Product shipping classes allow you to group similar products for shipping. They work in much the same way as product and post categories.
Certain shipping methods, such as Flat Rate Shipping and Table Rate Shipping, can make use of Shipping Classes for calculating class specific costs.
Flat rates use shipping classes and can be set in WooCommerce > Settings > Shipping > Flat Rate. You must first create the shipping class before adding this via the Flat Rate shipping settings, as explained below.
Adding shipping classes ↑ Back to Top
Adding shipping classes can be done from WP Dashboard > Products > Shipping Classes. The interface matches that of categories:
Clicking the ‘Edit’ button will take you to a page with any shipping class options – some Shipping Methods will add their own options to this page (for example FedEx shipping).
Assigning shipping classes ↑ Back to Top
Edit a product, and the shipping class option is visible:
Select the classes that apply. Each product can have one shipping class.
Bulk Editing Shipping Classes ↑ Back to Top
To bulk edit shipping classes, go to your Products page, select the products you want to edit, then select Bulk Edit and Apply.
From here, you can bulk-edit your shipping classes.
Debug Mode ↑ Back to Top
After making changes to shipping settings, we recommend temporarily enabling Shipping Debug Mode under WooCommerce > System Status > Tools:
Then disable when you’re done.