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Overview


To set up shipping where the products weight determines the cost of shipping, you first need to create product groups in Trade Runner.  A product group is a group of products based on a criteria, in this case the criteria is weight. 


Once you have created a product group, you then attach the product group to a shipping Template.


Please note the following scenarios around weight based shipping and how charges are applied using this example:


Product Weight    Shipping Charge
Under 1 kg$5
1-3 kg$10


  • Weight based shipping is based on the product. If Product X weighs 400g, the customer is charged $5. 
  • You can choose to charge for additional items of product X or not, if you do charge for additional items the customer will be charged $5 for each item, if they buy 3 of Product X, they will pay $15 for postage.
  • You cannot have one shipping cost based on the total weight of all products. If a customer purchases multiple products, shipping costs are determined by each product. For example, if a customer purchases Product X which is 500g and Product Y which is 2kg, they will be charged $5 + $10 =$15. 
  • If you have products with different sized variations e.g small 1 litre or large 5 litre, the same shipping charge is applied to all variations. You can get around this by doing Shipping at the cart level. Please email traderunner@trademe.co.nz if you need to set this up.


Setup Instructions

To create a product group:

  1. In Trade Runner from the left hand menu navigate to 'Products' then 'Product Groups'
  2. Click 'Add a product group'
  3. Enter the name e.g 3-5kg 

  4. Enter the weight range. In this example Minimum weight = 3 and maximum weight = 5 kg.
  5. Click 'Create product group'
  6. You should see it here:



  7. Now go to "Settings - Trade Me - Shipping"
  8. To continue to Create you Shipping Template and assign your New Product Group to that shipping template follow the steps in this FAQ here.