If shipping costs consume your margin, your store won’t be profitable. Period.
However, clients want low shipping cost or free shipping. You have to satisfy their needs. I understand it and I’ll help you.
You need to configure shipping cost by price. That’s what you’ll learn in this article.
You can find two ways in which you can configure shipping cost by price in WooCommerce:
Flat rate for a rule means for example:
You can create any number of rules. It depends on your needs.
Flat rate rules are not enough in some cases. You can use automatization then.
Automatic calculation of a rule means for example:
I’ll show you how to configure both (flat rate and automatic calculation) options.
Now, you have to know about the cost of implementation. You can configure shipping cost by price in WooCommerce for free. You just need to use Flexible Shipping plugin. However, if you want to set automated rules, you need to upgrade Flexible Shipping to the PRO version.
Let’s begin, then!
First, look at the introduction video. It helps to understand the Flexible Shipping:
As you see, you can create virtually any shipping scenario you want! We will configure shipping cost by price using this plugin.
Over 100,000 people use Flexible Shipping. They love it. Look at exemplary review:
Simply download Flexible Shipping and we’ll proceed with this guide.
Look at the overview of Flexible Shipping configuration.
It helps to understand how to configure shipping methods in general. I’ll show you shipping cost by price configuration next.
So, watch the video and we’ll continue with this guide:
Let’s use the example from the beginning of this article:
You need to configure shipping rules like this:
You can set the shipping cost as a percentage of the total amount of the order. Just set the rules like that:
This way, shipping cost will be set as a 1% of order value.
Now we have:
But there will be a problem with this rule.
Let’s say your customer’s order value is $1500.00. In such a situation, the shipping cost would be -$5.00:
So in such a situation, you would pay extra money to your client. Your customer would pay $1495.00 for a $1500.00 order!
For sure you don’t want such a situation to happen. But as you see, Flexible Shipping lets you create virtually any shipping scenario!
So, we need to stop counting on $1000.00 order. The shipping cost for such an order is just free.
Look at the rules I configured for that scenario:
You’ve just finished! Congratulations! You’ve learned how to configure shipping cost by price in your store. Was this guide helpful for you? Let us know!