Weight based shipping is one of the most popular shipping rule used by WooCommerce store owners. But what if you want to progressively increase shipping price for each kilogram? I’ll show you how to configure progressive shipping price based on weight.
Let’s assume one scenario. You have a website that sells yerba-mate. Instead of a flat shipping rate, you prefer to use increasing shipping costs based on weight. Shipping services that you’re using costs $20 for a package under 5kg. For each additional kilogram, you have to pay $3. So, how to charge clients the right amount to not overpay for shipping? Simple, just use the Flexible Shipping plugin.
Flexible Shipping PRO
To set up a progressive shipping price based on the weight you’ll need the PRO version of Flexible Shipping plugin. It’s one of the best table rate shipping plugin on the market. The free version is being used by 79,962 stores.
How to configure progressive shipping price based on weight?
When you have the PRO version of Flexible Shipping plugin downloaded and installed, go to WooCommerce → Settings → Shipping. There, edit the shipping zone in which you want to add progressive shipping price based on weight or make a new one. Then, click on Add shipping method.
Now, choose Flexible Shipping method. It’s the special method from the plugin that allows you to offer progressive shipping price based on weight. When you have your method created, edit it. Here, again click on Add New in the Shipping Methods section.
Let’s go back to our scenario.
To configure it, you have to add three rules:
- first, based on None and with Cost per order set as 20,
- second, based on Weight with Min set as 5 and Cost per order as -15,
- last, based on Weight with Min set as 5, Additional cost as 3 and Value as 1.
It should look like this:
Save changes and you configured progressively increasing weight based shipping. You can set your own rules, based on my example. Good luck!
Watch our video about Weight Based Shipping
Now you know how to configure progressively increasing weight based shipping in your WooCommerce based store. I hope that this article will be helpful and you consider using the Flexible Shipping plugin.