How to Offer Free UPS Ground on Orders over $X


This guide goes through how to offer a certain shipping option or method for free over a certain price threshold. In this article, we’ll use the example of free UPS Ground shipping for customers in the US 48 if the order total is over $100.


  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. Give it a relevant name (i.e. Cart over $100)
  3. Under Price Filter change the dropdown to “Range”. Enter a Min value of 100, and check the No Max checkbox.
  4. Save your Filter. You now have a filter set up which will match against any order where the subtotal exceeds $100.
  5. Click on Shipping Rules on the navbar and add a new Rule.
  6. In Basic tab, enter a descriptive Name (e.g. “Free UPS Ground over $100”)
  7. Also on the Basic tab under the Shipping Method section, Add UPS Ground in the Live Shipping Methods Assigned section.
  8. In the Actions tab under the “Action To Perform” section, set I want to… drop-down to “Modify the Price of my selected Shipping Methods”, and  In Order to… to “Override Rates” and “By a Flat Rate”. Enter “0” in the flat rate field and set And Apply this Rate to “Per Cart”.
  9. In the Conditions tab, select the Filter you just set up under Weight/Price/Quantity Is and select the “US 48” Zone in the Zones Include field
  10. Save your Shipping Rule.

ShipperHQ will now set UPS Ground to Free if the order subtotal is $100 or greater and the customer is shipping to an address in the US 48.

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.

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