Set Shipping Costs With Shipping Profiles
You can save time adding shipping rates to your shop by creating shipping profiles. If you’re a seller in the US and would like to have shipping costs automatically calculated for you, you can use calculated shipping. Learn more about calculated shipping.
Shipping profiles allow you to update multiple listings quickly with similar shipping costs. You can create separate shipping profiles for the different types of items you sell. Whenever you make a change to a profile, all of your listings connected to that profile will be updated as well.
Create a Shipping Profile
You can create a shipping profile in two ways.
The first way you can create a shipping profile is from the listing page when you create a listing:
1.) Visit Your shop > Listings > Add a listing.
2.) Scroll down to the “Shipping section” and select to either create a calculated profile (calculate them for me (Recommended)), or a manual shipping profile (I'll enter fixed costs manually) from the dropdown menu.
3.) Next, fill out the appropriate shipping details including:
- your origin zip code
- processing times
- where you’ll ship
- shipping services (if you are adding calculated shipping)
- shipping and handling preferences
- and dimension specifications.*
You may also set separate domestic and international handling fees here, should you prefer. If you are entering fixed costs manually, you may choose to add shipping upgrades. Learn more about shipping upgrades.
*Note: Processing times, shipping, handling, and listing dimension details are all optional. You may select unknown processing time from the dropdown menu should you prefer not to provide specific processing times for buyers.
4.) Finally, choose to either add your item weight and size (if you are adding calculated shipping) and/or select Save as a shipping profile to use your profile again for future listings.
5.) Should you choose to add calculated shipping, you may preview an estimate of what your buyers will see as their shipping costs. The price shown will reflect your least expensive shipping option.
The second way you can create a shipping profile is from the Shipping settings page:
1.) Visit Your shop > Listings > Shipping profiles.
2.) Click on the Shipping profiles tab, and selectCreate shipping profile.
3.) From here, the shipping profile setup will be the same as from the listing page.
Learn how to add shipping upgrades to your listings here.
Link Your Shipping Profiles to Listings
You can add your shipping profiles to your listings both from the listing page, as outlined above, and by following these steps:
1.) Visit Your shop > Quick links > Listings Manager.
2.) Click the checkbox of the listing that needs a shipping profile.
3.) Click More Actions > Shipping Profiles from the dropdown menu.
4.) In the next window, click the Select profile… dropdown menu and choose a shipping profile.
5.) Click Apply to save your changes.
Edit a Shipping Profile
Changes can be made to your shipping profiles at any time. Editing a shipping profile will affect all of the listings that are attached to it.
1.) Click Your shop > Listings > Shipping profiles.
2.) Find the profile you would like to change. Click Edit to make changes to your profile (or the X to remove it).
3.) Click Save Profile.