WooCommerce International Shipping Rates

Enable WooCommerce International Shipping Rates and Generate International Shipment Labels by Integrating ELEX Shipping Plugins

Getting international customers would really add a lot more value to your WooCommerce store strategies. However, shipping to international locations can prove to be a hassle at times. Integrating a popular shipping carrier would make it much easier for you to handle international shipping. ELEX offers a range of shipping solutions, which you can integrate to display international rates and print international shipment labels. Here is a list of ELEX plugins you can try out for international shipping.

How international shipping is different from domestic shipping?

The process of displaying rates and printing labels with these plugins are more or less similar, except that you need to ensure that the details regarding your products are accurate. The following details need to be provided for international shipment.

  • Accurate contact information – The contact information of the sender and receiver should be accurate. In case, there are any further questions on the shipment, you will be able to clarify these promptly.
  • Clear description of the products – You need to provide clear descriptions of the products that you are shipping internationally. This includes details on what the product is used for, what it is made of and the country of origin.
  • Product price – You also need to enter the accurate price of the products shipped. For this, the price should be in the currency of purchase.

HS Tariff Number

HS Tariff number will help you provide accurate classification of products that are shipped internationally. The HS tariff number may help to reduce processing times at customs, as duties and taxes will be charged based on this number. Some ELEX shipping plugins provide custom fields on individual product pages where you can enter the HS Tariff Number.

How to display international rates and print labels using ELEX Plugins?

The process of displaying international rates and printing labels is quite similar to domestic shipments. We will look into the process for each of these plugins.

ELEX WooCommerce USPS Shipping Plugin with Print Label

With the ELEX USPS Plugin, you can display shipping rates of several international services. You can display the following international services on the cart and checkout pages:

  • Priority Mail Express International™
  • Priority Mail International®
  • Global Express Guaranteed® (GXG)
  • Global Express Guaranteed® Envelope
  • Global Express Guaranteed® Non-Document Rectangular
  • Global Express Guaranteed® Non-Document Non-Rectangular
  • USPS GXG™ Envelope
  • First Class Package Service™ International Letters
  • First Class Package Service™ International Large Envelope
  • First Class Package International Service™
  • International Postcards

If you are a USPS e-VS customer, you can print labels from your WooCommerce store admin itself. USPS offers e-VS for high volume packages, which you need to integrate through your USPS account. If you don’t have e-VS account with WooCommerce, you can use the next plugin we are going to discuss.

The international shipping document for USPS contains two additional labels with Customs declaration and Dispatch Note.

ELEX Stamps.com Shipping Plugin with USPS Postage for WooCommerce

This plugin integrates Stamps.com API to return USPS rates on your WooCommerce store. The advantage is that you can print USPS shipping labels with the help of this plugin even if you are not an e-VS customer of USPS. The following USPS international services will be available with this plugin.

  • Priority Mail Express International™
  • Priority Mail International®
  • Global Express Guaranteed® (GXG)
  • Global Express Guaranteed® Envelope
  • Global Express Guaranteed® Non-Document Rectangular
  • Global Express Guaranteed® Non-Document Non-Rectangular
  • USPS GXG™ Envelope
  • First Class Package Service™ International Letters
  • First Class Package Service™ International Large Envelope
  • First Class Package International Service™
  • International Postcards

On the product level, this plugin provides an option to add HS Tariff Number as well as Country of Manufacture using custom fields. This should be helpful to get your products through customs clearance smoothly.

ELEX EasyPost (FedEx, UPS & USPS) Shipping & Label Printing Plugin for WooCommerce

With the ELEX EasyPost Shipping Plugin, you will be able to display international shipping rates of FedEx UPS and USPS on your store.

These are the specific services that you will be able to use with the help of this plugin.

FedEx

  • International Priority
  • International Economy
  • International First

UPS

  • Express
  • Expedited
  • ExpeditedPlus
  • UPS Saver

USPS

  • First Class Mail International
  • First Class Package International
  • Priority Mail International
  • Express Mail International

To display these international services on the cart and checkout pages, you need to select the particular shipping carrier and check the services under the Rates and Services tab (WooCommerce > Settings > Shipping > EasyPost).

ELEX WooCommerce DHL Express / eCommerce / Paket Shipping Plugin with Print Label

This plugin helps you offer a range of international services through DHL Express as well as DHL eCommerce. Here is a list of international services available with the plugin.

DHL Express

  • EXPRESS WORLDWIDE (Service Code D)
  • FREIGHT WORLDWIDE
  • EXPRESS WORLDWIDE (Service Code P)
  • EXPRESS WORLDWIDE (Service Code U)
  • GLOBALMAIL BUSINESS

DHL eCommerce

  • DHL Parcel International Standard
  • DHL Parcel International Direct

The plugin offers custom fields to enter HS Tariff Number and Country of Manufacture at product level. This can be helpful for smooth customs clearance for international shipments.

ELEX WooCommerce Australia Post Shipping Plugin with Print Label & Tracking

ELEX Australia Post plugin too helps you display international shipping rates as well as print shipping labels. The following international services are available on the plugin.

  • PACK & TRACK INT’L 8
  • International Post Courier
  • International Post Express
  • International Post Standard
  • International Post Economy Air
  • International Letter Courier
  • International Letter Express
  • International Letter Registered Post DL
  • International Letter Registered Post B4
  • International Letter Economy Air
  • REGISTERED POST INT’L 8
  • EXPRESS COURIER INT’L MERCH 8Z
  • INTERNATIONAL AIRMAIL 8Z
  • EXPRESS COURIER INT’L DOC 8

This plugin too offers custom fields at product level to facilitate international shipping. On individual product data fields, you will find HS Tariff Number, Country of Manufacture as well as Shipping description.

The international shipping document of Australia Post contains four labels. The first one needs to be attached to the shipment. Another one is to be provided to Australia Post. The third one will be for Customs, and a fourth copy is for the sender.

Printing International Shipping Labels

To print international shipping labels, you need to enter all required details that you would for a domestic shipment in the Label Printing tab. These include the choice of file format, options for insurance and estimated delivery date. You can also set the default option for bulk shipment generation. You also need to enter the origin address, and if necessary, an alternate return address. For international shipping, you need to enter the customs description in the designated field for that.

Here is an example of how to set label printing on the ELEX EasyPost Shipping Plugin. Here, on the plugin settings page, there is an option for Customs description.

When you receive an order, you can go to the order details page and generate shipments by clicking the Create Shipment button.

Once the shipment is generated, you can click the Print Label button to open the shipping label.

The generated label will include the customs description that you have entered in Label Generation settings. If connected to a printer you can print it directly, or else, choose to print later.

You can understand more about configuring each of these shipping plugins from the respective documentation page.

For any queries, please contact out support team.

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