BY Nicki Hodgkiss

Connect Live Shipping Rates to Your Store

Get Live Shipping Rates From Shipping Pilot at Checkout!

Shipping Pilot is excited to announce live shipping rates and services directly from our platform, into yours! Getting started is easy, and requires little technical knowledge. 

What are Checkout Rates? 

Checkout Rates lets you choose the shipping options and rates displayed on your store’s checkout page. It gives you the opportunity to configure rates for your customers to select during their checkout process from your stores. Enabling this feature will let you control which rates display to your customers while also allowing them to select their preferred service and carrier.

Checkout Rates can be set up to use a flat rate, which allows you to apply the same price to all shipments regardless of shipping cost. In this scenario, the eCommerce owner charges a flat rate fee for shipping no matter where it is going. This usually benefits the eCommerce owner cause they can add in padded margin on the costs. 

There are also live rates, which pulls a rate from your carrier accounts for the services you define. In this scenario, the eCommerce owner charges a rate from the courier that is generated based on where the package is going. This usually benefits the buyer because it could save them money depending on location and they can ensure the rates are not padded.

Enable Checkout Rates for Shopify

Before enabling Checkout Rates for Shopify, make sure you meet the following Shopify requirements.

You must be on a Shopify Advanced plan or higher. Alternatively, you can also gain access by switching your Shopify plan monthly payment to an annual payment. Or you may request access to Shopify’s third-party calculated shipping rates that Shopify charges an additional fee for.

After you register for Real-Time Calculated Shipping, there may be a delay from 30 minutes to 24 hours before the ShipStation rates appear in Shopify.

In your Shopify account:

  1. Go to the Shipping and Delivery section to Edit Rates.
  2. Enable the option “Automatically show new shipping services to customers when they become available”.
  3. Select the checkbox next to Standard Delivery in the Manage Rates pop-up.
  4. Click Done, then click Save.

Enable Checkout Rates for BigCommerce

Step 1: Go to Store Setup > Shipping under Checkout Shipping Options, and click Edit in the zones you wish to enable Easyship rates.

Step 2: Navigate to Store Setup > Shipping, and under Real-time shipping quotes, toggle Easyship On.

Step 3: Click on Submit, then repeat these steps to enable Easyship for any additional or new shipping zones you wish to set up.

Enable Checkout Rates for Magento 

Step 1: Log in to the Magento Admin with an Administrator account. 

Step 2: Go to Stores > Configuration > Sales > Shipping Methods > Easyship. 

Step 3: Enable Easyship in Checkout and set the Base Category

Enable Checkout Rates for Wix 

Step 1: Go to Settings in your site’s dashboard. Click eCommerce settings. Scroll down to the Customize your checkout section.

Step 2: Enable the toggles next to any of the preset fields to add them. Optional, the Mandatory field checkbox next to the selected field. If checked, customers need to complete these fields to check out. 

Step 3:  Click the Additional Info toggle to enable it.  

Enter a name in the Field Title field. Optional, click the Mandatory field checkbox next to the field you created. If checked, customers need to complete these fields to check out. 

For All Your Fulfillment and Shipping Needs

Shipping Pilot is dedicated to helping you with all your fulfillment and shipping needs. Our services are designed to make it as easy as possible for you and your customers to be supported. All your e-commerce shipping on autopilot! To see everything we have to offer, check out our website here

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