Selling on madeinNZ is very cost-effective as we 30 day free trials on all plans, or you can sign up to the Ongoing Trial plan while you work out how to setup your shop and products, with no obligation to upgrade to a paid plan. *the ongoing trial plan allows only up to 3 products active at any time.
There is no lock-in and you can opt out any time or pause your store just by notifying us.
We have free 30 day trials on all plans with affordable ongoing monthly charges and small commission fees.
To make up for our operational costs there is a cap on number of products you can upload, dependent on the plan you are signed up to.
Currently, madeinNZ only provides the platform to help NZ based sellers to sell their buyers online, and do not provide any shipping services - relying on our sellers to arrange and provide shipping for any orders placed with them. As a seller, it is your responsibility to configure and arrange shipping in your seller portal. The support team can assist you with this if you need help.
However in the near future (Jan / Feb 2022) the madeinNZ team are hoping to release an online shipping portal linked to the madeinNZ platform that sellers can use to book shipping and order packaging supplies. This will mean sellers can focus entirely on their production and fulfilment while madeinNZ takes care of all the sales, marketing, and shipping side of business, all at affordable rates with no contracts or hidden costs.
You can either send us an email with shipping details(rates etc.) or follow below steps to setup shipping yourself for your shop on the website.
Navigate to Configuration > Shipping Configuration.
Choose from the shipping methods already configured by madeinNZ and customize them further to add shipping rates.
You need to enable the shipping method to be able to further modify them as per your need.
Once enabled, click on View.
There are two steps involved in configuring the shipping that you offer to madeinNZ customers.
Create a Range, based on order total or based on item weight.
for example: $0 to $100 - Shipping Rates = $10 this means shipping costs for orders between this range will be $10. Shipping Range is very important for a shipping method. You cannot access a shipping method without any shipping range. So you have to set atleast one range for the shipping method. You can set upto a maximum of eight ranges for a shipping method.
Here's an example to understand the lower and upper limits of a defined range:
Range 1 (1-10kg) - here the upper limit is 10.99kg
Range 2 (11-20kg) - here the upper limit is 20.99kg
So, product A of weight 10.75kg will be covered under the range 1 (1-10kg)
Next step is to create a Shipping Method, for example based on country, madeinNZ configured a default Standard Shipping category based on Country(NZ and Australia are added into it), you can simply enable that and modify the rates if needed.
You can also add more countries.
Only countries that you add here will be available on store for your products shipping. If a customer’s address doesn’t match these countries, then the shipping will not be calculated using the shipping calculator on store.
Below is an example for you to understand the overall shipping method:
Order range - Price
Order range - Weight
You can also create different shipping method within the country.
Once you have configured shipping method(s), please add a shipping method to the products on your shop.
Also, please make sure you leave the 'Requires Shipping' box ticked(on the 'Add product' screen) if you want shipping to be calculated for any orders that placed on your shop .
Please let us know if you need help with setting up shipping.
Select PRODUCT TYPE from the drop down.(if the type you are looking for is not available, contact madeinNZ team)
Select PRODUCT TAG from drop down. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT STEP WHILE ADDING A PRODUCT. Tags that you chose will decide the positioning of the product in the marketplace. For ex. If you want to add a product that should be displayed under Women>Casual>Dresses then you select the PRODUCT TYPE = 'Women' and PRODUCT TAGS = casual, dresses
Select a SHIPPING METHOD. You will have to configure the shipping methods based on the types of shipping you provide.
Upload good quality photos of your product. Poor quality photos don't attract shoppers and they tend not to buy the product.
Fill in all the Inventory details like SKU, BARCODE, MINIMUM PURCHASE QUANTITY, TRACK INVENTORY(if you want to track the inventory available on madeinNZ website) and Quantity. You can select to allow customers to buy the product even if it is shown as 'out of stock' on the website.
Add Variants like Size, Color, Material, Fragrance while adding the product - this will help buyers to filter products quickly. You can type in the Variant option name if it is not available in the drop down.
Once you upload the products, they will sit in the Pending queue until our team approves them. Please make sure you have shipping method associated with the product, customers can't order your products if there is no shipping method for them.
You can add variants for products from the Add product page. You can use this feature to add variants of the same product at one go rather than uploading the same product multiple times with different variants.
The easiest way to add variants is while adding a product.
From Dashboard > Products > Products Listing > Add Product. On this page, under 'variant details', click on Add Variant.
Add Variants like Size, Color, Material, Fragrance etc., this will help buyers to filter products quickly. You can type in the Variant option name if it is not available in the drop down.
Once added, you can edit variants to change Price or other details for a variant.
You can also add variants after you added a product. Simply go to Edit page of the product and add variant.