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Dream Home’s Story

Dream Home Story
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Dream Home offers a wide range of furniture and products for the home and office.

The range includes products such as:

  • Living rooms and seating areas: sofas, armchairs, living room tables and sideboards.
  • Bedrooms – beds, mattresses, children’s and youth rooms, sofa beds and one and a half beds.
  • Dining rooms – tables and chairs.

Their products are designed in modern and classic styles to fit any space. The emphasis is on the high level of finish of their goods. The furniture is manufactured from quality raw materials through a strict manufacturing process.

Challenge

Calculating the shipping cost is often a challenge. Especially the cost for products with different dimensions. As a store owner, you want to offer appropriate rates for orders with multiple products of different sizes.

Some products offered by Dream Home are heavy, some require assembly, and some are very light. Each piece of the product is an additional shipping cost. Several products can be packed together, so the cost must be calculated accordingly.

Dream Home has divided its products into 6 groups. Regardless of the number of products in the cart, shipping cost is calculated based on the following conditions:

  • For the first piece of the most expensive product, the shipping cost is always 100% of the shipping cost for that group.
  • Each additional item of the same or a different product is 50% of the shipping price for that group.

Dream Home Story

Solution

WooCommerce Shipping classes are a great tool to group products with the same properties. For example, you can use them to distinguish between large, small, heavy and light products.

Shipping cost calculation

If the shipping cost in your store is calculated based on your own rules, then you can consider using Table Rate plugin. This will make your rates easily adjustable. In other words, with your own calculation rules, you can set virtually any shipping price. That’s why Dream Home decided to use Flexible Shipping PRO. You can use Flexible Shipping PRO plugin as a great solution to calculate the shipping cost based on Shipping classes and number of Items in the cart.

Displaying the correct shipping method

Conditional display of shipping methods in WooCommerce is a feature of the Flexible Shipping PRO plugin, as well as Conditional Shipping Methods plugin. In this case, using the Conditional Shipping Methods plugin, Dream Home are able to display the correct shipping methods. Importantly, the rates are displayed accurately for different cart contents.

Results

In conclusion, using both plugins allows Dream Home store customers to view and select the correct shipping cost and the correct shipping method. As a result, the calculation is consistent with the expected assumptions. Moreover, the store’s customers get a fair price for the cost of shipping their furniture.

Feedback

We were met with prompt and professional assistance. Our rather complex needs were resolved with the plugins’ configuration. We appreciate the help of Tomek (Octolize support team member).

Used products

Flexible Shipping PRO WooCommerce

The best and the most powerful Table Rate shipping plugin for WooCommerce. Define the shipping rules based on numerous conditions and configure even the most complex shipping scenarios with ease.

Conditional Shipping Methods WooCommerce

Conditionally display and hide the shipping methods in your WooCommerce store. Define the rules when the specific shipping methods, e.g., live rates should be available to pick and when not to.

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