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  • Resolved twinstar1

    (@twinstar1)


    Hi all,

    I have been chasing my tail for weeks and tried every Woo Commerce Plugin and Extension available in an effort to resolve my shipping issue.
    My issue is as follows;
    As a wholesaler, my customers are required to buy in bulk. For bulk shopping there are lots of solutions, however no bulk shipping solutions that I can find.

    Ultimately I need to ship these items on either Skids or Pallets.
    Some products may have 25 units to a Skid and 50 Items to a pallet. Another product may have 56 items to a skid and 112 to a pallet, but I cannot find a way to tell Woo Commerce this and cannot find an extension to do the calculation.
    I already have products set up as variations for colours, size and add-ons, but need to use the quantity to decide whether the sales is to be shipped via pallet or skid.

    What I am looking for is a solution which takes the purchase quantity of a specific item and matches it with a Skid or a pallet for shipping. I can then set a Zone based fixed shipping rate for a Skid or a Pallet.

    The product link I have added should calculate 4 units to being a Skid (40) and 8 Units being a Pallet (80).

    I’m sure I am not the first company in the world to require a means of allocating to products to skids and pallets for shipping purposes, so there has to be a solution. Obviously I am looking too hard and cannot see the solution.
    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

    • This topic was modified 5 months, 1 week ago by twinstar1.

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  • Plugin Support Three Sons

    (@3sonsdevelopment)

    Hello @twinstar1,

    Based on what you’ve described, it sounds like Table Rate Shipping would be a good fit for what you’re wanting to do. It lets you charge for shipping based on the number of items ordered and have WooCommerce do the calculations for you.

    If you have any questions, let me know.

    Cheers

    twinstar1

    (@twinstar1)

    Hi Three Sons,
    Yes, I have been agonising over the Table Rates Extension for quite some time, but cannot make any sense of it at all. I have read the documentation but there is nothing in there to explain how to set up pallets. Everything in the Table Rate Documentation seems to be based on Weight and not sizes.

    Are there any examples available of how to set up pallets as the current documentation for Table Rates seems extremely un-intuitive and doesn’t explain the true potential of the plugin.

    It certainly looks like Table Rate Shipping will do the job, but the way it is set up and the terminology used in the plug in, doesn’t give any clues as to how to use it for my purpose.
    Thanks

    Plugin Support Three Sons

    (@3sonsdevelopment)

    Hi @twinstar1,

    Sorry for the confusion over using Table Rate Shipping. In your original post you mentioned this:

    Some products may have 25 units to a Skid and 50 Items to a pallet. Another product may have 56 items to a skid and 112 to a pallet, but I cannot find a way to tell Woo Commerce this and cannot find an extension to do the calculation.

    One of the ways you can approach this is by setting up some shipping classes. Say one for 25 unit skids, 56 item skids, 50 item pallets, and 112 item pallets. Then add these classes to the appropriate products.

    Then in your table rates, you add the appropriate charges based on those classes.

    Since Table Rate Shipping is a premium extension, you can get support directly from us at WooCommerce.com. If you have trouble setting that up, get in touch with us there and we’ll be happy to help you.

    Cheers

    twinstar1

    (@twinstar1)

    Thanks Three sons.
    I tried the Table Rates plugin again, but still cannot seem to grasp the thought process required to use it. However, what I have done is used the Shipping Classes as you suggested, with ‘Flat Rate’.
    This has worked perfectly, if not a bit tedious to punch in all the data.
    I have only one problem now and it really has me stumped.

    Because I offer Free Shipping to Metro areas, when the cart is over $500, all that displays in the Cart is the Free Shipping. However, this only seems to work for ‘Simple Products’. Any ‘Variable Product’ I have set up, display as Free Shipping, but also displays the other shipping costs.
    In situations where I offer Free Shipping, if a customer spends less than my $500 threshold, the system reverts to the Woo Commerce’Australia Post’ Plugin. Again, if they spend over $500 a ‘Simple Product’ presents correctly with just ‘Free Shipping’, but if I use a ‘Variable Product’ I get ‘Free Shipping’ and the Australia Post options.
    For example;

    Shipping
    Free shipping
    Regular / Parcel Post: $41.50
    Express Post: $50.40

    Why would Variable products be causing this to happen and how can I address it? I cannot understand the relationship that would make this happen.

    Thanks again for you help.

    • This reply was modified 5 months ago by twinstar1.
    • This reply was modified 5 months ago by twinstar1.
    twinstar1

    (@twinstar1)

    Its OK. I fixed this issue by using the Advanced Free Shipping Plugin instead of the Free Shipping extension that comes with Woo Commerce. All good.

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