Setting Up Shopify Carrier Calculated Shipping Rates

Shopify carrier calculated shipping rates

Shopify merchants can use their own account with a shipping carrier to display carrier shipping rates to customers at the checkout.

All you need to do for that is to follow the steps below.

  1. Get Carrier Calculated Shipping Rates enabled for your Shopify store
  2. Install Third Party Shipping app(s) on your Shopify store
  3. Enable the app(s)
  4. Validate product weight
  5. Verify Shipper Address
  6. Configure the Shipping App to get Shopify Checkout Rates

1. Choose the Shopify plan supporting Carrier Calculated Shipping Rates

To connect your own shipping carrier accounts to Shopify, you need to have the carrier-calculated shipping feature on your store’s Shopify subscription plan. This feature is included in the Advanced Shopify and Shopify Plus plans and can be added to any plan for a monthly fee. 

You can remain on the Basic Shopify plan and add the live carrier rates feature for as little as $0/month if you switch to yearly billing. This also saves you 10% off your plan, so for a lot of users, this is the way to go. Or you can add it for $20/month a-la-carte. You can add this feature to your plan by contacting Shopify.


2. Install Third-Party Shipping app(s) on your Shopify store

By default Shopify offers shipping solutions for certain carriers, however if you want to use a complete shipping solution covering rates, labels, tracking & other shipping specificities like LTL Freight Shipping, scheduling pickups, printing manifests, custom documents, HazMat Shipping you can use any of the following Shopify Apps.

  • FedEx Ship, Rate & Track app
  • Multi-Carrier Shipping Label app
  • Australia Post app

3. Enable the app(s)

Now enable the app for your Shopify Shipping Profile. Head over to Shopify Settings > Shipping & Delivery:

Shopify Shipping & Delivery

Click on Manage Rates

Select the appropriate Shipping Zone, click on Add Rates as shown : 

Add Rate

After this choose Use carrier or app to calculate rates & select the app for which you want to fetch rates as shown below:

Use carrier or app to calculate rates

4. Validate product weight

Head over to the Product section & Select your products. Now scroll down to check the weight under Shipping as shown below: 

Shopify Product Weight

5. Verify Shipper Address

Click on Settings & verify whether the shipper address is correct, as shown below:

Shopify Shipper Address

6. Configure the Shipping App to get Shopify Checkout Rates

To get FedEx real-time rates on checkout 

Click on the Rates & under Carrier Services enable the FedEx Shipping Services for which you want to display the shipping rates at the checkout:

FedEx Real Time Rates

After enabling you will be able to see the FedEx shipping rates at Shopify checkout as shown below.

FedEx Shipping Rates at Shopify Checkout

Follow the link to configure the app correctly within your Shopify store – FedEx Ship Rate & Track Setup


To get Australia Post real-time rates on checkout 

Click on the Rates & under Carrier Services enable the Australia Post Shipping Services for which you want to display the shipping rates at the checkout:

Australia Post Shipping Services

After enabling you will be able to see the Australia Post shipping rates at Shopify checkout as shown below.

Australia Post Real-Time checkout rates

Follow the link to configure the app correctly within your Shopify store – Australia Post setup


To Get Real-Time rates with Multi-Carrier Shipping Label App

To get Real-Time rates with the Shopify Multi-Carrier Shipping Label App you need to verify the carrier service list that you want to display at the checkout by visiting App Setting> Shipping Rates> Rate Automation

Purolator shipping rates

After the verification is successfully completed you will be able to see the shipping rates at the checkout:

Shopify checkout page
Register for CCR

If you have enabled the carrier-calculated rates after you have installed the app, you need to register it under the app store settings:

Follow the link to configure the app correctly within your Shopify store – Multi-Carrier Shipping Label App Setup


Last Updated On July 27, 2022