Almost every encounters the challenge of setting the . It’s not the easiest task, but with the right tool, it becomes much easier. In this article, I’ll show you how to create and implement a in your store.
Probably your first question will be – can’t I do this using WooCommerce itself? Unfortunately, WooCommerce is limited when it comes to the default (Flat methods , Local Pickup or Free ) available in WooCommerce will do the job. If you want to learn more, check out our extensive guide on . It’s just a framework with all the core features. The fewer features the standard WooCommerce has built-in, the faster it works. There are a lot of e-commerce stores selling just one kind of product, eg. T-Shirts. They really don’t need a . In this case, methods in WooCommerce.
And you can always add the features you need, even the plugins in response to the . . There are many plugins on the market that will allow you to accurately determine your and set . These types of plugins are usually categorized as
There are many solutions on the market. Best Plugins are mentioned in many articles. One constant in such listings is the plugin. This is not surprising, it is the most popular of this type in the WordPress repository. It has more than 100,000 active installations and all the time gains new users. The free version will work great as a basic . It allows you to set based on weight and cart total. Additionally, it has advanced free over amount options. In the case of more advanced scenarios, it is worth reaching for the PRO version, which significantly extends the capabilities of the basic version.
Now that we have the right tool, it’s time to move on. Before I show you how to implement a in your ecommerce store. Without this, it will be difficult to configure the plugin. in WooCommerce, it’s worth considering how to
Key factors affecting theof :
Each calculator, where it is the weight of all the products in the cart that affects the . This is one of the simpler solutions that can be created without much trouble using the free version of the plugin. has its own specific terms to describe weight and size limitations. In many cases, the weight of the parcel is considered the most important factor, and it is based on the weight of the parcel that the courier service price list is created. No wonder, weight based is such a popular solution for WooCommerce. It is simply a
In some situations, however, weight alone is not sufficient. This solution will not be good for light products with large dimensions or products with highly irregular shapes. Therefore, another solution that many courier companies use is the dimensional weight, known also as DIM weight or volumetric weight. It reflects package density, which is the amount of space a package occupies in relation to its actual weight. It is calculated according to the following formula:
(Lenght x Width x Height) / DIM Factor = Dimensional weight
So the package volume obtained by multiplying its length by width and height is then divided by the DIM Factor used by the carrier giving the Dimensional weight as a result.
The price of the products being shipped can also be an additional factor in calculating costs. Valuable items may need additional insurance or simply result in duties or additional costs being imposed. A declared value is the amount you tell your chosen as your shipment’s worth. This is usually based on the declared value of the shipment. For instance, both UPS and FedEx offer a per package maximum liability limit of $100, any declared value above that will incur additional costs.
This factor seems the most obvious of all. The more our extensive tutorial. a package has to travel, the higher the should be. In WooCommerce, you can set up separate methods for each , so you can adjust your prices according to the . If you want to learn more about Zones in WooCommerce check out
For larger ecommerce stores, can be negotiated individually. A great example here is UPS, which provides an to negotiate rates, which depend on the shipment volume. Rates can be negotiated similarly in other carriers.
Depending on the country of origin and destination, carriers will usually offer a range of standard and express service times. The service names may vary per carrier, but the time frames typically offer three types of delivery: standard, express and time-specific. Each type has its own pricing, so it is important to show different in WooCommerce due to delivery time. Shorter transit times more, but customers are willing to pay more for that. In this case, it can be essential to show or based on time. Fast weekend shipments should show only a short while before the weekend, and same-day delivery only by 12.
I hope the factors I mentioned above that affect will help you determine your own that should be implemented in your store.
When implementing our customers’ scenarios, we are often asked to describe the exact . That’s why it’s a good idea to write down how our should look like before implementing it yourself or with the help of technical support. I hope the factors mentioned earlier will be helpful to you.
You need to write down the rates calculation formula. Keep an eye out for unique products – large, valuable or those that require a special delivery method. In that case you can use .
A very important part of creating a Data element and the tab. You’ll find it in your . is properly configuring the products in your store. If you want to use weight-based , make sure that all products have the weight field completed in their settings. The same applies when the is affected by the size of the products. You can find this data by editing a specific in the
Let me give you an example for better understanding.
Let’s say you want to charge your customers:
Sounds reasonable? Well, it depends on the store and what it sells. However, that’s the complete formula.
It may look complex a little at first. But remember that it’s just an example.
You’re the boss. Set your own calculation formula. It may be much simpler:
So, we’ll use these two examples next in this article.
It won’t work out of the box. You need .
The best for WooCommerce. Period. Create based on weight, order totals or item count.
Once you install the plugin, you can start configuring it.
For some advanced options, you may need to upgrade to the PRO version.
However, I just want to show you the table configuration of examples. The ones from the earlier part of this article.
Remember the rules? Quick reminder:
Now check out the table configuration:
Now we have the easier one:
The easier the rules, the easier is the table configuration. Look:
Although WooCommerce doesn’t let you create a , you can still make it. Now you know that can help you extend your WooCommerce’s settings.
I hope you find this article useful. Let me know in the comments section below!