How to Append Packing Weight onto Base Weight


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**



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.

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