Getting Started with the uShip Shopify App

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Requirements

To display uShip rates, you must have the “Real-Time Carrier Calculated Shipping” (CCS) feature in Shopify. See Shopify’s support article for more information.

Once uShip is attached to your Shopify account (see Installing the uShip Shopify App for more information), you’ll need to create the metadata fields. This step is required to generate shipping rates. 

 To do this:

  • From Shopify Admin go to Settings > Custom Data
  • Click “Products”
  • Click “Add Definition”
  • Create Definitions for Length, Width, and Height all separately
  • Content Type: Dimension
  • Set to “One Value”
  • Add Minimum and Maximum values (if desired this is not required)
  • Click “Save”

Please see the following video for a detailed walk-through: How to Set Up Metafields in the uShip Shopify App. 

Important: if there are any variant level items, you must set up metafields at the product level AND the variant level so dimensions can be added in both places. 

Setting up Shipping Methods

After installing the uShip Shopify app, “uShip” will be automatically added as a new calculated shipping rate. See Shopify’s Help Center article, under the section Add a calculated shipping rate, for more information.

How Rates Are Calculated

Rates are calculated based on the weight and dimensions of products in a cart, and the origin and destination ZIP codes. Your Shipping Origin (specified in Settings > Shipping) is used as the pickup location.

Adjusting Shipping Rates in the uShip Shopify App

You can mark up or discount the rates provided by the uShip Shopify App. See Shopify’s Help Center article, under the section Adjusting calculated rates, for detailed instructions.

Need More Flexibility?

 If your business needs more flexibility and customization in managing shipping rates, we recommend using the Advanced Shipping Rules app. Advanced Shipping Rules enables additional capabilities, such as:

  • Rating based on multiple shipping origins
  • Show/hide shipping rates based on product groups

 See Managing Multiple Shipping Rates Using Advanced Shipping Rules.

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