Let’s look at the simplest case first. If a fan buys two or more of the same item, and they’re available from the same shipping origin, then we use the base shipping from the “shipping and handling” section of the merch editor (the value that you specify in the “for 1 unit” field) and add the incremental shipping (the value you specify in the “more per additional unit” field):
For example, if you sold three 12" EPs with the above shipping settings, total shipping would be $4 + $2 + $2 = $8.
When a fan buys two or more different merch items available from the same shipping origin, we calculate the shipping by taking whichever item has the highest base shipping, and then adding the incremental shipping fees for the other items. For example, let’s say you had three items with the following shipping settings:
Base shipping: $4
Incremental shipping: $2
Base shipping: $2
Incremental shipping: $0.75
Base shipping: $3
Incremental shipping: $0.50
If a fan purchased all three items together and they’re available from the same origin, the total shipping cost would be $4 + $0.75 + $0.50 = $5.25. This is the highest base shipping cost of the three items (the 12" EP, $4), plus the incremental shipping costs of the other items (the compact disc, $0.75, and the t-shirt: $0.50).
When you have items available from different locations (for example, your EP and CDs ship from the United States, but your t-shirts ship from the UK), we’ll first group those purchases into separate orders based on the origin, and then calculate any applicable combined shipping following the rules described above.