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Shipping Zones and Methods

Users can create shipping zones and categories that define shipping methods for specific SKUs or shipping addresses. In this section, you will learn about this topic and specific resources.
Shipping Zones and Shipping Methods relationships in shipping management

Shipping zones

Shipping zones are groups of locations in a particular market. These groups of locations determine shipping methods available for a given shipping address.

Different shipping zones will be created and filtered using a regular expression to match the country, state, or zip code of an address.

Shipping methods

Shipping methods allow users to provide delivery options with prices available to customers. Available delivery options can be differentiated by market, shipping category, and shipping zone.

Each shipping method will have a fixed price or free shipping (if the order total is over a certain amount). Shipping methods can also be free based on promotion rules defined by the user.

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