Store Shipping Methods

Shipping & Handling fee Settings

On checkout, a buyer will then select their shipping method. The shipping method will then be shown in the order notification email, invoice and order detail screen for that order. Sellers are not required to define any shipping methods.

Shipping Methods Settings
You can set up your own shipping & handling fee options on Store Shipping Methods Page You can add/edit/delete your shipping methods on Methods tab. You can only delete a defined shipping method when there are no active orders that require that shipping method. Shipping methods that currently have incompleted order(s) will be in pending deletion status until all orders are marked as completed.

For Sellers in US, Germany, UK and Netherlands, BrickLink provides rate charts from USPS, Deutsche Post, Royal Mail and NL Posts. Select any rate chart you want to use for the selected shipping method. The shipping cost will be calculated based on the rate chart you select.

   

However, If you want to use a different shipping carrier service, you can always create a custom shipping rate chart. Once you choose this option, a custom rate table will show up underneath of “Rate Chart” section. There are three kinds of custom charts that you can use:

Domestic Custom Chart: A flat rate chart will be provided for shipping to your registered country. The cost will be only calculated based on the weight information. Clicking “Add row” will allow you to define custom shipping prices for specific shipment weights.

International Custom Chart: A rate chart will be provided for international shipping pricing. Clicking “Add Zone.” will let you set zones for your custom rate chart.

Everywhere Custom Chart: The continent that your registered country is in will automatically be on the second column (next to Weight) and you can set additional zones by clicking “Add Zone”. Clicking the settings icon will allow you to have/set multiple countries in a zone.

Insurance & handling cost Settings
You can control each shipping method's insurance option at the checkout and here are three options you can select:

  • Mandatory: Insurance will be selected for the shipping method by default and buyers CANNOT change it.
  • Optional: Insurance option will be provided for the shipping method and buyers can choose to insure it or not.
  • No: Insurance option will NOT be provided for the selected shipping method.

    Set up an insurance rate chart, handling fee option and additional packaging settings in the Insurance and Options tab. The insurance table is in the Insurance tab, and handling/weight and dimension margin settings are in Options tab. Once you set these up, they will show on the layover pop-up in the breakdown.

  • Get the shipping cost automatically
    Sellers can calculate the shipping cost on the My Orders Received page. Here are the steps: Note : You can simply disable or enable the feature on My Store Settings

    1. Click the blank field under the Ship. column for the order in which you want to calculate the shipping cost.
    2. A pop-up will appear next to the blank field suggesting the shipping cost.
    3. You have the option to create a shipping method by clicking the checkbox at the bottom.This shipping method will appear in your My Shipping Methods Settings.
    4. Click apply to complete the shipping calculation.

    Glossary
    Rate Chart BrickLink provides rate charts from USPS, Deutsche Post, Royal Mail and NL Posts. Select any rate chart you want to use for the selected shipping method. The shipping cost will be calculated based on the rate chart you select.

    Destination For each shipping method, a seller can select if the shipping method is available to domestic buyers (buyers located in the seller's country), international buyers (buyers located outside of the seller's country) or Everywhere buyers (domestic and international buyers).

    Insurable Insurance status for the selected shipping method. Sellers can define whether insurance can be used on their shipping method (Mandatory/ Optional/ No)

  • Mandatory: Insurance will be selected for the shipping method by default and buyers CANNOT change it.
  • Optional: Insurance option will be provided for the shipping method and Buyer can choose to insure it or not.
  • No: Insurance option will NOT be provided for the selected shipping method.

    Max Dimension/ Max Weight Information If the item a buyer wants to checkout exceeds the selected shipping method’s packaging condition, the shipping cost will NOT be calculated.

    Shipping Method Icon Icons that you set for each shipping method will show up on Orders Received.

    Default Shipping Method: Sellers can flag one shipping method as default for domestic buyers and one shipping method as default for international buyers or one shipping method as default for both domestic and international buyers.

    Note For each shipping method, a seller can enter additional notes about that shipping method. For example, a seller can give an estimated time for when the package will ship. This note shows up on checkout below the shipping method to the buyer in a smaller font as well as on the order detail screen.