WooCommerce UPS Shipping

How to Schedule UPS Shipping Pickup on your WooCommerce Store?

In this article, we take a look at how we can schedule WooCommerce UPS 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.

Introduction

UPS is one of the popular shipping carriers, pioneers in offering the best in class services for eCommerce businesses. Using UPS, it becomes easy for the store owners to focus on business, as the major work of shipping is handled by expert hands. With UPS like third party shipping options, the order fulfillment success rate is higher, which automatically improves customer satisfaction.

Using WooCommerce UPS shipping plugins in your store, you can offer UPS shipping options to your customers. This will instill confidence among your customers and help you build your name among them. Using the ELEX EasyPost shipping plugin on your WooCommerce store, you can not only get the live shipping rates from UPS, but also track the shipment as well as obtain a shipping label for UPS.

UPS Pickups

UPS offers a pickup option for their packages. With this pickup option, you can schedule a pickup from any place and is convenient when you offer daily shipping. If you are a store owner with a large amount of shipping done in a day, then you can make arrangements for the nearest pickup option through the post office or even shipment center to pick up the package and then make the delivery. 

Here are some of the popular places where UPS pickups come handy :

  • Mostly convenient for infrequent shippers, who do not need separate options for pickup.
  • Using the pickup request, you can schedule a pickup on the same day or for a future date.
  • If the business users are traveling, then you can schedule a pickup request for other locations as per the convenience.
  • Even it is easily feasible for return pickup options.
  • Since it is mostly available in every US location, it is quite a convenient option for every shipper.

Here are some of the benefits of the same:

  • Convenient
  • Flexible
  • Picks up found, international as well as local UPS shipping.
  • Services are available for both commercial and residential shipping locations.
  • The charges for shipping are applied to the pickup request, regardless of the total number of packages.
  • UPS customers can choose any of the UPS services.

Here are the Prerequisites

Here for ensuring the pick up is happening for your WooCommerce UPS Shipping, you need to have the following :

Let us now take a look at the following steps to get the pickup add-on work with our WooCommerce store for WooCommerce UPS Shipping.

Integrating WooCommerce UPS shipping to your WooCommerce store

In order to integrate the UPS shipping to your WooCommerce store, you can make use of the ELEX EasyPost shipping plugin. The EasyPost shipping plugin offers various shipping services like FedEx, UPS, Canada Post & USPS. You need to install the plugin on your WooCommerce store and then fill in the API keys and then enable the real-time rates for your WooCommerce store.

WooCommerce UPS Shipping

Configure WooCommerce UPS Shipping rates

Then in the rates and services section, you can enable the UPS shipping rates.

WooCommerce UPS Shipping

You can also set the estimated delivery date for the shipping and then choose what kind of rates (residential or commercial) should be displayed on your store.

Configure the Label Printing for WooCommerce UPS Shipping

Next is the label generation option, wherein you can specify the format for your labels or if you want to choose for return, then the addresses as well as a third-party billing option for UPS.

WooCommerce UPS Shipping

Here you also enter the origin address for the shipment.

Configure Packaging options for WooCommerce UPS Shipping

Next is the packaging option, wherein you can choose what kind of packaging must be opted for your shipment.

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Obtaining Shipping Rates on Store for WooCommerce UPS Shipping

Once the settings are done, you can simply place an order and then see UPS shipping rates, with estimated delivery dates displayed on your store cart and checkout page.

WooCommerce UPS Shipping

Processing WooCommerce UPS Shipping orders

Upon processing the order, you can generate packages for your order in the backend. Here firstly you generate the packages for the UPS shipment and then generate shipment for the order.

Generate_shipment_UPS ||WooCommerce UPS Shipping

Once the shipment is generated, a dedicated order id is issued on the same as well as a shipping label.

Shipment_Created_UPS ||WooCommerce UPS Shipping

Upon clicking, Print Label you can print the shipment label. The label looks like this.

WooCommerce UPS Shipping

How to Schedule WooCommerce UPS Shipping Pickup

For this, 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. With the ELEX EasyPost shipping plugin, you can successfully create order and even obtain a shipping label, whereas the add-on lets you schedule a pickup for the package.

Once the plugin is activated, you can see the EasyPost Pickup request addon on the WooCommerce menu.

WooCommerce UPS Shipping

Upon clicking here, you can see the interface to create a pickup request for your orders. You can see that the pickup request address is the same as the origin address. You can also make changes to the same. Here you can create an auto-pickup request with a date range for pickup by choosing the order id from your store.

WooCommerce UPS Shipping

Also, contact information is provided for further information on the package. Upon choosing an order id and then creating the pickup request, the request is then stored in the history tab.

WooCommerce UPS Shipping

Here you can obtain the Pickup request Id for the corresponding order id and then the date range which can be shared to the respective recipient of the shipment. Even though you must have requested the pickup for multiple orders at the time, separate pickup IDs will be returned from EasyPost for each order. All these details regarding the pickup such as Request ID, Shipment ID, Order ID, Date Created, and the pickup date range will be displayed on this history tab.

Conclusion

Placing UPS requests for shipments can help WooCommerce owners save a lot of time and effort in shipping their products to customers. To that end, we have gone over the steps involved in integrating UPS services into WooCommerce as well as scheduling UPS 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.

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