Advanced Flat Rate Shipping Method For WooCommerce Review
If you run a WooCommerce store, being able to accurately calculate shipping is important both for your costs and so that your customers understand exactly how much they’ll pay for shipping.
Advanced Flat Rate Shipping Method For WooCommerce review, I’ll be taking a look at a plugin that does just that by giving you much more control over how shipping rates function at your WooCommerce store.
If you have a WooCommerce store that sells and ships physical products, you’ll want to give this one a read.
Advanced Flat Rate Shipping Method For WooCommerce Features
As the name suggests, Advanced Flat Rate Shipping Method For WooCommerce gives you a lot more control over how flat shipping rates function at your WooCommerce store. You’ll get a ton of new conditions on which to calculate shipping rates. Here’s the full list:
- Zip code
- A specific product in cart
- Product in a certain category in cart
- Product with a certain tag in cart
- A specific SKU’s product in cart
- User role
- Cart subtotal
- Shipping class
What’s more, you can use AND conditions to link multiple shipping conditions together, which lets you really fine-tune your shipping rules to your business.
You can also add extra fees to your flat-rate shipping calculations based on:
- Product category
- Total number of items in cart
- Product weight
- Category weight
- Total weight in cart
And because there are so many options, you’ll also get tools to handle what happens if multiple flat-rate shipping rules apply to the same order.
- It’s easy to use.
- No technical knowledge required.
- You can create as many shipping methods as needed.
Keep reading and I’ll give you a hands-on look at all of the features…
Hands-On With Advanced Flat Rate Shipping Method For WooCommerce
First off, I should say that Advanced Flat Rate Shipping Method For WooCommerce offers a full-featured admin demo. So if you’d prefer to go hands-on yourself, you can check that out here. You can also check out some tutorials on using the plugin at the developer’s blog.
In the plugin’s main dashboard, you’ll get an overview of all your shipping methods, as well as the ability to make one key decision:
Because of how many conditions the plugin lets you use, there are almost certainly going to be situations where multiple flat-rate shipping options could apply if a shopper is purchasing multiple items.
Thankfully, the plugin lets you account for this and gives you four options to choose what happens when multiple flat-rate shipping rules apply:
- Let the customer choose.
- Automatically apply the highest shipping option.
- Automatically apply the lowest shipping option.
- Force all the shipping methods (that is, combine them together)