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Recover Postage Expenses by including the UK Postal-Code Surcharges to your Shipping Rates using WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro

In this article, we will be covering WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro and how using this plugin WooCommerce store owners can easily add additional surcharges to their shipping rates based on postcodes.

WooCommerce store owners ship to multiple areas throughout the world. However, in some places, the shipping charges include various taxes and additional surcharges based on various factors. In such cases, it is important for the store owners to have some mechanism to recover the extra surcharges. According  to Amy, a WooCommerce store owner, “…Hello, we are only using one main price. So:

1) There are 4 sizes with a rate for each 
2) There is a flat rate for each additional item 
3) There are postcode surcharges for some areas.
Is there any way I can add the postcode surcharge to the shipping cost..? Thanks.”

Adding Postcode based Surcharges on Shipping Rates

WooCommerce Tabel Rate Shipping Pro plugin provides store owners with a mechanism to calculate shipping rates based on various factors such as weight, price, quantity, shipping location, etc. It uses the Matrix Columns to define the parameters based on which the shipping rules will be created. So if the store owners require adding the extra charges based on postal code, they can easily do so by selecting the ZIP code in the matrix columns in the settings tabs of plugin settings.

Once they have done this, they can create shipping rules based on the zip code they want to add extra charges. Their shipping rules will be something similar to the shipping rules in the image below.

Adding Surcharge based on Postal Codes

Summary…

In this article, we discussed WooCommerce Tabel Rate Shipping Pro and how using this plugin WooCommerce Store owners can easily create shipping rules for their store. Using this article the store owners will be able to add additional charges to their shipping rates based on the zip code entered by the customers on the cart page. This way they can easily recover the additional surcharges for shipping in different areas.


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 Table Rate Shipping Pro plugin

  • Calculate shipping rates based on factors like,
    • Product Cost
    • Product Weight
    • Number of Items in the cart
    • Shipping Classes
    • Product Category
    • Destination Address
  • Premium Version Cost – $69
Last Updated On September 21, 2018