Shipping allows the player to sell items by placing them into the shipping bin located near the mailbox on The Farm. Gold is received after going to sleep for the night.
Iridium quality items have the highest value, followed by gold, silver, and regular quality items, in that order. The amount of gold received from shipping is the same as when selling to a merchant. The main difference is that merchants will pay immediately if you go to them, while shipping can be done from your farm. Also, not all items can be sold using both methods: some items can only be sold using the shipping bin; other items that cannot be placed in the shippping bin can be sold to merchants (notably, weapons can be sold to the Adventurer's Guild). Items sold to merchants are not included in the statistics on the Collection tab, nor do they count towards shipping-specific Achievements.
The shipping bin opens its lid when the player approaches it. To ship an item (or stack of items), approach the shipping bin and "use" it (right-click on it), then left-click on the item in inventory. Alternatively, you can select an item in inventory, approach the shipping bin, and left-click on the bin.
If a mistake is made and the wrong item is put in the shipping bin, you can "use" the bin at any time during the same day, and the last item shipped will be displayed. You can then click on that item to add it back into inventory. Only the last item shipped can be retrieved.
Shown below is the Shipping Collection tab of the player menu. The game keeps track of which of the shown items are shipped, and how many.
There are 3 Achievements associated with Shipping.
- Polyculture (Ship 15 of each crop)
- Monoculture (Ship 300 of one crop)
- Full Shipment (Ship every item)
There are exactly 28 Crops that must be shipped to earn the Polyculture achievement ("Ship 15 of each crop"):
To earn the Monoculture achievement ("Ship 300 of one crop"), you can choose from 33 Crops -- any of the 28 crops listed above, or
To earn the Full Shipment achievement ("Ship every item"), you must ship at least one of every item shown on the Shipping Collection tab of the player menu.
- 1.3: Made extra shipping bins purchasable at the Carpenter's Shop.