How to Create a New Shipping Zone on Shopify - A Complete Guide

Tien Minh
Tien Minh September 20, 2018

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The destinations of your shipping order are categorized into shipping zones. A shipping zone often covers countries or geographical regions, in which the same fixed, preset shipping fees are applied within that zone. Your current shipping zones and the corresponding fees could be view on the Shipping page on Shopify.

For details, this article would provide you well-tailored instructions with illustration on how to create a new shipping zone on Shopify.

How to create a new shipping zone

Step 1: Go to the Shipping section

First, log in your Shopify account, go to the Settings section in your bottom left corner and select Shipping.

how to create a new shipping zone on Shopify on Desktop

Step 2: Click Add shipping zone

In the Shipping zones section, click Add shipping zone on the top right.

how to create a new shipping zone on Shopify on Desktop 1

Step 3: Enter new shipping zone name

In the Zone name box, give your new shipping zone a name to differentiate it from others.

how to create a new shipping zone on Shopify on Desktop 2

Step 4: Click Add countries

Right under Zone name, in the Countries section, select Add countries to add countries to the zone you named above.

how to create a new shipping zone on Shopify on Desktop 3

  • Caution Don’t forget to review your tax settings after you update a shipping zone, as the default tax rates are calculated based on this.

Step 5: Add countries for your shipping zone

A list of countries will now appear, categorized into continents: Asia, Europe, Africa, Central America, South America, Oceania, North America and Other areas. Select the countries you wish to cover in your new shipping zone, then click Add.

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By selecting a large region like Asia or Europe, you will include all the countries in that region. If you want to exclude specific countries within that region, just uncheck the box beside them.

Step 6: Specify the shipping areas within a country if you wish

To limit the shipping areas within a country to certain places, click the blue Edit button beside the country name.

how to create a new shipping zone on Shopify on Desktop 5

Check the boxes beside states or cities and provinces you want to include in your shipping zone. Uncheck if otherwise. Click Done to save your change.

However, be informed that, in this section, some countries might not display separate states or cities and provinces.

Step 7: Add price based rates or weight based rates to your shipping zone if you wish

Shipping rates for certain areas can be manually customized either based on price or weight. To add manual shipping rates to your shipping zones, click Add rate next to the type of rates you prefer.

how to create a new shipping zone on Shopify on Desktop 6

You could choose to do this later if you want.

  • Note Calculated rates for your shipping zones could also be added here if you are using Shopify Shipping service.

Step 8: Save new shipping zone

Once you have completed, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Save to record your changes. The newly added shipping zone could now be viewed in the Shipping settings section.

how to create a new shipping zone on Shopify on Desktop 7

To create a new shipping zone on iPhone (Click here)

  • Step 1: Go to Settings After logging into your Shopify account, go to the `Store` symbol in the bottom right corner and select `Settings`.

    how to create a new shipping zone on Shopify on iphone 1
  • Step 2: Go to Shipping Next, in the Store settings section, a list of settings available to customize your store will be shown. Tap `Shipping`.

    how to create a new shipping zone on Shopify on iphone 2
  • Step 3: Tap Add shipping zone Swipe down to the `Shipping zone` section, then select `Add shipping zone`.

    how to create a new shipping zone on Shopify on iphone 3
  • Step 4: Enter your new shipping zone name In the `Zone name` box, give your new shipping zone a name to differentiate it from others.

    how to create a new shipping zone on Shopify on iphone 4
  • Step 5: Tap Add countries Right under Zone name, in the `Countries` section, select `Add countries` to add countries to the zone you named above.

    how to create a new shipping zone on Shopify on iphone 5

    Caution Don't forget to review your tax settings after you update a shipping zone, as the default tax rates are calculated based on this.

  • Step 6: Add countries for your shipping zone A list of countries will now appear, categorized into continents: Asia, Europe, Africa, Central America, South America, Oceania, North America and Other areas. Select the countries you wish to cover in your new shipping zone, then tap `Add`.

    how to create a new shipping zone on Shopify on iphone 6

    By selecting a large region like Asia or Europe, you will include all the countries in that region. If you want to exclude specific countries within that region, just uncheck the box beside them.

  • Step 7: Specify the shipping areas within a country if you wish To limit the shipping areas within a country to certain places, tap the blue `Edit` button beside the country name.

    how to create a new shipping zone on Shopify on iphone 7

    Check the boxes beside states or cities and provinces you want to include in your shipping zone. Uncheck if otherwise. Click Done to save your change. However, be informed that, in this section, some countries might not display separate states or cities and provinces.

  • Step 8: Add price based rates or weight based rates to your shipping zone if you wish Shipping rates for certain areas can be manually customized either based on price or weight. [ To add manual shipping rates](https://avada.io/shopify/docs/how-add-calculated-shipping-rate-shopify.html) to your shipping zones, tap `Add rate` next to the type of rates you prefer.

    how to create a new shipping zone on Shopify on iphone 8

    You could choose to do this later if you want.

    - Note Calculated rates for your shipping zones could also be added here if you are using Shopify Shipping service.

  • Step 9: Save Once you have completed, swipe down to the bottom of the page and tap `Save` to record your changes. The newly added shipping zone could now be viewed in the `Shipping settings` section.

To create a new shipping zone on Android (Click here)

  • Step 1: Go to Settings After logging into your Shopify account, go to the `Store` symbol in the bottom right corner and select `Settings`.

    how to create a new shipping zone on Shopify on iphone 1
  • Step 2: Go to Shipping Next, in the Store settings section, a list of settings available to customize your store will be shown. Tap `Shipping`.

    how to create a new shipping zone on Shopify on iphone 2
  • Step 3: Tap Add shipping zone Swipe down to the `Shipping zone` section, then select `Add shipping zone`.

    how to create a new shipping zone on Shopify on iphone 3
  • Step 4: Enter your new shipping zone name In the `Zone name` box, give your new shipping zone a name to differentiate it from others.

    how to create a new shipping zone on Shopify on iphone 4
  • Step 5: Tap Add countries Right under Zone name, in the `Countries` section, select `Add countries` to add countries to the zone you named above.

    how to create a new shipping zone on Shopify on iphone 5

    Caution Don't forget to review your tax settings after you update a shipping zone, as the default [tax rates](https://avada.io/shopify/docs/how-set-up-automatic-tax-rates-shopify.html) are calculated based on this.

  • Step 6: Add countries for your shipping zone A list of countries will now appear, categorized into continents: Asia, Europe, Africa, Central America, South America, Oceania, North America and Other areas. Select the countries you wish to cover in your new shipping zone, then tap `Add`.

    how to create a new shipping zone on Shopify on iphone 6

    By selecting a large region like Asia or Europe, you will include all the countries in that region. If you want to exclude specific countries within that region, just uncheck the box beside them.

  • Step 7: Specify the shipping areas within a country if you wish To limit the shipping areas within a country to certain places, tap the blue `Edit` button beside the country name.

    how to create a new shipping zone on Shopify on iphone 7

    Check the boxes beside states or cities and provinces you want to include in your shipping zone. Uncheck if otherwise. Click Done to save your change. However, be informed that, in this section, some countries might not display separate states or cities and provinces.

  • Step 8: Add price based rates or weight based rates to your shipping zone if you wish Shipping rates for certain areas can be manually customized either based on price or weight. [ To add manual shipping rates](https://avada.io/shopify/docs/how-add-calculated-shipping-rate-shopify.html) to your shipping zones, tap `Add rate` next to the type of rates you prefer.

    how to create a new shipping zone on Shopify on iphone 8

    You could choose to do this later if you want.

    - Note Calculated rates for your shipping zones could also be added here if you are using Shopify Shipping service.

  • Step 9: Save Once you have completed, swipe down to the bottom of the page and tap `Save` to record your changes. The newly added shipping zone could now be viewed in the `Shipping settings` section.

Conclusion

Above is the guideline on how to create a new shipping zone on Shopify on Desktop, iPhone and Android. I hope it is helpful to you.

If you have any further concerns in terms of how to use Shopify to manage your store, drop by our Help Center to get your problems solved.

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Tien Minh
Tien Minh
I specialize in the development of user interface, layout and other components for e-commerce websites, specializing in Shopify sites. I have many years of experience with the Shopify platform and have worked with a thousand plus Shopify store owners.

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