Certain classes of users, like offering free shipping for some users but hiding it for others
…plus a lot more
In this Hide Shipping Method For WooCommerce review, I’ll take you hands-on and show you how you can use this plugin to get more control over the shipping methods that you display on your WooCommerce store.
Hide Shipping Method For WooCommerce Feature List
I already covered the broad strokes above – Hide Shipping Method For WooCommerce lets you conditionally show or hide shipping methods on your WooCommerce store.
Now, let’s get into the specifics of how it lets you do that and the different conditions that you can use to control the display of shipping methods.
First, you get two options to automatically hide some or all other shipping methods when either free shipping or local pickup is available on the shopping cart page. This helps you quickly simplify the checkout process and avoid confusion.
Then, if you want more control, you can set up your own conditional rules to control when to hide certain shipping methods.
With the premium version, you get access to the following conditions to hide shipping methods:
Cart contains product
Cart contains variable product
Cart contains category’s product
Cart contains tag’s product
Cart contains SKU product
Cart subtotal (before discount)
Cart subtotal (after discount)
You can also apply time and date conditions to your rules to run them:
Between certain dates
On certain days of the week
At certain times of day
For example, you could hide local pickup as a shipping method when your store is closed or hide certain shipping methods during a sale that you’re running.
You can create both Basic and Advanced conditional rules, which I’ll cover in more depth later on.
Use Cases for Hide Shipping Method For WooCommerce
The plugin is quite flexible so I can think of a ton of different scenarios for how to use these rules. But here are some example use cases from off the top of my head:
Simplify your checkout page when free shipping is available by hiding all the other methods
Create special shipping methods that apply to heavy products or bulk orders
Hide local pickup when your physical store is closed using the time-based rules
Hide shipping methods for specific WordPress user rules, like only offering free shipping to certain classes of shoppers