How to Determine Shipping Cost Type
Shipping costs can be one of the more challenging aspects to determine when you are drop shipping. When you click on any product in our inventory like you are going in to read the description, under the description you will find a section called "Additional Information". In this section you will find where it reads "Shipping Costs. It will either say 'Free', 'Flat' or 'Calculated'.
- Free shipping items, are exactly as it sounds, you won't pay any shipping costs on these items. You can find a complete list of our free shipping items by Clicking Here to view products with free shipping.
- Flat Rate shipping items, will be $9.99 to ship. It doesn't matter if you buy 1 or 100 flat rate items it is $9.99 to ship the entire order. This makes it great for bundling items together, which always allows you to create a unique product no one else is offering. You can find a complete list of our Flat Rate shipping items by Clicking Here to view products with Flat Rate shipping.
- The rest of our products have Calculated shipping costs. This is probably the most difficult to determine because it is based off the item weight, size and destination address. We provide the weight and size, but no one knows your destination address until you receive an order. All of our Premium Tools include auto pricing where we calculate the shipping costs for you so you are able to offer free shipping to your customers. To learn how we do that please read below.
How to Calculate Shipping Costs
If you are trying to determine shipping costs, the best thing to do is to click on the product you are wanting a quote for, under the description is a section called Additional Information. In this section you will find a field called Ship From Zip. You will then use that zip code for your ship from location and then use a zip that is furthest away from the ship from zip (either rural area Maine (zip 04344), or rural area Washington (zip 98823) as your ship to zip code.
The rate you receive will be the highest in the country, and will cover shipping to any address in the USA.
An easy way to calculate one of our products is to add it to your cart on our website, and enter one of the above zip codes, it will tell you what our rate is and then you can price from there.
Alternatively if you have hundreds or thousands of items to price, you can contact us and let us know where you will selling and we will see if we have an auto pricing tool that can help you.