How to Restrict Specific Methods for Certain Products

Overview

Use the steps outline in this guide if any of the following scenarios relates to your shipping needs:

  1. You want to show a certain shipping method ONLY if specific products are placed in the cart. (i.e.: Hide 2 day shipping unless certain products are in the cart.)
  2. You want to hide a certain shipping method ONLY if specific products are placed in the cart. (i.e. Show Ground shipping unless certain products are in the cart.) This might include hiding/disabling all shipping methods when a certain product is in the cart.

You can easily create these scenarios in ShipperHQ by hiding/showing certain methods when any product placed in the cart doesn’t meet the requirements set.

Steps

Part 1: Create a Shipping Group

  1. Click on Shipping Groups from the left navigation.
  2. Click the +New button. For this example, don’t worry about any of the advanced settings.
  3. Input the name of your shipping group into the field provided. For this example, we’re naming it “QUICK”

Part 2: Create the New Shipping Rule

Scenario 1: Only Show method when specific item in the cart; hide it all other times.

  1. Click on “Shipping Rules” from the left navigation.
  2. Click the +New button.
  3. Input the name of your shipping rule into the Shipping Rule Name field.
  4. Select the Hide a shipping method option from the I want to… dropdown menu.
  5. Choose the shipping methods you want hidden if the Shipping Group you set up in Part 1 is NOT in the cart from the For these shipping methods… dropdown menu. For this example, that is our 2nd Day shipping method.
  6. Go to the Perform The Action When… section.
  7. Select the All products not assigned to a Shipping Group option from the Shipping Groups Include All dropdown menu.
  8. If you have other Shipping Groups that are not the “QUICK” one created in part 1, select those as well.
  9. Save and test the rule.

The 2nd Day shipping only appears when the Shipping Group “QUICK” is in the cart.

Scenario 2: Always hide method when specific item in the cart; show it all other times.

  1. Click on Shipping Rules on the left navigation bar.
  2. Click the +New button.
  3. Input the name of your shipping rule into the Shipping Rule Name field.
  4. Select the Hide a shipping method option from the I want to… dropdown menu.
  5. Choose the shipping methods you want hidden if the Shipping Group you set up in Part 1 is in the cart, from the For these shipping methods… dropdown menu. For this example, that is our ground shipping method.
  6. Go to the Perform The Action When… section.
  7. Assign the Shipping Group created in Part 1 to the Shipping Groups Include ALL field. If you need this rule to work for multiple shipping groups, instead, add all of them only to the Shipping Groups Include One or More field.
  8. Save and test the rule.

Ground shipping is now hidden when the Shipping Group “QUICK” is in the cart.

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Verify that your carriers and rules are working and see how they will display in your checkout right from the ShipperHQ dashboard.

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