In this article, I’ll teach you how to configure WooCommerce shipping based on number of items. This way, the final shipping cost will depend on a number of items in the customer’s cart. In general, the method is simple so this guide is short. However, I’ll cover all the configuration steps for your comfort.
There are a lot of ways you can configure shipping costs in your store. You can configure cart based shipping like shipping based on number of items in the cart.
In this article, I’ll show you such two configuration examples.
In the first one, we will configure:
The second one will have different rules:
As you will see later in this article, these are the simple examples. The plugin, which I’ll show you, has many more features. The rules you can configure can be really complex if you need it!
The shipping methods we’ll configure in this guide look like every other one:
You can set your own title. There is also a description which you can configure. However, this is optional.
You need a plugin to configure WooCommerce shipping based on number of items. The plugin name is Flexible Shipping and we’re the plugin’s developers.
Also, there are a lot of reviews. People really appreciate our work. Look at this exemplary review:
As you can see, the plugin is available to download for free from WordPress.org. However, you will need a PRO version to configure WooCommerce shipping based on number of items. That’s because this feature is not available in the free version.
However, you can still install it and try before you buy!
You can install Flexible Shipping right from your store. You just need to type the name in the Plugins – Add New.
Once you install and activate the Flexible Shipping, you can configure it. This way you will get the WooCommerce shipping based on number of items in your store.
Simply go to WooCommerce → Settings → Shipping.
There you have your shipping zones.
Click on the one which to you want to add the feature. I have the ‘UK’ shipping zone:
Next, click the Add shipping method button:
Choose the Flexible Shipping:
Once you created the Flexible Shipping method, click it. You can configure the rules now!
Let’s start with the first scenario:
How does it work in the store?
We have £10.00 shipping cost for 2 items in store:
For 4 products in the cart, the shipping cost is £8.00:
And the last example – £6.00 of shipping cost for 8 products in the cart:
Of course, it works for two or more products in the cart, too:
As you see, we have 4 products in the cart so the shipping cost is £8.00.
Let’s configure the second scenario. Just to remember:
How does it work in the store?
For 4 products:
For 8 products:
And the free shipping for the order over £300.00:
You can also set a label for the free shipping!
The label in the cart looks like this:
You have just learned how to create WooCommerce shipping based on number of items. That’s just a percent of Flexible Shipping’s potential!
This plugin lets you create:
You can learn more about these features in Flexible Shipping docs →
We’re looking for your feedback in the comments section below!
PS If you need any help with WooCommerce Shipping configuration in general then check out our WooCommerce Shipping Guide →
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I realize this is an old article, but in 2020, Flexible Shipping v3.9.13 the “Based on Item” selection in the rules is not an option. Your choices are none, price, or weight.
Hello Rany. This function is on the Flexible Shipping PRO version.