Combined shipping for variable weights?

I have tried the discounts and coupons page, and it works well except that it includes everything.

I sell generally in 3 sizes. 50, 150 and 1000 grams.

If they pay $14 for first kg, and buy something that weighs 50g with it they will be paying too much for the second, lighter item. Alternatively if they bought a second kg, they would be paying too little.

So, combined shipping based on weight or per item basis? How can this be set?

I fear a customer seeing a few hundred in shipping fees won’t purchase, despite what I write about refunding the difference in the description. I know I wouldn’t make the purchase.

asked 11 months ago

2 Answers

I think this link may help you determine the best way to set up your shipping when someone buys multiple items

answered 11 months ago


Hi, the k you very much for your reply. Unfortunately that’s the link I read and tried setting up with. My question is I add a dollar amount, lets say $5, per additional item, but a 50 gram package and a 1kg package cost very different amounts and thus adding a single dollar amount for vastly different shipping charges isn’t possible.

I have tried to streamline my herb a d spice line to everything being 3 sizes, 50g, 150g and 1kg. But if I add a dollar amount equal to 1kg the 50g customers are being way overcharged. And if I add a dollar amount to ship 50g then 1kg customers I will often be losing money.

I tried usingGthe calculated shipping based on weights butTit is US only for automatic quotes, however if we could do the calculated shipping but input our own costs that would be ideal as well.

answered 11 months ago

Question Vitals

Viewed: 189 times

Asked: 11 months ago

Latest response: 11 months ago

To Answer Brilliantly

Remember these tips:

  • Use links to other sources to support your opinions
  • Use examples where possible
  • Put yourself in the inquirers shoes: what extra info would be helpful?

Should I post a comment or an answer?

You can only post one answer, so make it count. Maybe your reply is more fitting as a comment instead?

Post an answer for:

  • Replies that directly and specifically answer the original question

Post a comment for:

  • "Thanks," "Me too," "I agree," or "Works for me" types of replies
  • When you would like the original poster to provide more details
  • When you have more to add to someone else's question or answer

See also our Roundtable FAQ.


Community help posts follow certain formatting guidelines, which may impact the look of your post. If you're interested in tweaking the format, instructions are available here.


You may adjust your notification preferences at any time

Minimum 6 characters; at least one number and one capital letter

If you become a seller on Bonanza, this information will become part of your public profile

New to Bonanza? Sign up to save items, follow sellers and get exclusive coupons.

Don't worry - Bonanza respects your inbox. We send less email and make it easy to opt out. Read our privacy policy »