Easily Ship Products with Custor plugin
Online business owners generally have different requirements when it comes to combine the two different standards of measurement.
In this article, we will be discussing the solution together in simplifying the shipping in case of products that are not sold in quantity of 1.
- WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Plugin
- WooCommerce Measurement Price Calculator
WooCommerce Measurement Price Calculator plugin
WooCommerce Measurement Price Calculato price such products. The plugin
Configure Product’s Price based on Measurements
Once you install the plugin and activate it, a new Measurement field is available on the product edit page. This field allows the store owners can choose from the following options shown in the image below.
After selecting the options, say Dimensions, the following options will become visible and based on your requirements you can easily configure the price for unit dimensions.
The following options will help in calculating the price and the weight of the product based on the factor that we have chosen in the above image.
- Pricing Unit
It is the unit of measurement for the facto meter square.
- Calculated Price
Enabling this field will allow stor. In this case, the price will be based on the length of the product.
- Calculated Weight
Once enabled, this option will calculate the weight of the product based on the length of the product selected by the customer.
Once these settings are to the products page are shown in the following images.
The below shipping rules clearly state the following shipping options will be visible tomers on the cart page.
- Local Pickup – For product weight below 50 lbs.
- Standard Shipping (5-7 business days) – Charging $5 and $0.2 per lb up to 50 lbs.
- Express Shipping (2-3 days) – Charging $10 and $0.2 per lb up to 50 lbs.
- Guaranteed 1 Day Shipping – Charging a flat rate of $18.
Now, all we need to the cart and check how the rates are showing.
Check Cart Page
Once we add the product to the cart page, we can easily see the difference on the product page itself. The following image shows the way price is calculated on the product page.
Now let us take a quick look at the shipping rates on the cart page.
As you can clearly see, the shipping rates are calculated based on the shipping rules created by the WooCommerce Table Rate Shipping Pro plugin. However, let us see how the rates were actually calculated in this case.
Weight per Meter = 1.5 kgs
Length Selected = 20 meters
Total weight = 1.5 x 20 = 30 kgs
Hence, based on our shipping rules, the shipping rates for 30 kgs must be,
- Local Pickup
- Standard Shipping – $5 + 30 x $0.2 = $11
- Express Shipping – $10 + 30 x $0.2 = $16
- Guaranteed Delivery – $18
As you can see the shipping rates returned on the cart page are exactly the same as expected.
This article is about how easily you can calculate shipping rates for your products, especially the products which are not sold in quantities of 1. These products include wallpapers, flooring, metallic wires, etc. All the mentioned products are either sold based on their length or area. Hence, it is not convenient for the shippers to pack and ship the products.
If you have any suggestion regarding the article, feel free to share your views in the comment section below. We have also attached some details about the plugin that we had discussed in this article.
About the plugin
- Calculate shipping rates based on factors like,
- Product Cost
- Product Weight
- Number of Items in the cart
- Shipping Classes
- Product Category
- Destination Address
- Basic Version of the plugin
- Premium Version Cost – $69