WooCommerce Minimum Order Amount for UPS Shipping
With this article, we’ll show you how to set up a WooCommerce minimum order amount for various WooCommerce shipping methods like UPS and conditional shipping.
What is WooCommerce minimum order amount?
WooCommerce allows you to exercise its features and implement your business case and shipping conditions. However, in certain situations, these features might seem to be weak and underpowered. One of the situations is where you have to set a WooCommerce minimum order amount. Let’s consider this example.
You want to provide WooCommerce shipping options only after the customers have spent a certain amount of money. This strategy is quite common and can prove to be very beneficial for the products that are related to each other. Moreover, this could also help customers buy the related products at the same place.
A few good WooCommerce shipping plugins lets you disable WooCommerce shipping rate calculation untill the cart value exceeds a particular amount. So let’s check out two plugins that offer this feature.
WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping plugin
WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping plugin lets you set up combinations of conditions and shipping rates based on multiple parameters. If the cart matches one or more conditions, the shipping cost defined in that rule is applied.
The plugin has a dedicated feature that lets you display WooCommerce shipping methods based on cart total. You can read the above article to know how it functions.
WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin
The WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin has the capability to completely automate the entire UPS shipping process for your store. This plugin offers WooCommerce store owners real-time UPS shipping rates for domestic as well as international shipments.
This plugin lets you disable the UPS shipping rate calculation untill the cart value exceeds a particular amount. You can set a minimum purchase amount within the plugin. Let’s take a dive in.
Enable WooCommerce Minimum Order Amount for UPS Shipping
As discussed before, the WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin lets you set up a minimum price value for the customers to enable shipping rates. The plugin allows you to enter a Minimum Order Amount in order to trigger the calculation of shipping rates. The image below shows the option to set the minimum order value.
Also, if the cart value is less than the Minimum Order Amount, the customers will not only be able to see the shipping rates, but the following message will be displayed on the cart page.
How to change the ‘No shipping method available’ message on WooCommerce cart?
In case you require your customers to know the reason why shipping rates are not displayed on their cart page, there is another way out.
WooCommerce, by default, displays the above message wherever there’s no valid shipping method available for an order right on the cart page. This can be easily done by changing the default WooCommerce message.
You can check out how you can change the error message to fit your business needs, here. The image below gives an example of how you can change the message that is displayed on the cart.
Now, once the cart value exceeds the Minimum Order Amount, the plugin displays the real-time UPS shipping rates for both domestic and international destinations.
It is clear from the image above that using the Minimum Order Amount option, the store owners can choose the limit until which the plugin will not calculate shipping rates.
The image below shows the shipping rates for an order placed domestically. You can see the cart value exceeds $80 and that triggers the shipping rate calculation.
So we discussed how to set up a WooCommerce minimum order amount for WooCommerce shipping rate calculation. In this article, we also discussed about WooCommerce UPS shipping and learned how to change the default WooCommerce message to help customers understand why the shipping rates are not displayed.
If you need any help setting up WooCommerce shipping on your store, feel free to Contact PluginHive Customer Support. Out team will help you out.
Happy selling! 🙂