Free shipping over the amount is a super effective marketing tool in eCommerce. Most clients would be willing to buy something extra from your store than pay for delivery. To make it even more efficient, you can display the remaining amount to free shipping with a Free Shipping Bar. In this article, I’ll show you how to do it with a free plugin.
Every time I write about free shipping, I recommend it as much as I can. It’s a very effective marketing tool that can raise sales in your store. This time, I’d like to present an additional solution that can boost it even more. As simple as it sounds, it’s just displaying the remaining amount to free shipping in your store. This way, your customer will know exactly how much they have to add to their cart to get free delivery. Experiments showed the fact that customers prefer to spend more on products than spending that money on shipping.
Displaying a free shipping bar in your store can be a simple thing to do. You can use custom code or a proper plugin. In this article, I’ll show you how to display the remaining amount to free shipping in WooCommerce with the free Flexible Shipping plugin. It offers much more than just free shipping. It’s a feature-rich table rate plugin that allows you to set shipping cost based on cart weight and value. And it’s all for free!
With the proper plugin, you can start the configuration. Go to your shipping zone, press the Add shipping method button, and select Flexible Shipping from the list of available methods.
Then click on the newly created Flexible Shipping method to edit it.
Enable the method, set a title, and optionally an additional description. You can also use the shipping rules or integrate that shipping method with couriers.
However, the most important thing, in this case, will be to configure the free shipping method. In the Free shipping field, enter the amount that will become the free shipping level. Then in the Free shipping label field, enter the label that will appear when it will be reached.
If you have set up free shipping in the method, you can start displaying the remaining amount for free shipping in WooCommerce. To do this, just check the ‘Left to free shipping’ notice box. And that’s basically it. As I mentioned before, with the Flexible Shipping plugin it is trivially simple.
The Free Shipping Bar will be displayed on the shopping cart and order page, and its appearance will depend on the theme you are using.
In a standard Storefront theme, that message will look like this:
The missing amount will be dynamically changed based on the value of the basket. It is important that all shipping methods in your store have the same free shipping amount. The message about the missing amount for free shipping in WooCommerce will be displayed regardless of the shipping method chosen by the customer.
Information about the missing amount for free shipping can be easily edited. Just use one of the specially prepared filters:
flexible_shipping_free_shipping_notice_text_message to edit the notice text,
flexible_shipping_free_shipping_notice_text_button_label to edit the button label.
Here are some examples of how to use it:
Change the notice text
All you have to do is to insert your own text, containing the %1$s section, which is responsible for displaying the corresponding amount. Put it instead of Message example. After changing the code, just paste it into the functions.php file.
Change the button label
Just change the Button Label into your own text. After changing the code, just paste it into the functions.php file.
Delete the button
To delete the button from the notice, just paste it into the functions.php file.
Displaying the remaining amount to free shipping in WooCommerce is not so difficult to set up. All you need is one proper plugin. And what’s more, with Flexible Shipping you can do it for free! I hope it will help you to increase your sales. Good luck!