Does the WooCommerce UPS Shipping Plugin charge based on order instead of per item?

In this small guide, we will tell you whether the WooCommerce UPS Shipping Plugin with Print Label allows you to charge based on the order instead of the per item basis. Read more below.

Customer :

We’re using the basic version of your plugin and it charges the shipping cost per item. We need to charge based on the order. Maybe by the box? We’re wondering if there’s a way to do that with the premium plugin which we’re interested in purchasing.

Additionally, how does the plugin know how many items can fit inside of a box?

PluginHive Support :

That’s correct!

In the basic version of the plugin, shipping cost is calculated per item. However, in the premium version, we have box-packing as well as weight-based packing features.

With ‘Box Packing’ & ‘Pack Items individually’ options dimensions & weight will be considered to calculate the shipping cost. Refer the details below:

Parcel Packing: PluginHive plugin provides you three options to pack parcel(s) as given below:

  • Pack Items Individually:  In this option, each item in the cart is packed separately. Total shipping cost is calculated by adding the shipping cost of each item.
    For example, the shipping cost of Item X is $10. If the customer adds two quantities of Item X to the cart,  then the total shipping cost is  $10 x 2, which is $20.
    Note: This is the default option.
  • Pack into boxes with weight and dimensions: If packing items individually does not suit your business, you can define required box sizes under ‘Box Dimensions’ section. All the cart items are packed into custom boxes defined in Box Dimensions settings. The best fit box is automatically chosen from the defined boxes. This is the recommended option. You can read through the Setting up WooCommerce Box Dimensions to understand more in detail.
  • Weight-based: In this option, the weight of all the cart item is summed up and passed to UPS API to get rates.

We request you to try our demo to check these features here: WooCommerce UPS Shipping Demo.

Last Updated On March 13, 2020