Flipkart has its courier partner which makes it very easy for the Flipkart seller to deliver their products to the customer. Most of the Pincodes in the country are covered by Flipkart logistic partners. You can check the eligibility of your Pincode while completing the seller registration process on Flipkart. So, today in this post let me show you how well a seller is charged for shipping the products to customers.

Metrics For Flipkart Seller Shipping Fees Calculation ​

There are three factors based on which Flipkart calculates the shipping fees to deliver an order.

Actual Weight / Volumetric Weight – Based on actual weight or the volumetric weight whichever is greater is used as a parameter to calculate the easy ship fees.

Volumetric weight for a package is calculated by multiplying package dimensions in cm and dividing them by 5 will give you volumetric weight in grams.

Flipkart Seller Shipping Fees | Actual Weight And Volumetric Weight Calculation Example

Let us consider that the package weight is 400 gms and the dimensions are 20 cm x 30 cm x 30 cm

Actual weight = 400gms
Volumetric weight = 20*30*30/5 =3600 gms

In this case, the volumetric weight is higher than the actual weight so volumetric weight is used to calculate the shipping charges.

Delivery Location – Based on the customer delivery location Flipkart shipping fees will vary. Items shipped within the city are local shipments. Items shipped within the border of a zone(East, West, North, South) are zonal shipments. Items shipped within the zones is national shipment.

For example, if you are a registered seller in Delhi then all your shipment shipped within Delhi are local shipments. If your shipment is shipped to a state like Uttar Pradesh then it is considered a zonal shipment and if your products are shipped to a state like Bangalore then it is considered a national shipment.

Performance Tier – Based on the seller’s performance tier shipping fees will vary. Bronze sellers are charged more than silvers are charged more than gold sellers.

Please go through the table given below to understand the prices for local, zonal, and national shipments according to their weights.

Product Weight Slab Local (INR) Zonal (INR) National (INR)
0 – 0.5 kg (For every 0.5 kg) 30 45 65
0.5 kg -3 kg (For every 0.5 kg) 18 23 27
3 kg -12 kg (For Every 1 kg) 8 10 15
>12 kg (For Every 1 kg) 4 5 8


The above rate card is applicable to bronze sellers. There is a 10 % discount for silver and a 20 % discount for the gold seller on the above rate card.

Now lets us see an example to calculate the shipping charges for a shipment.

Let’s say a seller operating his Flipkart store from Delhi got an order from a customer living in Mumbai where the shipment weight is 3800 gms and dimensions are 15cm x 20 cm x 20cm and the seller performance tier falls under the silver category.

So Considering the above-defined three parameters.

Parameter 1

The actual weight of the item = 3800 gms which should be rounded off to 4000 gms.

Please make a note that if the item weight does not fall under any slab then it will round off to the next higher slab.

Volumetric weight = 15 x 20 x 20 / 5=  1200 gms

So the Considering parameter is actual weight = 4000gms

Parameter 2

Delhi ———————————————————————–> Mumbai

So it is considered a national shipment.

Parameter 3

Seller Performance Tier = Silver (10 % off on rate card).

Product Weight Slab Local (INR) Zonal (INR) National (INR)
0 – 0.5 kg (For every 0.5 kg) 30 45 65
0.5 kg -3 kg (For every 0.5 kg) 18 23 27
3 kg -12 kg (For Every 1 kg) 8 10 15
>12 kg (For Every 1 kg) 4 5 8

Total shipping fees charged to the seller –

For First 500 gms =  INR 65 – 10 % for silver = INR 58.5

From 500 gms to 3000 gms for every 500 gms  = INR 27 / 500 gms = INR 27 x 5 = INR 135 – 10 % for silver = INR 121.5

From 3000 gms to 4000 gms = INR 15 – 10 % for silver = INR 13.5

Total = 58.5 + 121.5 + 13.5 = INR 193.