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How to calculate shipping rates based on weights and dimensions in FedEx?

In this article, we will tell you how to calculate the shipping rates based on the weight and dimensions of the box when using the WooCommerce FedEx Shipping Plugin with Print Label. Read more below.

Case:

Let us consider an example where we want to pack more than one product in a single box based on weights and dimensions, by using Woocommerce FedEx plugin.

Solution:

Consider we have two products:

Product A with weight 2, and dimensions = 3 x 2 x 1 (length x breadth x height)
Product B with weight 3, and dimensions = 4 x 3 x 2 (length x breadth x height)
C is the box in which we would like to pack Product A and B.

Open the product page of Product A, move to Shipping section in the Product Data meta box of the product. The first step is to configure the weight and dimensions of each product. Follow the similar procedure for Product B

The following screenshot shows above configuration:

Product Dimension of Product A
Product dimension of Product A
Product Dimension of Product B
Product dimension of Product B

Next, follow the below steps:

  • In Parcel Packing Method option, select “Pack into boxes with weights and dimensions”.
  • Next, add a custom box which can be used for packing Product A and Product B together. To create a custom box, click on the Add Box button in the custom box dimensions.
  • Give dimensions and weight of the custom box, as shown in the screenshot below.
Box Sizes
Box Sizes
  • Verification: To check whether Product A and Product B are packaged in a single package, enable the debug option. Go to cart page and check package dimensions in FedEx request.

In the FedEx request, we can see the plugin has requested FedEx with a box of the requisite dimensions.

FedEx Request
FedEx Request

FedEx has responded that it has custom box services for weight = 5 lbs. So billing amount will be charged for the package of total weight 5 lbs.

FedEx Response
FedEx Response

The weight of Product A + Weight of Product B + Weight of package = 5 lbs ( package weight is Zero). Hence, as you can see that both Product A and Product B can fit easily in a single package.

FedEx Response
FedEx Response

Therefore, box packing is quite easy if you pay attention to the dimensions of the boxes being packed.

Last Updated On September 25, 2018

2 thoughts on “How to calculate shipping rates based on weights and dimensions in FedEx?

  1. Laurie says:

    For product A, why does the image says 3x2x1 but the text above it say 3x4x3?
    Can you clarify that?

    I have a hard time getting the right custom box to be auto-selected by fedex based on whether I ship 1, 2 or 3 items together.

    • Anindo
      Anindo says:

      Hi Laurie,

      That was a mistake from our end. We have corrected it now. The products are of dimensions 3 x 2 x 1 and 4 x 3 x 2.

      Hope that helps.
      Also, if you want any of us to look into your website, just raise a ticket via support.xadapter.com
      Our guys will help you.

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