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Carrier Rates for Variable Origin Postal Codes

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Hi everyone, 

 

Going through and setting up our online store. Everything is good to go except for our shipping. 

 

We're a technology reseller and have items shipping from many different vendors (at least 700 or so) across the country (total of around 30,000 different products). It seems as if I'd have to set up a ridiculous amount of carrier rates in order to accurately post everything to our store. Does anyone have experience setting up carrier rates while working with many vendors from multiple locations? I'm pretty lost with how to approach this problem...

 

Alternatively, have fixed or percentage shipping rates worked well for anyone? 

 

Thanks!

Brent

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Carrier Rates for Variable Origin Postal Codes

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shopping-ads require stock availability to be accurate and item-offers
to be shipped in a timely manner -- items in the merchant's physical,
on hand, in stock, inventory, is generally required for shopping-ads.

shipping-cost may be either (a) exactly accurate or (b) an overestimate.

the shipping options that google supports tend to reflect these policies.

for merchants with complex delivery and shipping requirements who

also have control over physical inventory management, this typically
means complex shipping-rate tables and related settings, often set via
the content-api and carefully coordinated with e-commerce, inventory
management, and shipping-carrier, systems and related back-end api's.

otherwise, simply creating a set of reasonable overestimates, that apply
to all users within a target-country, may be used, to avoid disapproval.

otherwise, there are many other campaign-types/ad-formats
that exist and may be a better fit for certain business-models,
supply-chains, and advertising certain types of item-offers.