Finally: Australia Post Integrates With Shopify (And Shopify 2 Becomes “Official”)

Part 1 Of 2: Australia Post For Shopify Has Arrived!

A long-standing challenge for Australian-based Shopify store owners has been:

How can I integrate my store with real-time carrier rates from Australia Post?  In other words: I want AusPost to automatically calculate shipping for me when customers check out.

This morning I received an email from Shopify Australia that this is finally here.  I’ll be letting all my Australian clients know about this.

I would suggest using this app to set it up: https://www.blackbeltcommerce.com/go/australia-post-shipping-extension/

Part 2 Of 2: Shopify 2 Becomes Official

Shopify’s new admin interface — which sounds boring, but which store owners spend a lot of time in and therefore can benefit from — is now officially launched.  Many stores have had the option to switch for months, and all new stores in the past 2-3 months have only had Shopify 2 available — but this morning was the official launch.

The most important piece here for store owners is the nice new FAQ Shopify has put together about the new stuff Shopify 2 offers.  Rather than go into detail in this post, I’ll link to it:

Click here to check out the new FAQ for Shopify 2, including what’s new: https://www.blackbeltcommerce.com/go/shopify2faq/

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We don’t receive anything out of spreading this information.  I just wanted all our Australian clients to know about this ASAP, as I believe it’s a game-changer for many Australian businesses on Shopify.  If you need any help with this, we put a small offer together to help as well.  Here’s the link.

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Thank you for keeping up to date with our Shopify Insider Blog @ Blackbelt Commerce. Please make sure to check out our services. Shopify Payments Launches In Australia, Shopify image: gallery, Going global with shopify internationalization, Shopify themes, what we have learned, and Months In The Making. We also have some top blog recommendations for you to check out; As always, keep a lookout for new blog posts.

Question: Have you used the new Australia Post Apps, or Shopify 2?  Let us know any feedback in the comments.  If you need help to install or configure something, we’re here to help, of course.

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2 responses to “Finally: Australia Post Integrates With Shopify (And Shopify 2 Becomes “Official”)

  1. HI Tristan

    Thanks for the update on the Auspost shipping app. Just wondering if there is a way to use it without integrating into your store? For example, I don’t charge my customers shipping, but would find it useful to be able to see what the item will cost me to ship.

    1. Hi Nic!
      Good question. I don’t *think* there is at the moment – I think it’s only for the front end. You could try emailing the developers, though (via the two links above) to check – maybe they have a way to do it 😉

      Thanks,
      Tristan.

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  1. HI Tristan

    Thanks for the update on the Auspost shipping app. Just wondering if there is a way to use it without integrating into your store? For example, I don’t charge my customers shipping, but would find it useful to be able to see what the item will cost me to ship.

    1. Hi Nic!
      Good question. I don’t *think* there is at the moment – I think it’s only for the front end. You could try emailing the developers, though (via the two links above) to check – maybe they have a way to do it 😉

      Thanks,
      Tristan.

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