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Nicole offers discounted local rates and a flat rate for the rest of the country

Nicole's health & well being business, Mind & Body, is based in Vancouver, Canada. She offers discounted shipping rates in her local area and a flat rate for the rest of the country. To set these rates up in Shopify, Nicole can use the Postcode Shipping app to define the local area she wants to offer rates for, then apply a 'catch all' to the rest of the country. We'll step you through the process.

Mind & Body delivery areas & rates:

LOCAL [Within the inner city of Vancouver]: $5 shipping
REST OF CANADA [Everywhere else in Canada]: $15 shipping

Nicole has already:

Create Zones:

The first thing Nicole is going to do is create a broad Zone for where she'd like to ship. A zone is a country or a group of countries. Since Nicole is only offering shipping in Canada she only needs to make one zone, which includes only Canada.

  • From the Postcode Shipping dashboard, click Zones, then add Zone.

  • Name the zone and choose the appropriate country/countries from the list.

  • Click Save.

Create Ranges:

Next, Nicole needs to define the exact suburbs/neighbourhoods she wishes to provide delivery to. She can do this by creating Ranges and specifying the postcodes that make up each range. Nicole reads up on the Range Rule Types, so she knows how to quickly make sets of postcodes and doesn't have to type in every postcode individually.

  • Within a zone click the option to Add a postcode range.

  • Give the range a title. In this example Nicole uses 'Local' and keeps all of the default settings.

  • In the 'Rules' section define a range by entering postcodes in the 'Rule matches' and 'Rule exclusions' fields. Nicole's 'Local' range is only for deliveries in the city of Vancouver, so she creates the following rule:

V6Z* V7G*-V7Z*
  • Click Save.

Create a 'Catchall' Range.

Next Nicole needs to add a second range which acts as a catch all for the rest of Canada.

  • Navigate back to the zone (eg 'Canada') and click Add a postcode range.

  • Give the Range a name (eg 'Rest of Canada'), and set the set the 'Catchall' status to Yes. Note: the Range rules fields disappear, as no postcodes are needed.

  • Click Save.

Add rates:

Once Nicole has created her ranges, she's ready to add rates.

  • At the bottom of any range screen click Add a rate for this range.

  • Fill in the rate details. In this case Nicole sets a 'flat rate' for both of her ranges, $5 for Vancouver & $15 for the rest of Canada.

  • Click Save.

Now, when Nicole's customers proceed to checkout in her Shopify store they will receive shipping rates based on the postcode of their delivery address, with one rate for Vancouver and one rate for the rest of Canada.

You can use this setup for your country too! Even though this example is based in Canada, you can setup your rates in a similar way no matter which country you are shipping from or shipping to.

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