Shipping profiles help you charge accurate shipping rates through product-based shipping rules. You can use shipping profiles to set shipping rates for specific products, and charge different amounts based on where you're shipping your products to and from. You can add products that should share shipping rates to a shipping profile, and then set up shipping zones and rates for each location that fulfills those products.
When to use shipping profiles
By default, each Mav Farm is created with one shipping profile that contains your general shipping rates. For businesses with a simple shipping setup, creating general shipping rates is often sufficient. For businesses that manage products and locations that have different shipping costs and regional availability, additional shipping profiles help keep shipping costs accurate and easily managed.
For example, if you sell a few products that are fragile and need more expensive shipping options, then you can create a shipping profile for these fragile products and charge different shipping rates than the rest of your products. Or, if you want to ship orders from the location that is closest to your customers, then you can specify which countries that you want each location to fulfill.
Before you use shipping profiles
Learn how to create shipping zones and rates - Each location in each profile can have its own shipping zones and rates. Before you create a shipping profile, make sure you understand how shipping zones and shipping rates work and how best to use them for your business.
Consider apps that affect shipping - If you use apps that affect your shipping settings, then your shipping profiles might not work as expected. Before you use shipping profiles, contact the developers of the apps that you use to make sure that they work with shipping profiles.
Consider how rates are combined at checkout - If an order contains products that ship from different locations or profiles, then each shipment's shipping rates are added together to produce a combined rate at checkout. This can lead to high shipping costs at checkout for your customers if large orders are not considered when creating shipping rates.
Create a shipping profile
Before you create a shipping profile, make sure that you understand how to make shipping zones and shipping rates. A product or variant can belong to only one shipping profile at a time. If you add a product or variant to a second shipping profile, then it is removed from the first profile. In addition to the general profile, you can create 99 custom shipping profiles for 100 shipping profiles in total.
From your Mav Farm admin, go to Settings > Shipping and delivery.
In Custom shipping rates at checkout, click Create new profile.
Enter a name for the profile.
In the Products section, use the search bar to add products to the shipping profile.
Address any changes you need to make to your locations.
For each shipping zone that you want in your shipping profile, complete the following steps:
In Shipping to, click Create shipping zone.
Name the shipping zone.
Select the countries or regions that are part of the zone, and then click Done.
For each shipping rate you want in the zone, click Add rate, choose the rate's details, and then click Done.