Shipping Pricing Settings

Welcome to the guide on setting your shipping pricing on MarketGap. This page will assist you in understanding how to effectively set up your shipping pricing settings to avoid any losses and ensure a seamless selling experience.

Setting up Shipping Pricing

The shipping pricing is an additional charge applied to the customer, encompassing the item cost and markup. It's crucial to note the following:

  • The final shipping pricing is influenced by the item's weight, which is obtained from the data available on The actual weight might vary; thus, the "add ounces" feature is recommended. Add Ounces Feature
  • This shipping charge is combined with the item cost and markup during the listing process on Amazon. It forms part of the pricing on your Amazon store but isn't recorded as the shipping cost to the customer.
  • Any extra shipping costs can be added directly to your Amazon store, without affecting the shipping pricing determined through MarketGap.


If you are using the legacy pricing table, the shipping should also include other fees:

To calculate the final shipping cost from your carrier without incurring any losses, considering the Amazon fees, MarketGap fees, and optional markup, use the following file.

Shipping Cost Calculation File

Make a Copy from the spreadsheet and utilize it at your convenience.


Understanding the Table

To use the table effectively, be aware of the following rules and definitions:



1. The rules are evaluated sequentially, stopping upon the first match.
2. Pricing can be set based on both the purchase price and weight bracket.


Purchase Price (Base Price):

- The purchase price represents the initial cost of an item in the purchase marketplace.
- If you aim to ship low-value items with one carrier and high-value items with another, you must appropriately define the brackets.


Here's a step-by-step example:

1. Set a bracket for low-value items (e.g., 0-100 USD; the price before any markup).
2. Define the carrier cost bracket (e.g., 0-16 ounces) and establish the price per item and per ounce.
3. The "per item" price serves as the minimum charge base for an item.
4. The "per ounce" charge is applied per ounce beyond the bracket start.


Example Calculation:

For an item weighing 20 ounces in a 16 to 32-ounce bracket with a 10 USD per item price and 1 USD per ounce charge:

  • The total cost would be 14 USD (10 USD per item + 4 USD for the additional 4 ounces over the 16-ounce bracket start).


Default Pricing:

The "default line" comes into play when an item doesn't match any bracket rules due to its price, weight, or both. In such cases, the system uses the default line to calculate the shipping cost, ensuring there are no gaps in the shipping pricing process.

Establishing a solid default line is vital to avoid incurring losses in scenarios where no match is found, or the user has overlooked a bracket.


The bracket settings simplify the pricing setup, especially for carriers charging a flat amount per ounce, saving you time from adding individual lines for every ounce, but only for similar ranges.