Join Patrick Rauland for an in-depth discussion in this video Set up flat-rate shipping, part of WordPress Ecommerce: WooCommerce.
- [Instructor] Now that we have our shipping zones, let's add a method to them. I'm going to click this little plus button right here. This will open up a modal window that prompts me with a few options. I'm going to select Flat Rate as that gives me the most options. I'll click Add shipping method, and then I want to configure it so I'll click Flat Rate. We can change the title from Flat Rate to Local Delivery, or we can be even more specific and say Local Delivery delivered within 2 hours. Now we can enter anything we want into the Cost.
If you hover over this tool tip, it'll show you what types of math you can put in here. So you could say the cost is always $10, or it could be $10 plus three times the quantity, and you can see those little shortcuts right here. So in this case, the minimum order, the minimum cost for shipping, would be $13. Now I actually looked up the local bike messenger delivery rates and they're $6 plus 2.50 per mile after the first, and based on how many zip codes we have, or where we're located, that would actually be an extra $6 to $10.
So that would be $16 for shipping, which is quite high for a local shipping cost. So I'm going to save this as is. If people want it in two hours, they can use this, otherwise, we'll create one other fee. We'll go back to Shipping Zones. I'll add one more. Flat Rate is fine. I'll customize it. I'll just call this USPS, and instead of being so expensive, I'll change it to something like $5 plus $1 per item. Let's go ahead and save this and see what it looks like on the front end.
I'll go to my Store, I'll scroll down, and I'll Add this product to my Cart. It is now in the Cart. Let's take a look at it. Now we can enter our shipping information here, and we'll get some estimates. I am in Colorado, let's say I'm shipping it to 80204, and now I have both options, Local Delivery plus USPS. As a consumer, since I don't need it right away, I'm probably going to pick this one, and then I would Proceed to Checkout. Flat rate shipping is one of the most flexible shipping options.
You just have to have a good idea of how much people are willing to pay for shipping and how much it costs you. You may lose a few dollars on some orders, and make a few dollars with other orders. We'll cover getting live rates in a future video.
- Why WooCommerce?
- Installing WooCommerce
- Setting up your store
- Adding products, including images and data
- Creating a subscription product
- Setting up shipping
- Configuring payment options
- Setting up taxes
- Customizing your theme
- Connecting Google Analytics and MailChimp
- Managing orders and reports