How to fix “no shipping method is available” on WooCommerce - Wepicker

Imagine you are a newbie in WooCommerce and very excited to start your first business on this platform. Suddenly, you find out that something is missing from your account and it seems “not working properly.”

We will show you how to fix the most common problem that any amateur user of WooCommerce may encounter in this article and the main reasons for this phenomenon.

What does “no shipping method is available” mean?

If you see a message with the content of “no shipping method is available” on your screen, there are several possible reasons for that;

Number one: No shipping methods have been set

The first possibility is that you haven’t set any shipping method yet. To select your form, go to “Settings” and then open the “Shipping” tab. Here, you can see “shipping zones,” which are the areas of the world you want to ship to it. By clicking on any of the options, you can see the actual set cost and type of shipping.

Number two: The address entered as the shipping address does not have any matching shipping zones.

The second option could be the scenario that the entered address is not correct. If you enter an address not in one of your shipping zones, they will get no shipping methods available message. In this case, the customer has to take the initiative and reach out to you to see if you ship to them.

Number three: Products with no weight and dimensions

If you have the “no shipping method is available” error for only a particular series of products, there could be a reason that you haven’t entered product details such as weight and dimensions. To get assured, go to the product settings page and check if you have filled the weight and dimensions field correctly under Shipping Tab in the Product data section.

Number four: Issues with hipping carrier account configuration

If none of the three above problems belongs to your issue, keep your attention on this one. If you use a shipping carrier like FedX, you should have an account associated with the carrier and connect that account to your WooCommerce store. If you have a configuration problem with your account, WooCommerce will display an error.

Number five: WooCommerce Shipping services are not available for the destination

Many companies such as UPS and FedEx offer multiple shipping services to their users. These services are different according to their accessible area, weight limit, and cost. If you are using one of the WooCommerce plugins, check out the services and the corresponding shipping regions to ensure successful deliveries.

How to add a new zone on WooCommerce

As mentioned earlier, to see the list of shipping zones, you can go to WooCommerce > Settings > Shipping. If you don’t see “Shipping” as an option, go back to WooCommerce > General and take a look at settings at Shipping Location(s) to enable shipping settings there

To add a new zone to your list, follow these steps;

One: Go to WooCommerce and tap on “Settings.”
Two: After that, go to the “Shipping” tab and open “Shipping Zones.”
Three: Next, select “Add shipping zone” at the top
Four: Now, enter a descriptive “Zone Name” and select “Zone Regions” that apply.
Five: If it is applicable, set “Limit to specific zip/postcodes” to further narrow which customers match this zone
Six: Now, see which Shipping Methods are available to this zone
Seven: Finally, save changes

Editing shipping zones

If you want to edit shipping zones;

One: Go to WooCommerce and open “Settings.”
Two: Now, click on the “Shipping” tabs, and after that, go to “Shipping Zones.”
Three: Scroll over “Zone Name,” and the option to “Edit” and “Delete” appear.
Four: In this step, select “Edit,” and you will see a screen which you can change the name, regions, or shipping methods
Five: Finally, save your changes

Deleting shipping zones

If you want to delete your shipping zones on screen, follow these steps;

One: Go to WooCommerce and open “Settings.”
Two: Now, click on the “Shipping” tabs, and after that, go to “Shipping Zones.”
Three: Scroll over “Zone Name,” and the option to “Edit” and “Delete” appear.
Four: Now, you can select the “delete” option, and you will see a screen in which you can erase any of your shipping zones there.

How to arrange our methods on shipping zones

In the next step, you may need to change, add, or delete your methods on your shipping zones. These plans can guide you to your purpose;

Adding methods to shipping zones

One: Go to WooCommerce and open “Settings.”
Two: Now, click on the “Shipping” tabs, and after that, go to “Shipping Zones.”
Three: Go over the shipping zone you decide to change, and select “Edit.”
Four: Next, scroll down to “Shipping Methods” on the screen that appears
Five: Now, you can disable an existing Shipping Method by using the button or selecting “Add Shipping method.”
Six: Finally, save your changes

Deleting methods from shipping zones

One: Go to WooCommerce and open “Settings.”
Two: Now, click on the “Shipping” tabs, and after that, go to “Shipping Zones.”
Three: Go over the Shipping Zone you wish to change, and tap on the “Edit” button
Four: Now, scroll down the screen to reach “Shipping Methods.”
Five: You can click on any method you want to remove and select “Delete.”
Six: Save your changes

Summary

I hope this article will be helpful. Although there are several reasons why you are receiving “there is no method available on shipping zones” errors, the good news is that it is not difficult to identify the problem that causes the error and fix it. To find the problem, you only have to check your addresses, products details, and implemented methods on your shipping zones in your account.

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