How to Display Product Weight at Cart Page, Checkout Page, Order Email and Admin Side

How to Display Product Weight at Cart Page, Checkout Page, Order Email and Admin Side
Category: E-Commerce, How tos, Woocommerce

Product or cart weight is an essential property for online stores. It plays a critical role in deciding shipping costs, shipping expenses for businesses, and other similar operations. Even in the case of local pickups and deliveries at office/out of home addresses, showing the products’ weight help users take better decisions.

Though it helps a lot and looks essential, you will mostly find the code snippets or geeky ways to add this functionality to your WooCommerce store, if searched online.

Well, not anymore!

The Cart Weight for WooCommerce Plugin is all set to simplify the things for you. It is easy-to-setup and works fine for all WooCommerce shops. In this post, we are doing to explain how to display product weight at the cart page, checkout page, order emails, and admin side using this plugin.

Note: In case you want to follow us throughout the article to make sure things will work well, you can take a live plugin demo. After clicking on the link we have provided, please click on ‘Launch Admin Demo’.

Setting up the Cart Weight for WooCommerce Plugin by DotStore

Here are the quick steps that you need to take before configuring the display-related rules for the products’ weights for your shop’s pages –

  1. To install and setup the plugin, first open the admin side of your WordPress website, i.e. WooCommerce store.
  • Once you are logged in, go to Plugin > Add New.
  • In the search bar, enter the phrase ‘Cart Weight for WooCommerce’ and see if this plugin (created by DotStore) shows up.
Figure 1: Cart Weight for WooCommerce Plugin in WordPress Plugin Directory
Figure 1: Cart Weight for WooCommerce Plugin in WordPress Plugin Directory
  • Once installed, enable the plugin. If you have done everything correctly yet, your WooCommerce store must be displaying the link to use this plugin in the left-sidebar of the admin dashboard.
Figure 2: Link to use the Plugin Cart Weight for WooCommerce in the WordPress Admin Dashboard
Figure 2: Link to use the Plugin Cart Weight for WooCommerce in the WordPress Admin Dashboard
  • Well, now just click on the link (namely – ‘Cart weight for WooCommerce’) and open plugin dashboard.

How to Display Product Weight at the cart Page?

The process for displaying the product weight at the cart page is simple. Actually, you need not do anything to do so. Once the Cart Weight for WooCommerce Plugin is installed and enabled, it will display the product weight at the cart page by default.

Now, all you can manage in this scenario is the label for the product weights. Here’s how:

Once you open the plugin dashboard, click on ‘settings’.

Figure 3: Settings Tab for the Cart Weight for WooCommerce Plugin
Figure 3: Settings Tab for the Cart Weight for WooCommerce Plugin

So, from here, you can set the caption for total cart weight (using ‘Custom label for total cart weight’ field) and separate products weight (using ‘Custom label for each product weight’ field). For example, let’s set these values as ‘Total weight is’ and ‘product box weight’ respectively:

Figure 4: Setting Values for Cart and product weight entities
Figure 4: Setting Values for Cart and product weight entities

After saving the settings, you can check your cart page. It will appear a bit like this –

Figure 5: Displaying product weight at the cart page
Figure 5: Displaying product weight at the cart page

Why should you display product weight at the cart page?

Displaying the total cart weight when the customer is checking out, gives the customers a chance to review their purchase list and make necessary changes.


# Example


If the cart weight is more than the person has expected and he/she has selected the local pickup option, it may create a problem when the person will come and pick the order.

By displaying the cart weight of this page, e-commerce businesses can give this buyer to make timely arrangements as per order weight, or reduce/ increase the cart weight. Overall, it will increase the ease of shopping and improve customer experience in this case.

Similarly, if the delivery charge depends on cart weight for your shop, displaying its value during the checkout process will increase the transparency. It won’t anymore trigger the buyers to cancel order, thinking you are charging more than what you should.

How to Display Product Weight at the Checkout Page?

To enable displaying product weight at the checkout page, you first need to go to plugin dashboard > settings. From here, enable the option ‘showcase weight on checkout process’ using the toggle button.

Figure 6: Option to Display weight at the checkout page
Figure 6: Option to Display weight at the checkout page

How to Display Product Weight in the order emails?

Order emails are mostly considered as an important way of communicating the final order details to the buyers. So, this plugin lets you add the product weight details in your WooCommerce emails too.

Once you will enable the Cart Weight for WooCommerce Plugin, the order emails will start displaying the product weight. Here is an example email –

Figure 7: Displaying Product Weight in the order emails
Figure 7: Displaying Product Weight in the order emails

How to Display Product Weight at the admin side?

Just as the customers, it is important for WooCommerce store administrators to view the order weight too. And after configuring the Cart Weight for WooCommerce plugin to your WordPress shop, it becomes very easy.

It will display the order weight on the admin side as –

Figure 8: Displaying Product Weight at the admin side
Figure 8: Displaying Product Weight at the admin side

The Final Word

The more convenience and transparency you will offer through your WooCommerce shop, the more satisfied your customers will be. And with displaying the product weight on the cart page, checkout page, and order emails, WooCommerce store owners can achieve the same easily.

Similarly, to improve the way information is fetched at the admin side, adding the details like each product and cart weight is a good idea. With increased information, the clarity for the delivery operation will improve too, resulting in better service quality.

So, the crux is simple. Your online shop needs to display product weight at the cart page, checkout page, order emails, and admin side. Do that by installing Cart weight for WooCommerce Plugin on your WordPress site. In case you find any difficulty in doing so, contact DotStore.

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