Surcharge Rates Over a Certain Weight Threshold


A common scenario is to surcharge a certain shipping method when the weight is over X Lbs/Kgs


In ShipperHQ, ensure you have your Carrier set up with shipping methods selected/defined.


  1. Click Filters on the dashboard navbar and add a new filter.
  2. 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 350”)
  3. In the Filters panel, select “Range” for the Weight filter, enter a Min value of 350 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 350 weight in the cart.
  4. Click on Shipping Rules on the navbar and add a new Rule.
  5. Enter a descriptive Name (e.g. “Surcharge 2days air when weight is over 350Kgs”) under the Overview panel
  6. In the Shipping Methods section, select “2day air” (and every other method that you expect to be surcharged when the weight is over the filter maximum threshold).
  7. In the Actions tab under the “Action to Perform” section set I want to… to “Modify the Price of my selected Shipping Methods” and In Order to… to   “Surcharge and Discout Rates” and “By a Flat Rate”
  8. Enter a value for the flat rate 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
  10. Save and test your rate

Per this example, ShipperHQ will now surcharge 2day air when the weight is over 350.

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