The Multi rate weight / country shipping plugin is a premium WooCommerce plugin extension.
It lets you set multiple rates for shipping charges based on the country of delivery entered on checkout and the total weight of the products in the cart.
If you want to offer multiple shipping methods then you’ll need this product.
Standard WordPress plugin installation applies.
Once active, the Weight/Country shipping method will appear in WooCommerce -> Settings -> Shipping.
Enable/Disable, Method Title, Tax Status and Handling Fee are common Woocommerce shipping options and work like in other shipping methods.
This is where you set your rates. Shipping rates work in tandem with Country Groups. You always assign rates to a country group. This way countries that have same shipping costs (say European Union) can share this setting.
Shipping rates have 4 parameters divided by pipe “|” sign. They look like
50|1.10|1 | UK standard
First parameter (50 in our example) is the weight in the unit you chose for the shop (pounds, grams, kg, etc.). This rate applies for carts with a total weight up to 50. If the cart is heavier, the next rate is used. If there is no other rate, the most expensive rate is used.
Second parameter (1.10 in our example) is the shipping charge for carts weighing up to 50.
Third parameter (1 in our example) is the number of the country group that this rate applies to.
Fourth parameter ( UK standard in our example ) is the Method title to display for the rate. Use this to differentiate between the different shipping options for each weight / country combination.
Example of rates settings
If your package carrier has different rates for parcels weighing 50, 100 and 250 grams for country/countries you defined in country group 1 your rates may look like this:
50|1.10|1 | UK standard 100|1.60|1 | UK standard 250|2.25|1 | UK standard
In this example delivery charges will be as follows:
- carts weighing between 1 and 50 grams – 1.10
- carts weighing between 51 and 100 grams – 1.60
- carts weighing between 101 and 250 grams – 2.25
You can have multiple rates for each weight / country group combination. For a different package carrier or shipping method repeat the rates and set new costs and method titles.
50|2.10|1 | UK premium 100|2.60|1 | UK premium 250|3.25|1 | UK premium
Here the premium rate is one pound more expensive than the standard rate.
Number of country groups – how many country groups to create? You can increase/decrease the number at any stage.
Country groups let you select countries that share the same shipping rates. Of course, Country Groups can contain only one country. Important thing about country groups is their number. This number should be used when defining rates.
Use country group 0 to define rates for ‘the rest of the world’.