Volumetric Shipping allows merchants to calculate shipping charges according to the volumetric weight rather than the actual weight. Shipping charges can increase due to the volumetric weight, which is directly related to the amount of space that it occupies.
If your package has a large size-to-weight ratio, you may need to consider your package’s dimensional weight when calculating your shipping rates. Volumetric weight (Dimensional weight) reflects package density, which is the amount of space a package occupies in relation to its actual weight.
If you’re shipping an item that takes up a lot of space but isn’t very heavy, a shipping company might charge you for the item’s dimensional weight instead of its actual weight. A less dense item may occupy more volume of space, in comparison to its actual weight.
The volumetric or dimensional weight is calculated by the dimensional width, dimensional height and dimensional length of the consignment and compared with the actual weight of the shipment to ascertain which is greater, the higher weight is used to calculate the shipment cost.
Note: This is a free variant of Volumetric shipping for Woocommerce.
How to calculate the volumetric weight?
Measure the dimensional width, dimensional height, and dimensional length of the consignment in centimeters.
Calculates the volume and divide it by Volumetric Weight Factor to get the dimensional weight in kilograms.
Volumetric Weight=(Dimensional LengthDimensional HeightDimensional Width)/Volumetric Weight Factor
If the dimensional weight is greater than the consignment’s actual weight, use the dimensional weight to calculate the rate.
Features of Plugin
Helps to avoid lengthy calculations
As the calculation is completely done by the plugin, it helps to avoid the lengthy process of manual calculations.
Helps to calculate the right shipping cost
As the plugin calculates the shipping cost on the basis of the volumetric dimension it ultimately helps to set the right shipping cost for the products.
Easy configuration settings at the backend
The backend configuration of the plugin is simple and easy which makes the use of the plugin much easier.
A brief Markdown Example
This product is designed for various industrial solutions such as Fashion, FMCG-retail, automotive, health & beauty, Gems, and jewelry, Engineering and capital goods, Consumer durables, Agriculture and allied industries, Manufacturing sector, Media and Entertainment Industry, and Textile industry.
This covers all SMBs’ (Small and medium business houses solution) to uncover the future face spaced growth with a seamless customer order journey experience.
Use Cases of volumetric shipping for woocommerce
This plugin helps store owners to calculate shipping charges according to the volumetric weight rather than the actual weight.
This plugin helps to calculate the right shipping cost without doing lengthy calculations manually
- Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/’ directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
2.Activate the plugin through the /Plugins/ screen in WordPress Settings-shipping- Sunarc Shipping
2.1. Enable shipping
2.2. Title-Can give shipping name as per own choice
2.3. Weight- Maximum weight allowed
2.4. Table rate– Only two fields are allowed to shipping update and import
Which tab ensures that the plugin is completely installed and ready to be used.?
Navigate to Woocommerce > Settings > Shipping Configuration Choose >Sunarc Shipping in Woocommerce Admin Panel.
Where you can find Backend Settings of the Plugin?
You can find at Stores Woocommerce > Settings > Shipping Configuration Choose >Sunarc Shipping
What is the main feature of this Plugin?
As the calculation is completely done by the Plugin it helps to avoid the lengthy process of manual calculations and supports table rate shipping.
This Plugin calculates the shipping cost on the basis of the volumetric dimension it ultimately helps to set the right shipping cost of the products.
The backend configuration of the Plugin is simple and easy which makes the use of the plugin much easier.
How Does the Plugin Work?
Step 1 – Provide the Dimensions for Calculations –While adding a new product provide the Dimensional Height, Dimensional Length, and Dimensional Height.
Step 2 – Provide the Standard Weight – The Standard Weight is considered to calculate the table rate when it is greater than the calculated Volumetric Weight. This also needs to be provided while creating the product.
Step 3 – Importing the table rates CSV to the system
What is the basic calculation?
The basic calculation done in calculating Volumetric weight is Volumetric Weight = (Dimensional Length Dimensional Width Dimensional Height)/Volumetric Weight Factor.
What are the main things in Volumetric Shipping?
If the dimensional weight is greater than the consignment’s actual weight, use the dimensional weight to calculate the rate. Table Rates CSV specifies the rates for chargeable Weight.
Does Plugin work for all shipping methods configured in the admin?
Currently, this is works as per shipping Table rates.
Does this Plugin support WordPress latest version?
Yes, it supports WordPress version 5.6.
Is this a free plugin of volumetric shipping for woocommerce ?
Yes, this product is a free variant of volumetric shipping. With this free plugin, you can calculate the volumetric shipping which supports only currently two table rates fields with import features with two table rates fields only.
What are the paid plugin features for volumetric shipping for woocommerce ?
The paid plugin available at Our store website Suncart store and this paid feature contains shipping name, maximum weight allowed, and support ‘n’ numbers of table rate shipping fields with import functionality
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