How to Create a Shipping Profile for Your Etsy Shop
An Etsy shipping profile is simply a collection of shipping-related settings that you can apply to an item listing. This shipping information lets your customers know what to expect when they purchase a product from your Etsy shop.
Before you create a shipping profile, you want to sort out how much it costs to ship your item based on its size, weight, and shipping method. If you plan to ship internationally, you need to get a handle on how much that method will cost as well. For help, contact your shipping provider. Note that you want to factor in any costs associated with packaging your item when calculating your shipping charges.
To create a shipping profile, log in to your Etsy account and follow these steps:
Click the Your Account link along the top of any Etsy page.
The Your Account page opens.
Click the Shipping & Payment link, under Shop Settings, on the left side of the page.
The Shipping & Payment page opens, with the Shipping Profiles tab displayed.
Click the Create a New Profile link.
The Create a New Shipping Profile page opens.
In the Name This Profile field, type a descriptive name for your profile.
For example, if the profile is for items in your jewelry line, type Jewelry.
Click the Items Ship From drop-down list and choose your country of residence.
If you want to set shipping rates on a country-by-country basis, click the Country Specific Shipping drop-down list and choose a country; then click the Add button.
The Country Specific Shipping area expands to include a Shipping Cost field and an If Shipped with Another Item field.
Enter the shipping cost for buyers in the selected country in the Shipping Cost field, and then type the cost for shipping for purchases sent with another item in the If Shipped with Another Item field.
Repeat to add more countries to your shipping profile if necessary.
Don't forget to add your country of residence in the Country Specific Shipping area!
To quickly set options for an entire region, such as the European Union, click the View Regional Shipping Options link.
The View Regional Shipping Options area expands to include a drop-down list.
Click the Regional Shipping drop-down list and choose the region for which you want to set shipping options; then click the Add button.
The Regional Shipping area expands further to include a Shipping Cost field and an If Shipped with Another Item field.
Enter the shipping cost for buyers in the selected region in the Shipping Cost field, and then type the cost for shipping for purchases sent with another item in the If Shipped with Another Item field.
If you're willing to ship anywhere in the world, click the Everywhere Else check box to select it.
Enter the shipping cost for buyers in all other countries in the Shipping Cost field, and then type the cost for shipping for purchases sent with another item in the If Shipped with Another Item field.
Click the Save button.
Etsy saves your shipping profile.
If you need to, you can edit your shipping profile. To do so, follow Steps 1–3 to access the Shipping Profiles tab, click the View Profile drop-down list and choose the desired profile, adjust your settings as needed, and click the Save button.