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WOOCOMMERCE: How to Setup Shipping Charges in Woocommerce 2017

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Set Up Shipping in WooCommerce for Wordpress. Woocommerce is a great eCommerce platform but setting up shipping in Woocommerce can be confusing. In this video, I'll guide you through the basis of setting up multiple flat rate shipping fees along with a simple 'fall back' rate for products without a shipping class applied. Follow me as I guide you step by step through the entire process of Setting Up Shipping in Woocommerce for Wordpress and demonstrate it working. Free tutorials for Wordpress, Slider Revolution and Visual Composer. New tutorials added every Wednesday. Take your Wordpress website and skills to the next level! AFFILIATE DOWNLOADS If you like what we do and would like to support us, please consider using these affiliate links when purchasing any of the plugins covered in our tutorials. Thank you for your support. SLIDER REVOLUTION 5 - https://codecanyon.net/item/slider-revolution-responsive-wordpress-plugin/2751380?ref=Psmeg VISUAL COMPOSER: https://codecanyon.net/item/visual-composer-page-builder-for-wordpress/242431?ref=Psmeg IMPREZA THEME: https://themeforest.net/item/impreza-retina-responsive-wordpress-theme/6434280?ref=Psmeg SUBSCRIBE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiTDv6q1XYwZnAm2EYN8wKw LETS CONNECT: https://twitter.com/WPTutz SUPPORT: Our website offers additional information and perks. Please check it out! http://wptuts.co.uk -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Speed Up Your Wordpress Website in 30 Seconds or Less!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pLbCFHzWyE -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Hippique Poney (7 days ago)
Perfect video, helped a lot for my project at school !
Diodba Home Textile (8 days ago)
Great video. I been checking for a while a video like this but I will like to understand one thing, when I sell several products how I am going to fix that, I like to price first product $12 second one $3 or third one $3, Thank you very much
dasd blian (12 days ago)
Medium Shipping And Small Shipping... So the reference point i might not understand when your portraying this example is. What is your defintion of a small item, A medium item etc etc. Not only this but more so why is your variance of items that you do when you pick a shipping class its only a dollar more. For this exact example say im in the USA and i don't mess around with a shipping class and make sure it flat rate? If i do such a thing as this so called flat rate, to where everything is based on measurements dimensions and width and of course weight. Is the benefit of this class of shipping a better reference to default terms on lets say. I have books that are around the same size so i make a shipping class based exactly on that spefifc book etc etc? Or did i misunderstand everything entirely? And further more if this is true..... Then shouldn't i be looking at usps variances on flat rate shipping? I apperciate the video i even liked it etc. But when you simply dismiss the shipping method and idealogy behide it, To be frank it just makes me nervous.
John Miller (28 days ago)
What a great tutorial! Well paced, easy to follow ... one of the best I've seen. Thank you!
Eungul Cho (1 month ago)
Thanks a lot for clarifying!! 7:45 Did you say 'fall back'? 10:37 Did you also say 'fall back'?
NikiaTre (1 month ago)
Great video and great teacher thank you!
Avicenne (1 month ago)
Très utile ! Merci beaucoup :)
AUSTYN OGO (1 month ago)
Thanks for the video... can you please make a video of freight forwarding shopping quote and charges where a customer will select pickup and destination country plus the height, weight, length and width and the charge displays, then proceed to payment page?
Paul Loader (1 month ago)
Brilliant thanks so much, I followed you step by step.
jasmine leah (2 months ago)
This video is amazing, i was struggling with shipping and spent hours and hours watching and reading and trying to set up a different shipping cost to my products. i was so close but i had missed a step and this video showed that too me. just letting everyone know that woordpress / woocomerce has changed a bit, so why setting up it make look a little different but that shouldn't stop you from following this video. thank you so much WPTuts - keep this up
WPTuts (2 months ago)
Thank you Jasmine, glad to hear it cleared a few things up for you. 😁
Donat Barbe (2 months ago)
great. video. anyone know how to set shipping zones to "contiguous United States" only (excluding Hawaii and Alaska)
Brad W. Simpson (2 months ago)
Another informative video. Thanks so much for posting.
Avi Kolapo (2 months ago)
Hi, thank you for explaining this so well. Please, could you show how to do a quantity range shipping fee set up? E.g 10 or more items shipping fee £10, 20 or more items shipping fee £15. Thanks
Jamie Lee (2 months ago)
This is so helpful!! This topic is usually so complicated but you have broken it down and make it so easy to understand! Thank you!
WPTuts (2 months ago)
Thank you Jamie. I agree, it can be a complete nightmare setting up shipping with WooCommerce. Glad you found the tutorial helped out 👍😀
Tazadaq Halak (2 months ago)
I've been trying to figure this problem out for days. I've seen multiple videos that didn't work. But your video explains it all in detail. Thank you
Tazadaq Halak (2 months ago)
+WPTuts thanks this helped but the quantity charges aren't working like in the other video. I followed the steps but it keeps charging 1 base rate it wont charge the extra amount for the quanity
WPTuts (2 months ago)
My pleasure, glad it helped you get it all sorted :0)
WPCliffsNotes (2 months ago)
The most helpful video I found. Thanks Paul
WPTuts (2 months ago)
My pleasure 🤘
peter smith (3 months ago)
Hi there, thanks for this video, great help, i have a few questions, do you have and email or messaging that i could contact you on??
Mike Tomczyk (3 months ago)
Thanks man!! I spent about 3 hours this week between doing everything else, trying to figure out how to add various shipping prices. I had the site setup by a developer with free shipping for everything, but had to go back in and add specific pricing to each. Your explanation helped immediately, and I'm getting it all changed around now. Thanks for taking your time to make this video!!
WPTuts (3 months ago)
My pleasure Mike, glad to hear it helped get your head around the whole shipping setup in Woocommerce. Good luck with the new site 😀
W E (3 months ago)
I'm currently using WooCommerce to create a site and I drop ship some of my products and also sell directly from the warehouse. Is there a way of setting up delivery rates for products that need to be drop shipped and then have products that only qualify for Next Day Delivery, Standard Delivery and Free delivery?
W E (4 months ago)
Thanks for the video, very useful!
RamboRuizdotCom (4 months ago)
Thank you thank you!!! This is by far the most useful tutorial on this topic.
Don Corleone (4 months ago)
Hi, is there a way of seeting up free plus shipping in woocommerce?
Paradox Levi (4 months ago)
Thanks very useful!!
MicheLee Puppets (4 months ago)
Loved this video. easy to follow. covered everything that I needed
UKBeauty Lasers (4 months ago)
Excellent Video, been giving free shipping away for years, as I could not work out how to set this up! thanks
WPTuts (4 months ago)
Good to hear the video helped. 🙂
randi lockie (5 months ago)
Thank you for this video! I actually understood it and put it into action. I read some of the comments below and will check out your video on advanced shipping.
SWC Products (5 months ago)
all i see in my list is continents no countries. any idea?
Saad Habib (5 months ago)
I have 4 different shipping services for every product. Each services contains different cost and different expected delivery time. I wants a layout in which client can choose the shipping services out of that 4 services. How can i do that?
doc hoc (5 months ago)
Hi, interesting video, How can I set a limit, for example, the whole shipment will be for free bigger than 100 € ? Problem : I used the video to build shippment classes, which are working fine and are shown on the order page! However when hitting the "order" butten, the shipment cost is NOT added to the purchased goods. Any idea what could be wrong ? Why are the shipment cost not added to the order ? Thanks for you help!
Dee Rose (5 months ago)
i loved this video extremely helpful.. thank you
Sophie Berg (5 months ago)
Amazing thank you so much!
Elson Castro (5 months ago)
In case the customer orders more than 1 item, how do we calculate the shipping for each extra item for the UK and for another part of Europe? eg. 1 item = £3.95, 2 items = £4.95 3 items = £5.95 and so on...
WPTuts (5 months ago)
You'll need to start doing some math's to create a more complex shipping calculation. Take a look at the second video I did covering advanced shipping charges to get an understanding of how to do it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqJl_Ti_xaw
adrian nicholson (6 months ago)
i have a woocommerce shop with multiple postage costs ranging from £1.00 to £4.00 what i would like to do if possible is the following say if a customer purchased 6 items they would be charged for the highest shipping fee of all the items and then 50p for every other item in the cart
Debbie George (6 months ago)
I'm new to eCommerce in general. I need to know how to set up free shipping for an Under amount and then charge a flat rate for anything over $50.00 is this possible?
Adrian Nicholson (6 months ago)
great video one thing i never see covered is if you have 20 items in shop and they all have different postage rates what i would like to do is set up so that if you bought 4 items with different shipping costs the highest shipping would be the main cost then say 50p extra per item after that any ideas
Debs Shipley (6 months ago)
Could you do a video for using the plugin woocommerce weight based postage please? Pretty please. I cannot for the life of me get it to work.
cheesus505 (6 months ago)
Thank you mate! Perfect video!
Nasimul Nadim (7 months ago)
Thank you!
chris anders (7 months ago)
mine still gives the option to select the free option and i want to charge a base shipping fee for some things and not others
Brent Zupp (7 months ago)
An excellent introduction to basic shipping set up in Woocommerce. Thank you!
Chirag Joshi (8 months ago)
It is very very useful. Thank you very much for posting.
manamedia (8 months ago)
Finally!! A clear explanation that actually works!! Thank you so much
WPTuts (8 months ago)
No problem at all, glad it helped out 🙂
Prabhmeet singh (8 months ago)
In variable product shipping don't show how to resolve this?
Prabhmeet singh (8 months ago)
WPTuts yes i applied shipping charges in classes and when i add shipping class in product after i update my product when i put address in checkout page no shipping fee showing in simple product shipping fee showing but not in variable product
WPTuts (8 months ago)
Are you applying the shipping charges to your variations?
Ladislas Chachignot (8 months ago)
Thanks for the video and tutorial, I was stuck with a problem of shipping cost more expensive than what I wanted it to be because I had entered a number in the "cost" line at the top. Problem solved thanks !
Wade Harman (9 months ago)
Great video...what happens when you set this up and the customer adds 3 items to the basket? they will be charged 3 different shipping prices? How do you set that without giving up all your money to shipping? For instance if it costs me $6.70 to ship 1 item and I have that listed, and the customer orders 3, the choices I have are to either #1 - charge the customer all 3 shipping prices (which keeps me from losing profit) or #2 - default to the most expensive shipping charge (which I won't create because this specific product is usually only $6.70 for shipping), meaning I have to eat the other $13 and change in shipping. Is there a way around that where we can total up weight or something and have that value as the shipping?
Iris Mishly (9 months ago)
Can a BULK shipping be made to any number of products at once? I have 100 products to update shipping! :(
Iris Mishly (9 months ago)
I got it! :) When marking all items in one page, editing and saving, it saves the shipping for all the items on the same page.
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Parminder Bhatti (9 months ago)
this has been aa great help for me starting out new. Thanks for simplyfying it and only addressing the out of the box functionality.
WPTuts (9 months ago)
My pleasure 👍
Nebi yolaçan (10 months ago)
hello!! thank you for clear and very useful video. however I have other settings that I couldnt figure out. I want to do shipment charges; for example; total order below 100 usd shipping charge 10 usd and total order above 100 usd shipping charge free. how can I set up this formula?
Nebi yolaçan (10 months ago)
Hello!! thank you for your help. I already set up the items as the video. there are items less than 100 usd will charge 10 usd shipment cost. however if there is order several of those items and will cost more than 100 usd then the 10 usd shipping cost still appears. how can I avoid that I still couldnt find out.
WPTuts (10 months ago)
Nebi yolaçan have a look here for ways to create more advanced shipping https://youtu.be/vqJl_Ti_xaw 👍
Your Guitar Success (11 months ago)
Great stuff dude, easily followed. Cheers
Dan Jones (11 months ago)
Thank you! I was really struggling to sort this out and your film has helped hugely.
Dan Jones (11 months ago)
I'm going to have a go at setting international shipping now. I think I can manage with one 'rest of the world' option. I'm unsure if this exists. Is there another video to help with that?
WPTuts (11 months ago)
Glad to be of help :)
Emma B (11 months ago)
This was so helpful- thank you very much.
WPTuts (11 months ago)
My pleasure; glad you found it useful :0)
Sooz3112 (1 year ago)
Very helpful - thank you. I just have a question.... Could you advise what's the best way to incorporate a variety of weighted shipping options on my website please? I'd like an option for orders weighing below 2kg (to be sent via 2nd Class post), an option for orders weighing below 2kg (to be sent via 1st Class post) and finally an option for all orders that are over 2kg to be sent via a Courier. I have downloaded a weighted shipping plug-in....but not sure the best way to tackle this....Thanks in advance.x
Arber Dollanga (1 year ago)
I need help , how ta make a rule like " if you order 10+ product = free shiping"
Spiritual Awakening (1 year ago)
Woocommerce is SHIT!!
Abdulhafez Yahya (1 year ago)
Than you soo much.. your tutorial help me a lot!
Pelle Karlsson (1 year ago)
My shipping fee did not show on cart or checkoutpage, why?
Commerce One (1 year ago)
Any body have tried DropShipr.com before?
Digital Buy (1 year ago)
How to add more than one shipping option for some products and for others not?
yossi ben david (1 year ago)
very informative! :)
karen smith (1 year ago)
Thank you, really clear and informative tutorial, helped me iron out a couple of problems I was having with my shipping settings.
Stacy Rose (1 year ago)
I have USPS services set up, but I want to offer a flat rate to International customers who only purchase flat paper 2 dimensional items. I set up the shipping class "Paper". However, if there is a 2D item in the cart AND a 3D item I want it to go to the USPS calculated rate for a package. Right now, it keeps the flat rate option up even if there are items in the cart not in the Paper class. How can I fix this?
Wass Barrage (1 year ago)
I have set up with Canada Post Expedited Parcel Service. How do I put that into the shipping method. I am using boxes so the prices they are changing is per boxes I have set up. How do I do this into the system?
Thank you so much!
Thunderbird88 (1 year ago)
I thought I needed to install a shipping plug in first. Will this work without installing a plug in?
Hey! I have some products that ship via large semi truck and other products I can ship via Fedex. I need three options of shipping with the Large products and only 1 option with the smaller... My problem is however all 4 shipping options appear on each product so the customer when ordering the large product always chooses the "Smaller $20" shipping option not the correct "Large $300-$450" shipping option. Not sure if this will help me.
Sohan Ahammad (1 year ago)
Nice video.. it's very helpful... thank you...
AlphaTV (1 year ago)
hi there thanks for the grt video...i have set 2 shipping options - FREE and fixed cost....i selected the option of hiding the cost on the checkout page....but it still shows a flat rate even before the address is entered....any thoughts on how to fix this???thanks....
Amir Ahmadi (1 year ago)
Great video THX
taz tam (1 year ago)
Right now I only sell products from Printful. I contacted the support staff at Printful and they said that this plugin only works if you only have Printful products on your website. I want to sell other products that I will be shipping myself. What can I do to set it up without screwing up my integration with Printful?
Marcus (1 year ago)
Hi, is there a way to add 2 shipping classes to 1 product? i.e 1 product that can be purchased by home market customers and also international customers. Thank you
Simone Lawrie (4 months ago)
hi did you work out how to do this I need this as well
GD GD (1 year ago)
can I edit flat rate shipping to all my products in bulk, instead of one by one.Thanks
WPTuts (1 year ago)
Definitely, you can select as many products as you want from the products list page, select Edit from the Bulk Action menu and then click Apply. There you can change loads of parameters for your products and hit Update once done to apply the changes to multiple products at once.
Jesus Sifuentes (1 year ago)
has anyone has this issue with woocommerce? No rate requests have yet been made for this service?
Maree Lewis (1 year ago)
Love this as i did it and the next problem how i do i offer free postage if they spend so much? Thank you for your time. Love your videos though as you explain things so well.
Samuel__Clifton (1 year ago)
Thank you! This helped me fix my shipping issues.
WPTuts (1 year ago)
Great to hear :0)
Wordpress & SEO (1 year ago)
how to set shipping method free shipping after shoping of 5000rs and in less shipping set charges?
Gumba 213 (1 year ago)
What are some of these 3rd party add-on or plugins I can use? As a vendor adding new products I don't have an option for 'shipping class' so I am unsure how to use woo product vendors so that it functions properly and the seller can choose a drop down option with class options. Thanks
Thailand Amulets (1 year ago)
if someone orders 3700 tshirts in one basket.. the flat rates will send you bankrupt- Shipping system needs price per weight calculator, to calculate the order in the basket by total weight of all items. and no shipping classes needed! just calculate the cost of the parcel instead of individual items. how foolish to calculate individual items.. people put more than one thing in the basket.. thats a system for dumm and dummerer And you can't delete flat rates, as if you do the other shipping methods disappear from the checkout too, including the table rates plugin methods
The Webmaster (1 year ago)
individual product shipping programming is insane, and unnecessary. all we need is a weight and price per gram or kg calculator at checkout. Why on earth the individual products need shipping prices and methods programming is beyond me! just calculate the final weight of the order at the end.. stuuuuupid
The Webmaster (1 year ago)
its insane the shipping in woo commerce.. my ecwid store has staggered prices such as 'orders which add up to 350 grams max will charge 0.03 dollars a gram and then i can say 'if over 350 grams to 5 kg' then charge 0.02 dollars per gram (r whatever rate i wish) it doesnt need a shipping method and pricing adding to each individual product at all. just add weight to products, and let the software calculate shipping from total weight of order when they go to checkout
The Webmaster (1 year ago)
To be honest after using Ecwid.Com's shipping table rates, which took me five minutes to set up, i have been messing for two days and nights with the woo commerce shipping prices system, and its spaghetti junction. i can not get it to do anything logical at all, and thats with a table rate shipping plugin installed to help if i remove flat rates no shipping method appears despite having weight based shipping rates.. it wont add up a load of things in the basket as a single total weight based on so many fractions of a cent/dollar per gram/kg Whatever i do, you have to count individual shipping costs on each item in the basket.. Woo-Commerce shipping plugins and the basic generic functions are a total mess.. needs seriously simplifying. Otherwise Woo Commerce is great. But the shipping programming is insanely difficult, and whatever you do, there is always something that doesnt add up as i want it to crap
Linnaia Crist (1 year ago)
Best video I have found, yet the flat rate shipping still won't show up for me despite following all instructions to a T. I am really starting to dislike woo commerce...*sigh*
Adele Powell (1 year ago)
Thank you saved my sanity
Mary Queen (1 year ago)
Thanks!
melanie mediate (1 year ago)
Great video thank you!
I've created the shipping zones and set up the flat rate shipping, but for some reason, whenever I select a product and a shipping method, nothing extra is added to the cost for shipping, no idea why. What do I need to check? Thanks
DIYENT (1 year ago)
Thank you so much!!!
WPTuts (1 year ago)
DIYENT no worries at all 👍
Susan Fernando (1 year ago)
Hello, great info! I've just tried this and followed every step. I then applied the small ppostage option to my products in 'quick edit' and it didnt work. It added the heading 'Flat Rate Postage" as a shipping option, but there was no value attached to it (therefore essentially allowing free shipping). I tried changing the values in the the cost section so it had a basic fee to fall back on, but still it didnt help and there was no value added at the end for the cart. What am I doing wrong? Doe it make any difference that I have products with variable attributes linked to them? I also have other shipping zones set up for international post. Your help would be appreciated.
le killer2000yt (1 year ago)
Hi ! Great video men ! I have a question : I have an e-commerce website and want to make options for delivery ( local business ) I mean when the customer checkout he can choose: 1 - normal delivery 2-5 days for 3$ 2- fast delivery same day for 5$ And if the ordrer is more then 65$ automatically free delivery and fast Can we make it in woocomerce ? I got shopkeeper theme If yes , can you explaine me how ? Thanks you!
Whimsy and Wood-DIY (1 year ago)
I am having an issue with local pick up. In California I charge my local rate for local pick up. If my client has the item shipped, Woocommerce is adding the tax rate. If they choose local pickup, it is not adding any taxes.
Bernard Kida (1 year ago)
I wish you would have expanded on the different places to ship. I'm trying to figure that part out i.e. international shipping
Siliana Chiliachka (1 year ago)
Bernard Kida I am also wanting to know about the international shipping options
KicksByEsco (1 year ago)
How do I get "Local Pick Up" to show as a shipping option for customers on the checkout page?
Angela Franklin (1 year ago)
Hello and thanks for your video, very helpful. I am hoping you can help me with a situation I can't seem to fix. I have done my flat rate shipping setting and they are as follows. My shipping requirements are quantities, so what I have is the following. ( 1) up to 4 products purchased shipping is £3.40 (2) 5 products or more shipping is £6.80 (3 ) no shipping class cost £6.80. So my question is , how do I apply my shipping rates by quantity. I really hope you can help. Looking forward in hearing from you. Thanking you for your time, much appreciated, regards Angela.
Sahil Doshi (1 year ago)
Great video! One small issue. I am setting up taxation on my shipping as well. I need a standard 10% tax on the shipping that I provide. So, for example, a customer gets charged 40Rs. as shipping, then with tax of 10% it becomes Rs.44. I am just not able to do this. I have tried various methods. I am using the Weight based shipping plugin for my shipping. Please help
KatMatt (1 year ago)
Brilliant video! thanks so much
Priyagold7 (1 year ago)
SUPER helpful! Thank you so much!
barbaydian261 (1 year ago)
I have done everything you did here and I still cant get the shipping to apply. your walk through was amazingly detailed and I followed... what else can I do
Malee Kenworthy (10 months ago)
If you dont have SSL on your website then the shipping will not work because your server is not encrypted to accept credit cards and other forms of payment so Woocommerce will not allow you to fully set up shipping methods
Linnaia Crist (1 year ago)
Same...
Josi (1 year ago)
Ho can I setup Free plus Shipping for one product and the others products would be free shipping? Thanks
Ravi Kumar R (1 year ago)
Thank you for that video. Nicely explained.
H B (1 year ago)
hi how can we fix different shipping fee according to size or volymn?

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