Catch weight feature
Currently, Shopify doesn’t offer to sell catch-weight items as decimal quantities are not supported on the platform.
The easiest way we found to manage approximate weight orders would be to:
- Have your customer place an order with the highest weight (i.e: using variants for specific approximate weights that you offer)
- Edit the order with the actual weight. Here you can do one of the following, depending on the process that works best for you:
- Add a custom product to the order using the same SKU as was ordered by the customer and modify the title or a line item property to specify the weight of the product. Enter a quantity of 1 and the final price of the product as measured
- Use a hidden product in your product catalog whose price is listed per the smallest weight unit that you measure by. e.g., 0.01kg. From here you would add this product to the order and specify the quantity in whole numbers. For example, if the smallest unit is 0.01kg and the purchase is 0.250kg, you would enter a quantity of 250.
When you are done editing the order, Edit Order will automatically refund the difference if the edited amount is less than the original price.
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