How to sell product samples with free shipping
When you sell samples with the WooCommerce Product Sample plugin, you can offer free shipping even if you charge for shipping on the full version of the product. This is how to do it:
- Install WooCommerce Product Sample.
- Go to WooCommerce → Settings → Shipping → Shipping classes and create a shipping class which you will use for the product samples.
- On WooCommerce → Settings → Shipping, create a Flat Rate shipping option and name it something clear like 'Free shipping for sample products'. Set the price to 0.00 and select the shipping class that you created in step 2.
- Select this shipping class for your product samples. To select the same shipping class for all your samples, do it on the plugin settings page. Alternatively, you can select different shipping classes for the samples in each category or product.
Note: WooCommerce also has a shipping method called 'Free Shipping'. This only works at a global level and cannot be selected for specific shipping classes. As a result, if you only want to offer free shipping for product samples, then you need to follow the instructions above and add free shipping using the 'Flat Rate' shipping method instead.