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WooCommerce Shipping Pro – Chapter 9 : WooCommerce weight based shipping simplified

In this article, we will explain how to set up WooCommerce weight based shipping using WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro PluginThis guide should help you achieve any business case you desire.

If you have products that vary significantly in weight it might be a better idea to go for weight based shipping. For example, if you sell shoes, jackets, and dresses, a one size fit all flat rate shipping option may not work as there is a large weight (and price difference) in shipping a pair of shoes compared to a light summer dress. Charging different shipping rates based on weight slabs is common in such scenarios. Beyond the defined range, you can define shipping rate per weight unit.

To figure out your shipping costs you need to actually calculate them by measuring their weight, dimensions, and other factors that affect how much it costs to ship them. Round these numbers up to the nearest whole number. Calculated shipping is the most exact method of making sure products are priced correctly.

Many users struggle to set up weight based shipping for WooCommerce. You need to set up shipping cost by weight and then test it and ensure the shipping cost calculation is working as expected. The weight-based shipping for your WooCommerce store can be configured easily using our plugin.
Here comes our first feature!

WooCommerce shipping by weight: Plain text summary of the shipping rule configured

After setting multiple rows as per the shipping need, a popup note in the last column will help you with text translation of the business rule. Normally it would have taken hours of testing to understand exactly the shipping rule behavior, which is now available as the tooltip!  WOW! is n’t it amazing? Now, let’s explore more.

Hide the column(s) which 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

  • Method title: As you don’t have the different shipping method title.
  • Cost/weight: Only fixed cost. no weight per kg cost.
  • Weight round: No weight rounding. shipping cost calculated for the exact weight.

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

As you see all the columns will be selected by default and you can choose to remove the columns as your business need. Now let’s see how the rate matrix looks after removing the columns.

It is convenient to display only the needed columns for business. And did you notice that the Display/Hide matrix columns have selected only 4 columns now? You can select the remaining columns whenever your business demands them. Excited to see what more features are in stock? Let’s GO!

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

After setting up WooCommerce shipping by weight for selected countries, now you would like to setup single rate for the rest of the world. Don’t start sweating thinking about setting up shipping rules for 100+ countries!! Nothing to worry, there is an easier way!

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

Can’t wait to see what is next?

Free shipping

WooCommerce shipping by weight can also be used to provide Free shipping. Let’s introduce a free slower shipping if the order is above 10kg.

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

Copy shipping rule

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

Replace WooCommerce free shipping, flat rate shipping, International shipping

WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro Plugin is an advanced and easy to set up compared to other WooCommerce shipping plugins in the market and importantly this plugin can replace WooCommerce free shipping, flat rate shipping, and International shipping modules.
Thanks for reading!!

For more details on the plugin mentioned please visit WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro Plugin page.

Last Updated On September 21, 2018