This system is simple and works well for stores that only offer a few options.
But we know that stores shipping to a wider variety of locations or with more methods ran into limitations.
Enter shipping zones.
It all starts with defining a zone, such as local, domestic, international and so on. A zone can be really specific (a certain ZIP or postal code) or fairly broad (a continent) and they can be made of any combination of geographies that’s relevant for you.
Then, store owners add the relevant shipping methods to each zone. You can still configure settings for each method, but now you can also manage what options are available for each zone in one place.