Chapter 6 Get It to Their Door: How to Configure Shipping

BigCommerce Success Stories / 1 min read

While shipping may be low on your list of priorities, it can make or break your business. That’s why we offer a lot of choices (including USPS, UPS, FedEx, to name a few). Plus, you can give your customers real time shipping quotes.

Shipping is one of the top reasons US shoppers abandon their carts, including:

  • Shipping costs made the total purchase more than expected
  • The order value wasn’t enough to qualify for free shipping
  • Shipping and handling costs were listed too late during the checkout process

The right shipping solution can save you thousands by not undercharging or overcharging your customers.

Decrease abandoned carts, earn repeat business, and cut operational costs by developing a solid shipping strategy.

We’ll walk you through it here.

Once you’ve decided on a shipping strategy, it’s time to choose your shipping zones and methods. Learn how to select free shipping, flat rate shipping, or create rules for shipping below:

Already logged in to your BigCommerce store?

We’ll take you to the exact spot you need to be to set up shipping.

Table of Contents

IntroThe Guide to Getting Started with BigCommerce
Chapter 1 Represent Your Brand: Select a Domain Name and Set Up Your Logo
Chapter 2 Create the Face of Your Store: How to Add Photos to Your Carousel
Chapter 3 Select Your Look and Feel: How to Pick a Theme for Your Store
Chapter 4 Fine-tune the Details: Here’s How to Customize Your Store
Chapter 5 Fill the Shelves: How to Add Products to Your Store
Chapter 6 Get It to Their Door: How to Configure Shipping
Chapter 7 Tell Them Who You Are: How to Fill Out Your Contact Pages
Chapter 8 Keep in Touch: How to Get Customers to Follow Your Store on Social Media
Chapter 9 Add More Functionality: How to Choose the Apps You Need
Chapter 10 Pick a Plan: How to Select the Right Plan for Your Business


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