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In this article, we take a look at how we can schedule WooCommerce FedEx Shipping pickup on your WooCommerce store. Here we will be using ELEX EasyPost (FedEx, UPS, Canada Post & USPS) Shipping & Label Printing Plugin for WooCommerce and the ELEX WooCommerce EasyPost Pickup Request Add-On.
FedEx is a popular shipping carrier chosen by most of the eCommerce businesses for shipping. With FedEx taking care of the shipping of packages, the businesses can relax and take care of the other segments of businesses. With FedEx managing the major portion of the order fulfilling, the customers are utmost satisfied and content. In a way, it boosts customer satisfaction.
With WooCommerce FedEx Shipping plugins on your store, you can provide various FedEx shipping services and rates to the customers. With powerful order fulfilling options, you can instill confidence among your customers. When you make use of the WooCommerce FedEx shipping plugins, on your store, you can also track your FedEx shipments, then print labels for your orders and also display live FedEx shipping rates on the cart and checkout page.
Other than the normal shipping options, FedEx also has pickup options. This is again a convenient option to get the packages shipped quickly. FedEx offers multiple pickup options:
1. One time pickup – It saves time and effort mostly by scheduling the pickup at a convenient time.
2. Recurring Pickup- If you are into continuous shipments to a particular location or business, then you can schedule a recurring pickup and then keep a backup plan for recurring orders. This is indeed a time-saving option when you are dealing with multiple package shipping.
3. Drop off at FedEx location – FedEx has several drop-off boxes, across locations which also facilitates shipping quickly.
Here are some of the benefits of using the FedEx pickup option :
- The charges are quite economical.
- Several drop-off locations can be found, which makes it easy to drop off or pick up.
- Easy return option for orders.
To ensure the pick up is happening for your WooCommerce FedEx Shipping, you need to have the following :
- ELEX EasyPost (FedEx, UPS, Canada Post & USPS) Shipping & Label Printing Plugin for WooCommerce
- ELEX WooCommerce EasyPost Return Label Add-On
- Easy Post Account
Let us now take a look at the following steps to get the pickup add-on work with our WooCommerce store for WooCommerce FedEx Shipping. Before we go about the pickup request, we can take a look at the general procedure of shipping with FedEx on your WooCommerce store.
Integrating WooCommerce FedEx shipping to your WooCommerce store
Here we make use of the ELEX EasyPost shipping plugin which will help to integrate FedEx shipping to your WooCommerce store. Apart from FedEx, it also offers UPS, USPS, and CanadaPost services. For using just FedEx, you can always choose only FedEx as the service provider. Firstly, you need to install the plugin and then you can set up the plugin for your WooCommerce needs.
Configure the general settings, wherein you have to set the real-time rates for your store. The rates that will be displayed depends on the shipping carrier chosen in the Rates and Services section. You also need to provide the EasyPost API keys to kickstart the services in your store.
Configure WooCommerce FedEx Shipping rates
In the rates and services section, you can choose FedEx as the shipping service and then set the estimated delivery date.
Configure the Label Printing for WooCommerce FedEx Shipping
In the label generation setting, you need to choose the default label format, as well as whether you require a signature for your packages or not.
If you want to go for a return option for your WooCommerce FedEx shipping, you can enable the return address option too. Most importantly, you need to enter the origin address for your shipments here.
Configure Packaging options for WooCommerce FedEx Shipping
The next is the packaging option for your orders. EasyPost offers various options to pack your items in the most economical manner.
You can choose one among them.
Obtaining Shipping Rates on Store for WooCommerce FedEx Shipping
Once you enable the shipping carriers as FedEx in the rates and services settings in EasyPost, when your customer places an order, they get to see the real-time rates from FedEx on the cart and checkout pages.
Processing WooCommerce FedEx Shipping orders
On placing the order, you can process the order in the backend. Firstly you create the packages for the shipment, then create a shipment for the order.
You get the Tracking number from FedEx on your order. You can print the label upon clicking the Print Label button.
How to Schedule WooCommerce FedEx shipping Pickup
In order to get this done, you need to install and activate the ELEX WooCommerce EasyPost Pickup Request Add-On along with the ELEX EasyPost (FedEx, UPS, Canada Post & USPS) Shipping & Label Printing Plugin for WooCommerce plugin. Using the ELEX EasyPost shipping plugin, you can successfully create order and even obtain a shipping label, whereas the add-on will let you schedule a pickup for the WooCommerce FedEx shipping package.
Upon activating the plugin, you get to see the option in the WooCommerce menu.
Now to create the pickup request for your FedEx orders, you need to click on EasyPost Pickup request and then a page opens up.
Here you can see that the store contact address is provided as well as the pickup address. To create an auto pick up request, you can simply choose the order id from the select order option and then choose a pickup date rate ( providing the minimum and the maximum date option). Once created you can submit the same.
To look for the pickup request, you can view the same on the history tab.
Here you are provided with the pickup request-id, shipment id, and the other information regarding the pickup. In a way, it is a convenient way to schedule the pickup request ahead saving your time and effort to manage.
Using FedEx for shipping not only saves time and effort but also assures accuracy in order fulfillment. To help you with the same, we have gone over the steps that are involved in integrating WooCommerce FedEx services into WooCommerce store as well as scheduling FedEx pickup requests using ELEX WooCommerce EasyPost Pickup Request Add-On along with the ELEX EasyPost (FedEx, UPS, Canada Post & USPS) Shipping & Label Printing Plugin for WooCommerce plugin.