How do live shipping rates work?

Live rates are carrier-calculated real-time rates. They are available to Shopify Advanced plan users, users of other Shopify plans who request live rates added to their stores for $20/month, WooCommerce users, Ecwid Venture, Business, and Unlimited plan users, as well as custom stores set up through our API and for manual orders. 

Here are Printful's live rate shipping options: 

  • Overnight (next day delivery in the US)
  • Express (1-3 business days in the US, Canada, and internationally)
  • Standard (3-5 business days in the US and internationally, 3-6 days in Canada)
  • Economy (5-8 business days in the US, 6-12 days in Canada, 5-10 days internationally)
  • No rush (10-20 business days internationally)
  • Flat rate (5-8 business days in the US, 6-12 days in Canada, 5-20 days internationally)

Orders with flat rate selected will ship with the least expensive shipping method available (economy or no rush).

We choose the most suitable and reliable carrier for your shipment, taking into account the shipping method that’s been selected and the end-address. You’ll see the specific carrier delivering the package in the order confirmation email.

Note that economy, no rush, and flat rate shipping options may not have tracking available. Overnight, express, and standard options will always have tracking. Click here to find out how you can ensure we always ship out your store's orders with tracking. 

All orders shipping with the overnight delivery method for domestic orders will automatically be marked as priority in our system. For international shipments, orders with the express delivery method will be marked as priority.

You can disable the shipping methods you don’t want to offer on your store. For example, if you only want to offer express shipping, you can deselect all the other ones.

Another thing to keep in mind is that not all methods will always show up for all orders - for example, overnight shipping is only available for orders going to an address in the US. Similarly, express or standard shipping may not be available for all destinations. Only the methods available for the particular address will show up at the checkout.


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