Customers can only see Shipping Scenarios when you have Visibility turned On.
You can bypass the visibility setting by making the customer first name ‘Intuitive‘ and last name ‘Shipping‘ in the shipping address during checkout.
Nope. Shipping Scenario titles are only visible internally.
We recommend using Shipping Scenario titles that help keep you organized within Intuitive Shipping.
Intuitive Shipping pulls the Shipping Zones from your Shopify settings. When you make a change to your Shopify Shipping Zone, you will need to manually sync your changes with Intuitive Shipping through Settings.
Combined Shipping Methods ensure that if a customer orders products that are in separate Shipping Scenarios, the shipping charges are blended together for a single shipping option at checkout. Without creating a Combined Shipping Method, each Scenario’s shipping charge will show up separately.
i.e. Vendor A charges $10 for shipping and Vendor B charges $5 for shipping.
With a Shipping Method Combination set to SUM the values, if a customer orders items from Vendor A and Vendor B, they would be charged $15 at checkout.
Without a Shipping Method Combination, if a customer orders items from Vendor A and Vendor B, they would be able to choose between a $5 or $10 shipping option at checkout.
Absolutely! Intuitive Shipping supports unlimited shipping origin addresses. Learn how to create a multi-vendor setup here.
Intuitive Shipping is a powerful and dynamic shipping calculation app. Fulfillment support and shipping labels are available directly through Shopify or through a fulfillment app.
Yes! You can set the maximum or minimum amount a customer pays for shipping for each Shipping Method. Learn how here.
Carrier Calculated Rates
Yes. Carrier Calculated Shipping Rates are a Shopify requirement to use all third-party shipping calculation apps.
Shopify requires Carrier Calculated Shipping Rates to allow third-party calculators to have access to the checkout page. By Shopify’s definition, Intuitive Shipping is a third-party calculator. Even if you’re not using Live Rates, you’ll still need this feature for Intuitive Shipping to function.
If you are on the Advanced Shopify plan or higher, this feature is already included in your Shopify plan. If you are on the Basic or Shopify plans, you will need to contact Shopify via email, live chat, or phone to get the feature added to your plan.
The Carrier Calculated Shipping Rates feature is $20/month a-la-carte, or you can get it added for free if you switch to annual billing, and also save 10% on your Shopify subscription.
Note: If you are on the Advanced Shopify plan or higher, this feature is already included in your Shopify plan.
Carrier Calculated Rates are a Shopify requirement for all third-party shipping calculation apps, regardless of whether or not you are using the third-party app to calculate live rates at checkout.
We currently support these carriers:
- Canada Post
- FedEx Freight LTL
- USPS (United States Postal Service)
- Australia Post Parcel
- Australia Post Letter
- Australia Post eParcel
At this time we offer integration with FedEx Freight LTL. Other freight carrier integrations may be added in the future.
If your LTL (Less Than Load or ‘Less Than Truckload’) rates are not being displayed, it may be because the Billing and Origin addresses are different or because the carrier account information is missing.
LTL Freight carriers require the Billing and Origin addresses to be the same. In addition, you must include your account credentials, as LTL carriers do not provide retail rates when the account credential fields are left blank.
FedEx Smart Post is not currently supported by Intuitive Shipping. This option may be added in the future.
UPS does not provide delivery dates, so they will not be displayed when using UPS to calculate Live Rates.
We offer a few different packing method options:
Simplified Packing System
A value will be used to determine the combination of Packages that will be sent to the carrier API for the shipping cost calculation.
If the products you sell are generally the same size, you can typically use this method. Simplified Packaging allows you to set up tiered package sizes based on the number of items in the cart or how much the cart weighs. This lets you set up your packages without having to assign dimensions to all of your products.
Smart Boxing (4D Boxing)
To use this method, all products must have dimensions assigned to them. Using a 4D bin packing process, Intuitive Shipping will determine the total number of packages required to ship the order. These packages will be sent to the carrier API for the shipping cost calculation.
If your products vary in size, we recommend using this method. Smart Boxing will generate a more accurate package based on the dimensions of each product using stacking and rotation.
You can give dimensions to a product and enable the setting “Package Separately”. When enabled, this product will package separately and not be packed using either Simplified Packing or Smart Boxing. The dimensions assigned to the product will be used as the package dimensions. These products will be added as individual packages to the total number of packages sent to the carrier API.
Because Intuitive Shipping cannot work with dynamic data, it is not possible to set up conditions or rules based on stock levels or availability.
Dimensional weight will automatically be calculated by Intuitive Shipping when you enter actual dimensions and weight.
Manually entering dimensional weight is not recommended, as it could result in over-size fees or delivery restrictions.
Yes. In order to use Live Rates, all of your products will need to be assigned a weight, either in your Shopify settings or within the Intuitive Shipping app. If you enter a weight in both, the weight value in Intuitive Shipping will supersede the value in Shopify.
For quantity-based or weight-based packing, only weight is required. When using Smart Boxing or volume-based packing, you will need to input dimensions.
If Live Rates are not appearing at checkout, it may be because Carrier Calculated Rates are not enabled.
Carrier Calculated Rates are a Shopify requirement for all third-party calculation apps, including Intuitive Shipping. When Carrier Calculate Rates are not enabled, we’ll display a warning banner on the Intuitive Shipping Dashboard.
If Carrier Calculated Rates are enabled and Live Rates are still not appearing, be sure to verify that your carrier account credentials and all product dimensions are entered correctly. Also check that your Shipping Scenario visibility is set to ‘On’.
To learn more about enabling Live Rates, click here.
To set up Smart Boxing, simply create a Live Rate Shipping Method and make sure all of your package dimensions are entered and verified. That’s it! Smart Boxing is ready to go.
UPS does not provide delivery dates. If you are using UPS to calculate Live Rates, delivery dates will not be displayed.
Conditions allow you to define custom rules for each Shipping Scenario. This powerful feature lets you tailor your shipping costs. You can choose the availability of the Shipping Scenario based on the conditions settings:
Any Condition Below Must Be Satisfied
Any condition in the list must return true. This option is ideal for situations where one or more conditions must be met before the shipping scenario is available.
All Conditions Below Must Be Satisfied
All conditions in the list must return true. This option is ideal for situations where all conditions must be met before the shipping scenario is available.
None of the Conditions Below Must Be Satisfied
All conditions in the list must return false. This option is ideal for situations where you don’t want any of the condition settings to be met. If any of the conditions return true, the shipping scenario will return false.
Learn more about using Conditions in your Shipping Scenarios by clicking the Help button in the Intuitive Shipping app. Select Documentation from the Help button’s drop-down list, then click on Conditions in the Documentation Navigation menu.
Nope! Conditions aren’t required if you don’t have any rules or restrictions for your shipping.
You can create unlimited Conditions for each of your Shipping Scenarios.
Smart Boxing (4D Boxing Algorithm)
We do it for you! All you need to do is create a Live Rate Shipping Method and make sure all of your package dimensions are entered and verified. That’s it! Smart Boxing is ready to go.
Yes, in order to use our Smart Boxing system, your products must have dimensions assigned to them.
Yes, in order to take advantage of our Smart Boxing system, you must input your fulfillment box sizes into Intuitive Shipping.
At its core, Intuitive Shipping is a (super advanced) calculator. As with any calculator, you must provide the information you require to be calculated.
If either the dimensions of the products or the fulfillment box sizes aren’t provided, Intuitive Shipping is unable to perform a calculation.
Yes. In order to take advantage of our Smart Boxing system, you must enter product dimensions into Intuitive Shipping.
You can bulk edit your product dimensions by following the instructions here.
Yes, you can use the Smart Boxing system to calculate shipping for the suppliers who do provide dimensions for their products.
To achieve this, create two separate shipping scenarios. One shipping scenario for vendors who can use Smart Boxing and another for vendors who cannot.
When entering your package sizes, enter the inner wall dimensions of the boxes you ship your products in.
Be sure you have the Carrier Calculated Rates feature enabled in your store.
To learn more about about Carrier Calculated Rates, go here.
Intuitive Shipping can’t override your Shopify Shipping Settings, which means two things:
- When you test your shipping setup, your Shopify Shipping Rates will still appear during test checkouts.
- You’ll need to delete your Shopify Shipping Rates so they don’t appear at checkout.
To learn how to remove your Shopify Shipping Rates, click here.
No! As long as your Intuitive Shipping shipping rates are appearing as intended at checkout, you can continue testing.
After you follow these steps and remove your Shopify Shipping Rates, only your Intuitive Shipping shipping rates will be available to your customers at checkout,
If you’re testing a new setup on your checkout page and you can’t see the updated rates, you may need to clear the Shopify cache. Learn how to clear your Shopify cache here.
Carrier Calculated Rates are a Shopify requirement for all third-party calculation apps, including Intuitive Shipping. If your Carrier Calculate Rates are not enabled, you’ll see a warning banner on the Intuitive Shipping Dashboard. To learn more, click here.
You can absolutely use quick pay services with Intuitive Shipping. However, quick pay services exclude customer information. If you are using any Conditions with customer tags – e.g. for Wholesale and Retail customers – those Conditions will not be applied.
We absolutely can!
When you feel like your setup is complete, submit a support ticket here or from within the Intuitive Shipping app by following these steps:
- Click on the Help button, then click Support from the drop-down list.
- Enter your store name and the setup you’d like us to review in the Enquiry box, then click the Send button.
We’ll send you an Access Request for the Applications and Settings for your store. The request will come from email@example.com.
After you approve the Access Request, we’ll review your setup and either make minor adjustments ourselves or we’ll send you an overview of the changes that need to be made. Depending on the complexity of your setup, we may need to schedule a one-on-one appointment to provide more details over the phone or via Skype.
Intuitive Shipping does not handle any tax calculations. For more information about how taxes are handled within Shopify, click here.
Promotion and discount codes can be managed directly through Shopify. Discounts managed through your Shopify settings are applied after shipping is calculated and are independent from Intuitive Shipping.
Alternatively you can manually apply a discount on a product or products, or you can apply a mark-down on the final shipping cost.
If you recently made changes to your Shopify store setttings, be sure to sync your changes with Intuitive Shipping. Learn how to sync your updated settings here.
Intuitive Shipping syncs with the default currency in your Shopify settings. If you recently changed your currency setting in Shopify, be sure to sync your Shop settings with Intuitive Shipping.
Re-syncing your currency does not automatically convert any existing costs. Be sure to update any costs already in Intuitive Shipping to reflect your new currency setting.
Fulfillment services are determined by your Shopify settings. If you make changes to your fulfillment services, be sure to sync your new settings with Intuitive Shipping. Learn how to sync your settings here.
If you add or remove products from your Shopify store, be sure to sync your new settings with Intuitive Shipping. Learn how to sync your settings here.
If you add or remove Collections from your Shopify store, be sure to sync your new settings with Intuitive Shipping. Learn how to sync your settings here.
We pay for top-tier server infrastructure that scales with your Shopify store. Simply put, every shipping calculation costs us money.
Absolutely! All merchants, regardless of order volume, have access to email, live chat, and phone support.
Nope! Only completed orders count towards your plan.
Only if you choose to upgrade to the next tier. Each Intuitive Shipping billing plan includes an additional cost per order if you exceed the order limit of the plan. If you’re only a few orders over your limit, you’re best to stay on your current billing plan.
Shopify mandates that all third-party apps have a Maximum Usage Billing Limit that is chosen by the customer. It is the maximum allowable amount we are authorized to bill for overage charges – it does not apply to your regular monthly billing amount. To avoid service interruptions, we strongly encourage you to set your Maximum Usage Billing Limit to at least double your plan price.
No. The Maximum Usage Billing Limit is the maximum allowable amount we are authorized to charge for overage.
Let’s say your monthly usage exceeds your plan limit by $10, and your Maximum Usage Billing Limit is set to $30. At the end of the billing period, you we billed the monthly plan rate plus $10 – not $30.
Absolutely! You’ll receive a notification email when you have reached 50%, 85%, 90%, 95% and 100% of your Maximum Usage Billing Limit.
Once you reach your limit, Intuitive Shipping will no longer return rates at checkout until one of the following happens:
– Your Maximum Usage Billing Limit is increased
– You upgrade your Intuitive Shipping plan
– Your next Shopify billing cycle begins
Your Intuitive Shipping app charges will appear on your Shopify invoice. Learn more about how Shopify bills you here.
Yes, you can upgrade to a higher tier at any point during your billing cycle.
No! Once you activate your account, your 14-Day FREE Trial will begin. When it ends, your first billing period will begin automatically.
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