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WooCommerce is the main e-commerce platform we use here at Wibble. It is a free WordPress plugin that helps make the creation and management of an online store a little bit less stressful.
This plugin has a few important features that I believe not many people are aware of until it became necessary (myself included). I was recently introduced to a project, where I had to help a client set up their online store, making sure their orders were restricted by postcodes.
So within this blog, I will explain how a client can restrict their shipping zones, as well as the features supporting it.
For this particular project, only one shipping zone was required, although it is possible to set up as many as you need, containing multiple shipping methods.
To access shipping zones, log into your WordPress admin and click on WooCommerce > Setting > Shipping.
When you first use the shipping section in WooCommerce, there is a prompt that appears for you to add a shipping zone, as well as a default zone.
Click ‘Add shipping zone’.
There are three categories that must be filled out, in order for the shipping zone to be added; Zone name, Zone regions, Shipping methods.
Once these categories have been filled out, ‘save changes, and the zone will now be added to your site.
Going into more detail on the shipping methods, there are three different methods that can be applied; Flat rate, Free Shipping, Local pickup.
This method allows you to set a rate per item, per shipping class, or per order.
This method allows the customer to pick up their order themselves.
This method allows for free shipping after a certain amount has been spent.
This is just one of the ways this free, WooCommerce plugin can help to improve your e-commerce offering. With customers only being able to select the shipping method available for their address and corresponding zone, it reduces the confusion when managing orders.
If you have any queries about anything WordPress, Design or Development, feel free to get in touch, the team would be more than happy to help.
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