Pirate Ship Simple Export Rate® offers a simple rate structure that makes it easy to know how much international shipping will cost, and savings that make it affordable to offer your products around the world.

Lower shipping costs decrease shopping cart abandonment and boost your sales, so it's best practice to pass these discounts through to your customers. The simple rate structure makes this really easy.

Worried about customs forms? Don't be, they're easy to fill out and are printed on the label. Learn how Customs Forms work here.

Pro tips!

  • If you've built domestic shipping costs into your subscription's margins, make sure to remove that amount from the international rates to maximize your sales!
  • Other country's postal services are not as good as the USPS®, so packages can go missing or get damaged. Depending on how much it costs you to send replacements, consider building insurance costs into your rate rules as well ($1.35 per $100 insured).

Here's how to set up Shipping Rate Rules in Cratejoy:

In your Cratejoy dashboard, go to Settings > Shipping and scroll to the Rate Rules section at the bottom:

A screenshot showing the Shipping section of Settings in CrateJoy. Here, the 'Rate Rules' section is visible. There's an 'Add A Country' button at the center of the page under where it says 'Shipping rules are great! Here's where you can add new shipping rates to new countries. Rules can be created based on Order Price, Order Weight, or entire Countries.'

Click Add A Country and type Canada into the search field:

A screenshot showing a window that pops up after clicking the 'Add A Country' button. 'Canada' is entered in the center of this window where you can type out a country name.

Now click Add Canada Rule:

A screenshot showing the Rate Rules for Canada. At the bottom right corner, there's an option to 'Add Canada Rule.'

You'll need to create a weight-based rule for each Canada rate:

A screenshot showing the window that appears after clicking 'Add Canada Rule.' Here' you can enter the New Rule Name, what the rule is based on which is currently set to weight, and minimum and maximum weight. Finally, there's a box where you can enter the Shipping price.

If your packages will never be in some of these weight ranges, then you can just skip them. Once you've created every Canada rule, it should look like this:

A screenshot showing all of the rate rules for Simple Export Rate for the country of Canada.

Now we need to add the Rest of World rules. Click the + Country button on the top right, and type Rest of World in the search box:

A screenshot showing the 'Add a Country' popup with 'Rest of World' entered in the country field.

Add every Rest of World rate just like before, so you end up with this:

A screenshot showing the Rate Rules for 'Rest of World,' using Simple Export Rate's prices.

Hit Save, you're done! These rates will now show up in your checkout for international customers, based on the total weight of the items in their order.

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