Products can have options such as Size, Color, Model, or Material. When you search for products you might notice a Ships From option. This option indicates the warehouse locations and where the product can be shipped from.

Shipping products from a warehouse in the same country as your customer can help reduce shipping times. Domestic delivery also provides an opportunity to ship the order with a method that is familiar to your customer such as USPS in the United States.


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Considerations

Before you start, review the following considerations:

  • Products that ship from countries outside of China are often limited to domestic shipping, and can’t ship worldwide. If you want to sell your product internationally, then you should use the China variant.

  • Your store’s checkout is unable to detect which Ships From option your customers should select. Therefore, you need to use workarounds such as renaming or deleting your Ships From variants.

Check how many options your product has, then use the table below to determine which method you can use to adjust the Ships From option on your product.

Number of options on the product listing

1 product option

2+ product options

Rename the Ships From option and its variants

Compatible

Compatible

Delete the Ships From option and its variants

Not compatible

Compatible

For example, in the image below, the product has 3 options: Color, Shoe Size, and Ships From. This means that both methods are compatible since the product has 2+ product options.


Rename the Ships From option and its variants

If you market your products to multiple countries, then consider renaming the Ships From option and its variants. Renamed options or variants are still connected to Oberlo, but their renamed titles can make it easier for your customers to understand which variant they should choose while placing an order on your store.

To rename the Ships From option is a good solution if you want to be able to ship the product from a particular warehouse based on your customer’s shipping address.

Steps:

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Products.

  2. Click the product that you want to edit.

  3. In the Options section, click Edit.

  4. In the Option name field, rename the Ships From option to Ship To option.

  5. In the Variants section, click Edit Variants > Edit option values.

  6. In the Ship to field, rename each China option to the International option.

  7. Click Done, and then click Save.


Delete the Ships From option and its variants

If you want to use only one Ships From variant and don’t display Ships From variant on your product listing, then you need to delete all Ships From variants and if you want to use a specific variant, then delete it last.

For example, your product has 3 Ships From variants - China, United States, and Spain and you want to use the United States variant only. You need to delete China, Spain, and lastly the United States variants. After this, the Ships From option isn’t displayed on your product listing and your product uses the United States variant automatically.

Steps:

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Products.

  2. Click the product that you want to edit.

  3. In the Options section, click Edit.

  4. Click the trash can icon next to Ships From variants that you don’t want to use.

  5. Click the trash can icon to delete the remaining Ships From variant, and the Ships From option. The last variant you delete is automatically used for your product.

  6. Click Done.

  7. Click Delete variants.

  8. Click Save.

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