The BoxBuilder app offers a convenient way to create custom bundles of products for your customers. As a store owner, it's important to understand how the app handles the calculation of product weights within the bundles. This help article aims to provide a clear explanation of the weight calculation process to help you better manage your product inventory and shipping settings.
How Weight is Calculated:
The weight of a bundle in the BoxBuilder app is determined by the combined weight of the individual products included in the bundle. When a customer adds products to the bundle, the app calculates the total weight by summing up the weights of all the selected products.
Additionally, the total weight of the bundle includes the weight of the default shipping package, which is set in your Shopify shipping settings. It's essential to ensure that the weight of the default shipping package is accurately configured to provide accurate shipping cost calculations for your customers.
Let's consider an example order to illustrate how the weight calculation works:
- Each individual product in the bundle has a weight of 10lbs.
- The default shipping package or box is set to 5lbs.
If a customer adds 3 products to the bundle, the total weight calculation would be as follows:
- Total weight of bundle: 3 products x 10lbs = 30lbs
- Weight of the default shipping package/box: 5lbs
Total weight of the order: 30lbs + 5lbs = 35lbs
Please note that the example values provided above are for demonstration purposes only. The actual weights may vary based on your specific product weights and shipping package settings.
Managing Product and Shipping Weights:
To ensure accurate weight calculations, it is important to keep your product weights up to date in your Shopify product settings. By maintaining accurate product weights, the app can accurately calculate the total weight of the bundle.
In addition, you should review and adjust the weight of the default shipping package in your Shopify shipping settings. This will help to ensure that shipping costs are calculated correctly based on the total weight of the bundle, including both products and packaging.
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