Advanced Add-ons to Extend WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro plugin’s Functionality

This article provides you with the list of supported add-on plugins for WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro plugin. It will also contain instructions on how to use these add-ons along with a real-world business scenario to help you understand the working of the plugins.

List of Supported Add-ons

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Shipping Discounts based on Cart Subtotal Add-on plugin

What does this plugin do?

The Shipping Discount based on Cart Subtotal Add-on plugin will allow you to set up dedicated rules to provide a shipping discount. The plugin will provide a percentage discount on the shipping rates calculated by the WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro plugin, based on the cart subtotal.

Pre-Requisites

In order to make use of this add-on, you would require the following,

Business Case

I want to provide a certain discount on the shipping method. But only discount on the shipping charge, not cart subtotal.

For example: If a customer purchases 3 products,

Item A = $10
Item B = $20
Item C = $10

Cart Subtotal = $40

Shipping Charge = $10

Cart Total = $50

The system should be able to calculate the discount in such a way that if a customer has purchased $30 or over, he should be entitled to a 30% discount on shipping rates.

Shipping Charge = $10 – (30% of $10)

New Cart Subtotal = $40 + $7 = $47

The system should be able to calculate the shipping discount similarly for, let’s say if customer purchase $50 worth of goods and so on.

Solution

Follow the steps below to set up Shipping Discount based on the Cart Subtotal.

  • Download the Shipping Discount based on Cart Subtotal Add-on plugin from here
  • Install the plugin on your WooCommerce store and click on plugin settings
    Plugin Settings
    Plugin Settings
  • Click on Add to add a new rule where you can provide the following details
    • Shipping Rule
      This field will display available shipping method name that you have set up in WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro plugin
    • Price Range
      This field will include the Cart Subtotal Price Range for which you want to set up discount rules. You can enter the following under this field

      • Min Price
      • Max Price
    • Discount (%)
      Enter the discount percentage which you need to provide on the shipping rates
30% Shipping Discount
30% Shipping Discount
  • Click on Save Settings

How does this add-on Work With WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro plugin?

Follow the steps below to make this add-on work with the WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro plugin.

Scenario1

Before installing and activating the Add-on

  • You can see the standard shipping rates displaying on the cart page. These rates are calculated based on the shipping rules that are set using the WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro plugin
    Standard Shipping Rates
    Standard Shipping Rates

Before installing and activating the Add-on

  • On activating the add-on the shipping rates will be discounted by 30%, as shown in the image below
    Discounted shipping rates
    Discounted shipping rates

Cart Total Weight Adjustment Add-on plugin

What does this plugin do?

The Cart Total Weight Adjustment Add-on plugin extends the functionality of WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro plugin by allowing you to adjust the cart total weight. Using this add-on, you can set weight adjustment rules based on the cart total weight. You can just define a weight range in the plugin settings and provide the additional weight which will be added to the cart total weight.

Pre-Requisites

In order to make use of this add-on, you would require the following,

Business Case

I require a function to be able to calculate and add additional weight to net product weight.

For example:

  • If the Net weight is
    • Up to 500g then add 180g of package material
    • Up to 1kg then add 250g of package material
    • Up to 1.5kg then add 320g of package material
  • Then Shipping Rules must be
    • Shipping Rates for products weighing up to 500g = $20
    • Shipping Rates for products weighing between 500g to 1kg = $40
    • Shipping Rates for products weighing between 1kg to 1.5kg = $80

Solution

Follow the steps below to set up Cart Total Weight Adjustment

  • Download the Cart Total Weight Adjustment Add-on plugin from here
  • Install the plugin on your WooCommerce store and click on plugin settings
    Plugin Settings
    Plugin Settings
  • Click on Add New to start adding weight adjustments rules
    Add new weight adjustment rule
    Add new weight adjustment rule
  • Fill the following details
    • Cart Weight Range
      Provide the cart total weight range based on which you need to enter additional weight
    • Additional Weight
      Provide the additional weight which you need to add to the cart total weight

      Weight adjustment rules
      Weight adjustment rules
  • Click on Save Changes

How does this add-on Work With WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro plugin?

Follow the steps below to make this add-on work with the Table Rate Shipping Pro plugin.

Scenario1

Before installing and activating the Add-on

  • As you can see in the image below, the weight of the product is 0.5 lbs
    Actual Weight of the product
    Actual Weight of the product
  • The cost of shipping this product based on the shipping rules is $20 as shown in the image below. This is calculated based on the Shipping Rule-1 which is set up in the Table Rate Shipping Pro plugin settings
    Shipping Cost before additional weight
    Shipping Cost before additional weight

After installing and activating the Add-on

  • After activating the add-on plugin, the additional weight will be added to the product weight. Hence, the total weight of the product now becomes, 0.5 kg + 0.180 kg = 0.680 kg
  • Hence, the updated price on the cart page for the same product is now $40. This is calculated based on the Shipping Rule-2 which is set up in the Table Rate Shipping Pro plugin settings
    Shipping Cost after additional weight
    Shipping Cost after additional weight

Final Thoughts

This article covers two of the supported add-ons that you can use to enhance the functionality of WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro plugin. Using these add-ons the WooCommerce store owners can modify the weight by adding some additional package weight. Moreover, you can also provide a dedicated discount to your customers based on how much they have spent.

If you need any assistance in setting up the Table Rate Shipping Pro plugin or the add-ons discussed in this article, feel free to reach out to our support team.

Last Updated On April 25, 2019