What delivery cost will be used when a customer adds products from different vendors to their cart?
Shipping is a cornerstone of marketplaces, and it can become challenging when vendors are not used to shipping packages. That's why, at Garnet, we simplified the vendor's options.
There are 3 options available in
Garnet > Admin panel > Shipping, we will explain here how they work and which one you should use.
Test delivery and cart setup
Before jumping into the available settings, let's set up some shipping costs in
Shopify > Settings > Shipping and delivery.
Here the marketplace has 3 shipping options:
Express shipping, at $20
Standard shipping, at $10
Free shippingfor a total order price above $50
And let's say our customer checks out with the following cart:
Sanaru Pineappleat $100 from vendor
Abacaxi Pineappleat $22 from vendor
Balvadar Pineappleat $32 from vendor
Total before tax and before shipping: $154
1. Only use Shopify's delivery settings
This is the default, and the simplest option. When enabled, Garnet will use your Shopify's shipping settings.
With our settings, since the total from the cart is above $50, the
Free shipping option is available along with
Express shipping and
Use this setting when you offer free shipping on all products. The shipping cost is included in the product price.
2. Cumulate shipping cost for each vendor
This option will use your Shopify's default shipping setting to all vendors. If you change the delivery setting in Shopify, you will need to reset this option to ensures vendors all have the same settings.
In our example, both
Standard shipping and
Express shipping apply to all products. Hence the cost is 3 times the cost of the individual items.
Sanaru Pineapple qualify for
Free shipping, however for simplicity Shopify hides this option. If the customer wants
Free shipping, they have to use another cart.
Use this setting when vendors have their own logistic methods.
3. Vendors can override with flat delivery fees
On Garnet, we set the following option names:
1-day shipping, and
Then for each vendor, we were able to customize the delivery fees by going to
Garnet > Settings > Shipping methods
See Pineapple Rockets's shipping methods on Garnet
|Vendor||Premium shipping||1-day shipping||International shipping|
Looking at the cart, we can see that only
Premium shipping is available for all items. It is priced at $10 + $11 + $12 = $33.
Use this setting when the marketplace is paying for vendor's shipping costs.
At Garnet we are working with several logistic partners to automate the vendor shipping experience. Contact us to know more about it.
If you are looking to integrate with custom or in-house logistic software, you can contact us to request an integration.