You may wish to rate off of the total weight (base weight + weight of packing materials) of an order at checkout using Custom Table Rates. In order to do so, you’ll need to append packing weight onto the base weight of a product.
Example Use Case
For example, you have a custom table with the following rates:
Shipments of 0-0.5lbs are rated at $4.95
Shipments of 0.5-0.75lbs are rated at $5.95
The product in an order weighs 0.4lbs and the box for that product has a packing weight of 0.2lbs. This setting will enable ShipperHQ to combine these weights of 0.6lbs.
ShipperHQ will then match on your second row rate for 0.5-0.75lbs and provide the $5.95 rate.
**Please note; this does not work on weight filters configuration. This must be enabled on Dimensional Shipping**
- You will need to have Dimensional Packing enabled
- You will need to provide Box Packing Weights on the Advanced tab of each box
This will walk you through how to enable the Append Packing Weight onto Base Weight feature.
You’ll want to go to ShipperHQ > Advanced Features > Dimensional Packing > Settings > Advanced > Switch Append Packing Weight onto Base Weight to ‘Yes’ > Apply
To add packing weights to your boxes visit your individual box Advanced settings.
ShipperHQ will now take the box weight into account when looking at the weight parameters on a Custom Table Rate.
- How to Set Up Dimensional Packing
- Dimensional Shipping with Custom Rates
- How to Define Box Sizes
- How to Set up Packing Rules
- Using Master Packing Boxes