Support » Plugin: WooCommerce Weight Based Shipping » Adding weight of packaging

• Resolved noweiss

(@noweiss)

Good day!
I’m trying to find a solution to add the weight of packaging for a correct calculation of shipping cost.

i.e. for each 15kg of products, add 0.5kg (the weight of pack)

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• Plugin Author Dan

(@dangoodman)

Hello,

Wouldn’t including the package shipping price work for you?

For example, if you have rules:
– Order Weight: 0-2 kg; Base Cost: <2kg shipping cost>
– Order Weight: 2-10 kg; Base Cost: <10kg shipping cost>

change them to:
– Order Weight: 0-2 kg; Base Cost: <2.5kg shipping cost>
– Order Weight: 2-10 kg; Base Cost: <10.5kg shipping cost>

(@noweiss)

Hi Dan,

what are you saing could be good when the costumer only buy something close to the end of range, for example:

– range 2-10kg, customer buy 9.5kg of products, then it’s ok apply the cost of 10-20kg,

but if he buy 2,5kg, it’s wrong to apply the next range of shipping cost, considering also the difference of amount is not understimable.
Anyway, i saw its a common ploblem in the weight based shipping.

The solution definetly is add the package weight related with other parameters based on total weight or number of items, etc..

Plugin Author Dan

(@dangoodman)

The plugin doesn’t have a direct concept for that. The only way I can see is to factor in the packaging weight into
– price (the example shown above);
– weight range, e.g., “shift” 2-10 kg to 1.5-9.5 kg);

(@noweiss)

maybe I’m not good at explaining.

it is not something that you solve with “cost”, the problem is only on the weight.

I repeat, if the customer buys 10kg of products, with a shift to 9.5 I can solve, because my package weighs 0.5kg, but when he buys 100kg of products and I need 7 packages, how many “shifts” should I do? This operation would impact on shipments that are not involved at all.

The concept is simple, on the calculation of the total weight, for example, add 0.5kg for every 15kg and use a label to justify this extra weight.

Plugin Author Dan

(@dangoodman)

Adding an option to specify package weight might be a good idea. I’m just trying to make sure it can’t be done with the existing functions.

Doesn’t Weight Rate cover the 100kg case? E.g., ‘Weight Rate: add \$1 for each 15kg’.

(@noweiss)

yes, there is the option where you can charge I.e. “1€ for each 10kg over 70kg”

(@noweiss)

Hi Dan,

i saw the topic is marked as resolved, but i didn’t see any change on plugin.

Are you working on it? We must just waiting the next update?

“yes, there is the option where you can charge I.e. “1€ for each 10kg over 70kg”

in this answer the “€” is currency (euro), there aren’t anything about weight.

Plugin Author Dan

(@dangoodman)

Hi,

I thought we agreed that Weight Rate solves your issue.

> when he buys 100kg of products and I need 7 packages
assuming each package is 15kg and the handling cost of a package is Y,
Weight Rate: add Y for each 15 kg over 0 kg,

(@noweiss)

maybe I’m not good at explaining.

it is not something that you solve with “cost”, the problem is only on the weight.

on the calculation of the total weight, for example, add 0.5kg for every 15kg and use a label to justify this extra weight.

Plugin Author Dan

(@dangoodman)

As I mentioned before, the plugin doesn’t have a direct option for that.

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