I need $5 for shipping the first item and $1 per additional item. How to setup WooCommerce Shipping?

WooCommerce store owners have different shipping needs. These shipping needs cannot be fulfilled using the default features provided by WooCommerce. Especially, when it comes to calculating shipping rates.

In such cases, WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro is one of the best plugins to provide flexibility in calculating shipping rates. This way the store owners having special shipping requirements will be able to calculate shipping rates without any worries. Take a look at Daniel’s shipping scenario for reference.

According to Daniel,”I need $5 as a shipping cost for the first item to be added to the cart. And $1 shipping charge for every additional item. How can I achieve that? I need to do this ASAP. Thank you so much in advance!

In this article, we will be solving Daniel’s shipping scenario using WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro plugin.

Calculating Shipping Rates for Daniel

Daniel can easily set up his shipping scenario using WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro plugin. He just needs to select the following fields from the Matrix Column from the Settings tab that is present in the plugin settings.

  • Method Title
  • Item
  • Cost Based On 
  • Base Cost 
  • Per Unit Cost

Once he has selected these fields, he only needs to go to the Shipping Rules Tab to configure his shipping rules. After configuring the shipping, his rules will be similar to the shipping rules shown in the image below.

Daniel's rules

For easier understanding, here is a video tutorial that shows how you can configure the plugin settings to calculate shipping rates per item.


So this article covers WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping plugin. Using this article WooCommerce store owners will be able to calculate shipping rates for every additional item added to the cart. This way store owner can keep the shipping rates fixed for the first item and then increase per item added to the cart.

If you need any help setting up table rate/conditional shipping on your WooCommerce store, feel free to Contact PluginHive Customer Support. We would be more than happy to help.

Good luck! 🙂

Last Updated On April 24, 2020