One of the best ways to set up shipping rates based on item count in your cart is WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping PRO by Jem Products.
The plugin has many beneficial features that provide multiple options for setting up your shipping rates. Aside from charging shipping by item count, you can also charge shipping by weight, shipping classes, and so on.
Furthermore, you can create an unlimited number of shipping zones and rates, as well as set up rates based on logged-in user status or location – country, state, postcode, and so on. It is safe to say that this is the only shipping plugin for WooCommerce you will ever need.
How Does WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping PRO Works?
Let us jump straight to the point, charging shipping by item count. By default, WooCommerce does not offer you this possibility. In this part, we will explain why you should use this shipping rate method, and if so, then how to set up and use this plugin.
If you are trying to sell bulk items or expect your customers to buy multiple products, it won’t be good not to have this kind of shipping rate.
Let’s say, for example, your base shipping cost is 5$, and the customer wants to order 50 pairs of jeans that cost $40 per. Shipping costs $5 times 40 per pair using WooCommerce’s built-in shipping rates. This is quite repulsive to the customer, and they will soon be looking for a lower shipping cost.
Implementing shipping rate charging based on item count will help you retain customers by offering them a lower shipping cost per subsequent item.
For example, instead of paying $200 for shipping 40 pairs of jeans, your customer will pay a $5 base charge plus $1 per item, which equals $45 for shipping. Quite neat, right? We believe customers will be pleased with this rate instead of $200. So, how to set up this shipping rate?
Shipping Zone and Shipping Method
After installing the WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping PRO plugin, go to your WooCommerce store. Then go to your settings page and choose shipping opinion. The first step is to create a shipping zone, which is a geographical region in which a specific set of shipping methods and rates apply. Y
ou can create as many zones as you need, and your customers will only see those that apply to their address (location). When configuring a shipping zone, choose a zone name, zone region (country), and shipping methods where you will choose WooCommerce Table Rate PRO, which is our plugin of choice here.
After you’ve configured this shipping method, go to the Table Rate PRO method’s edit option to modify the shipping rules. To add a new rule, click “Add New” and give it a name that will appear on the checkout page.
If you want, you can also add a handling fee, and if not, just leave this field blank, add the tax status,
This article was written by Muhamed Delihasanovic and originally published on WP Pluginsify.