How to Enable Free Shipping in WooCommerce

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Free shipping can be a great incentive for customers to purchase more products from your online store. For example, you may want to offer free shipping when a order reaches a certain threshold or if the customer uses a particular coupon. In this tutorial I am going to show you how you can enable free shipping in WooCommerce.

How to Configure Free Shipping in WooCommerce

In order to configure free shipping in WooCommerce, first you need to create shipping zone.

Add a Shipping Zone

Adding a shipping zone is pretty straightforward. You simply create a zone and add various regions to it. It could be a particular continent, a country or even a state with a specific postal code. In this example I created an international shipping zone which includes all the countries.

screenshot showing how can add a shipping zone in WooCommerce

Add a Shipping Method

Once you have a shipping zone set up you can add a shipping method to it. In order to do so click on the Add shipping method symbol next to the shipping zone.

screenshot showing how you can add a shipping method to a shipping zone in WooCommerce

There are three shipping methods available with WooCommerce – Flat Rate, Free Shipping and Local Pickup. Select Free Shipping from the list and click Add shipping method.

screenshot showing how you can add free shipping as a shipping method to a shipping zone in WooCommerce

Free Shipping Configuration

Click Free Shipping to set a condition for it.

screenshot showing how you can configure conditions for free shipping in WooCommerce

There are four conditions that you can choose from to trigger Free Shipping.

  1. A valid free shipping coupon
  2. A minimum order amount
  3. A minimum order amount or a coupon
  4. A minimum order amount and a coupon

screenshot showing all the available conditions for free shipping in WooCommerce

In this case I am going to choose A minimum order amount and set the minimum order amount to $80.

screenshot showing how to configure a minimum order amount for free shipping in WooCommerce

When my order amount goes over $80, Free shipping is automatically applied to the shopping cart.

screenshot showing a demo of WooCommerce free shipping during checkout

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