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Cover the Packaging Cost based on Product Quantity using WooCommerce FedEx Shipping Plugin

In this article, we will be discussing how you can cover the packaging cost based on the quantity of product that you are shipping, using WooCommerce FedEx Shipping plugin. Doing this will help you save up a lot of money.

WooCommerce store owners have the options to provide shipping options to their customers using a lot of shipping plugins. However, the most common problem they face is the shipping cost. Ideally, the shipping cost includes the cost to ship a product from one place to other. However, there are a lot of hidden charges to it. Before shipping, the products need to be packed properly into single or multiple boxes. This is a really important task as while shipping, there are high chances that the products might get damaged. So to prevent that the store owners are required to pack them into reinforced boxes with an adequate amount of padding material inside the box. This, however, adds up to the shipping cost. And in the case of multiple boxes, this cost adds up to a significant amount.

According to Steve, a WooCommerce store owner,”… I need to add an additional cost to shipping service based on quantity. 1 product, gets charge X amount extra shipping, 2 products get charged a different account. Basically, we are trying to add our box cost into the FedEx shipping calculation. Since you have a price adjustment available per shipment method, what code can we use for additional shipping price adjustment based on the quantity in cart..? Thank you so much for your help. Love the plugin so far otherwise.

Adding Packaging Cost per Item to Shipping Cost

WooCommerce FedEx Shipping plugin provides an easy way to adjust the shipping cost by adding the integer or the percentage value to the shipping cost. However, using this method the cost can be increased or decreased based on the shipping method. Since Steve’s case is based on the packaging cost per item, he can achieve the same using the code in this link. Steve just needs to add the code to the functions.php file and specify the additional cost of packing. This way the cost of packing will be added to the shipping rates returned by the plugin and the customers will be paying the cost of packaging as well as the cost of shipping.


In this article, we discussed the WooCommerce FedEx Shipping plugin and how using this plugin, store owners can accommodate the cost of packaging to the shipping cost. This article will help the store owners to add the packaging cost per quantity to the shipping cost. This way the store owners can charge the customers the complete cost of shipping the products to their address.

If you have any suggestion 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 had discussed in this article.

About the plugin…

WooCommerce FedEx Shipping plugin

  • Get real-time accurate FedEx Shipping rates
  • Add extra handling charges to the shipping cost
  • Provide discounts on shipping cost
  • Generate shipping labels
  • Track your FedEx Shipments
  • Premium Version Cost – $69
Last Updated On September 16, 2018