How to Manage WooCommerce Shipping Classes

Updated on Dec 8, 2022

Shipping Classes are often used when you would like to group products of similar types. The feature will allow you to provide different rates on the shipping of certain product groups, and in the following few lines of this tutorial, we will show you how to fully manage these classes. 

To manage the Shipping Classes of your Store, you will need to:

Add a New Shipping Class

To fully manage the Shipping Classes, WooCommerce provides you with a dedicated page within the admin area of your WordPress. In order to access that page, you will need to navigate to Products > Shipping Classes.

accessing the shipping classes management page

You will probably notice how the page is separated into two sections, the same as the Tags and Categories management pages. On the left section, you will find a simple interface for creating a Shipping Class, and to be able to do so, you will need to configure the following options. 

  • Name - The name of the Shipping Class you are creating.
  • Slug - The slug for the URL of this Shipping Class.
  • Parent - If there should be a parent of this Shipping Class.
  • Description - A basic description of the Shipping Class.

adding new shipping class

Once you are ready with the configuration of these fields, please click on the Add New Shipping Class button so you can be able to save the class. 

Edit and Delete Existing Shipping Classes

Now that you know how to create Shipping Classes, you are probably wondering how to Edit those. The process is relatively simple as you will need to access the Shipping Classes management page again, and in the right section, you will notice a table view presenting all the currently added Shipping classes. By simply hovering over an existing Shipping Class, you will be presented with the Edit link, which you should use in order to access the editing interface.

editing an existing shipping class

Once you click on that link you will be redirected to the editing page, where you will be able to configure the options based on your needs.

editing an existing shipping class

When you are done with the edits, please click on the Update button so you can be able to save the edits.

The final action we will discuss is the delete action which will delete a Shipping Class. This action is available again from the Shipping Class management page upon hovering over a Shipping Class. 

deleting an existing shipping class

When you click on the Delete link, the Shipping Class you have chosen will be deleted after a simple confirmation. 

Congratulations! You now know how to fully manage the Shipping Classes of your WooCommerce-based Online Store!

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