Shipping and delivery are an important part of running your business. Before you take your first order, you need to decide what shipping methods you want to use, and then set up your store’s shipping so that your customers can choose a delivery method at checkout.

If your business sells physical goods, then there are different methods to get your products to your customers. These methods depend on what is applicable for your business and what kind of physical goods you sell.

The three main methods are shipping, local delivery, and local pickup. Your business can use any of these methods to deliver your products.

For example, if you manage a restaurant, then you likely need only local delivery or local pickup delivery methods enabled. If you’re a print-on-demand business with no inventory on hand, then you likely need only shipping rates enabled with no local methods. If you’re an artist with no storefront, then you can enable shipping and local delivery methods if you want to ship most of your products, and offer to deliver your art to local buyers yourself.