Basic Shipping Zones Setup
There are two zones that are automatically created: United States and everywhere else. Under the United States and “Locations not covered by your other zones” sections, you can select flat rates and fill in the amounts or select free shipping. On the other hand, you can turn off the “Set a fixed price to cover shipping costs” button. If you’d prefer to offer live rates from a specific carrier, there are extensions you can add. Which we’ll cover in another section below.
Weight and Dimensions
This page is also where you’ll set how you measure products. For product weight, you can choose kilograms, grams, pounds or ounces. Similarly, for product dimensions, you can choose meters, centimeters, millimeters, inches or yards.
Advanced WooCommerce Shipping Settings
Once you’re finished with the initial WooCommerce setup, you can go into your settings (in the left sidebar under “WooCommerce”) to set shipping zones, classes and other options. Here’s the difference between a shipping zone and a shipping class:
- Shipping Zone: Geographic region with a specific set of shipping options. WooCommerce will show shipping methods to a customer based on their shipping address.
- Shipping Class: Shipping based on product type; applied to products grouped by similarity.