How to set up Free Shipping for orders with more than X amount of items


A common scenario is to offer a certain shipping option or method for free over a certain item quantity threshold. In this article, we’ll use the example of free UPS Ground shipping if the order has over 10 items.


    1. In ShipperHQ, ensure you have your UPS Carrier set with UPS Ground as an available shipping method.
    2. Click on Filters on the navbar and add a new filter.
    3. On your new filter, select “Whole Cart” under Filter Applies To in the Edit Filter panel and enter a Name you’ll recognize (e.g. “Over 10 items”)
    4. In the Standard Filters panel, select “Range” for the Quantity filter, enter a Min value of 10 and check the No Max checkbox and Save. You now have a filter set up which will match against an order total with more than 10 items.
    5. Click on Carrier Rules on the navbar and add a new Rule.
    6. Enter a descriptive Name (e.g. “Free UPS Ground over 10 items”) under the Overview panel and select UPS Ground in the Live Shipping Methods Assigned field under the Applicable Shipping Methods panel.
    7. In the Conditions panel, select the Filter you just set up under Weight/Price/Quantity Filters
    8. In the Actions panel and the Rule Action section, choose “Set/Surcharge Shipping Methods” from the Action to Perform drop-down, “Set Rates” from the Adapt Shipping Rates drop-down, and “Per Cart” in the Apply Shipping Rate/Percentage drop-down.
    9. In the Set/Modify Shipping Rate section of the Actions panel, enter 0 in the Shipping Rate field.
    10. Save your rule.

ShipperHQ will now set UPS Ground to Free if the order has over 10 items.

Other Options

Combining the price Filter with other Filters or Shipping Groups or Zones you can define more specific scenarios in which to offer free shipping. You can also use this same approach to set Flat Rate shipping in certain scenarios.