Shipping Overview

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Why Shipping is Important

Statistics heavily indicate that high shipping charges tend to discourage customers from completing the checkout process. By segmenting your shipping you can offer the right rate to the right region which will save you from losing money and encourage customers to commit and make a purchase. Also, you’ll be able to do things like only allow specific areas (also known as “zones”) to purchase from your online store, and work up to selling your products internationally.

How Shipping Works

Bigcommerce gives you a variety of ways to charge for shipping: local pick-up options, free shipping discounts, flat rates, fixed rates, weight-based rates, and real time shipping quotes. Our options are pretty robust. You’ll be able to choose what countries and states you want to ship to, what rates you’d like to offer and even do things like print shipping labels right from your control panel to save you time and money.

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Have a specific question or issue? Check out some shipping discussions in our Community Forum. Post your question and speak directly to other business owners, Bigcommerce Staff and Partners who specialize in this area. It’s likely someone just like you has already been there.

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Find an App

Looking to solve for a specific business pain point you're having? Check out the shipping section of our App Store. You'll find apps that can help you save time and energy, streamline your process, organize inventory and so much more for only few dollars a month.

Note that many of our apps have a free trial period so you may take it for a test drive before committing.

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