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Shopify Carrier-Calculated Shipping

Carrier-calculated shipping (CCS) is a Shopify feature that allows you to connect Parcelify to your Shopify checkout. Once connected, Shopify will send rate requests to our platform and accept shipping rates we produce to be displayed at checkout.

Do I need CCS?

Use Parcelify Storefront Shipping Rates to offer your customers shipping rates before they enter your checkout, without CCS. For more information, read our Shipping rates without CCS guide.

There are some limitations to Storefront shipping rates. If you require unique rates from multiple locations or want to provide Parcelify rates to multiple sales channels, you will need CCS. (For a full list of limitations, see here.)

How to get CCS

As of January 2023 Shopify will no longer offer CCS to stores on the Shopify Starter or Basic plans.
Read the Shopify Announcement here

There are three ways to get your hands on this Shopify feature:

  1. Switch to Shopify Annual Billing

    When you bill annually through Shopify, CCS comes built-in. To change your billing cycle, please follow the Shopify documentation here

  2. Switch to the Shopify Advanced or Plus plans

    Just like annual billing, these plans include CCS at no additional cost. For more information on how to change your plan, please follow the Shopify documentation here

  3. Pay monthly for CCS

    If neither of the first two options make sense for your shop, you can simply ask Shopify to enable this feature for a monthly fee ($20 USD)

If you run into any issues adding CCS to your account, or if you wish to take advantage of standalone monthly payments for CCS, we encourage you to reach out to Shopify ( from the primary email address attached to your shop and ask them to make the appropriate changes.

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