A Complete Tutorial on How to Hide WooCommerce Shipping Methods

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Providing free shipping is one of the most tried-and-tested methods for increasing the conversion rate of an eCommerce store. It helps with customer retention and decreases the overall number of cart abandonments. Sadly, WooCommerce doesn’t have built-in functionality to let you define which WooCommerce shipping methods would be visible on the cart page and which ones will be hidden.

How To Hide WooCommerce Shipping Methods?

The flexibility to incorporate WooCommerce functionalities like Shipping Classes, Shipping Methods, Shipping Zones, Product Categories, etc., is not provided by WooCommerce itself. So to hide or show only a particular WooCommerce shipping method based on certain conditions would require you to use any one of the plugins mentioned below.



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WooCommerce Hide Shipping Methods Based on WooCommerce Shipping Classes and Zones

PluginHive’s Hide WooCommerce Shipping Methods based on WooCommerce Shipping Classes and Zones plugin is a very useful tool for all those WooCommerce store owners who are very specific when it comes to displaying the shipping method on the cart page. And the best part is that the plugin is available free of cost.

The way this plugin works is that you need to enter the shipping methods that you do not want to display based on factors like:

  • Different Types of Products, using the WooCommerce Shipping Classes
  • Destination Address Fields like Country, ZIP Codes, State, etc. using the WooCommerce Shipping Zones
  • Cart Subtotal Value

There are other possible ways to hide specific WooCommerce shipping methods based on different shipping scenarios. However, there are certain pre-requisites you need to consider in order to use the plugin.

Select the WooCommerce Shipping Method You Want To Hide From the Cart Page

The plugin requires the shipping method’s value in order to hide it on the cart page. To get the shipping method’s value from the cart page, follow the steps below.

  • Make sure the shipping method that you want to hide is visible on the cart page
  • On the cart page, right-click on the shipping method and click on “Inspect

    Inspecting the WooCommerce shipping methods
    Inspecting the WooCommerce shipping methods
  • Find the Shipping Method Value, as shown in the image below and copy the value
    Shipping method Value
    Shipping method Value
  • Add this value in the Hide Shipping plugin’s Shipping Method field

Set up the WooCommerce Shipping Classes and Shipping Zones

As discussed, the plugin hides shipping methods based on various important factors and parameters. However, for the plugin to work properly, you will need to create either the shipping classes or the shipping zones.

Here are some articles that will help you set up the WooCommerce Shipping Class and Shipping Zone.

Hide WooCommerce Shipping Methods based on Cart Subtotal

The Hide WooCommerce Shipping Method plugin supports concealing the WooCommerce shipping methods based on the cart subtotal. It offers more flexibility by providing the following conditions over the cart subtotal value.

Cart Subtotal Logic
Cart Subtotal Logic
  • Less Than Or Equal To
    This will trigger only when the amount in the Cart Subtotal is less than or equal to the amount that you have provided in the plugin settings
  • Greater Than
    This will trigger only when the amount in the Cart Subtotal is greater than the amount that you have provided in the plugin settings

These were the pre-requisites to use the plugin for your shipping procedure. Now let’s see how this plugin actually helps in hiding the shipping methods on the cart page.

Different Shipping Scenarios Where Hiding WooCommerce Shipping Methods Helps

There are multiple situations where hiding WooCommerce shipping methods can be beneficial to your eCommerce business.

Hide WooCommerce Shipping Methods based on the Type of Products

Before you begin, you would require the following items:

Hiding WooCommerce Shipping Methods based on Product type

  • Install and activate the Hide Shipping Method plugin
  • Visit the plugin settings by clicking on the Settings option on the plugins page, or by visiting WooCommerce => Settings => Manage Shipping Methods
  • Select the shipping class for which you want to hide a certain shipping method, from the “Shipping Class” drop-down
  • Enter the shipping method’s value that you want to hide in the Shipping Method column
  • Save your settings

The plugin settings will look something like the ones shown in the screenshot below. 

Settings page
Settings page
  • Before setting up the Hide WooCommerce Shipping Method plugin
    Before Setting up Hide Shipping
    Before Setting up Hide Shipping
  • After setting up the Hide WooCommerce Shipping Method plugin
    After Hiding Shipping Method
    After Hiding Shipping Method

Hide WooCommerce Shipping Methods Based on the Destination Address

Before you begin, you will require the following items.

Hiding WooCommerce Shipping Methods based on the Destination Address

  • Install and activate the Hide Shipping Method plugin
  • Visit the plugin settings by clicking on the Settings option on the plugins page, or by visiting WooCommerce => Settings => Manage Shipping Methods
  • Select the shipping zone for which you want to hide a certain shipping method, from the “Shipping Zone” drop-down
  • Enter the shipping method’s value that you want to hide in the Shipping Method column
  • Save your settings

The plugin settings will look something like the one shown in the image below. 

Hide based on Shipping Zones
Hide based on Shipping Zones
  • Before setting up the Hide WooCommerce Shipping Method plugin
    Before Setting up Hide Shipping
    Before Setting up Hide Shipping
  • After setting up the Hide WooCommerce Shipping Method plugin
    After Hiding Shipping Method for the United States Zone
    After Hiding Shipping Method for the United States Zone

Hide WooCommerce Shipping Methods Based on Cart Subtotal

Before you begin, you will require the following items.

Hiding WooCommerce Shipping Methods based on Destination Address

  • Install and activate the Hide Shipping Method plugin
  • Visit the plugin settings by clicking on the Settings option on the plugins page, or by visiting WooCommerce => Settings => Manage Shipping Methods
  • Enter the cart subtotal for which you want to hide the shipping total in the Cart Subtotal
  • Choose the correct reason based on your shipping requirements
  • Enter the shipping method’s value which you want to hide, in the “Shipping Method” column
  • Save your settings

The plugin settings will look something like the ones shown below.

Hide Shipping Method based on cart subtotal (above $100)
Hide Shipping Method based on cart subtotal (above $100)
  • Before setting up the Hide WooCommerce Shipping Method plugin
    Before setting up Hide Shipping method plugin
    Before setting up Hide WooCommerce Shipping Method plugin
  • After setting up the Hide WooCommerce Shipping Method plugin
    Hide Expedited Parcel for order above $100
    Hide Expedited Parcel for order above $100

Compatibility with WooCommerce Shipping Plugins

One of the most frequently asked questions about the Hide WooCommerce Shipping Method plugin is whether it will be compatible with the shipping methods displayed by a third-party plugin. To answer the question, the plugin is already tested for the following shipping methods and is completely compatible.

Conclusion

This article showed you how to hide WooCommerce Shipping Method based on various parameters including WooCommerce shipping classes, shipping zones, cart subtotal, and product type using the Hide WooCommerce Shipping Methods based on Shipping Classes and Zones

If you are having issues or face any difficulty setting up WooCommerce shipping then Contact PluginHive Support. We will surely help you out.

Happy selling! 🙂

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