Shipping Rate "How To" Examples

In this doc, we'll learn how to set up some of the most popular Shipping Rates used for Scheduled Orders, so that you can setup your Autoship program for success!

  1. How to Setup Free Shipping for all Scheduled Orders
  2. How to Setup Free Shipping for Scheduled Orders over $100
  3. How to Setup Free Shipping for Scheduled Orders over $100 Only Within a Specific Country
  4. How to Setup Free Shipping for Scheduled Orders Within A Specific Country That Have Processed At Least 3 Times
  5. How to Setup a Flat Rate for "Heavy" Items Shipped within a Country
  6. How to Setup a Flat Rate for "Large" Items Shipped within a Country - Applied by Shipping Class
  7. Using Shipping Weight Restrictions with Multiple Shipping Classes
  8. How to Setup a Free Shipping Rate for Orders over $30 within a Country - Multiple Product Shipping Classes
  9. Overriding a "Default" Shipping Rate For Faster Shipping

Free Shipping for all Scheduled Orders

  • Name: Free Shipping
  • Base Price: "0"

Free Shipping at Checkout For Autoship Orders

You may want to incentivize Autoship signups by offering a free shipping option at checkout when a customer has Autoship items in their cart. This can be done with a couple of easy steps:

  1. Go to WP-Admin > Autoship Cloud > Settings >> Options. Select "Add the Autoship Free Shipping Method to Checkout"
  2. autoship free shipping option setting
  3. Go to WooCommerce > Settings > Shipping >> Shipping Zones. Toggle on the "Autoship Free Shipping" option to enable the Free Shipping option when a customer has Autoship Items in their cart. 
  4. wc autoship free shipping checkout

When customers have no items selected for Autoship their shipping options at cart/checkout will remain normal, but when Autoship Items are present in the cart, the customer will be allowed to select the Autoship free shipping option. 

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Free Shipping for Scheduled Orders over $100

  1. Name: "Free Shipping"
  2. Base Price: "0"
  3. Min Subtotal: "100"

Result: Shipping Rate named "Free Shipping" that applies a 0.00 cost Shipping Rate when a Scheduled Order's subtotal is over 100.00

Free Shipping at Checkout Autoship Orders Over $50

In this example, the merchant restricts the Autoship Free Shipping method at checkout to Autoship orders over $50. By applying a custom code snippet (see code example for Free Shipping at Checkout for Orders Over $50), the merchant now only displays the free shipping option only when there are items selected for Autoship in the cart and the cart total is $50 or more. 

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Free Shipping for Scheduled Orders over $100 Only Within a Specific Country

  1. Name: "Free Shipping"
  2. Base Price: "0"
  3. Min Subtotal: "100"
  4. Country: "US | USA"

Result: Shipping Rate named "Free Shipping" that applies a 0.00 cost Shipping Rate when a Scheduled Order's subtotal is over 100.00 and has a Shipping Address within the US.

Free Shipping for Scheduled Orders Within A Specific Country That Have Processed At Least 3 Times

  1. Name: "Free Shipping"
  2. Base Price: "0"
  3. Min Subtotal: "100"
  4. Country: "US | USA"
  5. Min cycles: "3"

Result: Shipping Rate named "Free Shipping" that applies a 0.00 cost Shipping Rate when a Scheduled Order's subtotal is over 100.00, has a Shipping Address within the US, and has already processed 3 times.

Flat Rate for "Heavy" Items Shipped within a Country

  1. Name: "Oversized Flat Rate"
  2. Base Price: "49"
  3. Country: "US | USA"
  4. Weight Restrictions:
    1. For Min Weight, enter a value (for example "75.00")
    2. For Unit of Weight, enter a unit of measurement for the weight (for example "Pound")

Result: Shipping Rate named "Oversized Flat Rate" that applies a 49.00 cost Shipping Rate to ship any package that weighs 75 Pounds or more to a Shipping Address within the US.

Flat Rate for "Large" Items Shipped within a Country - Applied by Shipping Class

  1. Name: "Large Item Shipping"
  2. Base Price: "49"
  3. Shipping Class:
    1. Enter a shipping class that matches the "slug" of the product shipping class for the WooCommerce Product (for example: "large-items")
  4. Country: "US | USA"
  5. Weight Restrictions:
    1. For Min Weight, enter a value (for example "75.00")
    2. For Unit of Weight, enter a unit of measurement for weight (for example "Pound")

Result: Shipping Rate named "Oversized Item Shipping" that applies a 49.00 cost Shipping Rate to ship any package that weighs 75 Pounds or more to a Shipping Address within the US.

  1. Create a new Shipping Rate and give it a name (for example, "Large") within Autoship Cloud > Shipping Rates.
  2. Enter the shipping class that matches the "slug" of the shipping class for the WooCommerce Product (for example, "large-items")
  3. For the Base Price of the Shipping Rate, enter a value (for example "49.00").
  4. For the Country, select a specific value like: "US | USA"

Result: Shipping Rate named "Large" that applies a 49.00 price only when a product within a Scheduled Order has the class "large-items" and has a Shipping Address within the US.

Using Shipping Weight Restrictions with Multiple Product Shipping Classes

When a Scheduled Order contains multiple products with different shipping classes, weight restrictions will be applied for each shipping class in the Scheduled Order. 

In this example, a Scheduled Order contains 2 products - each with their own shipping class that matches a shipping rate with a free shipping rate. This results in the Scheduled Order applying both free shipping rates to the created Autoship Order. 

Increasing the item quantity by 1 on the large class product exceeds the maximum weight restriction of the "Large Class Free" rate, and instead the "Large Class Heavy" shipping rate is applied. 

In this example (below), see the change in the shipping rate applied for the "Large Class Heavy" rate compared the previous Autoship Order (above).

Taking this example one step further, Increasing the item quantity by 4 on the small class product exceeds the maximum weight restriction of the "Small Class Free" rate, and instead the "Small Class Heavy" shipping rate is applied. 

In this example (below), see the change in the shipping rate applied for the "Small Class Heavy" rate compared the previous Autoship Order (above).

Free Shipping Rate for Orders over $30 within a Country - Multiple Item Shipping Classes

  1. Create a new Shipping Rate (for each item with a shipping class you want to meet the Minimum [Scheduled Order] Subtotal condition) and give it a name (for example, "Large ", "Small", etc.) within Autoship Cloud > Shipping Rates.

  2. Enter the shipping class that matches the "slug" of the shipping class for the WooCommerce Product (for example: small/large)
  3. For the Country, select a specific value like: "US | USA"
  4. For Minimum Subtotal enter the subtotal the Scheduled Order must meet for free shipping

Result: Though neither item on the Scheduled Order (below) meets the $30 minimum subtotal alone, the Scheduled Order would receive free shipping because it meets the shipping class of both items and the Minimum Subtotal condition for the Scheduled Order ($30).

Overriding a "Default" Shipping Rate For Faster Shipping

When the "Default" Shipping Rate is not the preferred available Shipping Rate, Merchants can override the "Default" Shipping Rate by selecting another Shipping Rate that is available to the Scheduled Order.

To override the "Default" Shipping Rate with another available Shipping Rate:

  1. Edit a Scheduled Order
  2. Go to the "Shipping Rate" Section 
    1. The total number of available Shipping Rates are displayed in parenthesis ()
  3. Select the "Refresh" button next to the Shipping Rate, to update the available Shipping Rates for the Scheduled Order
  4. Select a different Shipping Rate to apply to the Scheduled Order
    1. The cost for each available Shipping Rate is displayed in parenthesis () after each Shipping Rate's name
  5. Confirm your change by selecting "UPDATE"
  6. When reviewing a Scheduled Order from the Scheduled Orders page, the new Shipping Rate name will appear within the "Shipping Method" column for the Scheduled Order

Important: only other available Shipping Rates can be selected.  An available Shipping Rate may cost more than the "Default" Shipping Rate, but it must also match with the Scheduled Order's shipping address, product restrictions (like shipping class), and other shipping rate conditions.

In the example below, a Merchant selects a different available Shipping Rate to override the "Default" Shipping Rate.

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