With the default installation of WooCommerce you are getting quite a lot of Shipping Methods predefined in the Shipping Options page. In the next few lines of this tutorial we will review the configuration process for each one of those so you can be absolutely aware of which one you should use and how to configure it.
This shipping method will allow you to define certain Flat Rate per item or per order. On this page you will be able to find few section of settings.
The first one is called “Flat Rate” and as the name suggests it is used for the main configuration options for the Flat Rate Shipping Method. In this section you will be able to find the following settings:
The next section with settings is called “Additional Costs” and there you will be able to configure the additional costs which will be added to the Flat Rate per order, per item or per class. Also here you will be able to add a new cost via the “Add Cost” button where you will need to configure the “Shipping Class”, “Cost” and “Handling Fee” of the new cost you are adding.
Respectively you can delete any already added costs via the “Delete Selected Costs” button.
The final section of options here is the “Add-on Rates” and as the name suggests here you will be able to add some additional shipping options with additional cost based on the flat rate you have added.
“Free Shipping” is a method which will allow you to grant a free shipping option to the products you are selling. The options available for this Shipping Method on its dedicated page are:
Once you are done editing these changes please click on the “Save Changes” button so all of the changes can be indeed saved.
The next Shipping Method we are about to review is called “International Delivery” and probably you already know what this method is used for. Thus let’s review the provided configuration options on this page.
Once you are ready with all the settings for this shipping method please click on the “Save Changes” button located at the bottom of the page.
This shipping method is used to delivering products from your Store to the customers locally. This mean that the customer’s Billing address should be within the country defined as default for your Online Store.
The available options you will be able to find on this page are:
When you are done with the configurations of these options please click on the “Save Changes” button.
The final method is called “Local Pickup” and there you will need to configure few options which will allow the customers the option to pick the product on themselves from your physical Store.
Congratulations! You now know how to configure all the Shipping Methods for your WooCommerce based Online Store!