WooCommerce Per Product Shipping: Tailored Shipping Costs

WooCommerce Shipping Per Product 2.5.5

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WooCommerce’s Per Product Shipping is a premium extension that allows you to define different shipping costs for products, based on customer location. These shipping costs can be added to other shipping methods, or used as a standalone shipping method.

This extension can be used in two ways: Multiple Shipping Methods and Standalone Method. In the Multiple Shipping Methods scenario, rates can be applied in addition to your other shipping methods. For example, if your store offered a bulky product that you wanted to set up with extra shipping fees, you could create a fee to be added to that specific product. If you had multiple items in your cart, two kinds of shipping would be represented in one cost — a) your default shipping costs for the other items in the cart, and b) the shipping cost of the bulky item.

In the Standalone Method scenario, the ‘per-product shipping’ is the default shipping method. In this case, all product costs are added together to form a single rate. When the Standalone method is chosen, no other shipping methods are offered.

The setup and configuration process is straightforward. You can go to WooCommerce > Settings > Shipping and select the shipping zone you want to add Per-Product Shipping to. Then, click “Add shipping method” and add Per-Product as a shipping method. This is required for the Standalone Method so that Per-Product Shipping will be displayed as a shipping method at checkout.

You can then go to WooCommerce > Products and select a product on which to enable per-product shipping. Define shipping costs for products and variations as explained in the next sections.

This extension is perfect for stores selling one-off, heavy or large products which require additional shipping, unlike the rest of your catalog. It’s also ideal if you only have a few products with set shipping fees.