February 16, 2018 at 7:41 pm #163767
Our company is a small military Veteran Owned Business. We are working on our eCommerce Website using Shopify eCommerce Software. I been told by Shopify that the software will not calculate dimensional weight and shipping rates for each product at our website. Will you recommend the best economical shipping software that will do what is needed to be done. At this time we will not be inventory products at our website. Do you know if UPS eCommerce Software API interface into our website to accomplish what is needed to be done? I am very disappointed and confused with Shopify because I thought the necessary shipping software were already integrated into the software.
Your help and prompt email reply will be deeply appreciated. Thank you in advance.
“Military Veteran Owned Business”February 16, 2018 at 7:49 pm #163947
BUT… if you use Shopify’s built-in shipping label system, Shopify Shipping, to handle your shipping labels, it will calculate real-time rates for your orders on any Shopify plan. Learn how it works here.
That said, in my experience, it’s usually better to have a simple set of flat-rate shipping charges rather than charge customers the actual prices to ship items. Simple flat rate shipping fees generally lead to more conversions compared to shopping cart surprises with calculated rates. You can learn more about setting conversion-driving shipping rates in our shipping rate strategies article.
I hope this information helps! Good luck!