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How to set a postage price per product using the "banded by weight" postage type

You can use the postage type "banded by weight" to set a certain postage cost per product in your shop.  This is handy if you want to confirm with Royal Mail's postage charges which are set by both weight and parcel size.

Firstly, if you are not already using it, you can read how to set up the "banded by weight" postage type, and how to add weight values to your product, in our postage guide here

Then, to use this postage type to set some product prices in your Shop, please follow my example below.

Let's take Royal Mail's postage costs for parcels as example to set up in your shop. At present, the postage charges with Royal Mail for 1st class parcels to the UK are as follows:

Up to 1kg small parcel £3.00
Up to 1kg medium parcel £5.65
Up to 2kg small parcel £6.85
Up to 2kg medium parcel £8.90
Up to 5kg - £15.10
Up to 10kg - £21.25
Up to 20 kg - £32.40

For more information on Royal Mail's current pricing, please see their website here.

You could set up these brackets, in your banded by weight fields in your postage settings as follows:

Band / Price

Up to 1 kg = £3.00
Up to 2 kg = £5.65
Up to 3 kg = £6.85
Up to 4 kg = £8.90
Up to 5 kg = £15.10
Up to 6 kg = £21.25
Up to 7 kg = £32.40

You can then work out what the correct postage should be for each of your products, and add the false weight to that product.

For example, if you have a products that weighed 1.5kg and was up to the following dimensions 61cmX 46cm X 46cm (Royal Mail medium parcel size - £8.90) you would set the 'false' weight in the product to be "3.5kg".  

An example product weight.

This would then bring the correct postage amount, for that product in the checkout -

Checkout postage applied.

The weight value you enter here will not be seen by the customer, but it will enable you to have a more accurate postage rate per each of your products.

If you have any questions about setting up the postage in your shop, please feel free to contact your Account Manager who will be happy to help further.