Shipping Cost Per Weight – Complete Configuration Guide for WooCommerce

Shipping Cost Per Weight
Author Bartosz Gajewski
Updated:
2018-12-13
Reading time:
2 minutes read

You know exactly how orders vary between themselves in your store. It’s great that some customers order a lot. But their packages also weight a lot!

There’s little difference between 2, 5 and 10 kilos for your customers (somehow heavier, they could say). However, we know your perspective. The higher the weight, the more your carrier charges you for the delivery.

That’s why you need to configure shipping cost per weight. You can be sure you’ll learn it in this article. I’ll guide you step by step.

Introduction

Available configuration options

There are two ways in which you can configure shipping cost per weight in WooCommerce:

  • flat rate for a rule
  • automatic calculation

Flat rate for a rule means for example:

  • for orders from 0 to 2kg set shipping cost to $10.00
  • and set $15.00 as a shipping cost for orders from 2.01kg

You can define as many rules like that as you want.

However, it may be quite difficult if you need more than a few rules. You can use automatization then.

Automatic calculation of a rule means for example:

  • set shipping cost to $0.001 for each 1g (e.g. 1 kg is $1.00)
  • or start from $10.00 then add $1.00 for each kg

I’ll show you how to configure both (flat rate and automatic calculation) options.

It’s free but…

Now, you have to know about the cost of implementation. You can configure shipping cost per weight 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.

Flexible Shipping PRO WooCommerce £89

The best Table Rate Shipping for WooCommerce. Period. Create shipping rules based on weight, order totals or item count.

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Let’s begin, then!

Flexible Shipping

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 per weight using this plugin.

Over 100,000 people use Flexible Shipping and they love it:

Flexible Shipping Reviews

You’ll love it, too!

However, it’s not about loving the plugin.

For you, it is about configuring shipping cost per weight. And that’s what we’ll do next.

Simply download Flexible Shipping and we’ll proceed with this guide.

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Shipping cost per weight configuration

General Flexible Shipping configuration

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 per weight after this video.

So, watch the video and we’ll continue with this guide:

Flat rate for a rule

So, let’s use the example from the beginning of this article:

  • for orders from 0 to 2 kg set shipping cost to $10.00
  • and set $15.00 as a shipping cost for orders from 2.001 kg

You need to configure shipping rules like this:

Shipping cost per weight

Automatic calculation of a rule

Do you remember the examples from this guide’s beginning? Let’s talk them over one by one.

Don’t forget you need PRO version of Flexible Shipping to automate rules calculation.

Set shipping cost to $0.001 for each 1g

You need to configure shipping a rule like this:

Shipping cost per weight - PRO rule

How does it work?

  • 100 g parcel costs $0.10
  • 2 kg parcel costs $2.00
  • 14.5 kg parcel costs $14.50
  • and so on

Start from $10.00 then add $1.00 for each kg

Now, the rules for the second example:

Shipping cost per weight - PRO rule

How does it work?

  • 500 g parcel costs $11.00
  • 2 kg parcel costs $12.00
  • 15 kg parcel costs $25.00

Summary

In this guide, you’ve learned how to configure shipping cost per weight in WooCommerce. Did this guide help you? Let us know in the comments section below. We’re looking for your feedback.

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