Add Pallet and Special Padding cost to UPS LTL Freight shipments for Woocommerce

pallet and special padding cost

In this article, we will show how you can adjust the shipping cost to include a few extra costs to your UPS LTL Freight shipments when using the WooCommerce UPS Shipping Plugin with Print Label.

For those customers who are involved in the business including heavy items, UPS Freight is one of the most reliable shipping options. However, most of the time, heavy products require more heavy packaging material to avoid any damage to the product. Online store owners do not have other option but to include such materials in the package. In doing so, the weight of the package increases. Also, they have to bear the cost of this additional material. So, in this article, we will see how WooCommerce store owners can adjust their shipping costs to include this extra cost.

According to Nicolas, a WooCommerce store owner who deals in freight shipments, “We do a lot of LTL Freight shipping. Our major concern is, because of the nature of the large shipments, we require pallets or special padding. We want to be able to add the cost of that in the shipping cost.

A pallet, for example, costs 13$. So I want to be able to add that to the cost of shipping.

Adding Additional Cost to Shipping

WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin is one of the best shipping plugins. Using it Price Adjustment option WooCommerce store owners can easily add the extra handling cost to the shipping cost. However, the WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin provides two ways of doing that.

  • By Adding a Flat Rate
  • By Adding a Percentage Cost

Nicolas can easily provide the additional cost ($13) in the field shown in the following image, inorder to add it to the shipping cost.

flat rate shipping

Similarly, if you wish to add some percentage of the shipping rates to the final shipping cost, you can provide the percentage value (5%) in the field shown in the following image.

shipping rates

This way you will get the final shipping rates consisting of the added extra cost that you provide. For an easy understanding here is a video showing how you can adjust shipping rates using the WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin.

So this way store owners will be able to add any extra charges to the shipping cost of their products.


So this article covers how you can add extra cost for Pallets and special Padding, to your shipping cost in case of UPS LTL Freight. Using the price adjustment field in the WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin you can easily add additional cost to your shipments. The plugin supports both percentage and flat rate price adjustments. So it becomes very easy for store owners to add or even remove some amount from their shipping cost.

About the plugin..

WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin

  • Get real-time accurate UPS Shipping rates
  • Add extra handling charges to the shipping cost
  • Provide discounts on shipping cost
  • Generate shipping labels
  • Track your UPS Shipments
  • Premium Version Cost – $99