WooCommerce: Display Weight @ Cart & Checkout

Following up from the other day’s snippet (deny checkout based on cart weight), you might want to show what is the current Cart Weight on the cart and checkout page. So here you go!

Show weight at WooCommerce Cart & Checkout

PHP Snippet: Display Weight @ WooCommerce Cart & Checkout

 * @snippet       Display Weight @ Cart & Checkout - WooCommerce
 * @how-to        Watch tutorial @ https://businessbloomer.com/?p=19055
 * @sourcecode    https://businessbloomer.com/?p=21751
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WC 2.6.14, WP 4.7.2, PHP 5.5.9

add_action('woocommerce_before_checkout_form', 'bbloomer_print_cart_weight');
add_action('woocommerce_before_cart', 'bbloomer_print_cart_weight');

function bbloomer_print_cart_weight( $posted ) {
global $woocommerce;
$notice = 'Your cart weight is: ' . $woocommerce->cart->cart_contents_weight . get_option('woocommerce_weight_unit');
if( is_cart() ) {
	wc_print_notice( $notice, 'notice' );
} else {
	wc_add_notice( $notice, 'notice' );

Where to add this snippet?

You can place PHP snippets at the bottom of your child theme functions.php file (before "?>" if you have it). CSS, on the other hand, goes in your child theme style.css file. Make sure you know what you are doing when editing such files - if you need more guidance, please take a look at my free video tutorial "Where to Place WooCommerce Customization?"

Does this snippet (still) work?

Please let me know in the comments if everything worked as expected. I would be happy to revise the snippet if you report otherwise (please provide screenshots). I have tested this code with Storefront theme, the WooCommerce version listed above and a WordPress-friendly hosting on PHP 7+.

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Rodolfo Melogli

Author, WooCommerce expert and WordCamp speaker, Rodolfo has worked as a WooCommerce freelancer since 2011. His goal is to help entrepreneurs and developers overcome their WooCommerce nightmares. Rodolfo loves travelling, chasing tennis & soccer balls and, of course, wood fired oven pizza.

6 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Display Weight @ Cart & Checkout

  1. Use in PHP 7.2+ script is slowly or my theme have problem.

    1. I just tested this again with Storefront theme and it works perfectly. Maybe your theme (or another plugin) is messing/conflicting with my snippet?

      To troubleshoot, disable all plugins but WooCommerce and also switch temporarily to “Twentyseventeen” theme (load the snippet there in functions.php) – does it work? If yes, you have a problem with your current theme or one of the plugins.

      Hope this helps!

  2. Great snippet! Works with latest WC and PHP 7.1.
    Do you know if it´s possible to show the weight of each item in cart?

    1. Hey Alex – thanks so much for your comment! Yes, this is possible – but unfortunately this is custom work and I cannot provide a complementary solution here via the blog comments. If you’d like to get a quote, feel free to contact me here. Thanks a lot for your understanding! ~R

  3. Dear Rodolfo,

    Could you help me how is it possible to add the total weight for the new order admin email? I have been trying to find out for 3 hours now, and can’t…

    Thanks a lot,


    1. Regina, thanks so much for your comment! Yes, this is possible – but unfortunately this is custom work and I cannot provide a complementary solution here via the blog comments. Thanks a lot for your understanding! ~R

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