automate DHL Paket shipping labels

Automate Your DHL Paket Shipping Labels on WooCommerce – Step By Step Guide

DHL Paket is an ideal shipping option for both domestic and international mail service from Germany. It is quick, flexible, and offers secure shipping options. Using the ELEX WooCommerce DHL Express/eCommerce/Paket Shipping Plugin with Print Label, you can print shipping labels with shipment tracking information, manifest, and also export documents for your shipment. The plugin allows you to pack items either individually, or using built-in box packing, or even based on weight. If you want to automate the DHL Paket shipping labels on your WooCommerce store, you can make use of ELEX WooCommerce DHL Paket Auto-Label Generation Add-On. This add-on works great with the parent plugin.

    • Fastest delivery option within 1-2 business days.
    • Insurance coverage up to EUR 500 for loss/damage included in price.
    • Online shipment tracking option.
    • Climate-friendly shipping available.
    • Send parcels with a preferred day service at an extra cost.

DHL Paket

With DHL Paket you can send and receive small and large parcels in a secure and fast manner within Germany. Here are some features of DHL Paket:

Automate DHL Paket Shipping Labels on WooCommerce

Here we will take a look at how you can automate and email the DHL Paket shipping labels on your WooCommerce store. To accomplish this, you need the following plugins:

  1. ELEX WooCommerce DHL Express / eCommerce / Paket Shipping Plugin with Print Label
  2. ELEX WooCommerce DHL Paket Auto-Label Generation Add-On

Step 1: Install and Activate the ELEX DHL Plugin on your WooCommerce store

The very first step is to set up the ELEX DHL plugin on your WooCommerce store. Read the setup guide to set the plugin on your WooCommerce store. Once the plugin is installed, activate the plugin.

Step 2: Set up the ELEX DHL Paket Auto-label Generation Add-on plugin on your WooCommerce store.

Download and activate the ELEX DHL Paket Auto-label Generation Add-on plugin on your WooCommerce store. Also read how to download, install, activate ELEX plugins for more details.

After installing the plugin you can configure the plugin on your store.

Go to Dashboard > Plugins > Installed Plugins > ELEX DHL Paket Auto-Generate & Email Labels Add-On > Settings OR

Go to WooCommerce > Settings > Shipping > DHL Paket

Then navigate to the Automatic Label Generation part on the tabs. The plugin settings will look like as shown below:

automate DHL Paket shipping labels

In the above settings, you need to enable auto-label generation. You can also disable it as per your requirements. The following are the settings you need to consider:

Enable Auto Email Generation: You can enable this option for generating DHL Paket shipping labels on your WooCommerce store automatically. 

Order Status: Here you can choose the order status from the drop-down for which you want to auto-generate the shipping label. Whenever the order is in the given status, the add-on will automatically create a shipment and generate the shipping label for the order (s).

automate DHL Paket shipping labels

If any shipment is already created and the specific order comes under one of the configured order statuses, the add-on will just fetch the generated label URL and email it to the configured recipients.

Step 3: Configure Email Settings

automate DHL Paket shipping labels

Here you need to configure the email settings in the plugin. In the Email Recipient(s) you can choose the recipients to whom the email should be sent.

automate DHL Paket shipping labels

The next settings include adding email, name, subject, and the email content. 

Step 4: Configure Shipment Failed Email Notification Settings

The plugin also lets you configure the notifications for failed shipments. Shipments might fail because of reasons like the shipping service chosen by the customer might return no rates, the customer selects a default shipping method, or any third-party shipping service other than the ones offered by the ELEX WooCommerce DHL plugin. In these cases, it is important to notify the customer of the failure of shipment creation via email.

automate DHL Paket shipping labels

Step 5: Demonstration

Suppose you have set the auto-email generation for the order status ” Processing”, you can set the plugin settings as shown in the image below:

automate DHL Paket shipping labels

As per the above settings, when the order is in the Processing status the plugin will generate a label and email it to the email ids associated with the customer, shop owner, and the custom email provided in the settings. 

Hence, when the customer places an order, if you go to the respective order page and see that the order is in the Processing state, a shipping label will be auto-generated and emailed.

automate DHL Paket shipping labels

In the email, you can click on the link and obtain the shipping label and print it.

automate DHL Paket shipping labels

The shipping label will look like as shown in the image below:

automate DHL Paket shipping labels

Conclusion

In the above step-by-step guide, you can find the easiest way to auto-generate and email the DHL Paket labels on your WooCommerce store. To explore more details about the add-on, go check out ELEX WooCommerce DHL Paket Auto-Label Generation Add-On.

You can also check out the parent product–ELEX WooCommerce DHL Express / eCommerce / Paket Shipping Plugin with Print Label and its documentation for a better understanding of the plugin.

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