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Introduction to shipping based on weight

Shipping lets you add shipping methods to your webshop. You can add any number of shipping methods you want. 

For each shipping method you can add rules. Rules can be based on either the total order amount or total order weight. This gives you the option to differentiate the price for each shipping method. If you do not add any shipping methods, your customers will not be able to choose a delivery method at checkout.

To begin with, you need to create a shipping method. 

From your shop administration page press “Shop” and then “Shipping”. 

To add a new shipping method press “Add Method”.  


Now you have to enter your shipping method information. Start by naming your method (e.g. DHL, DAO, Postnord, GLS, Bring etc.).

Then add description (e.g. To the door, To drop point etc.) What you enter here is what your customer will see and be able to select on your website at check out.

You can change the order of your shipping methods simply by dragging and dropping your shipping methods.

Shipping based on weight

The next step called "Method calculation type" is very important , you can either base your shipping method on "weight" or on "cart total". If you base your method on weight it’s VERY important that all your products contain this information. Weight is NOT needed if you base your shipping on cart total.

When you have chosen "Based on weight" click “Add Method”.  

You have now created a method based on cart total. 

Form here you can edit your shipping method by clicking on the pencil (edit) based on the method you want to edit.   

Moving on you can add rules to the specific method. Click “Add new rule”. Rules are used to differentiate your shipping prices for the given method, either depending on the cart weight or cart total. 

When you create a rule, you need to insert a "From Weight"  and a "To Weight" and then a price for this. 
E.g. from 0 grams to 500 grams costs 45 dkk. 

When you are done click "Add rule". 

 You can make as many rules as you like, as long as they don't overlap. E.g. next rule begin at 501 grams.  

Note: if the cart total does not match any rule, the default price is 0 kr. E.g. if you only have one rule that goes from  "0 grams" to "500 grams" and the cart total is above 500 grams the shipping price displayed will be 0 kr.

Last updated: 3 years ago