As we previously detailed, SPOD provides three different shipping methods: standard, premium, and express.
It’s important to note that Shopify doesn’t explicitly list these shipping names, and they include their own variations of these various methods. Therefore, you’ll want to actively name each of these shipping types for your SPOD products.
If you do not name each of these methods, the following information should be passed along to your customers:
- If the customer chooses a shipping method that includes the word “premium,” it will default to SPOD’s premium shipping type (assuming it’s available in the applicable country)
- If the customer chooses a shipping method that includes the word “express,” it will default to SPOD’s express shipping type (assuming it’s available in the applicable country)
- If the customer chooses any other shipping method, we’ll automatically default to the least-expensive route
When configuring your shipping methods and calculating the accompany costs, you’ll want to remember that SPOD does not support live rates.
If You Only Sell SPOD Products
It’s especially easy to configure your shipping methods if you’re only selling SPOD products in your Shopify store. To set up your shipping types, you’ll want to
- Visit your shop, go to “Settings,” go to “Shipping”
- Delete the existing national/international shipping zones
- Create new national/international shipping zones.
- For each zone, define the pricing (in different tiers) for standard/premium/express shipping
SPOD’s shipping pricing is tiered, so it’s essential that you configure your pricing settings in a similar way.
If You Sell SPOD Products and Non-SPOD Products
If your customers are able to complete a transaction with a mixed basket of SPOD and non-SPOD products, then you may want to slightly adjust your shipping methods. Overall, the setup method is the same; however, you’ll want to account for any additional charges if you’re going to be shipping separate products from another location.
Furthermore, you’ll want to confirm which shipping methods are used for these non-SPOD products, and you’ll want to adapt your shipping types accordingly. For instance, if SPOD is the only supplier to offer premium/express shipping, you shouldn’t be offering this shipping type to your customers.