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Setting up the basics: Zones, Ranges, Rates

Once you've installed Postcode Shipping you're ready to make your first Zones, Ranges and Rates. Follow this guide to learn the basics.

You'll find detailed articles about Zones, Ranges and Rates on our support site, but right now we'll walk you through the process of creating one of each, so you know your way around the app and you've go the basics down.

Here we go:

  • From your Postcode Shipping dashboard, click Zones.

  • Click Add Zone.

  • Give the zone a title 'Australia' and choose Australia from the list of countries.

  • Click Save.

  • The option to 'Add a postcode range' will become available. Click Add a postcode range.

  • Give the new range a title of 'Melbourne CBD'

  • In the 'Rule Matches' field enter the postcode '3000'.

  • Click Save.

  • At the bottom of the same page the add rate box becomes available. Click Add a rate for this range.

  • Give the new rate a title 'Express', make the rate type 'Flat' and enter '10' in the rate field.

  • Click Update.

Congratulations! You've now created your first Zone ('Australia'), your first Range within that zone ('Melbourne CBD' which includes any addresses with the postcode 3000), and your first Rate for the that range ('Express' for $10).

If someone were to checkout in your Shopify store now, they would only receive a shipping rate (of $10) if their delivery address postcode was 3000.

Now it's time for you to delete this zone (the range & rate will be deleted automatically with it) and to create your own. Zones, ranges and rates are powerful tools when you know how to use them. Find out more about how they work, read the related articles below.

Once you've set up your zones, ranges and rates in Postcode Shipping, you should set up your zones in Shopify and enable Postcode Shipping to provide your rates.

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