Do you ship heavy products and are looking for a shipping plugin for your WordPress e-commerce store that allows you to calculate live shipping rates on your website at checkout for products that weigh over 150 pounds or 68kg?
If so, you came to the right place! We have all the answers you were looking for below.
Woocommerce Live Shipping Rates Plugin for FedEx
On 3 Aug 2018 we talked to the Woocommerce Plugin Support and they said:
Support: “So our FedEx extension does include a freight option and will work in the US and Canada.
It says if a package is found, they will add a surcharge. But also states that they will not accept any package over the maximum limit. Then they provide rates in the other document. It’s conflicting information from them indeed, but it seems like their API will not accept over 150 lbs. Please let me double check that and get back to you.
Yes it will work for orders over 150lbs. FedEx ground limits to 150 lbs at which point freight takes over and is good up to 20,000 lbs. You’ll need freight enabled in the extension and enabled in your FedEx account.
Wisevu: Do you have instructions for setting it up?
Support: In the extension, you’ll find the freight settings in the plugin settings alongside all others. Here’s a rundown of the settings – https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/fedex/#api-and-debug
We don’t have instructions on setting up a FedEx account or enabling freight, but I’m sure FedEx can help you there.“
Plugin Hive – Live Shipping Rates for Fedex & UPS Plugins
We contacted pluginhive asking them for the ability to ship orders that weigh over 150lbs on 3 Aug 2018
On 6 Aug 2018 we talked to the Pluginhive Support and they said:
The basic version of the plugin is meant for small shop owners who have a 1 or 2 products in their inventory. Hence, Freight services are not available with the plugin.
Note: Your FedEx and UPS Account must have the permission to access Freight services.
By using the premium versions of both of the above plugins, you can get rates for packages more than 150 lbs. For getting the rates, you need a freight account for them. Once you have freight accounts, you need to provide account details in the plugin. Attached screenshots for your reference.
Xadapter.com – Live Shipping Rates for Fedex & UPS Plugins
We contacted xadapter asking for the ability to ship over 150lbs on 3 Aug 2018
Their support replied and said:
Absolutely! Our plugin will definitely return Live shipping rates for both ‘Freight'(weight > 150 lbs) and normal (weight <150 lbs) services.
Note: Your UPS Account must have the permission to access Freight services.
They also have this article stating that you can get live rates over 150 lbs https://www.xadapter.com/woocommerce-ups-shipping-plugin-work-heavyweight-products-150-lbs-well-smaller-items/
Other WP plugins that DID NOT work for orders over 150lbs
Below plugins are great if your products weigh under 150 lbs. However, they don’t work for orders that are over 150lbs.
Woocommerce Live Shipping Rates Plugin for Purolator
We use this plugin for some of our ecommerce clients and it works wonders with the live shipping rates, however it doesn’t allow rates for orders that weight over 150lbs.
On 3 Aug 2018 we talked to the Woocommerce Plugin Support and they said
It appears that 150 lbs. is the max weight handled by the extension.
Although Puralator does offer freight options for shipment over 150 lbs as per their rate guides https://www.purolator.com/assets/pdf/rate-zone-guides/Purolator_Rate_Guide_English.pdf, the extension doesn’t include a freight option at this time.
It doesn’t appear their API calculates rates for weights above 150 lbs.
This is also found on their site, which is conflicting and confusing. http://cld.wthms.co/FEdSf7
Woocommerce Live Shipping Rates Plugin for UPS
On 3 Aug 2018 Woocommerce support confirmed that you cannot get live shipping rates working for orders over 150lbs with their UPS Shipping plugin.
Woocommerce Live Shipping Rates Plugin for USPS
On 3 Aug 2018 Woocommerce support confirmed that you cannot get live shipping rates working for orders over 150lbs with their USPS Shipping plugin.
Xadapter.com USPS Live Shipping Rates Plugin
USPS carrier does not allow shipments over 70 lbs. Therefore, our USPS plugin does not support Freight shipments.
Xadapter.com Canada Post Live Shipping Rates Plugin
We contacted xadapter asking for the ability to ship over 150lbs with their Canada Post Plugin on 3 Aug 2018
Their support replied:
The maximum allowed Item Weight in case of Canada Post is 66.00 lb. Hence, Canada Post API does not permit shipments over 66 lbs, so Freight shipping would not be possible with Canada Post.
You can also check for the same via CanadaPost rates finder: https://www.canadapost.ca/cpotools/apps/far/business/findARate?execution=e2s2
Thank you for reading and please do let us know if we missed any other live shipping rate plugins that work for products over 150lbs so we can add them.