WooCommerce Shipping Pro – Chapter 4: Usability Features

In this article, we will tell you some of the usability features of WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro. There are many features bundled with WooCommerce Shipping Pro to make shop owner’s life easy! Plain text summary of the shipping rule configured.

Many users struggle to set up shipping rules and it takes many hours of testing to complete the setup without any errors.  Here comes our first help!

After setting up multiple shipping rules, A text translation of the business rule will be displayed just under the row. Normally it would have taken hours of testing to understand exactly the shipping rule behavior, which is now available as Plan Text!  WoW! is n’t it amazing?

Hide the column(s) that are not used

Not all the columns in the Rate Matrix are used by all business.
Let’s take a case where you don’t need following columns for your business

  • No Country/State/Postcode criteria to configure shipping rule.
  • No Price/weight: Shipping rate calculated based on Quantity.
  • No Shipping class or Product Category based shipping.

You can hide above listed columns and use only the columns which are important for your business.

It is convenient to display only the needed columns for business. And did you see the Display/Hide matrix columns has selected only 7 columns now? You can select the remaining columns whenever your business demands them.

International shipping using Rest of the world & Rest of the country & Any Country & Any States selection

After setting up shipping cost for few countries now you would like to setup single rate for the rest of the world and sweating thinking about setting up shipping rules for 100+ countries!! No way.

Similarly to set up shipping cost for all countries “Any Country” selection will be useful.

Rest of the Product Categories & Rest of the shipping classes & Any Shipping classes & Any Product Category selection

Copy/duplicate WooCommerce Shipping rules

If you need to set up a lot of shipping rules and if you wish to have a copy row option, there is one!

Remove Free shipping text from WooCommerce Checkout

If the shipping cost is Zero and you would like to display ‘Contact us for shipping quote’ message and you don’t want to see the default ‘(Free)’ text. Select ‘Remove Free Text’ option in the settings screen.

Let’s have a look at how free shipping appears in the checkout:

WooCommerce Shipping Pro replace free shipping, flat rate shipping, International shipping

WooCommerce Shipping Pro Plugin is advanced and easy to set up compared to other woo commerce shipping plugins in the market and importantly this plugin can replace woo commerce free shipping, flat rate shipping, and International shipping modules.

Import a huge list of shipping rules onto your WordPress/WooCommerce website

Let’s assume you have far too many shipping rules, say 4800, to be uploaded into the plugin settings page. How do you manage and import such huge data into the plugin?

Well, the best way to configure rules in the WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro plugin is to create the shipping rules in a CSV. Once that is done, you can import the CSV file using the Import/Export CSV option provided in the plugin. All rules will be imported perfectly.

Combine a huge set of Shipping rules into a smaller number of rules

Let’s assume that you have a sheet with multiple weight columns like 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,..1200. You also have Apex, K2, Sherpa, and Clip strips as products/product categories.

In order to combine these rules, you can merge rows 2&4&7, 3&6,  8&10, 9&11 for Apex since it seems identical. So one set of rule for 2,4,7 will do keeping postcode as 00000-12000,33001-35000,83001-88000. Similarly, in every sheet, there are rules that are identical. You can club them to write one set of rules for similar postcode ranges.

Now let’s say the columns are quantities and not weights, even then the approach remains the same. In the Based on the field you need to opt for the option “Item” and in the min-max item count, you need to set the range of items.

Last Updated On May 21, 2020