How To Set Up WooCommerce Zone Shipping

How To Set Up WooCommerce Zone Shipping

Confused about the new shipping zones in Woocommerce? Here’s how to set up shipping zones using different rates for different weights. Ha! Poet an’ didn’t know it!

As you probably know if you use WooCommerce, they are phasing out the old, flat rate shipping and going to Zone shipping. Groan. It took me long enough to figure out the one, basic flat rate shipping. Now they want to complicate things? So I put it off. My brain did not want to focus in on that. But I knew I couldn’t put it off forever and one day the mood hit right and I forced myself to figure it out. It’s really not complicated! However it IS time consuming. So, fix yourself a big pot of coffee, or grab an energy drink. I’ll be here when you get back.

Note: This tutorial is assuming you need the correct shipping amount for items of different weights going to different areas and had flat rate shipping for individual items/weights already set up in the old, trusty, flat rate, now called, “Legacy.” If you only ship, say, one 3 oz. item over and over, then this will be overkill for you.

Note #2: This tutorial is for the US only. I did not include figuring shipping for outside the United States, but you should be able to figure that out using the same method.

Note #3: Don’t let my over explanation scare or confuse you. I tried to get as detailed as possible. You might have to take one sentence at a time and certainly one step at a time. But it really is easy! I promise!

Note #4: Please do not ask me how to do this or that. I’m just like everyone else. Not a WooCommerce expert. I have to research to figure out every new thing I do. I wrote this tutorial while it was fresh on my mind. If I had to do it again, I’d have to read my own “how to!”

Now. Let’s get started!

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7 Mistakes New Etsy Sellers Make – Selling On Etsy

7 Mistakes New Etsy Sellers Make – Selling On Etsy

So, you decided to try selling on Etsy, but you’re not making any sales. Be sure you’re not guilty of any of these 7 mistakes new Etsy sellers make. (If you haven’t signed up with Etsy to be a seller yet, use this link and get 40 free listings!)

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How To Save Money – Up To 90% – On Cleaning Supplies

How To Save Money – Up To 90% – On Cleaning Supplies

While most of my posts are “green” because most of my posts are about hunting, buying and using vintage items, and by its very nature vintage is “green”, this post isn’t. I’m not telling you how to make homemade cleaning supplies that are good for you and the environment. I’m talking about the hard core stuff. The cleaning supplies sold at the supermarket. And sometimes even harder core than that. So please forgive me on not being very green this one time. Okay? Pretty please?

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There are two things I don’t do much of: cooking and cleaning. Yet, I love cookbooks and recipes and have bought and hoarded them for years and I love to stroll down the cleaning product aisle, reading the labels, envisioning my sparkling clean house, and knowing… knowing buying this or that product will make me want to clean, so I tend to buy ~and hoard~ those as well. Beause after all, it was a pipe dream. Buying the magic product did not make me want to use it when I got home. And…. cleaning products are ex-pen-sive! I’m going to tell you today how to save money while buying that beckoning promise to an easy, sparkling clean house to your little heart’s content.

It’s no secret I love estate sales. Most people think of estate sales as overpriced, dead people’s stuff. Did you ever stop to think that just like their earthly treasures, they didn’t take their cleaning supplies with them either? And most estate sale companies slap 25¢ – $1.00 on them and watch them fly out the door. 

The picture above is some — only SOME — of the cleaning supplies at the estate sale we’re currently prepping. (I’m half a team of two who conduct estate sales in my while-I’m-not-on-the-internet life.) Many of those bottles have never been opened or have been used once. Some are 1/4-1/2 full and priced appropriately for a small amount. 

The thing is, you can’t say, Oh, I need some Scrubbing Bubbles. I’ll go to an estate sale and buy some. You might get lucky, but you might not. You have to go to the sales and buy it when you see it. If you know you use something, even if you don’t need it right then, go ahead and save yourself some money and buy it. 

It’s similar to shopping the store sales+coupons. You hold the coupon waiting for a good sale on the item. And how irritating is it when a sale doesn’t happen before the coupon expires?! I remember the good ol’ days of “no expiration date” coupons. Sigh. Even then, the savings won’t be as substantial as buying at the estate sales. Unless, of course, you doubled or tripled the coupon and combined it with a super duper sale and maybe a rebate. And how many of us do that on a regular basis? Oh, and worse, you realized that super duper sale was last week and you missed it. This method saves all that worry and hassle and trying to make sure not to miss a coupon or sale. 

So that’s it. The big secret on how to save money on cleaning supplies. Have you been doing it all along or are you doing a head slap right about now?

 

How to save money on cleaning supplies, up to 90%! This is so simple you'll wonder why you never thought of it.