In this article, we will show you how to achieve complex shipping scenarios involving flat-rates, free shipping, product weights, quantity, cart price, destination address, and shipping zones, using WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro.
While handling shipping there are times when you may have to bump up the cost to accommodate the expenses or provide a discount based on how much the customers are spending on your website. This level of flexibility, along with the accuracy to calculate the shipping rates based on factors like the weight, quantity, price or even the destination address, is a unique combination. In this article, we will check out some features of WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro, that makes it a unique plugin.
Flexible Shipping Rates based on Different Factors
When it comes to shipping carriers, there are just a couple of factors that they use to calculate the shipping cost. The shipping carriers like UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc. determine the shipping rates based on the weight of the shipment, destination address, and the additional services that the shippers request like shipping labels, pickups, etc.
However, the way carriers charge shipping doesn’t help to attract more customers to buy from you. Hence, you require a flexible way to calculate and display shipping rates on your website based on the factors that work for you.
- Order Weight
You can easily modify the way shipping carriers calculate shipping rates by changing the weight slabs based on your preferences. A great example of this would be when you want to charge shipping for every unit increase in the total weight (especially, in the case of small products). The plugin provides you with an easy way to calculate and display shipping rates on your website based on the order weight.
- Product Quantity
A smarter way to increase sales is to make sure your customers buy more and pay less comparatively for shipping. You can opt to charge shipping free of cost or provide relatively lesser shipping for customers who are purchasing a large number of products together. Using Table Rate Shipping Pro, you can easily do so. You can either charge customers a flat rate shipping fee for a particular number of products or you can set up shipping for every unit they purchase.
- Cart Value (Price)
Talking about increasing the sales for your website, another way to do so is to provide some benefits to your important customers. You can easily please your customers who usually spend a lot on your website, by waving off the tremendous shipping rates or providing them cheaper rates so that they can be happy. Just create a shipping rule based on different price slabs and you are good to go.
Different Shipping Rates for Different Location!
WooCommerce provides an amazing way to differentiate your shipping based on different geographical areas. WooCommerce shipping zones are very helpful when it comes to clubbing different areas together and defining a dedicated free shipping or flat-rate shipping for that. However, WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping plugin provides the additional flexibility that you require with your shipping locations.
- WooCommerce Shipping Zone Support
When it comes to shipping zones, they do come in handy. However, it becomes very tedious to create a new shipping zone just to accommodate a new location and set up shipping rates for them. Also, setting up shipping rates based on factors like the weight, price, and quantity is very difficult to achieve with the help of WooCommerce shipping zones.
WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro provides an easy and convenient way to power your shipping zones with shipping rates calculated for every unit increase in price, weight, and quantity of products.
Apart from the shipping zones, WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro takes things to another level by providing additional flexibility to calculate shipping rates based on various geographical locations.
- Choose your Country
Instead of creating a new shipping zone for every country, the plugin allows you to directly bind a shipping rule to the country. This saves a lot of time and makes the whole process much easier.
- State/City Name
Another way you can set up your shipping is using the city or the state where you provide shipping. You can choose from any state listed under WooCommerce and set up shipping rules directly from the plugin settings. Also, when it comes to the city, WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro really saves the day for the store owners shipping in countries like the UAE and Australia, where the shipping is complicated. On one hand, where the UAE doesn’t support the ZIP codes, Australia has the same zip code for different cities. Under those conditions, an option to provide shipping based on the city is the best choice.
- List of ZIP Codes
When it comes to ZIP codes, the plugin provides a much easier way to set up shipping rates.WooCommerce Tabel Rate Shipping Pro allows you to set up shipping rates based on ZIP codes. If you are worried about the struggle of entering multiple ZIP Codes, then don’t worry.
WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro supports wildcards. So you can easily enter multiple ZIP codes in a number of ways. For example, if you want to enter all the ZIP codes for California, you can simply enter 90001-90099 or 9000*, and it will include all the ZIP codes from 90001 to 90099.
Shipping Rates for Different Type of Products
Do you have dedicated shipping methods for different type of products..?
It is very common among medium to large scale business owners to have a dedicated shipping method for a particular type of product. Mostly, WooCommerce store owners use shipping classes and then follow a complex way to set up shipping rates using the WooCommerce shipping zones. On the other hand, WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro helps you to smartly handle your shipping rates based on the following factors.
- Categorizing using WooCommerce Shipping Classes
Shipping Class is the best way to categorize how you want to ship different type of products. The plugin helps you define shipping rules based on various shipping classes and even helps you combine multiple shipping classes and bind them to a single rule. This way you don’t need to set up 100 shipping rules for 100 shipping classes.
- Different Shipping Rates for Different Product Categories
For those store owners, who are not interested in setting up shipping classes for their 100s of products, they can still make sure their shipping rates are calculated accurately. The plugin allows you to set up shipping rates based on product category too. So, if you don’t want to set up shipping classes, just configure shipping rules based on your existing products categories.
Want to Configure A Large Number of Shipping Rules? Handle it using the Import/Export Feature
Most of the store owners have simple shipping requirements and they can set up their shipping rules manually. However, for bigger businesses, where the shipping rules can be in thousands, the mere process of setting up these rules in WooCommerce becomes tedious.
WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro handles the huge number of shipping rules very easily. The plugin allows you to import your thousands of shipping rules via a CSV file and display it in the plugin settings. Similarly, you can even export the rules and edit them easily as a CSV file and then import it back. This makes updating the shipping rules relatively easier and more convenient.
Calculates Shipping Rates in Any Language with Extensive WPML Compatibility
When it comes to multi-lingual capabilities, there is hardly any plugin as good as WPML Multi-Lingual Plugin. It helps you to smoothly run your website in different parts of the world. This way your customers from different countries can place orders and get their shipments delivered to them.
Well, fortunately, WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping plugin is fully compatible with WPML and supports the multi-lingual functionality with the help of the WPML plugin. Hence, you don’t need to think twice before using this plugin. The plugin will calculate shipping rates flawlessly and without any hassle.
Business Scenarios Handled by WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro plugin
One of the amazing parts of dealing with so many satisfied customers is the fact that you get to know the business better day after day. Not only we help our customers with their shipping needs, but we also make sure it helps others that are looking for a similar solution.
Hence, here are some business cases, directly from our customers. We hope these will help you with your business.
Free Domestic Shipping with International Shipping based on the weight.
One of the very interesting business scenarios that WooCommerce store owners follow is the use of Free Shipping for domestic shipments. Domestic shipping is generally cheaper than the international shipping and hence, it is easier to accommodate the shipping cost into the price of the products.
On the other hand, since the international shipping is costly, one of the ways you can set it up is by calculating shipping rates based on the total weight of all the products in the cart. This way you can even provide a cheaper shipping option if even the international shipment contains products that don’t weigh less.
Increase sales by providing discounted shipping on the purchase of more products
Increasing sales by providing a free shipping option is a great idea. However, this is not feasible every time a customer places an order, as you have to bear the cost of shipping or even adjust the shipping fee to the cost of the products.
Hence, the best way is to provide discounted shipping rates based on the amount of money spent by the customers on your website. In this way, you can provide cheaper shipping option if the customer purchases products above, say, $300. And similarly, if the customer purchases a lesser amount than that they would have to pay relatively more shipping fee.
Set up Carrier-based Shipping Rates for your customers
Setting up a shipping carrier’s shipping rules may not be a great idea for a lot of store owners. However, for those who want to set up their shipping carrier’s shipping rules, their only option to do so is using the WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro plugin.
With the help of this plugin, you can easily create and manage hundreds of shipping rules by easily importing the rules via a CSV file. This way it becomes very easy to create shipping rules by duplicating the rules and then editing it in bulk. Not only it saves time but it also makes it very convenient for the store owners to modify the rules at any point in time.
Want to know more about the plugin..?
Check out our Knowledgebase and Business Cases in order to learn more about the versatility of WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro. If you need any assistance, feel free to contact us and discuss your shipping scenario with our shipping experts. We will definitely get back to you and make your shipping experience better.