Add Extra Charges to the Shipping Rates in WooCommerce


WooCommerce store owners require methods to adjust the shipping rates for their customers. This helps a lot with the shipments where the store owner requires to spend some money on the packaging, safety fillings for the box, etc. By adjusting the shipping rates in such a way as to accommodate the extra charges, store owners can easily save the money that they have spent.

According to Samantha, a WooCommerce store owner,”…Hi is there any way to add extra charges to the rates returned by the official API..? I really want a way to add additional handling charges to my shipping rates. Is this possible for all the shipping carriers..? Please help…

In this article, we will be discussing how using the WooCommerce Multi-Carrier shipping plugin, you can easily add extra charges to the official shipping rates by different shipping carriers.

Adding Extra Charges to Shipping Rates

WooCommerce Multi-Carrier Shipping plugin allows store owners to get real-time shipping rates by multiple shipping carriers. This includes UPS, FedEx, USPS, DHL, and Stamps. Apart from that, the WooCommerce Multi-Carrier Shipping plugin also allows the store owners to add an extra amount of charge on top of the shipping charges. The plugin provides a Flat Rate value where you need to enter the amount of additional charge based on your preferences. The image below shows the Flat Rate option in the plugin settings.

Adding Extra charges to Shipping Rates

Once you configure the flat rate option, any value added to that field will be added to the shipping rates and will be displayed on the cart page.


This article covers the WooCommerce Multi-Carrier Shipping plugin. In this article, we have shown how to add extra charges to the shipping rates returned by official shipping carriers like UPS, DHL, USPS, FedEx, and Stamps. Using this functionality, WooCommerce store owners can easily accommodate any additional charges to the shipping cost. This extra cost will be added to the shipping cost and will be displayed on the cart page.

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About the Plugins

WooCommerce Multi-Carrier Shipping plugin

  • Get real-time accurate shipping rates
  • Supports UPS, FedEx, DHL, USPS, and Stamps USPS
  • Provide discounts on shipping cost
  • Table Rate/Conditional Shipping Rules
  • Premium Version Cost – $89