Flipkart charges a shipping fee for each order delivered to the customer using Flipkart shipping. This fee is calculated based on the shipment weight, shipping destination, mode of shipping and your business model with Flipkart.

In this article, you will learn:

  • How to identify your rate card for Flipkart’s shipping fees?

  • How to configure Flipkart shipping fee in Eshopbox?

How to identify your rate card for Shipping fees?

Follow the below steps to identify your Flipkart rate card for shipping fees:

  • Login to the Flipkart seller account using your credentials.

  • From the top bar, navigate to Payments > Payments overview.

  • From the right side of your screen, navigate to the Flipkart rate card.

  • Select your business model and product category, then click on ‘Get rate card.

  • Select the fees from the shipping fee table as per your seller tier and configure it on the Eshopbox workspace.

Flipkart provides a discount of 10% and 20% on the shipping fees to Silver and Gold sellers respectively. Make sure you configure your shipping fee according to your seller tier.

How to configure the fee in Eshopbox?

Navigate to Settings > Fees > Configure fee and follow the below steps to configure Flipkart shipping fee in Eshopbox:

Step I - Choose a sales channel

Select ‘Flipkart’ from the drop-down and click continue.

Step II - Choose fee name

Select the ‘Shipping fee’ from the drop-down and click continue.

Step III - Define when is the fee charged and reversed

  • Configure if the fee values defined are tax inclusive or not. Select yes, if the fee amount configured in fee rules is tax inclusive. Also, select the tax percentage applicable to the fees.

  • Select the condition based on which Flipkart charges the fee. Configure this as - fee is charged when the order is shipped and reversed fully in case of a courier return.

Step IV - Set validity period

Select the validity period according to the time for which you are configuring fees:

  • Select ‘Definite’ if the fee is applicable for a specific time period. Here, you would have to select the start and end date for the fee.

  • Select ‘Indefinite’ if the fee is applicable indefinitely. Here, you will have to select the start date for the fee.

Step V - Configure fee rules

The shipping fee depends on two conditions field i.e., shipping zone and weight slab.

Configure the first fee rule (If condition):

  • Condition field: Select this as ‘Shipping zone’ from the drop-down.

  • Condition Operator: Select ‘Is’ for this field.

  • Condition value: Select the zone from the dropdown for which you want to configure the fee.

Configure the second fee rule: (If condition)

  • Click on ‘+’ to add a new condition.

  • Condition field: Select this as ‘Weight range’ from the drop-down.

  • Condition Operator: Select ‘Is’ for this field.

  • Condition value: Fill INR 'start weight value’ and ‘end weight value,’ where the start of the range is inclusive, and the end of the range is exclusive.

💡 In case there is no defined weight range provided by Flipkart, you can leave it blank or provide maximum weight.

Configure rule applicability (Then condition)

  • Apply Fees: Select Flat fee from the drop-down, enter the ‘shipping fee amount’, and then select ‘Per Shipment’ from the drop-down.

After configuring this rule, click continue. You will be redirected to the Eshopbox workspace to upload the fee rules in bulk as shown below:

Click on the download fees button and read through the file to understand how to configure the fee rule in the CSV template. This sample file explains how to configure fee rules. Now, upload the CSV file and your shipping fees will be configured in Eshopbox. Eshopbox will now be able to calculate provisional fees and reconcile them against fees charged by Flipkart.

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