NOW AVAILABLE​: Faster Shipping Process

Yess! You tweaked every little detail on your storefront, everything looks perfect! We all know shipping is a key part of your business. In today’s DNA Age, a customer expects a variety of affordable shipping options to see in a drop-down menu at the checkout. CustomCat team worked really hard to make that happen. As of now, a customer will be able to choose from 4 shipping options, which furthermore streamlines your process. It cuts down the time in half and expedites shipping for the customer especially during the holiday season. 

This blog post contains information on:

1How To Add Shipping Methods to Shopify & CustomCat

2. Overview & Pricing  

3. Benefits of Faster Shipping 

Add Shipping Methods to Shopify & CustomCat

Log into Shopify > Click ‘Settings’ > Click ‘Shipping’

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Advanced options are ONLY available for Domestic. Click ‘Edit’.

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Click ‘Add Rate’ –  for example: (UPS Surepost, UPS Ground, UPS 2Day,  and UPS Overnight). See Below. 

***Note, you can use your own names

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When you have completed all the steps above, Click ‘Apps’ on the left sidebar of your Shopify store. 

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Select ‘CustomCat: Print On Demand Fulfillment’.

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Click ‘Settings’. 

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Select ‘Shipping’.

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Tap the ‘+’ to add shipping methods.  IMPORTANT: Make sure the method names match exactly the names you added in Shopify Setting. 

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Add Shipping Methods to WordPress & WooCommerce

Log into your CustomCat account, when you log in you will be redirected to this page below. For demonstration purposes, we selected ‘iHeartpolice’ store. Click on the ‘profile’ icon. 

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In Settings click ‘Shipping’. 

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In Shipping Setup, click the ‘plus sign’ to add your shipping methods.

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Once you complete all the steps above, log into your WordPress account. Select ‘WooCommerce’.

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In WooCommerce, select ‘Settings’.

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In Settings, click on ‘Shiping’. 

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In the Domestic U.S., click on ‘Edit’. 

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Add ‘Shipping Methods’ and click ‘Save’.  IMPORTANT: Make sure the method names match exactly the names you added in CustomCat Account Settings. 

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Overview & Pricing 

Economy (default)  is the most cost-efficient form of ground shipping. It is best used with customers who aren’t in rush to get the product delivered. Ship time ranges from 1-6 business days depending on proximity to Detroit, MI. 

Price: $4.99 1st item + $1.50 each additional

Ground is UPS Ground, ship time is displayed in the map below which depends on proximity to Detroit, MI.

Price: $10 1st item + $.75 each additional

***If you choose Ground for Alaska, Hawaii & Puerto Rico, you will automatically be upgraded to 2-day shipping (Price: $20 1st item + $ 2 each additional).

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Two-Day, the package will be delivered within two days of post-production.

Price: $20 1st item + $ 2 each additional

Overnight, the package will be delivered standard overnight post-production.

Price: $25 1st item + $3 each additional

International only has 1 shipping method at this moment (no expedited options available).

Price: $7.50 + $5.95 for each additional item in the order to anywhere outside the US.

***Ship time ranges from 1-2 weeks depending on proximity to Detroit, MI.

We ship worldwide, but full tracking (marked as delivered on tracking) is only provided for these specific countries:

Australia
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Croatia
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Gibraltar
Great Britain
Hungary
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Malta
Netherlands
New Zealand
Poland
Portugal
Singapore
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland

For any countries not listed above, tracking stops once the package is handed over to the country’s international carrier. For these countries we do not receive additional tracking updates, therefore we are not liable once they have been given to the international carrier.

We do not ship to the following countries:

Cuba
Falkland Islands
Iran
North Korea
Somalia
Sudan

Benefits of Faster Shipping 

Sell Longer into Holidays

Sometimes life gets in a way. Streamlined shipping allows customers to grab those last minute deals and make you more money. 

Increase Profits   

Allowing customers to choose a shipping method on their own increases loyalty to your brand instead of spending money elsewhere.

Deliver Happy Customers

CustomCat understands that when it comes to customer loyalty and happiness, shipping speed and cost are one of the main factors of running a successful business. The quicker the customer gets their hands on the product the better. Satisfied customers are to stay loyal to your business much more than unhappy customers. 

Expand your target audience 

Word-of-mouth travels fast if a customer is satisfied with the time frame of the shipping, as long as there are no complications, they are more likely to give your company a 5-star rating. On the other hand, if shipping takes a longer than expected your company might experience social media backlash from unhappy customers. On a happy note, we believe that you know what’s best for your business and that you make the right choices by adding this new feature. 

Accomplish better operational efficiency & Increase average order value

You are more likely to see an increase in average order value due to the fact that customers pay extra for faster shipping (2-day & overnight) because who wants to pay more for shipping when you can do it all at once. In return, the drop shipping process becomes more simple and efficient. Time is money, am I right? 

Break down barriers between in-store & online retail 

Today e-commerce stores not only compete with each other but also with large in-store retailers that offer instant gratification at no shipping cost. With e-commerce being on the rise, shipping is one of the most important factors that drive businesses forward. 

Develop a strong marketing message 

Faster shipping should be included in your marketing message. All companies do it,  you should too! Make sure to incorporate shipping benefits into your brand message in order to stay in a business.

Less of a chance of items being lost 

Loss of an item can make a customer growl. Who wants that? We certainly don’t. Faster delivery times minimizes the risk of the item getting lost in the chaos of shipping. Decrease the time the package spends on the road and win the hearts of your customers today! 

Boost your business 

Some people want their items delivered yesterday. People are willing to spend the extra couple of dollars to get the item quickly. Adding a variety of shipping options will help increase your sales and boost your business. Always keep reinvesting into yourself, whether it means learning about design or adding new customer shipping feature to your store. 

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