From August to September 2019, if a product’s Variation Shipping Price equals the same value for all variations, this Variation Shipping Price value will be migrated to the product’s Default Shipping Price, which in turn automatically applies as the shipping price for any newly-added or unset countries. Note that this change does not impact merchants’ existing Product Shipping Prices or Country/Region Shipping Prices.
For example, the following product currently uses both Variation Shipping Price and Country Shipping Price for its variations (popup modal accessible via Products > View All Products on Merchant Dashboard, then locate the product, and click on “View” under “Country Shipping Price” column):
By clicking “Click here to view variation shipping price”, note that all variations of this product have the same “Variation Shipping Price” set, in this case, $3USD:
For a product like this, the Variation Shipping Price value of $3USD will be migrated to the product’s Default Shipping Price. After migration, merchants will be able to see the following after clicking “View” under “Country Shipping Price” column on Products > View All Products page:
- The Default Shipping Price is now set as $3USD.
- The three countries that previously had “Variation Shipping Price” set (Albania, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina) now all have the Default Shipping Price of $3USD applied
- For countries that previously had various “Country Shipping Price” set (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, and Bulgaria), their respective “Country Shipping Price” remains unchanged.
Effective September 23, 2019, for products that are still utilizing Variation Shipping Price, merchants will no longer be able to add new variations manually on Merchant Dashboard, via CSV, or via API till Default Shipping Price has been set.
The following API endpoint will be impacted starting September 23, 2019:
In order to help merchants better manage product shipping settings, variation-level shipping settings was deprecated in October 2018. Currently, shipping settings can be set on international shipping product-level only.
Merchants may now review their listings and add country shipping prices for individual products where needed.
In order to set country shipping prices for products, check out the following articles:
- How do I configure my shipping settings
- How do I edit product shipping prices for different countries/regions?
- How do I update International Shipping Prices via CSV?
For all API changes, country/region shipping prices per product can be set with the following endpoints:
Please also note that with this transition, starting July 3, 2018 00:00 UTC, if a product has the country’s/region's shipping price set under the product’s “International Shipping Settings”, merchants will be unable to change it to “Use Product Shipping Price."
Furthermore, variant level shipping updates are no longer available starting September 17th, 2018.
In Products > View All Products > Actions > Edit International Shipping Prices, Product A has the International Shipping Prices for certain countries/regions, as shown in the screenshot below. Starting July 3, 2018 00:00 UTC, the merchant may not change the shipping settings to “Use Product Shipping Price” for the countries Australia, Austria, and Belgium.
How can I view/edit the “International Shipping Prices” for my products?
API Shipping Settings Docs:
Starting October 8, 2018, merchants may use the “Default Shipping Price” field to indicate default shipping prices for their product listings. If a product listing has any new or unset country shipping prices, the product’s “Default Shipping Price” will automatically apply as the shipping price for those new or unset countries/regions.
What happens to my variation shipping if country/region level or Default Shipping price is not set?
If the country/region level shipping is not set, then the shipping will default to the original variation shipping. To better adjust with fluctuating international shipping prices, the country/region level shipping prices can then be updated using any of the following methods:
Please note that variation level shipping can no longer be updated.