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Adding a WooCommerce Shipping Class

1. Go to WooCommerce

To begin with, please click on the WooCommerce tab on the left side of your Dashboard, where the dashboard sidebar is located.

2. Go to WooCommerce Settings

Clicking on WooCommerce gets you to the Orders page. More on that page here. Please then click on the Settings tab in the same left sidebar menu.

3. Click on “Shipping”

Afterwards, click on the Shipping tab at the top of the page.

4. Click on Shipping Classes

Clicking on Shipping takes you to the Shipping Zones page. More on that page in the “WooCommerce Shipping Zones” article. Please click on Shipping Classes, it’s right under the tabs at the top of the page.

5. Click Add shipping class

To add a shipping class, press on the Add shipping class button on the right side of the page.

5.1 Shipping Class Name

To add the name of the shipping class, please select the Shipping Class Name input field and input the name you desire for the shipping class.

5.2 The Slug

Next up is the slug. A slug is a URL-friendly version of the name. It is used in the product link ( that long string of text at the top of your browser window when you visit the website ). We suggest to just put in the name in all lowercase and use hyphens instead of spaces.

5.3 The Description

This field is used to describe your class. In this case we would say: “Products that have to be handled with care”.

6. Add Shipping Class

To complete the addition of your new class, simply click on the Add shipping class button on the right.

7. Save your shipping classes

Once you are done adding all the classes you want to add, just press Save shipping classes. This button is located on the left side of the page.

Congratulations! You can now create a shipping class all on your own!

Updated on 5th March 2019

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