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Real-Time Shipping

You can have order shipping costs calculated in real time for your shoppers by having the store connect to either of the following shipping carriers:

  • United States Postal Service
  • UPS
  • FedEx
  • DHL
  • CanadaPost
  • AustraliaPost
  • Royal Mail & ParcelForce

Note: With the exception of RoyalMail/Parcel Force & AustraliaPost, you will need to have an account with the respective shipping carrier(s) from the above list in order to use their real-time shipping features.

Setting your required credentials for the Shipping Carriers will be done in your store's Settings =>Shipping =>Shipping Settings page.

Once you have your store configured to use any or all of the above shipping carrier(s) for real-time shipping calculation, the store will provide shoppers with a shipping quote during the checkout process. It does this by sending the carrier specific information about the order including:

  • Origin
    Your store or warehouse's physical location which is set in the Settings =>Shipping =>Shipping Methods page.
  • Weight
    The order's total weight after combining the weight of all products purchased and their packaging information
  • Destination
    Where the package will be delivered -- i.e. the shopper's shipping address

Note: For complete information on setting up your store with Real-Time shipping carriers, please review our knowledgebase article located here.

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