thisisbbc thisisbbc - 1 year ago 146
PHP Question

Add a fee to WooCommerce per product, based on category

I've been trying for a while now to get this working but I haven't find any solution that does exactly what we need, and I'm far from an expert in PHP so I'm a bit lost.

We use WooCommerce and WooTickets. The goal is to add a 5% fee for "Service Fee" only to products in the "Tickets" category (ID:34).

We have found this code snipper, that add a fixed cost based on a product category :

// Add Service Fee to Category
function woo_add_cart_fee() {

$category_ID = '23';
global $woocommerce;

foreach ($woocommerce->cart->cart_contents as $key => $values ) {
// Get the terms, i.e. category list using the ID of the product
$terms = get_the_terms( $values['product_id'], 'product_cat' );
// Because a product can have multiple categories, we need to iterate through the list of the products category for a match
foreach ($terms as $term) {
// 23 is the ID of the category for which we want to remove the payment gateway
if($term->term_id == $category_ID){
$excost = 6;
$woocommerce->cart->add_fee('Service Fee', $excost, $taxable = false, $tax_class = '');
add_action( 'woocommerce_cart_calculate_fees', 'woo_add_cart_fee' );

The main problem with this solution is that it adds a fixed cost, whereas we need a percentage cost.

We also found this code snippet from WooThemes themselves :

* Add a 1% surcharge to your cart / checkout
* change the $percentage to set the surcharge to a value to suit
* Uses the WooCommerce fees API
* Add to theme functions.php
add_action( 'woocommerce_cart_calculate_fees','woocommerce_custom_surcharge' );
function woocommerce_custom_surcharge() {
global $woocommerce;

if ( is_admin() && ! defined( 'DOING_AJAX' ) )

$percentage = 0.05;
$surcharge = ( $woocommerce->cart->cart_contents_total + $woocommerce->cart->shipping_total ) * $percentage;
$woocommerce->cart->add_fee( 'Service Fee', $surcharge, true, 'standard' );


But once again, there are a few problems with this solution...

1) The product category is not taken into consideration
2) It adds a fee based on the entire cart value, but it should only add a 5% fee to products in the "Tickets" product category, not the entire cart

Answer Source

I was having the same issue and came across a code snippet that set me on the correct path. For the life of me, I cannot find the original site that housed the snippet, but here is my reworked version.

function df_add_ticket_surcharge( $cart_object ) {

    global $woocommerce;
    $specialfeecat = 86; // category id for the special fee
    $spfee = 0.00; // initialize special fee
    $spfeeperprod = 0.05; //special fee per product

    foreach ( $cart_object->cart_contents as $key => $value ) {

        $proid = $value['product_id']; //get the product id from cart
        $quantiy = $value['quantity']; //get quantity from cart
        $itmprice = $value['data']->price; //get product price

        $terms = get_the_terms( $proid, 'product_cat' ); //get taxonamy of the prducts
        if ( $terms && ! is_wp_error( $terms ) ) :
            foreach ( $terms as $term ) {
                $catid = $term->term_id;
                if($specialfeecat == $catid ) {
                    $spfee = $spfee + $itmprice * $quantiy * $spfeeperprod;

    if($spfee > 0 ) {

        $woocommerce->cart->add_fee( 'Ticket Concierge Charge', $spfee, true, 'standard' );


add_action( 'woocommerce_cart_calculate_fees', 'df_add_ticket_surcharge' );

This will add a 5% surcharge to each item in the cart with the category of ticket (id: 86). I hope this helps you out, if you have not found a solution already.

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