How do I set up shipping?

Learn how to set up your shipping rates in Zonos Dashboard.

Since our shipping setup is completely customizable, there are a variety of ways to set up and integrate your shipping rates. You may use one or more of the methods below.

Get started with your shipping setup

There are three ways to add/create shipping rates:

  1. Method 1
    Carrier account connection - Pull your account’s rates by connecting to your carrier’s API via our carrier account connection feature in Zonos Dashboard. Available for UPSFedExDHL ExpressUSPS, and APC (doc coming soon).
  2. Method 2
    Custom shipping options - Create rules for free, flat rate, and tiered shipping, and other custom rules.
  3. Method 3
    Custom service level with a rate sheet upload - Use a rate sheet, which is a spreadsheet provided by your carrier, shipper, or 3PL, to create a custom service level that Zonos can use to calculate your shipping rates.

Method 1 - Carrier account connection

Pull your account’s rates by connecting to your carrier’s API via our carrier account connection feature in Zonos Dashboard.  Available for UPSFedExDHL Express, USPS, and APC (doc coming soon).

Steps to connect and use your carrier account with Zonos.

Step 1

Connect your carrier account - Connect your carrier account with Zonos Dashboard to get accurate shipment ratings.

Step 2

Set up shipping zones - Use shipping zones to manage shipping profiles, rules, and rates by country.

Step 3

Enable service levels - Activate specific service levels in the shipping zones of your choice.

Step 4

Test your shipping - Test your custom shipping rules, flat rate shipping, carrier connections, and shipping service levels before they go live on your website.

Method 2 - Custom shipping options and rules

Create new shipping options like flat rate, tier-based, free shipping, or other custom rules. Rules can be based on cart price or weight and can be country-dependent based on the zone you add it to.

Steps to create custom shipping options in Zonos Dashboard.

Step 1

Create shipping zones - Use shipping zones to manage shipping profiles, rules, and rates by country.

Step 2

Add custom shipping options - Use rules to set up custom shipping options where you set the price for shipping.

Step 3

Test your shipping - Test your custom shipping rules, flat rate shipping, carrier connections, and shipping service levels before they go live on your website.

Method 3 - Custom service level with a rate sheet upload

A rate sheet is a spreadsheet provided by your carrier, shipper, or 3PL that Zonos can use to calculate your shipping rates when a carrier account connection is not an option. Zonos uses this rate sheet to create a custom service level that will show up with your other shipping service levels in Zonos Dashboard.

Steps to create a custom service level with a rate sheet upload in Zonos Dashboard.

Step 1

Create a custom service level with a rate sheet - Add custom rates with a rate sheet through Zonos.

Step 2

Set up shipping zones - Use shipping zones to manage shipping profiles, rules, and rates by country.

Step 3

Enable service levels - Activate specific service levels in the shipping zones of your choice.

Step 4

Test your shipping - Test your custom shipping rules, flat rate shipping, carrier connections, and shipping service levels before they go live on your website.

Still have questions?

View our additional documentation on how to set up shipping.

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