Set Up Shipping Areas and Rates with Square Online
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If you’re selling physical items in your store, you’ll need to decide which locations you will ship to and how much to charge. There are several different shipping options to choose from depending on what your needs are.
To get started with shipping:
Go to your Square Online Overview page.
Select Fulfillment > Shipping.
Confirm the Shipping from address. This address is used to determine the shipping rates and carriers (USPS, FedEx, etc.) available in your location. If you’re shipping from a different location, click Edit Address to make changes.
Types of Shipping Rates
Which one should you choose? It depends on what you’re shipping. Here’s a quick overview of the options.
Note: Digital and Service type items do not count toward order price, weight, or quantity.
Create a Shipping Profile
A shipping profile is a combination of settings that control where and how you’ll ship your items. There are two types of shipping profiles: default and custom. The default shipping profile applies to all of your shippable items except those included in a custom profile. A custom shipping profile lets you set unique shipping rates and regions for specific items.
Note: You can set up multiple default shipping profiles as long as the location information such as states, prefectures, provinces, and countries are unique to each profile.
To set up a default shipping profile for all items:
Go to the Square Online Overview page and select Fulfillment > Shipping.
Click Set Up under 'Shipping Profiles'.
Enter a name for the new shipping profile. Your customers won't see this name.
Under Type, select Default.
Choose the countries you'll ship to in the 'Shipping To' menu. You'll be able to select specific states or provinces later. Note that you can't add a location to multiple default shipping profiles.
Click Add rate and choose an option from the dropdown menu.
Enter a name for this rate that your customers will see (e.g., Priority Mail).
Enter an amount to set the price for this rate.
Save when you're finished.
Alternatively, you can set up custom shipping profiles to charge custom rates, or create destination restrictions for certain items. Learn more about setting up item-level shipping rates.