If you are going to be selling shippable products through your website, we need to specify who you will be using.
Your first option is to specify a flat rate for shipping. You can have various flat rates and various circumstances for which they will apply.
Otherwise, you'll need to choose a fulfilment center from UPS, USPS or FedEx. You will need to create an online account with any or all of those centers and provide us with your username and password.
Setting up fulfilment centers is a complicated and time-consuming process. Most of the centers require that you go through an approval and request process in order to obtain the proper identification and codes to successfully integrate their service. It is essential that we begin this process as soon as possible.
Once you have selected one or more fulfilment centers, you'll be able to pick and choose which shipping options you wish to offer (i.e. Next Day Air). You'll want to give these careful consideration since part of the shipping process will include you or your agent packing the order and getting it to the fulfilment center in time to meet the deadline for the chosen delivery method.
Each product that you enter into the site much include complete weight and dimension information. As long as that's accurate, every time a customer proceeds to Checkout, the shipping calculator will present them with their available shipping options, accurately quoted real-time.
Each product may also require a "Package Type" depending on the carrier you select, like, "UPS Letter."