We are proud to say that we have more ways of setting your shipping costs than any other marketplace! Check out your different options in the article and video below.
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- Option #1: Set a shipping cost on each individual item when listing it for sale
- Option #2 - Invite customers to request shipping costs so you don't have to set them ahead of time
- Option #3: Set up Fixed Cost Shipping Groups ahead of time based on the type/size of item
- Option #4: Mix and Match! You can mix "request shipping" and pre-set shipping costs in your groups as well!
Option #1: Set a shipping cost on each individual item when listing it for sale
Just selling a few items? Or want to customize the shipping cost for each listing ahead of time? You can easily set individual shipping costs for the item when listing it for sale. And then set the cost for each additional item as well.
You can read more about listing items for sale and setting individual shipping costs on the following help pages:
Option #2 - Invite customers to request shipping costs so you don't have to set them ahead of time
Do you like to be accurate or have very different inventory in terms of weight and size? This option allows customers to create an order and then send a request for shipping costs once they are ready to purchase. It's very similar to what you used to call an Invoice.
Option #3: Set up Fixed Cost Shipping Groups ahead of time-based on the type/size of item
Selling a bunch of items that are similar in size/weight? You can easily create and save shipping groups and then apply them to your listings with just one click (instead of having to manually re-enter the same information each time).
Option #4: Mix and Match! You can mix "request shipping" and pre-set shipping costs in your groups as well!
There are two different scenarios for the mix and match option!
Scenario #1: If you have shipping costs down for your own country, but want to offer shipping cost requests for other countries, you can certainly mix and match in your shipping group settings! For example, you can do set shipping costs for the United States and Request Shipping for rest of world.
Scenario #2: You know how much it costs to ship one item, but often it's hard to predict what additional items will cost to ship with it. Now you can set fixed cost shipping for the first item purchased, then ask buyers to request shipping for any additional item.
Bonus - If you'd like to offer the opportunity for in-person pick-up, you can learn how to set that here. It will apply to all of your listings, so please keep that in mind.