Save canada post shipping cost by using Lettermail for lightweight products and Parcel for the rest

One of the most important questions that come to the mind of a WooCommerce store owner is how can you save the shipping cost on your shipments. When a store offers to ship both heavy and lightweight products, it is very common to have this issue where you will be losing money on the shipping cost. According to Pedro, a WooCommerce store owner,”…I am using both Lettermail and Parcel shipping rates at my store. The issue comes when I have multiple products that fit in the Lettermail, the shipping rates I get is way too high… I need a way to limit the Lettermail shipping for only a certain weight and then use the normal shipping rates if the weight increases from a certain value…Can your plugin achieve that..? Thanks.

In this article, we will be discussing the WooCommerce Canada Post Shipping plugin and how using this plugin you can choose the option for Lettermail and Parcel, based on the weight of the shipment. This way you can save your shipping cost on the Lettermail shipping by allowing heavy shipments to ship using parcels.

Limit Lettermail up to a Certain Weight

WooCommerce Canada Post Shipping plugin allows you to ship via Lettermail or Parcel, based on your preferences. However, Lettermail has a dedicate weight and size limit up to which it can accommodate the products. So when there are multiple products of smaller weight and dimensions, the Lettermail rates increase drastically as the products are packed in separate Lettermail packages.

Using WooCommerce Canada Post Shipping plugin and the code from the link here, you can easily limit the Letermail up to a certain weight limit. using this code, the plugin will hide the higher Lettermail shipping rates as soon as the weight of the package increases to a certain value. This way only parcel shipping rates will be applicable for the shipment, which are relatively less as compared to the higher multiple Lettermail shipping rates.


So in this article, we discussed how the WooCommerce Canada Post Shipping plugin helps decrease the shipping cost for Lettermail based on the weight limit of the package. By doing so, the parcel shipping rates will be applicable to the package and the store owner will be saving the shipping cost for multiple Lettermail packages, which is comparatively higher than the parcel shipping rates.

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

WooCommerce Canada Post Shipping plugin

  • Get real-time accurate Canada Post Shipping rates
  • Add extra handling charges to the shipping cost
  • Provide discounts on shipping cost
  • Generate shipping labels
  • Track your Canada Post Shipments
  • Basic Version of the plugin
  • Premium Version Cost – $69

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