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How to configure WooCommerce shipping cost by weight for different zones in the Netherlands?
In this article, we will help Bob(one of our many customers) configure his shipping rates based on weight for different shipping zones while using WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro. Read below to know more.
Most WooCommerce store owners prefer shipping rates calculation to get real-time shipping quotes from different shipping carriers. This is mainly because of the difference in their shipping rates and not having any flexibility to increase or decrease the shipping charges. However, for those store owners who are looking for a flexible shipping rate calculation, WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro is a one-stop shipping solution.
According to Bob, a WooCommerce store owner,”…I want to set up shipping table rates, but I don’t know really how I should configure a postal code range and pricing related to the weight. This is the case for the Netherlands where all postal codes starting with ’40’ (and everything behind it) until all postal codes starting with ’72’, is in Zone 1, for example, postal codes like ‘5532AB’, ‘5411WW’ and ‘5804DK’ fall in ‘Zone 1’.
Now, if a visitor is from this zone and has a total weight of 1kg in the cart, he should pay €42,50 for shipping. If a visitor is from this zone and has a total weight of 2kg in the cart, he should pay €67,50 for shipping and so on.“
Configuring Shipping Zones
Calculation of shipping rates, in the case of Bob, will include setting up shipping zones across the Netherlands. To be able to set up the shipping rules we require adding ZIP codes to shipping zones. Once that is done, you can easily configure shipping rules based on the product weight.
So, from Bob’s example, we will now configure shipping rates for Zone 1 based on the product weight.
Create Shipping Rules
The WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro plugin allows WooCommerce store owners to create shipping rules based on which they can calculate their shipping costs. After successfully creating the shipping zones and adding the ZIP codes to the shipping zones, you can go to the Settings tab and enable the option stating ‘Enable/Disable Shipping Method‘. Then you need to select the following Matrix Columns,
- Method Title
- Shipping Zone list
- Rate Based On
- Base Cost
After saving the settings, you can create your rules in the Shipping Rules tab. Once Bob has successfully created his shipping rules, the configuration would be something similar to the following image.
So this article covers the WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro plugin. Using this plugin WooCommerce store owners can easily calculate shipping rates in the case of the Netherlands using the ZIP Code/Shipping Zone based shipping calculation. In this article, we will cover the WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro’s ability to calculate weight-based and shipping destination-based shipping rates.
If you have any suggestions regarding the article, feel free to share your views in the comment section below. We have also attached some details about the plugin that we discussed in this article.
About the plugin
- Calculate shipping rates based on factors like,
- Product Cost
- Product Weight
- Number of Items in the Cart
- Shipping Classes
- Product Category
- Destination Address