Have you set up free shipping on your Shopify store? One of the most common reasons for customers abandoning their shopping carts is the cost of additional shipping costs. Offering free shipping options at checkout helps encourage customers to complete their purchases.

From the Shipping settings page in your Shopify admin, you can set up free shipping options in a variety of ways. In this article, we will guide you how to set up free shipping on Shopify with 3 options.

Set up free shipping as a fixed rate

It is possible to set free shipping as your fixed shipping rates over all orders. This way allows you to manage your shipping costs more easily while still allowing you to add extra shipping rates for certain products or orders that exceed specified values or weights.

Step 1: Go to Shipping and delivery in Settings section

From your Shopify admin account, go to Settings > click on Shipping and delivery.

Go to Shipping and delivery in Settings section

Step 2: Edit shipping rates

On the line of GENERAL SHIPPING RATES, please click on Manage rates.

click on Manage rates to edit shipping rates

You can set up shipping rates for specific countries or groups of countries by clicking on Create shipping zone.

clicking on Create shipping zone

After that, you type Zone name > search countries and regions you want in search bar > tick in the checkbox > click on Save button.

create zone for shipping rates

After creating a zone, you will see the sections of zones you chose and a section of the Rest of world. To add the shipping rate to each shipping zone where you want the free shipping rate, you just need to click on Add rate button.

click on Add rate button

And then, enter the name for the rate and type 0 in the price section for free shipping. Do not forget to click on the Done button.

enter the name for the rate and type 0 in the price

To set up free shipping for other zones, please do the same steps as shown above. 

Step 3: Click on Save button to save all changes

click on save button

Set up free shipping for a certain value 

You can add a price-based condition to your free shipping rate if you want free shipping to be available only on orders over a certain value.

Step 1: Go to Shipping and delivery in Settings section

From your Shopify admin account, go to Settings > click on Shipping and delivery.

Go to Shipping and delivery in Settings section

Step 2: Edit shipping rates

On the line of GENERAL SHIPPING RATES, please click on Manage rates.

Go to Shipping and delivery in Settings section

You can set up shipping rates for specific countries or groups of countries by clicking on Create shipping zone.

Go to Shipping and delivery in Settings section

After that, you type Zone name > search countries and regions you want in search bar > tick in the checkbox > click on Save button.

Go to Shipping and delivery in Settings section

After creating a zone, you will see the sections of zones you chose and a section of the Rest of world. To add the shipping rate to each shipping zone where you want the free shipping rate, you just need to click on Add rate button.

Go to Shipping and delivery in Settings section

And then, enter the name for the rate and type 0 in the price section for free shipping. 

Go to Shipping and delivery in Settings section

Step 3: Add price-based condition

Clicking on Add conditions 

Clicking on Add conditions

Select Based on order price > type Minimum price > click on Done button.

Select Based on order price > type Minimum price > click on Done button

Step 4: Click on Save button to save all changes

click on save button

Set up free shipping for a certain weight

You can add a weight-based condition to your free shipping rate if you want free shipping to be available only on orders over a certain value.

Step 1: Go to Shipping and delivery in Settings section

From your Shopify admin account, go to Settings > click on Shipping and delivery.

go to Settings > click on Shipping and delivery

Step 2: Edit shipping rates

On the line of GENERAL SHIPPING RATES, please click on Manage rates.

click on Manage rates

You can set up shipping rates for specific countries or groups of countries by clicking on Create shipping zone.

clicking on Create shipping zone.

After that, you type Zone name > search countries and regions you want in search bar > tick in the checkbox > click on Save button.

type Zone name > search countries

After creating a zone, you will see the sections of zones you chose and a section of the Rest of world. To add the shipping rate to each shipping zone where you want the free shipping rate, you just need to click on Add rate button.

type Zone name > search countries for shipping

And then, enter the name for the rate and type 0 in the price section for free shipping. 

enter the name for the rate and type 0 in the price

Step 3: Add weight-based condition

Clicking on Add conditions 

Clicking on Add conditions

Select Based on order weight > type Minimum weight > click on Done button.

Select Based on order weight > type Minimum weight > click on Done

Step 4: Click on Save button to save all changes

click save to complete free shipping for certain weight

Conclusion 

Shopify allows users to set up various types of free shipping for different conditions. With just a few basic steps, you can easily set up free shipping as a fixed rate, free shipping for a certain value, free shipping for a certain weight. Follow our guideline and let us know your results in the comment box below. 





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