Zapiet – Rates by Distance is a Shopify app tailored for e-commerce businesses, offering a range of features to optimize delivery rate calculations based on the distance from a store’s location to the customer’s address. The app is designed to provide store owners with the flexibility to set base fees, per kilometer or mile fees, and define the maximum delivery distance. This customization is particularly useful for businesses that cater to a varied geographic customer base, allowing them to tailor their delivery charges according to the distance covered. Integration with Zapiet – Pickup + Delivery further enhances its capabilities. Unlike Shopify’s Local Delivery, which is limited to delivery options only, Zapiet’s solution can be used for both shipping and delivery purposes. This dual functionality makes it a versatile tool for businesses that manage both local deliveries and wider shipping operations.
Another standout feature of Zapiet – Rates by Distance is its support for unlimited locations, zones per location, and rates per location. This contrasts with Shopify Local Delivery, which limits the number of zones and price-based rates per location. The ability to create unlimited zones and rates per location gives store owners more control and flexibility in managing delivery and shipping options based on specific geographic areas. Additionally, the app supports the creation of pricing exceptions for specific addresses, a feature not available in Shopify Local Delivery. This functionality allows for more nuanced pricing strategies, catering to unique delivery scenarios or customer requests.
- 14 day free trial
- The app calculates distance for shipping rates using either driving distance or a straight line from the store to the customer's location
- Users can set base fees, per kilometer or mile fees, and establish a maximum distance for deliveries
- Rate names in the app are translatable, supporting multiple languages and currencies
- It works effectively with multiple store locations, offering local pricing for each
- The app allows users to switch between miles and kilometers for distance measurement
- Users can choose to calculate shipping rates using either the shortest or fastest route
- The app facilitates the addition of different delivery rates based on product weight and price
- Manual overrides are available for specific delivery estimates, and the app also supports the addition of packaging fees
- A maximum distance feature helps avoid orders from customers outside the delivery radius
- The app offers tiered pricing, charging different rates for deliveries below and above a given price
- No free plan
- The app requires access to Shopify’s Carrier Calculated Shipping API, which is not included in all Shopify plans. This means additional costs or plan upgrades for some users