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WooCommerce Essential GuidesWooCommerce Shipping Settings: Free Shipping and International Delivery

Welcome back to the WooCommerce configuration guide.

In the previous chapter you learned how to configure the WooCommerce Flat rate, thus establishing a first shipping method with its costs, however, different items require different shipping methods.

Today we are going to see two more shipping methods WooCommerce offers: the Free Shipping and the International Shipping.

WooCommerce Free Shipping

Let’s start from the first one, in order to configure it, let’s go to WooCommerce > Settings > Shipping > Free Shipping:

Free Shipping

Free shipping is a strong marketing tool which can easily boost sales on your store, that’s why it’s important to learn how to configure it. Let’s start from the first two fields in this page:

Free-shipping-woocommerce-enable

  • Enable/Disable – Allows you to enable this shipping method for your products.
  • Method Title – Chose the name your customers are going to see for this shipping method.
  • Method Availability – Chose which countries this shipping method is going to apply to.

These were the basic settings, further down in this page you will find two more options:

woocommerce-free-shipping-requires

  • Free Shipping Requires… – Allows you to chose the rules of your free shipping system. You can pick one of the following:
  1. In case of a promotional code that grants free shipping.
  2. In case of a minimum total value of the order.
  3. In case of a promotional code OR minimum total value (one of the two will trigger free shipping).
  4. In case of a promotional code AND minimum total value (both are required).

The next part is Minimum Order Amount and allows you to set the minimum amount required to get free shipping.

Once this shipping method is properly configured, it’s going to look like this:

free-shipping-view

WooCommerce: International Flat Rate

As I’ve stated from the beginning of this course, the example I’m going to use is the one of a shop based in Spain that sells worldwide.

woocommerce-international-flat-rate

Obviously the shipping fees change according to whether you are shipping to your own country or somewhere else in the world. Let’s see how to configure this shipping method:

international-flat-rate-enable

  • Enable/Disable – Allows you to enable this shipping method for your products.
  • Method Title – Chose the name your customers are going to see for this shipping method.
  • Method Availability – Chose which countries this shipping method is going to apply to.

Once enabled, picked the name and its parameters, all you have left to do is to set its cost:

Woocommerc-international-specific-countries

  • Tax Status – Allows you to decide whether you want to apply taxes to this shipping method or not
  • Cost – Choose the cost for this shipping method.

Other than a fixed amount, you may also set varying parameters. For instance, you could use a fixed value multiplied by a variable. Let’s take 10 as a fixed value and see a few viable combination:

  • 10 * [qty] – The amount is going to be multiplied by the number of products in cart. For instance: if there are 10 items in the cart, by using this option, the shipping fees are going to cost 100$.
  • 10 * [cost] – The amount is going to be multiplied by the total cart cost. For instance if the cart has a total value of 30$, the shipping fees are going to cost 300$ (if you enter 0,5 * [cost] the shipping fees are going to amount to half of the total value of the cart).

Once it’s configured, customers from these countries are going to have this shipping method available for them and it’s going to look like this:

International-flat-rate-view

We have seen how to quickly configure these two other shipping methods WooCommerce offers. See you in the next chapter when I’m going to show you how to configure Local Delivery and Local Pickup.