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What is Pass-Through Shipping?
What is Pass-Through Shipping?
How to collect shipping costs from your retail partners.
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Written by David Rice
Updated over a week ago

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Quick overview:

With Pass-Through Shipping, suppliers can receive a shipping method and or shipping costs for orders generated by their retail partners.

  • This feature is limited to a single name & rate for all domestic orders and a single name/rate for all international orders. Either is optional, so if you're just looking for one location, that's not a problem.

  • The rates can't be dynamic or variable. Ex: Free shipping over $x.

  • It is not required to collect shipping costs. If you only need to have a shipping method added to Carro orders, we can support this.

  • To be reimbursed for shipping costs, it needs to be agreed upon by your retail partner.

  • For Retailers: Pass-Through shipping is "hard-coded" in Carro's backend, meaning the additional fee is collected from the retailer and paid to the supplier, regardless of what the customer paid for shipping. In other words, the shipping charge isn't automatically passed to the customer. If the retailer wishes to collect this additional shipping charge from their customer, they will need to update the shipping profile for the supplier's items.

Activate pass-through shipping:

To activate pass-through shipping, provide the Carro team with the following:
1) The name of your shipping method (example: Standard Shipping or Free Shipping)

2) The price of your shipping rate (example: $4.99 or $0.00)

3) Proof of an agreement with your retail partner stating that they accept this rate in their store. Simply email your partner asking them if it's okay to begin charging them $X for shipping, and forward the agreement to the Carro team. You can find your partner's contact information in the Partners tab.

Once you have all of the above, reach out to the support team via intercom or e-mail and we can enable Pass-Through shipping for your partnership(s).

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