How to apply percentage discount codes to shipping in Shopify
As an incentive, you can offer a discount on shipping for your customers. For instance, if the shipping for a product is $10, you might want to give your customers a discount code for getting 50% off.
Can you do this natively in Shopify, or do you have to download an app? Here’s how you can go about it.
Apply percentage discount codes to shipping
Shopify does not let you add percentage discount codes to shipping but allows for free shipping only. There are a few apps that can help you incorporate this functionality into your store.
Advanced Shipping Rules
Advanced Shipping Rules comes with a 7-day free trial and lets you create different rules for shipping. You don’t need a developer to implement any of the rules. Here are some rules you can make for shipping:
- Adjust the rates using different conditions and variables
- Set different shipping rates for certain products
- Free shipping for products
- Add a percentage for customs and duties
- Customize titles and subtitles for shipping rates
- Keep shipping rates by per pound, by item, or percentage of the product price
Better Shipping is another app that you can use to manage your shipping rates. It also comes with a 7-day free trial and gives you as a merchant complete flexibility over how your shipping rates are calculated.
Moreover, you can restrict the delivery of certain products depending on the zip codes. Or, you may set a flat shipping rate for different variants.
Percentage discount alternative
Alternatively, you can create a discount code for the product and give your customers a certain percentage off the product rather than its shipping. It’s not exactly the same, but it’s the only workaround if you don’t want to pay for the apps.
You can learn more about doing this here.