maximum order price or weight).
    • Price: Enter the shipping cost.

Step 6: Configure Advanced Options (Optional)

  1. Click "Add conditions" if you want to set specific conditions for this rate (e.g., free shipping over a certain amount).
  2. You can also set up calculated shipping rates using carrier services like UPS, FedEx, or DHL if you have accounts with these carriers and are on an eligible Shopify plan.

Step 7: Save Your Settings

  1. After configuring your shipping rates, click the "Done" button.
  2. Make sure to save your changes by clicking "Save" at the top of the "Shipping and delivery" page.

Step 8: Test Your Shipping Rates

  1. To ensure everything is set up correctly, go to your store's checkout page and simulate a purchase.
  2. Verify that the correct shipping rates are displayed based on the conditions you have set.

Additional Tips

  1. Multiple Shipping Zones: You can create multiple shipping zones to cater to different regions, each with its own set of rates.
  2. Free Shipping: Consider offering free shipping for orders over a certain amount to incentivize larger purchases.
  3. Carrier Calculated Rates: If you use carrier-calculated rates, ensure your carrier accounts are properly set up and integrated with Shopify.
  4. Review and Update: Regularly review and update your shipping rates to reflect any changes in carrier costs or business strategy.


Setting up shipping rates on your Shopify store ensures that your customers are charged accurately for shipping, which can help avoid any surprises at checkout. By following these steps and customizing your rates based on your business needs, you can provide a smooth and transparent shipping experience for your customers. If you encounter any issues or need further assistance, Shopify’s support resources and community forums are valuable resources.