Weight-dependent shipping lets you set shipping charges based on the total order weight. This method is great for stores selling items that are roughly the same size but vary significantly in weight.
Tip: For an overview of the shipping process and our other shipping methods, visit Setting up shipping rates.
Step 1 - Open the Shipping panel
In the Home Menu, click Commerce, and then click Shipping.
Step 2 - Add Depending on Weight shipping
Note: It's not possible to create product-specific shipping rates at this time.
Click Add Shipping Option.
Choose Depending on Weight.
Enter a name for the weight-dependent shipping in the Option Name field. This is what customers will see when they choose the shipping option at checkout.
Step 3 - Add weight ranges
Set the default Weight and Cost in the first weight range beginning at 0.00 pounds or kilograms.
Click the + button to add new weight ranges. This automatically adds a new weight range beginning at 0.01 pounds or kilograms above the previous range.
The last weight range will automatically be set to end in ∞ (infinity) pounds or kilograms. This lets you price all orders that weigh more than a specific weight.
The weight rounds to the nearest hundredth. For example, if you enter 10.109, the weight rounds to 10.11.
Note: If the bottom row is set to cost $0, all orders with a total cart weight over that amount will have a $0 shipping cost. We recommend setting a generous cost for the final weight range to cover any large or especially heavy orders.
Step 4 - Set product weights
For your "Depending on Weight" shipping option to correctly charge shipping, you must set weights for all of your physical products and their variants.
In the Home Menu, click Pages. Click a Products Page. Hover over a product and click Settings to open the product editor. For detailed steps, visit Editing a product.
Click the Pricing & Variants tab.
Enter a weight in pounds or kilograms. Click Save.
If your site has the new product editor, add product weight and dimensions in the Advanced shipping field. For detailed steps, visit Using the new product editor.
Change measurement standard (optional)
- In the Home Menu, click Settings, and then click Language & Region.
- Scroll down to Measurement Standard and select Imperial (pounds) or Metric (kilograms) from the drop-down menu.