Table Rate Shipping

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Minimum Requirements

Table Rate Shipping requires the following plugins:

  • WC Vendors 1.9.14+
  • WC Vendors Pro 1.4.0+
  • WooCommerce 3.0.0+

Table Rate Shipping is compatible with WC Vendors Free and WC Vendors Pro – a WC Vendors Pro license is not required.

Installing Table Rate Shipping

To install Table Rate Shipping:

  1. Log into your WordPress site.
  2. Go to Plugins > Add New.
  3. At the top of the screen, click Upload Plugin.
  4. Select the .ZIP file sent to you in your Purchase Confirmation email. You have two options:
    1. Click Browse. Find and select the plugin .ZIP file.
    2. Drag and drop the .ZIP file onto the Upload Plugin screen.*
  5. Click Install Now.
  6. When the installation completes, click Activate.

* Drag and drop will only work if your browser supports it!

Activating Your License

In order to benefit from the latest updates to Table Rate Shipping, you need to activate your license key. To do so:

  1. Log into your WordPress site.
  2. Go to Plugins.
  3. Find the row for WCV Table Rate Shipping.
  4. Click activate license.
  5. Enter your license key, which was delivered along with your download.
  6. Click Activate.

That’s it! Table Rate Shipping is now installed and ready to be configured.

Admin Settings

Once Table Rate Shipping is installed and activated, you can access the plugin settings one of two ways:

  1. On the Plugins screen, find WCV Table Rate Shipping and click on the Settings link.
  2. Go to WooCommerce > Settings > Shipping > Table Rate Shipping.

No matter how you access the settings page, these will be your options:

Enable/disable

By clicking this box, you will enable this as a shipping solution within your marketplace.

When the Table Rate Shipping method is disabled, vendors and admins will not be able to add or edit shipping tables.

Tax Status

Set the tax status to Taxable if you want taxes to be collected on the shipping cost. Otherwise, set it to None.

Include Tax

When this box is checked, shipping costs will be calculated after taxes are applied. This setting is important when calculating shipping based on the subtotal price of the items in the customer’s cart.  If this is checked, the price of any applicable tax will be included when determining the amount of shipping.

Exclude Discount

When this box is checked, shipping costs will be calculated before any discounts are applied. This setting is important when calculating shipping based on the subtotal price of the items in the customer’s cart.  If this is checked, any discounts will be applied to the subtotal before the shipping price is calculated.

Display Options

Method Title

This will be how the shipping charge is described in your customer’s cart. Generally, you would enter “Shipping” or “Shipping Fee” in this section.  This feature has a toggle, which allows this display to be hidden as well.

Show Shipping Rates Tab

Display shipping rates on the front end product page via the the “Show a ‘Shipping Rates’ tab on product pages” toggle.  When enabled, the vendor’s shipping tables will appear under a new tab called “Shipping Rates.”  Customers will have the ability to select the country the item will be shipped to, and the applicable vendor tables will be displayed.  If the item does not ship to the selected country, a message alerting the customer will appear.

Default Tables

Starting with Table Rate Shipping 1.2.0, you can set up Default tables. These tables are used as a fallback when a vendor has not configured their own, and as templates to help new vendors set up their tables.

When Table Rate Shipping is installed for the first time, two tables are generated automatically:

  • Domestic – This table applies to shipping addresses in your shop’s base country.
  • International – This table applies to shipping addresses outside of your shop’s base country.

You can – and should – delete or edit these tables based on your need. Read on for more information.


The International table will only be generated if you ship outside of your shop’s base country. Don’t be alarmed if it isn’t there!

Viewing Tables

Each vendor can configure zero or more shipping tables. The tables for an individual vendor can managed from the Shipping Tables screen.

How this screen is accessed depends on whether you are a vendor or admin:

Vendors

If you’re a vendor, you can manage your own tables as follows:

  1. Go to the Vendor Dashboard.
  2. Click Settings > Shipping (WC Vendors Pro) or Shipping Settings (Free).

Admins

If you’re an admin, you can manage a vendor’s tables as follows:

  1. Go to Users in the WordPress dashboard.
  2. Mouse over the vendor whose tables you wish to view/edit.
  3. Click Edit Tables.

Adding Tables

To add a new shipping table:

  1. Go to the Shipping Tables screen.
  2. Click Add shipping table.
  3. Give the table a Name and select the Countries it applies to.
  4. Click Save Changes.


Want the table to apply to all shipping destinations? Just leave the Countries field blank!

Once you have created and saved your table, you will notice the name of the table is now a link.  You will also notice when you mouse over that table, three options will appear:

  • View – Click to open the settings for the table.
  • Edit – Click change the table name or the countries it applies to.
  • Remove – Click to delete the table.

Editing Tables

Editing a Table’s Name and Countries

To edit the name or countries for an existing table:

  1. Hover the table.
  2. Click Edit.
  3. Input the new table name and countries.
  4. Click Save Changes.

Changing a Table’s Priority

Tables are listed in order of decreasing priority. Higher priority tables are considered first when determining the shipping rate to apply during checkout.

To change a table’s priority:

  1. Drag the table to the desired position.
  2. Drop the table.
  3. Click Save Changes.

Configuring Basic Options

To start, click the table name or hover the table and click View. This will open a modal where you can configure the following basic table options:

Use Table

Selecting “Yes” means you will offer shipping to the country or countries defined in this table. Selecting “No” means you will not ship to the country or countries defined in this table.

Handling Fee

The “Handling Fee” is simply a flat rate fee that will be added to your overall shipping cost.  This field can be used to cover the cost of packing materials and handling time.  If you do not wish to charge any additional fee, this field be left blank.

Calculation Method

You are able to collect shipping charges based on a tiered system and by using one of three different criteria.  You can charge shipping based on:

  • Cart Subtotal – The dollar amount of your products a customer has in their shopping cart at checkout.
  • Number of Items – The total number of your items a customer has in their cart at checkout.
  • Total Weight of Items – The total weight (in the store’s weight units) of your items a customer has in their cart at checkout.

Don’t forget to click Save Changes when you’re done!

Setting Up Shipping Rates

A table can have zero or more Shipping Rates set based on a tiered variable such as item quantity or weight. The variable used is determined by the table’s Calculation Method.

To setup the shipping rates for a table, start by clicking the View link and scrolling down to Table Rates.

Adding Rates

To add a new rate:

  1. Click Add Rate.
  2. Enter a value in the Value Equal to and Above column.
  3. Enter a Shipping Cost. The cost can be a fixed amount, or a percentage of the value of your items in the customer’s cart.
  4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 as needed.

Removing Rates

To remove an existing shipping rate:

  1. Hover over the rate.
  2. Click Remove.

Thinking About Shipping Rates

When you setup your shipping rates, you need to be thinking about ranges.  To illustrate, consider the table below:

In this example, the following shipping charges will apply:

  • Order totals of $0.00 – $24.99 = $2.50 shipping charge
  • Order totals of $25.00 – $49.99 = $5.50 shipping charge
  • Order totals of $50.00 – $99.99 = $7.50 shipping charge
  • Order totals of $100+ = $9.50 shipping charge

Don’t forget to click Save Changes when you’re done!


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Updated on November 5, 2018

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