How do I set up my shipping rates to match Printbest’s shipping rates?

Etsy

Printbest’s Etsy integration comes with shipping profiles designed to match our flat rates, so when you connect your Etsy store, you will automatically get our shipping rates for our products. You do not need to manually set up shipping rates!

WooCommerce

To match our shipping rates on WooCommerce, it is easy and free to simply install our plugin. Activate it and we will automatically provide shipping rates that match ours. Here are the full instructions.

Shopify

The easiest way to match our shipping rates is to enable live rates by following the instructions here. However, since Shopify charges an additional fee to unlock this feature from their end, you may choose to go with the free option: setting up shipping profiles to match Printbest’s flat rates for lower quantity orders (our flat rates do not apply to larger quantity orders). For more information on our flat rates, click here.

Free Shopify Option

There are two ways to set up flat rates that reflect Printbest’s flat rate shipping. Neither of them will be an exact match with our shipping rates, but they will be relatively close over time as long as your lighter items sell as well as your heavier items.

Note: You need to first ensure your unit system is set to Imperial. If it is currently set to Metric (you are seeing kg instead of lb) go to Shopify > Settings > General and change the unit system to imperial so that you can select lb.

Easier Way – Using Averages

This method is quick and simple, but it’s less accurate. You will always be slightly overcharging or undercharging for individual orders, but they will average out over time as you get more orders.

We took our three categories of products and calculated the average for you to use. Use this if you are selling all three categories of products (light apparel, heavy apparel, and drinkware). If you are not selling all three categories, your averages could be lower or higher.

  1. In your Shopify account, go to Settings > Shipping
  2. Select your shipping zone and click edit.
  3. Under Weight based rates, click Add rate.

If you are based in the United States, add the following rates:

NameRange (lb)Amount USD
First product1$8.74
1 additional product2$10.37
2 additional products3$12.00
3 additional products4$13.62
Continue adding moreKeep counting upKeep adding $1.63

If you are based in Canada, add the following rates:

NameRange (lb)Amount CAD
First product1$12.44
1 additional product2$14.07
2 additional products3$15.70
3 additional products4$17.32
Continue adding moreKeep counting upKeep adding $1.63

You can add more rates for when your customers order more items by following the instructions in the last row of the chart.

Then assign a “fake weight” of 1 lb to each of your products. This fake weight simply allows your shipping rate profile to work properly. (E.g. If someone only orders 2 products, it will correspond to the 2 lb shipping profile). It does not affect the actual shipping.

The numbers in these charts were calculated based on averaging out the costs from our flat shipping rates.

Harder Way – Using Separate Categories

The harder way takes more time, but we’ve done a lot of the work for you, so you simply need to copy and paste. It is more accurate than the easier way so you’ll be charging shipping that is a better match with Printbest’s flat rate shipping.

  1. In your Shopify account, go to Settings > Shipping
  2. Select your shipping zone and click edit.
  3. Under Weight based rates, click Add rate.

Now add the following rates. Use the USD column if you are based in the US and the CAD column if you are based in Canada.

NameWeight Range (lb)Amount USDAmount CAD
Category A, 1 item0.00 – 0.1$3.99$6.99
Category A, 2 items0.11 – 0.2$5.24$8.24
Category A, 3 items0.21 – 0.3$6.49$9.49
Category A, 4 items0.31 – 0.4$7.74$10.74
Category B, 1 item0.41 – 0.5$6.50$7.99
Category B, 2 items0.51 – 0.6$8.50$9.99
Category B, 3 items0.61 – 0.7$10.50$11.99
Category C, 1 item0.71. – 0.8$6.99$9.90
Category C, 2 items0.81 – 0.9$8.99$11.90
Category C, 3 items0.91- 1.0$10.99$13.90
Category A, 1 item
Category B, 1 item
1.01 – 1.1$10.49$14.98
Category A, 1 item
Category B, 2 items
1.11 – 1.2$12.49$16.98
Category A, 1 item
Category B, 3 items
1.21 – 1.3$14.49$18.98
Category A, 1 item
Category C, 1 item
1.31 – 1.4$10.98$16.89
Category A, 1 item
Category C, 2 items
1.41 – 1.5$12.98$18.89
Category A, 1 item
Category C, 3 items
1.51 – 1.6$14.98$20.89
Category B, 1 item
Category C, 1 item
1.61 – 1.7$13.49$17.89
Category B, 1 item
Category C, 2 items
1.71 – 1.8$15.49$19.89
Category B, 1 item
Category C, 3 items
1.81 – 1.9$17.49$21.89
Category A, 1 item
Category B, 1 item
Category C, 1 item
1.91 – 2.0$17.48$24.88
Category A, 1 item
Category B, 1 item
Category C, 2 items
2.01 – 2.1$19.48$26.88
Category A, 1 item
Category B, 1 item
Category C, 3 items
2.11 – 2.2$21.48$28.88
Category A, 1 item
Category B, 2 items
Category C, 1 item
2.21 – 2.3$19.48$26.88
Category A, 1 item
Category B, 2 items
Category C, 2 item
2.31 – 2.4$21.48$28.88
Category A, 1 item
Category B, 2 items
Category C, 3 items
2.41 – 2.5$23.48$30.88
Category A, 1 item
Category B, 3 items
Category C, 1 item
2.51 – 2.6$21.48$28.88
Category A, 1 item
Category B, 3 items
Category C, 2 items
2.61 – 2.7$23.48$30.88
Category A, 1 item
Category B, 3 items
Category C, 3 items
2.71 – 2.8$25.48$32.88
Category A, 2 items
Category B, 1 item
2.81 – 2.9$11.74$16.23
Category A, 2 items
Category B, 2 items
2.91 – 3.0$13.74$18.23
Category A, 2 items
Category B, 3 items
3.01 – 3.1$15.74$20.23
Category A, 2 items
Category C, 1 item
3.11 – 3.2$12.23$18.14
Category A, 2 items
Category C, 2 items
3.21 – 3.3$14.23$20.14
Category A, 2 items
Category C, 3 items
3.31 – 3.4$16.23$22.14
Category B, 2 items
Category C, 1 item
3.41 – 3.5$15.49$19.89
Category B, 2 items
Category C, 2 items
3.51 – 3.6$17.49$21.89
Category B, 2 items
Category C, 3 items
3.61 – 3.7$19.49$23.89
Category A, 2 items
Category B, 1 item
Category C, 1 item
3.71 – 3.8$18.73$26.13
Category A, 2 items
Category B, 1 item
Category C, 2 items
3.81 – 3.9$20.73$28.13
Category A, 2 items
Category B, 1 item
Category C, 3 items
3.91 – 4.0$22.73$30.13
Category A, 2 items
Category B, 2 items
Category C, 1 item
4.01 – 4.1$20.73$28.13
Category A, 2 items
Category B, 2 items
Category C, 2 items
4.11 – 4.2$22.73$30.13
Category A, 2 items
Category B, 2 items
Category C, 3 items
4.21 – 4.3$24.73$32.13
Category A, 2 items
Category B, 3 items
Category C, 1 item
4.31 – 4.4$22.73$30.13
Category A, 2 items
Category B, 3 items
Category C, 2 items
4.41 – 4.5$24.73$32.13
Category A, 2 items
Category B, 3 items
Category C, 3 items
4.51 – 4.6$26.73$34.13
Category A, 3 items
Category B, 1 item
4.61 – 4.7$12.99$17.48
Category A, 3 items
Category B, 2 items
4.71 – 4.8$14.99$19.48
Category A, 3 items
Category B, 3 items
4.81 – 4.9$16.99$21.48
Category A, 3 items
Category C, 1 item
4.91 – 5.0$13.48$19.39
Category A, 3 items
Category C, 2 items
5.01 – 5.1$15.48$21.39
Category A, 3 items
Category C, 3 items
5.11 – 5.2$17.48$23.39
Category B, 3 items
Category C, 1 item
5.21 – 5.3$17.49$21.89
Category B, 3 items
Category C, 2 items
5.31 – 5.4$19.49$23.89
Category B, 3 items
Category C, 3 items
5.41 – 5.5$21.49$25.89
Category A, 3 items
Category B, 1 item
Category C, 1 item
5.51 – 5.6$19.98$27.38
Category A, 3 items
Category B, 1 item
Category C, 2 items
5.61 – 5.7$21.98$29.38
Category A, 3 items
Category B, 1 item
Category C, 3 items
5.71 – 5.8$23.98$31.38
Category A, 3 items
Category B, 2 items
Category C, 1 item
5.81 – 5.9$21.98$29.38
Category A, 3 items
Category B, 2 items
Category C, 2 items
5.91 – 6.0$23.98$31.38
Category A, 3 items
Category B, 2 items
Category C, 3 items
6.01 – 6.1$25.98$33.38
Category A, 3 items
Category B, 3 items
Category C, 1 item
6.11 – 6.2$23.98$31.38
Category A, 3 items
Category B, 3 items
Category C, 2 items
6.21 – 6.3$25.98$33.38
Category A, 3 items
Category B, 3 items
Category C, 3 items
6.31 – 6.4$27.98$35.38
Category A, 4 items
Category B, 1 item
6.41 – 6.5$14.24$18.73
Category A, 4 items
Category B, 2 items
6.51 – 6.6$16.24$20.73
Category A, 4 items
Category B, 3 items
6.61 – 6.7$18.24$22.73
Category A, 4 items
Category C, 1 item
6.71 – 6.8$14.73$20.64
Category A, 4 items
Category C, 2 items
6.81 – 6.9$16.73$22.64
Category A, 4 items
Category C, 3 items
6.91 – 7.0$18.73$24.64
Category A, 4 items
Category B, 1 item
Category C, 1 item
7.01 – 7.1$21.23$28.63
Category A, 4 items
Category B, 1 item
Category C, 2 items
7.11 – 7.2$23.23$30.63
Category A, 4 items
Category B, 1 item
Category C, 3 items
7.21 – 7.3$25.23$32.63
Category A, 4 items
Category B, 2 items
Category C, 1 item
7.31 – 7.4$23.23$30.63
Category A, 4 items
Category B, 2 items
Category C, 2 items
7.41 – 7.5$25.23$32.63
Category A, 4 items
Category B, 2 items
Category C, 3 items
7.51 – 7.6$27.23$34.63
Category A, 4 items
Category B, 3 items
Category C, 1 item
7.61 – 7.7$25.23$32.63
Category A, 4 items
Category B, 3 items
Category C, 2 items
7.71 – 7.8$27.23$34.63
Category A, 4 items
Category B, 3 items
Category C, 3 items
7.81 – 7.9$29.23

$36.63

Then assign a “fake weight” to each of your products based on the chart below. This fake weight simply allows your shipping rate profile to work properly. (E.g. If someone only orders 2 products from Category A it will correspond to the 0.11-0.2 lb shipping profile). It does not affect the actual shipping.

If you are based in the United States, use the following “fake weights”:

CategoryWeight (lb)First ItemSecond Item
A: T-shirts, tank tops, long sleeve shirts0.1$3.99$1.25
B: Hoodies, sweatshirts0.5$6.50$2.00
C: Mugs, bottles0.8$6.99$2.00

If you are based in Canada, use the following “fake weights”:

CategoryWeight (lb)First ItemSecond Item
A: T-shirts, tank tops, long sleeve shirts0.1$6.99$1.25
B: Hoodies, sweatshirts0.5$7.99$2.00
C: Mugs, bottles0.8$9.90$2.00

The numbers in these charts were calculated based on the flat rates calculated for combinations of our products.

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