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Conditional selection methods

15 conditional selection methods on shipping rules

Fish and Ships for WooCommerce comes with a large range of selection methods, these are:

Price:

Price products will be taken before taxes. If there is a sale price, it will be taken.

Weight:

If the products haven't weight set, 0 will be taken.

Volume:

The taken value will be the multiplication of Width x Height x Length. If size has not been seet, 0 will be taken.

Cart items:

The product quantity in the cart will be taken. Note that the group-by criteria can be confusing! If you set to non-group then products will be taken one by one, and quantity becomes always 1 (see group-by).

Min dimension,
Mid dimension,
Max dimension:

Each of them will consider, respectively, the small, middle and large dimension of the products. It does not matter if the sizes have been entered from small to large, or from large to small, in a product of: 10x15x1 or 15x1x10, the dimension will always be 15, the middle 10, and the small 1. This method always take the products one by one, regardless of the grouping method chosen. If a product have not size set, the value 0 will be taken.

Lenght+Width +Height [PRO]:

The value taken will be the sum of the dimensions. In a product of: 10x15x1, it will be: 10+15+1 = 26. This method always take the products one by one, regardless of the grouping method chosen. If a product have not size set, the value 0 will be taken.

Greater than / Greater than or equal to & Less than / Less than or equal to

The methods: dimensions, weight, volume, price and number of products in cart display fields of minimum and maximum value.

For all this criteria, you can choose how the MIN and MAX values will be compared, switching to the appropiate symbol on every rule as you need.

In the following table, we are set MIN comparison as GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO 5€, and MAX comparison as LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO 30€

GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO

4.99€ 5.00€ 30.00€ 30.01€

In the second table, we are set MIN comparison as GREATER THAN 30€, and MAX comparison as LESS THAN 100€, there is: the equal values will not match this rule:

GREATER THAN

30.00€ 30.01€ 99.99€ 100.00€

Note that 30.00€ match on rule #1 because the MAX field comparison is LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO, and not match rule #2 because the MIN does the comparison with GREATER THAN.

On the other side, 100€ not match rule #2 because the MAX field comparison is LESS THAN.


In Category,
NOT In Category [PRO]:

The selected categories will be taken, not his childs. You should include it also if you want it matches.
This method always take the products one by one, regardless of the grouping method chosen.

Tagged as,
NOT Tagged as [PRO]:

Product tags will be taken.
This method always take the products one by one, regardless of the grouping method chosen.

In shipping class,
NOT In shipping class:

Shipping class will be taken.
This method always take the products one by one, regardless of the grouping method chosen.

Volumetric [PRO]:

For the volumetric weight two calculations will be done: by weight and volume, and the highest value will be taken. When selecting volumetric weight, a new field appears below the rules table so that you can enter the volumetric weight factor, you should get it from your transport agency:

Volumetric weight factor

How it works? Let's say a volumetric weight factor of 50 kg/meter3. Our shop example is configured to work with centimeters and grams, converted, is: 0.05 grams per cubic centimeter, (here you have an online conversor units for volume/weight):

Product Weight Size Volume Volumetric weight Taken value
Coat 1500 g. 50x50x14 cm 35000 cm3 35000 * 0.05 =
1750 g.
1750 g.
Laptop 2500 g. 40x46x18 cm 33120 cm3 33120 * 0.05 =
1656 g.
2500 g.

On lightweight products, the taken value will be the calculated volumetric weight. In heavy products, the weight value will be taken. Always the highest value.

And ... now?

We just saw the selection methods. Now, by learning how shipping costs work, we can make a basic use of Fish and Ships:

Shipping costs

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