If you run a with products of different sizes and , you know that is not enough. You need a more advanced way to calculate based on of customer’s cart. Learn this in our newest Tutorial for beginners.
Let’s start with the complete basics. Why you should even bother to calculate on ? is one of the simplest conditions that courier companies consider when pricing the cost of . This is perfectly understandable – the heavier the , the more difficult it is to deliver. Especially if, like the world’s largest courier companies, you transport thousands of tons of products a day.
So, how can you make use of , which is a fixed that can be set for . The solution is the . It’s basically that adjusts the according to the contents of your ‘ shopping cart, including . in WooCommerce? There’s no way to do that… unless you have a plugin. WooCommerce provides only
Now that you know what is, it’s time to show you how to implement such a solution in your store. I’ll explain everything step by step with working examples.
As I mentioned, you will need a plugin in the official WordPress repository is the plugin. It’s our solution, of which we are extremely proud. More than 130.000 shops worldwide use it daily. The free version will work great as a basic calculator. It allows you to set based on and cart total. Additionally, it has over amount options. to achieve that. The most popular free
Before you start configuring the plugin, you need to specify ranges and . To do it, simply draw a table on a piece of paper or open a spreadsheet in an Excel-like application.
You should create three columns:
– : from,
– : to,
You can have at your shop such as FedEx, traditional mail, and in-store pick-up. Every can have based on . It can look like this:
|Weight is from||to||Price|
|0 kg||1 kg||$5|
|1,001 kg||2 kg||$8|
|2,001 kg||5 kg||$10|
|5,001 kg||15 kg||$15|
This means that for orders with a of up to 1 kg, the is $5. Over 1 kg, up to 2kg, it’s $8. Over 2 kg, up to 5 kg is $10. And finally over 5 kg, up to 15 kg is $15. Above 15 kilograms, is not available. Of course, this is just my example. In your case, the costs and ranges may be entirely different. Remember that these ranges refer to the total of all the products in your customer’s shopping cart, which results in one .
Having the written down, you can now create methods based on these . But, first install and activate the plugin. Then, go to WooCommerce → Settings → . Choose the where you want to offer . In my example, have the ‘UK’ :
Then, click the Add button and choose the from the available methods:
Once you created the , click it to configure .
In the configuration page, you can enter both Title, Description and use all of the plugin’s features. The most important element, however, is the Calculation table. You’ll find it on the bottom of the configuration page:
There, you can set the cost for your . You can use different conditions to determine . To set in WooCommerce, you’ll have to use the .
Now it’s time to map previously created pricing conditions to the Calculation Table. In my example, it looks like this:
As you can see for yourself, this is basically a one-to-one copy of a table created earlier with costs and ranges. With this simple layout of the plugin, setting up should be effortless. Just make sure that the scales in the do not overlap. Otherwise, the plugin will calculate the by adding two .
You can also watch our video about setting up Weight Based Shipping.
Finally, save the changes and you’re done. In the same way, you can add other methods with a cat based on .
Determining the based on is not the only way to use -based in WooCommerce. You can use it as well for . I’ll show you a few advanced scenarios that you can use in your .
A great way to reduce excessive how to set max . in WooCommerce orders costs on the store side is to set a maximum in WooCommerce orders or, using other words, for overweight orders. You can simply set the maximum in the ranges selected in the . As in my example, if the exceeds 15 kg, the configured will not display. This is because there is no desired rule that contains values above 15. For details, see our article on
Keep in mind that in this situation, your customer may not see any and be left with the default message from WooCommerce. Learn how to change the “No options were found” message in WooCommerce and reduce the number of abandoned shopping carts in your store.
If you have a more complex -based scenario, it is likely that the number of you create will be massive. If this is the case, it’s a good idea to use the additional cost , which allows you to set the Progressively Increasing , to automatically charge a per each kilogram.
In this article, I showed you how to set by using free solution. As you have found out yourself, using the plugin, it is very easy to implement. I hope it will help you to develop your . Good luck!