Suppliers dynamic rate
The Supplier’s dynamic rate option allows Storefronts to charge customers the exact same shipping that you offer on your site. Storefronts then pay you that same amount, passing the money they collected from customers through Canal to you to cover their shipping charges. We recommend using this option whenever possible!
*Supplier’s dynamic rate is available for customers using Shopify Plus or higher. If you are using Shopify Basic, you’ll need to upgrade your account to include carrier shipping or switch to Shopify Yearly Billing to gain access. Once you upgrade or switch, please contact us to get access.
This allows Storefronts to set flat rates for what they want to charge customers and pass along to you.
If Storefronts want to offer free or lower cost shipping to customers, but have agreed to contribute $2 per order toward your shipping costs. To do so, you’d select the following.
Flat + dynamic rate
If Storefronts want to charge customer a custom flat rate (for example, $5.99 per order) and pay you the dynamic rate you offer on your site, they will select custom flat rate for the customer in the left column and the Supplier’s dynamic rate for the Supplier in the right column.
Storefronts may want to use this option to maintain a certain customer experience on their site while still agreeing to pay you based on the rates you maintain on your site.
Note: The inverse of this (Dynamic + Flat rate) is not possible. You cannot select charging the customer the Supplier’s dynamic rate and paying the Supplier a custom flat rate. To charge customers a dynamic rate you must also pay suppliers the dynamic rate.
If you and your Storefront partner want to offer free shipping to your customers, you would select custom flat rate on both sides and enter $0 as the amount.