Calculating Shipping Rates

Area for general business issue discussions including business owner challenges, customer service and other business issues you may have or can help with.
Post Reply
Accrete
Administrator
Posts: 1307
Joined: Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:44 am
Latest blog post: Have You Read the Webmaster Guidelines Yourself?
Answers: 1
Reputation: 783
Location: Canada
Has thanked: 22 times
Been thanked: 109 times
Contact:

Calculating Shipping Rates

Post by Accrete »

When I worked for a brick and mortar business and had to calculate shipping costs we knew how much the order would weigh and had a rate chart from the shipping company to use.

The ecommerce software I have seen you have to pick one of the following methods for the whole store:
  1. price per item
  2. price per dollar value of the order
  3. price based on weight
This seems like it would be very daunting for the ecommerce site owner to figure out the best method (especially if this is their first business) in which they would not loose money overall.

There is a risk of loosing money on some items in your store no matter which if the above methods you choose.

How have you decided to price your shipping costs to the customer?

Have you found an ecommerce software package where you can have more than 1 type method of costing shipping costs in the same ecommerce site?


Yours truly,
Accrete Web Solutions

SEO troubleshooting and review services available. - Pm me.
Advertisement
User avatar
LMD
Contributing Member
Posts: 625
Joined: Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:40 pm
Reputation: 274
Location: Where my wife tells me to be
Has thanked: 32 times
Been thanked: 29 times
Contact:

Re: Calculating Shipping Rates

Post by LMD »

I didn't watch the whole video, but the YouTube video link below speaks to what Shopify offers.

https : // youtu. be / ssx0Ty-Hutk

That's about how far I went with Shopify. I think your control over shipping also depends on which plan you choose. Other platforms, I'm sure, are similar.


Accrete
Administrator
Posts: 1307
Joined: Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:44 am
Latest blog post: Have You Read the Webmaster Guidelines Yourself?
Answers: 1
Reputation: 783
Location: Canada
Has thanked: 22 times
Been thanked: 109 times
Contact:

Re: Calculating Shipping Rates

Post by Accrete »

Here is another article regarding shipping costs:
If you’ve ever wondered whether your ecommerce store could afford free shipping, or if you have been frustrated by poor shipping estimates at checkout, this post is for you. I’ll address four common ecommerce shipping questions...
Q&A: ‘Can We Reduce Shipping Costs?’


Yours truly,
Accrete Web Solutions

SEO troubleshooting and review services available. - Pm me.
Post Reply

Return to “General Business Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No members and 8 guests