WooCommerce: Weight-Based Shipping Methods

With WooCommerce you get 3 default shipping methods: Flat Rate, Free Shipping, Local Pickup. For each one you can define a cost, however there is no way to set up some “weight” restrictions.

So, what if you want to display a rate for orders below 10 kg, and another shipping rate for orders above that weight?

Well, you can use simple PHP to accomplish lots of “advanced” shipping rules, such as shipping by weight.

As long as all your products have their weight information filled in, you can create some simple rules to conditionally hide/show certain shipping methods based on cart weight. Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: Shipping Rates by Order Amount

The new shipping zone management that was introduced with Woo 2.6 gives us the chance to add flat rate, free shipping and local pick-up methods by default.

But what if a client requires 3 different rates depending on the order amount (tiered shipping)? For example: “For orders up to $100, shipping = $5; for orders up to $250, shipping = $2; for orders above $500, shipping = free”.

Is this possible without using a plugin? Well, the answer, as usual, is absolutely yes! Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: Limit Shipping to Only One State

Today’s snippet has been widely requested by many readers, clients and WooCommerce fans. We already saw in the past how to Limit State Dropdowns to One State Only (for both Shipping & Billing) and How to Sell to one State only (Billing).

However, we never covered a much more common setting: what happens when Billing is allowed to every state but Shipping is limited?

In order to get a little help, I’ve reached out to Diego Zanella, a WooCommerce genius who is also the author of the Aelia Currency Switcher plugin for WooCommerce.

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WooCommerce: Disable Payment Gateway For Specific Shipping Method

Today we take a look at the WooCommerce Checkout Page and specifically at how to disable a payment gateway (for example PayPal) when a specific shipping method is selected (e.g. “local_pickup”).

Specifically, you will learn how to “get” the selected shipping method on the go (thanks to “sessions”), and also how to “unset” a payment gateway. Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: Sort Shipping Costs from Low to High

A client had several shipping rates on the cart page automatically generated by FedEx, USPS, UPS and similar plugins via their API. Problem was, they wanted to sort them by price as opposed to grouping them by provider.

Thankfully, with a simple “uasort” PHP function, it’s possible to take the shipping rates array and sort it by amount before returning it back to the screen. If you don’t know PHP, simply copy/paste!

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WooCommerce: Remove Shipping Labels @ Cart (e.g. “Flat Rate”)

WooCommerce functions add the shipping method label on the Cart totals, on the left hand side of the price. This ruins the price amounts alignment (subtotal, shipping, taxes, total) and many clients have asked me to remove it completely. Also, it could be that sometimes you don’t want to show the name of a shipping rate on the front-end. So, here’s how you do it!

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WooCommerce: Hide Shipping Rates if Free Shipping Available

If Free Shipping is available, you possibly don’t want to show the other premium shipping options. WooCommerce shows by default all shipping rates that match a given shipping zone, so it’s not possible to achieve this from the settings alone.

Thankfully, the “woocommerce_package_rates” filter allows us to manipulate the shipping rates before they are returned to the frontend. In this example, we will disable all shipping methods but “Free Shipping” so that free shipping remains the only possible choice.

Here’s the code to add to your functions.php. Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: Send Pending Order Email Automatically

The “Customer invoice / Order details” WooCommerce email notification is often used for manually sending payment requests to customers – it’s not automatically triggered like other WooCommerce emails. You can access it from the individual order screen under the “Order Actions” section.

In certain cases, however, you’d want to make it automatic. And I don’t know why it’s not like that by default. So, let’s fix it: if you create a manual order from the backend, set it as pending, add some products to it and “Save”, the email notification will trigger on its own thanks to the snippet below. Enjoy!

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