The hunt for the easiest and most efficient way to integrate the shipping rates of FedEx, USPS and UPS with your WooCommerce store is finally over! Bid adieu to the old fashioned way of copy-pasting order details just to create a shipping label. The solution to all the shipping woes is combined in the EasyPost Shipping Label and Printing Plugin for WooCommerce, from ELEXtensions. In this article we will discuss the step by step process of how to print shipping labels using the ELEX EasyPost plugin.
The ELEXEasyPost Shipping Method Plugin is a WordPress/WooCommerce extension which aids in the complete automation of WooCommerce UPS, WooCommerce USPS and WooCommerce FedEx shipping utilizing EasyPost APIs by showing shipping rates on the Checkout page. The postage can be paid and the label can be printed from within the WooCommerce store. EasyPost provides free services in a limited capacity. Additional services beyond this need monetary compensation for the same and charges are added to the specified amount.
How does the ELEX EasyPost Shipping Plugin work?
- Install the plugin ELEX EasyPost Shipping & Label Printing Plugin for WooCommerce
- Enter EasyPost Account details. You can easily create an account with EasyPost.
- Explore and look at real time rates along with shopping labels and insurance.
- The Customer can explore and look at the UPS Post shipping rates, the total is calculated using the items in the cart before placing an order.
- Label and Print postage can be printed using the information within the WooCommerce order page.
- The plugin has the feature to be customized using various setting options.
What Are The Features Of This Plugin?
- Access live shipping rate from carriers
Calculation is based on the product weight, dimensions, shipping address etc., to provide the customers with the best and most accurate shipping rate. The plugin is crucial in fetching shipping carrier postage rates from the EasyPost account for domestic and international shipping services. The return services are displayed on the Checkout page along with the unique rates.
- Third-Party Billing
Several billing options are provided to allow customers to exercise flexible options.Charging the bill upon a third party is an option. This third-party must be someone who is neither the shipper not the receiver and should have a valid UPS account number. The third party is also asked if they agree to the incurring charges.
- Track Shipments
The tracking number received while generating the labels of USPS/FedEx/UPS is added to the order notes in the order completion email. This aids in the Shipment tracking which is accessed by the owners and the customers.
- Avail Flat Rates Boxes
USPS Flat Rates are now hard-coded in the WooCommerce plugin provided by ELEXtensions. The need for USPS API calls for flat rates is curbed by this step. There are inbuilt USPS flat rates in the plugin. Any of the Flat rate boxes can be selected and proceeded without any doubts.
- Packaging Options
Calculating the weight, dimensions and other necessary measurements of the products in the cart, the rate is applied to the final price of the order in cart. Post the completion of the order, the items are packed into the configured boxes.
How To Print Shipping Labels Using The ELEX EasyPost Plugin?
Customers can access the Shop on your WooCommerce store and order a product after selecting one of the available shipping options. This plugin displays the major shipping courier services from USPS, UPS, FedEx, and Canada Post.
After a customer has placed an order from your WooCommerce store you can access these details from the Order Page in your WordPress Dashboard. Go to WooCommerce > Orders > Select the most recent order (or check the order id/date). When you open the order information you will see a screen like below.
Here you can access billing and delivery information, customer’s contact details, view and edit order notes and send the tracking link to customer’s email address. Scroll down until you see an EasyPost tab titled Generate Shipping Label By Using EasyPost API.
Click the Generate Packages button. This will generate more information related to product dimension preferred shipping service, rates, etc.
Now, click the Create Shipment button. This will confirm your shipment using EasyPost. You can now access the tracking id and print label option.
Click the Print Label button.
Your label is successfully printed. This label contains the billing address of the customer and other relevant information required for delivering the product. A shipping label is necessary to differentiate among other shipping items and keep a documented record of shipped products.
To learn more about ELEX EasyPost plugin and explore all of its features you can read this article: How to set up ELEX EasyPost Shipping Method Plugin for WooCommerce? (with Video).This article will give you a thorough understanding of all its setting options, how to set up EasyPost services, and add this feature on your WooCommerce store.
If you are just starting out with shipping options on your WooCommerce store you can try the free version of ELEX EasyPost plugin. It has limited features such as allowing access to real time rates from FedEx, UPS, and USPS. Adding a custom title for EasyPost shipping method. Set up a fallback rate for processing shipment in case EasyPost doesn’t return any shipping rate. Choosing real time rates between Residential or Commercial.
The bulk label printing add-on can be used to generate multiple shipments at the same time along with printing them collectively in a single PDF File.
The signature option can also be enabled to ensure a secure and informed delivery. This signature option is essential in keeping the sender informed and works in confirming the order when it is delivered safely to the recipient. If customers feel the need to take out the overhead of printing shipping labels manually, features such as auto-generate and email labels add-on can be used for the same. Return labels can also be printed using the “return label” add on.
Now you have a clear idea on how to print shipping labels using the ELEX EasyPost plugin. Just follow the above step by step process. It’s always better to add multiple carrier options for shipping that allows your customers to choose their desired shipping company. If you still have any doubts you can write to us or just leave a comment below.
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