WooCommerce Shipping Rate by Weight – Step by Step Guide for Beginners

WooCommerce Weight Based Shipping
Author Bartosz Gajewski
Updated:
2019-04-25
Reading time:
2 minutes read

If shipping costs consume your margin, you won’t make any money.

Simple.

You need to vary shipping rate by weight in your WooCommerce store.

In this article, I’ll show you how to configure this scenario. FAST.

Let’s begin with the best shipping plugin

WooCommerce is a great e-commerce solution.

However, it doesn’t have all the features that e-commerce managers need.

Don’t worry.

There is a way to configure a WooCommerce shipping rate by weight.

You know what they say…

You just need a plugin.

Flexible Shipping is the one you need.

Flexible Shipping WooCommerce

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

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100,000+ Active Installations
Last Updated: 2022-10-03
Works with WooCommerce 6.6 - 7.0.x

Over 216,343 stores use it on a daily basis. Not to mention that users love this plugin!

Flexible Shipping Review: Great plugin that solved a lot of problems in complex shipping environment. Let us implement a solution to deal with free, weight & price based and particularly how to deal with over sized items that need to be quoted on a per address basis.

Shipping Rate by Weight (FAST Method)

Best plugins do their jobs with no user effort.

Do you agree?

If so, you’ll love Flexible Shipping.

It may look difficult at the beginning.

However, this guide is here to help you.

You’ll configure shipping rate by weight in 5 minutes.

Time’s up!

Step 1: Add a new shipping method to WooCommerce

Go to WooCommerce → Settings → Shipping

WooCommerce Settings: Shipping

I have two shipping zones: the UK and the US.

How about you?

Select the one to which you want to add shipping rate by weight.

Once you’re in, click Add shipping method button.

WooCommerce Shipping Settings: Add Shipping Method

Now, you need to select Flexible Shipping.

Step 2: Create the shipping method of Flexible Shipping

As you see, this plugin integrates with WooCommerce smoothly.

It works like any other shipping method and that’s great!

Enough bragging.

You need WooCommerce shipping rate by weight in your store ASAP, right?

Go to the new shipping method then:

WooCommerce Shipping Configuration: Flexible Shipping method on the shipping method's list

Step 3: Configure the new shipping method

Now:

What’s this? – you may ask.

This configuration screen may seem overwhelming at the beginning.

New Flexible Shipping Method - Configuration

However:

Check it out from the top to the bottom.

There are a few interesting options here!

Let’s talk through the configuration options, one by one.

Enable/Disable – You can disable the method for a while if you need to.

Method Title / Method Description – Your customers will see the title and the description in the checkout.

Now, you can configure free shipping for the method:

Free Shipping – Provide order cost above which the shipping is free.

Free Shipping Label – You can configure a label next to the method’s title (when free shipping is active).

Next:

Calculation Method – Download Flexible Shipping PRO for more configuration options here.

Visibility / Default – Show only to the users who logged in and set the shipping method as default if needed.

Integration – You can connect this method with DPD UK.

Great.

Now you know each configuration option.

So it’s time to configure the WooCommerce shipping rate by weight.

You’ll use the table rate shipping method there.

It means you’ll write down your configuration in a table.

No worries. It’s just a technical name behind a simple method.

Let’s assume you want to configure:

  • $5 shipping rate by weight of 0-2 lbs
  • $7 shipping rate by weight of 2-5 lbs
  • $10 shipping rate by weight of over 5 lbs

Simply write it down in the table.

Look:

WooCommerce shipping rate by weight - table rate shipping method

Next, save the shipping method. It works now.

What’s more:

You can configure the WooCommerce shipping rate by weight for shipping classes: WooCommerce shipping classes and how to use them

Also, you can create virtually any shipping scenario using Flexible Shipping PRO.

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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100,000+ Active Installations
Last Updated: 2022-10-03
Works with WooCommerce 6.6 - 7.0.x

Afterward

That’s all from us. Let us know in the comments section below how this guide helped you. We hope that this WooCommerce shipping rate by weight method fits your needs.

If you need some explanation, we’re looking for your feedback. You’re more than welcome to share your thoughts!

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