How to Update Your Shopify Shipping Methods for 2023 Changes

This guide will show you how to make the necessary changes to ensure your customers are covering the cost of postage at checkout.

Updated over a week ago

It’s time to update your e-commerce store(s) shipping profiles to match our updated pricing and services.

From the 27th of March 2023, almost all untracked shipping methods will be removed to ensure your customers have the best delivery experience possible. Plus, prices will change in line with our courier's rates for 2023. Find out more about the changes.

This guide will show you how to make the necessary changes to ensure your customers are covering the cost of postage at checkout.


Edit Shopify Shipping Profiles

In your Shopify dashboard, head to Settings > Shipping and delivery.

Locate the shipping rates your store uses for Inkthreadable products; if you only use us to fulfil your Shopify orders, these will be under your General shipping rates. If you have multiple fulfilment locations, you may have them under Custom shipping rates.

Click Manage.

UNITED KINGDOM 🇬🇧

First, let's set up the rates for the UK.

To prevent any mistakes, we recommend deleting the existing rates under this shipping zone, and we'll re-add the new rates together.

To do this, click the three dots next to each rate and Delete.

Your zone should then look like this:

Add Royal Mail 48 Tracked Shipping

  • Click Add rate and select 'Set up your own rates'

  • In 'Rate name' type: Royal Mail 48 Tracked

  • Enter the price of £2.12

  • Click Add conditions, based on item weight

  • Enter a maximum weight of 0.1kg (or 100g if your metrics are in grams).

  • Click Done

Now, you'll need to repeat those steps for several more rates following the table below:

Rate Name

Price

Minimum weight

Maximum weight

Royal Mail 48 Tracked

£3.33

0.101kg

0.699kg

Royal Mail 24 Tracked

£2.76

0kg

0.1kg

Royal Mail 24 Tracked

£4.35

0.101kg

0.699kg

DPD Courier

£11.99

Optional: 0.7kg

6kg

DPD Courier*

£23.98

6.01kg

12kg

*This rate will rarely be used but may be worth adding if you expect large orders on Shopify. It covers orders between 61 - 120 x t-shirts or 31 - 60 x hoodies.

You can change the rate names if you wish - however, the words "48" / "24" and "Courier" are keywords and must be included for the order to be received on the correct method via the integration.

Once you're done, it'll look something like this:


EUROPE 🇪🇺

If you've previously followed our shipping guides, you may find multiple Europe Zones in your shipping profile. However, we won't be needing those anymore.

Click the three dots next to Europe Zones 1 - 5 and Delete them from your profile.

Next, click Create Zone. Add 'Zone name' Europe.

Then, you'll need to enter each European nation manually. The list is included below and, regretfully, cannot be copied/pasted in full since only one country can be entered at a time.

We suggest copying/pasting one country at a time and selecting the box; it should only take a few minutes!

  • Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, North Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vatican City.

Once they're all checked, click Done and hit Save.

Now, let's add the rates to this zone. The steps are the same as previous rates, following the table below:

Rate Name

Price

Minimum weight

Maximum weight

Europe Tracked

£5.82

0kg

0.1kg

Europe Tracked

£8.77

0.101kg

0.399kg

Europe Tracked

£12.65

0.4kg

0.699kg

DPD Courier

£23.89

Optional: 0.7kg

6kg

Once you're done, you'll have 4 rates within your Europe zone:


USA 🇺🇸

If you have pre-existing rates for the USA, let's not delete them this time because the weight ranges will stay the same.

Instead, update the costs for each weight range to match the following table.

(If you don't have rates for the USA yet, add them now! Simply click "Create Zone", type in the United States and select the region).

Rate Name

Price

Minimum weight

Maximum weight

USPS

£7.08

0kg

0.1kg

USPS

£11.64

0.101kg

0.149kg

USPS

£14.89

0.15kg

0.15kg

USPS

£11.64

0.151kg

0.199g

USPS

£16.14

0.2kg

0.399kg

USPS

£18.97

0.4kg

0.499kg

USPS

£23.45

0.5kg

0.599kg

USPS

£23.94

0.6kg

0.699kg

DPD Courier

£37.80

0.7kg

6kg

Once you're done, the zone will appear as follows:

You're halfway there! Click Save to apply the changes so far.


AUSTRALIA 🇦🇺

If you have existing rates for Australia, you'll need to update the rate names and remove the rate for weights 0.6kg to 0.699kg. We'll be updating the last rate to 0.4kg to 0.699kg.

Update all rates in line with this table:

Rate Name

Price

Minimum weight

Maximum weight

Australia Tracked

£9.67

0kg

0.1kg

Australia Tracked

£16.75

0.101kg

0.299kg

Australia Tracked

£19.08

0.3kg

0.399kg

Australia Tracked

£23.83

0.4kg

0.699kg

DPD Courier

£37.80

0.7kg

6kg

This should now appear in your shipping profile as follows:


CANADA 🇨🇦

We've not had exclusive rates to Canada before, and this will be a new zone for all stores.

Click Create Zone, enter the 'Zone Name' Canada and select the Canada region to include all 13 provinces.

Then, follow the process Add rate using the details of this table:

Rate Name

Price

Minimum weight

Maximum weight

Canada Tracked

£7.92

0kg

0.1kg

Canada Tracked

£11.52

0.101kg

0.399kg

Canada Tracked

£12.96

0.4kg

0.699kg

DPD Courier

£37.80

0.7kg

6kg

Once complete, it'll look like this:


REST OF THE WORLD 🌍

Almost there... All we need to do now is update your rates for the rest of the world.

The shipping methods and weight ranges aren't changing for this zone, so you can change the existing rates as long as yours are set up already.

Follow the rates in this table:

Rate Name

Price

Minimum weight

Maximum weight

Royal Mail Regular

£6.67

0kg

0.1kg

Royal Mail Regular

£13.20

0.101kg

0.399kg

Royal Mail Regular

£17.66

0.4kg

0.699kg

Royal Mail Tracked

£14.90

0kg

0.1kg

Royal Mail Tracked

£20.14

0.101kg

0.399kg

Royal Mail Tracked

£23.34

0.4kg

0.699kg

DPD Courier

£37.80

0.7kg

6kg

And once done, it'll look something like this:

Don't forget to hit Save again to apply the changes.


FINAL CHECKS 🤓

We recommend reviewing your shipping profile to double-check your condition columns and prices. It's so easy to accidentally type an extra 0 or forget to add a minimum weight, which could cause checkout errors for your customers.

We've provided screenshots to make it easy for you to check your profiles. Do it now!

WOOHOO! 🎉 Your store is now ready to start shipping worldwide. So, next time you get the message "do you ship to Brazil? 🥹" you can say, "YES, I ship everywhere!". That's pretty amazing, and we can't wait to send your orders.


Any questions? Get in touch by clicking the chat icon, or emailing support@inkthreadable.co.uk.

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