How to Set Up Product-level Shipping

  • Updated on 22 July 2023
  • 1 min read

Getting started with Product-level Shipping

This tool is designed for products that vary in size and weight and require different shipping rates for most or all of your products. Product-level Shipping lets you add shipping rates to each individual product listing from your Products page.

⚠️ Product-level Shipping settings are separate from Shipping Profiles and Product Shipping Profiles which are used to add storewide rates that apply the same shipping rate to all products in your shop; To set storewide rates, follow the steps in our Shipping Profiles guide.

Need help determining your shipping rates? Use our How to set up Shipping guide for more information on calculating shipping rates.

Add rates to your product listings

Once you have determined the shipping rates for each product in your shop, you can add those rates directly to your product listings in the Products page of your Big Cartel admin. See the Steps section below for Web, iOS, and Android devices.

  • To charge flat-rate shipping, leave the With Others rate set to $0.00. Customers will only be charged the highest Alone rate for the items in their cart and nothing more.

  • To add an additional shipping fee for each item a customer adds to their cart, add an amount above $0.00 in the With Others field. When a customer places an order, they will first be charged the highest Alone rate of all the items in their cart. They will then be charged the With Others rate for each additional item in their cart.

⚠️ The availability of your products to different locations is determined by the shipping settings; only customers in the areas you set up shipping rates for will be able to purchase from your store. (no shipping settings = $0 shipping worldwide)

Bulk edit shipping

Looking for a faster way to add Product-level Shipping to multiple items at one time? Use our Bulk Edit tool to edit, add, and delete shipping rates from as many items as you like at one time. (premium feature)


  1. Go to the Products section of your Big Cartel admin.

  2. Add a new product or click an existing one to edit it.

  3. Click Add shipping.

  4. Select a country.

  5. Set a Shipping Alone and With Others cost.

  6. Repeat for as many countries as needed and tap Save.

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