Common reasons and solutions for the “there are no shipping methods available” error.

It’s relatively easy to find and sort out the problem causing this issue. The first thing you need to do is if the error occurs for all products and shipping addresses. This way, you can easily figure out if the issue is with the product settings or shipping settings.

Products with no weight and dimensions

If you get the there are no shipping methods available error for only particular products, missing product details like weight and dimension for these products could be the reason.

Shipping is the delivery of a physical item to one place to another and every physical item should have a weight and dimension.

So, if you don’t add weight and dimension details when you create a product in WooCommerce, the item can’t be shipped. After all, a product with no weight and dimension is ‘nothing’.


Go to the product settings page and ensure that you have filled the weight and dimensions field correctly under Shipping Tab in the Product data section on the Edit product page.

While you are at it, please also ensure that you have assigned a shipping class to the product as well.


No shipping method added for the shipping zone

WooCommerce won’t show shipping methods on the checkout page if the shipping address falls into a shipping zone that doesn’t have any shipping method assigned.

Configuring the shipping zones correctly is one of the first things you need to do when you start an ecommerce store with WooCommerce.

When you create a shipping zone, you need to

  • Give a name to the shipping zone
  • Choose regions (continents/countries/states) and
  • Add a shipping method for the zone

If you don’t add at least one shipping method to any one of the shipping zones, WooCommerce will show the “there are no shipping methods available” error message to the customer when they choose a shipping address in this shipping zone.


First, check the shipping address that causes the error and identify the shipping zone in which the address comes. Then go to the shipping zone settings, open the particular shipping zone and ensure that a shipping method is added to the shipping zone.

To access the shipping zone settings, go to WooCommerce > Settings and then choose the Shipping tab.

Now you can see the list of shipping zones you have already created.

Click on the Edit link under the name of the shipping zone under which the problematic address comes to open the Shipping zone settings page.

In the Shipping methods option, ensure that at least one shipping method is added and enabled.

You can add and enable multiple shipping methods if you want.

Incorrect shipping address entered by the customer

More often than not, the “no shipping methods available error” is caused due to incorrect city names and ZIP/postcode.


The best way to handle customers entering incorrect shipping address details is by using an address validation service or address autocomplete.

The address validation allows you to automatically validate the address on the fly while the customer types the address and to show an error message that the shipping address is incorrect if the customer has typed an incorrect address.

Address autocomplete on the other hand helps the users to enter only part of the street and address and select from the suggested address that popup.

Both these methods will prevent the customers from entering incorrect shipping addresses.

Shipping service not available for the address

Shipping/courier companies like FedX offers different shipping services. Most of these services are generally limited to particular geographical regions and product types.

So, if you are using shipping service and the service doesn’t deliver items to a particular region or beyond a particular weight limit, it could cause the no shipping method available error.


Checkout with the shipping service company and ensure that the services that you use include delivery service to the particular area.

Shipping carrier account configuration issues

If you are using a shipping carrier like FedX, then you should have an account associated with the carrier and connect that account to your WooCommerce store.

If you have made an error while configuring your shipping carrier account with WooCommerce, it could cause various errors including the “there are no shipping methods available” error.


Ensure that your shipping carrier account is properly configured in WooCommerce.


There are many reasons why you would get the “there are no shipping methods available” error. But the good news is that it is not difficult to identify the problem that causes the error and fix it. All you need to do is find if all shipping addresses or all products cause the error, shortlist the number of potential reasons based on that and check for the problem.