How to set up Shipping rates with Printful – 2019


Hey, everyone! It’s Māris from Printful. Let’s talk about shipping! In this video, we’ll cover: 1. What are Printful’s shipping rates and how
do they work 2. How Printful’s shipping rates are calculated
3. How to calculate shipping costs for your products
4. How to set up shipping for your online store So let’s start with the first topic—what
are Printful’s shipping rates and how do they work All Printful products have their own shipping
rates. You can see them on our Shipping page. These rates are fixed and calculated based
on the average shipping cost for each product and the shipping destination. The rates on our Shipping page are the exact
rates we’ll charge you to ship your products. Here’s how Printful’s shipping rates work
with your store: 1. You set up your own product and shipping prices
for your customers. 2. A customer, let’s say, Andrew, buys from you. 3. You charge Andrew the product and shipping
price you set. 4. And then Printful charges you for the product
and shipping to fulfill Andrew’s order. Next, let’s take a closer look at Printful’s
shipping rates and how you should understand them. As I said earlier, the rates you see on our
Shipping page are fixed and safe to use for setting up shipping costs on your store. Let’s see how the shipping cost varies depending
on: * shipping destinations;
* and product categories. Shipping destinations. Printful offers international shipping across
the world! Each part of the world has different shipping
rates, so we divided the costs based on orders going out to:
* the USA; * Canada;
* Europe; * and Worldwide. Take into account where your customers are
located, and set your shipping prices accordingly. Product categories. Printful shipping rates are calculated based
on product categories. All products in their shipping category have
similar dimensions, weight, packaging, and pricing. Colors and apparel product sizes don’t impact
shipping price. The shipping for a red t-shirt in size small
would cost the same as shipping for a black t-shirt in extra large. There you have it—that’s how shipping rates
change based on the shipping destination, method, and product category. Next, let’s dive into how to calculate shipping
costs for your products. We’ll talk about how to calculate shipping
costs for orders with: * one product;
* similar products; * different products;
* products that ship separately; * and products that you keep in Printful’s
warehouse. When it comes to cost calculations, the table
on our Shipping page is your best friend. Use the rates listed there to set up shipping
on your store. Our shipping rates may change over time. So always refer to the shipping page for current
prices instead of this video. Okay, let’s start with calculating shipping
costs for orders with one product. Orders with one product In our shipping table, find the product category
with your product. Take a look at the First product row—that’s
the shipping cost for an order containing only one product. For example, the cost for shipping one t-shirt
to the USA is $3.99. Easy! Now let’s take a look at how to calculate
shipping costs for orders with multiple products in one category. Orders with multiple products in the same
category Similar products are items that are grouped
together under one shipping category and have the same shipping rates. For example, hoodies and sweatpants are in
the same shipping category. Tote bags and fanny packs are all in one category,
too, and have the same shipping rates. To calculate the shipping cost for an order
with similar products, add the cost from the Additional product row to the cost you have
in the First product row. For example, the cost for shipping one t-shirt
to the USA is $3.99 which is the price in the First product row. Then if an order has 2 t-shirts, the shipping
for the second t-shirt will cost $1.25 which is the price in the Additional product row. All together the cost for shipping two t-shirts
to the USA would be $5.24. Next, here’s how to calculate shipping costs
for orders with different products. Orders with multiple products in different
categories The products that are not grouped together
under a category count as different products in terms of shipping prices. For example, hoodies and all-over print leggings
are in different categories with different pricing. To calculate the shipping cost for an order
with different products, find both product categories in the shipping table. See which of your products has the highest
shipping cost in the First product row and use that as a base. Then look at the Additional product row for
both categories and see which has the lowest price, then add that price to the one in the
First product row. That’s it! For example, to get the shipping cost for
an order with a hoodie and a t-shirt, see whichever one has the highest shipping cost
in the First product row and the lowest in the Additional product row. Shipping a t-shirt to the USA costs $3.99
and $1.25 for each additional product, and for a hoodie, it’s $6.50 and $2 for each additional
product. The highest price for the First product in
this example would be for the hoodie, so you should use that as a base price and add the
Additional product shipping cost of a t-shirt to cover that. All together, shipping a hoodie and a t-shirt
would cost $7.75 in this example. Now let’s take a look at how to calculate
shipping costs for orders with products that ship separately. Orders with products that ship separately There are some products that we’ll ship separately
due to packaging differences and you can see a list of them on our Shipping page. To calculate the shipping cost for orders
with products that ship separately, you’ll have to add the shipping price from the First
product row of both products. For example, to get the shipping cost for
an order with a t-shirt and a canvas, add the shipping price from the First product
row of both products. Shipping a single t-shirt to the USA costs
$3.99, we know that already. Now we just add the shipping price for a canvas,
let’s say for the 12×12 size. That’s $9.99, which is the price you see in
the First product row. All together, the shipping cost of an order
with a t-shirt and a canvas would add up to be $13.98. If you sell Printful products that require
separate shipping, we advise you to set the rates for these products using the costs in
the First product row only. This will ensure you don’t lose profit on
shipping. Lastly, here’s how to calculate shipping costs
for orders with non-Printful products kept in your warehousing inventory. Orders with warehousing products To calculate the shipping costs for your non-Printful
products, you’ll need to check how much our carrier partners would charge for orders containing
your products. Find a shipping rate calculator on one of
our supported carrier sites and add your product details there. You’ll see what the approximate shipping
rates for this product will be for different shipping destinations. Our shipping algorithm chooses the most cost
effective shipping option for each order. So for you to get the most accurate shipping
rates for your warehoused products, we suggest calculating the shipping rates with multiple
carriers and using the average. That’s it! That’s how you calculate shipping costs for
your products! The final part of setting up shipping on your
store is actually doing it. So here’s how to set up shipping for your
online store. Configuring shipping is different for each
platform. All platforms have their own shipping settings
from shipping by weight to shipping by region. We advise you to head to our Shipping page
and choose the integration you’re using, then just follow the on-screen guide to set up
shipping on your storefront. The most popular shipping settings you’ll
have to choose from are: * Free shipping;
* Flat rates; * Weight based rates;
* Live rates. The Free shipping setting is the easiest to
set up for your store. Offering free shipping to your customers is
a good selling point. However keep in mind that Printful will still
charge your for the order shipping, so make sure you include the shipping price in your
product price. This ensures you don’t miss out on your profit! The Flat rates shipping setting means you’ll
take the same rate for all purchases. It’s a good choice if you sell products of
similar shipping price. The Weight based rate settings allows you
to charge different shipping rates for products or orders of different weights. It’s the best option for stores that sell
products with different shipping costs, like baby clothes and framed posters. With Weight based rates, you can assign an
arbitrary weight for products that have similar shipping costs. For example, you can set the weight of your
t-shirts to 1lb and assign the shipping price of $3.99 for that weight. The weight you add won’t show up on your storefront
and won’t impact the shipping cost on Printful’s side—it’ll only be used to calculate and
display shipping costs for your customer’s order during checkout. Setting up Weight based rates is different
for each platform so be sure to browse through their resources! Some integrations support Live rates. That means your customers see carrier-calculated,
real-time rates during checkout. You can check out the ecommerce integration
comparison chart to find which integrations support live rates, link in the description
below. There are other ways how to set up your shipping
rates so be sure to take your time and figure out the best solution for you. For more information, check the FAQs for your
integration and reach out to our customer support team if you have any more questions.

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