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WooCommerce Shipping Pro- Chapter 3: Bundle Rate Shipping

Business Case: If a customer buys say 3 books the first at $5 then $2 for the remaining and then buys 2 DVDs the first at $5 and $3 for remaining. See how the WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro Plugin implements this business case.

Let’s calculate the shipping cost:
1st Book: $5
2nd & 3rd Book : $2 x 2 = $4
1st DVD: $5
2nd DVD: $3
Total Shipping Cost: $17

Easy to setup this case using Shipping Pro:

plugin admin setting

I am sure you will enjoy seeing the text translation of your shipping set up just under the rule:

  • If the order item count is less than or equal to 1 then the shipping cost is $5.
  • If the order item count is more than 1 and less than or equal to 999 then shipping cost is $5 + per item $2 for the remaining item count above 1.
  • If the order item count is less than or equal to 1 then the shipping cost is $5.
  • If the order item count is more than 1 and less than or equal to 999 then shipping cost is $5 + per item $3 for the remaining item count above 1.

Cart with 3 Books and 2 Dvd

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Enhanced Business Case: Is it possible to combined this Bundle Rate Shipping Cost with a difference for countries? so say the first shipping cost is 5 in the US, 6 in Canada and 7 in the rest of the world?

Absolutely Yes. Check the settings:

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Enhanced Business Case: Free shipping for Books when purchased along with DVDs?

Some of the similar cases from our clients:

  • If a customer takes accessories & furniture, Accessories & furniture shipped in the same truck. So shipping cost only for furniture.
  • This item ships free with another item.
  • If someone adds gift items & they are also purchasing a gift basket, then just charge the gift basket shipping (so free shipping for all of the gift items).
  • Shipping rate of a particular Category of the product can be set to “Free” or “Fixed Cost” when purchased along with other Category of products.
  • Shipping rate of a particular Shipping Class can be set to “Free” or “Fixed Cost”, when purchased along with other Shipping Class.

Along with Shipping Pro Plugin, ‘Bundle Rate AddOn For WooCommerce Shipping Pro’ Plugin is required to solve this business case. Please drop an email to info@wooforce.com to get this plugin.

Bundle rate plugin settings

This is a simple matrix to configure:

  • First Column ‘For this Shipping Class’: Shipping cost for ‘BOOK’ is going to changed.
  • Second Column ‘With these Shipping Class(s)’: When purchased along with ‘DVD’.
  • Last Column ‘New Cost’: Zero set as the new Shipping cost for ‘BOOK’.
  • Similarly For product category instead of shipping class you need to use Columns ‘For this product Category’ & ‘With these Product categories (s)’.

So now When BOOK is purchased along with DVD, Shipping Costs for BOOK is going to be Free. Remaining all the Shipping Cost will be calculated based on the Shipping Pro Matrix.

Likewise, Many many variations of the business cases can be handled with shipping pro:

  • Column ‘Product Category’ can be used instead of Shipping Class if products are grouped based on Product category and not based on the shipping class.
  • Use the column ‘Country’ to define different shipping costs for each country. Similarly, State & Post Code columns can also be used.
  • Shipping cost can be based on Weight/Price instead of Quantity.
  • Use Round column as 12 if the shipping cost is calculated by the box of 12 bottles. Calculate shipping cost for 12 bottles even if user shop 9 bottles, calculate for 24 even if user shop 21 etc.
  • Set Base Cost & Unit cost as 0 for Free shipping after a certain quantity of products.
  • Use column ‘Method Group’ to have multiple shipping service option to choose for customers.

Check out WooCommerce Shipping Pro with Table Rate Plugin page

Last Updated On September 21, 2018