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How to Customize Australia Post Shipping Labels using ELEX WooCommerce Australia Post Shipping Plugin?
One of the important aspects in a complete order fulfillment is the shipment label generation. Once an order is placed, you need to make sure you generate proper shipping labels for smooth package delivery.
If you are have integrated Australia Post shipping carrier in your WooCommerce store, with our ELEX WooCommerce Australia Post Shipping Plugin with Print Label & Tracking, shipping label generation is way too simple. With this plugin, you can generate Australia Post eParcel and StarTrack shipping labels. But you need to make sure you customize the label settings properly to make the best use of the plugin.
Hence, in this article, we’ll see how to customize Australia Post Shipping Labels using ELEX WooCommerce Australia Post Shipping Plugin.
Customizing Australia Post Shipping Labels
Although you can access real-time rates with a non-contracted account, the plugin offers the label generation feature only with a contracted eParcel or StarTrack account. Hence you need to register for the respective shipping service to generate Australia Post shipping labels.
a. Enabling shipping label generation
Go to WooCommerce > Shipping > Australia Post > General settings.
Configure the below settings:
- Tick the Contracted Account checkbox to reveal further settings, where you need to enter your API password and Account Number. If you are using StarTrack account, tick the I have StarTrack Account checkbox and enter the API credentials respectively.
- Next, tick the Enable Shipping Label (Contracted) checkbox to enable label generation.
- You need to enter the shipper address, as this will be used for calculating real-time rates and will also be printed on the shipping label.
Save the settings and move to the Label & Tracking tab.
b. Customizing shipping labels
Although there are various other label settings in the plugin, we will discuss three settings that are specific to customizing the shipping label. To understand the complete label settings, read the Label & Tracking section of the product documentation.
1. Showing Australia Post logo
You can choose to show Australia Post logo on the eParcel label by enabling the respective settings as shown in the below screenshot.
Once this setting is enabled, the store admin will also get this option in the individual WooCommerce orders page. The admin can choose to show or hide the Australia Post logo on the label. The said setting is as shown in the screenshot below.
2. Selecting the label layout
The plugin provides the following layouts for eParcel and StarTrack labels –
For Australia Post eParcel shipping labels –
- Parcel Post –
- A4 – 1pp (per page)
- A4 – 4pp
- Express Post –
- A4 – 1pp
- A4 – 3pp
- Australia Post International –
- A4 – 1pp
For Australia Post StarTrack shipping labels –
- A4-1pp Landscape
- A4-2pp Landscape
Follow this link to know the dimensions of the label and how much content the label will cover in the page.
3. Custom shipment description
The label content will be returned by Australia Post itself, you can add desired shipment description to the label. This shipment description is usually used for Customs purposes.
Sample Australia Post Label
Below is a screenshot of a sample Australia Post eParcel label generated using ELEX WooCommerce Australia Post Shipping Plugin.
In the above image, the label layout is Express Post A4-3pp, hence the shipping label will take 1/3rd part of the A4 paper. You can also notice the Australia Post logo, sender address and the custom shipment content that were configured in the plugin settings.
In addition to this, if Signature on Delivery (SoD) service is not enabled in the plugin settings, the label will show the information on the label. If SoD is disabled and/or Authority to Leave service is enabled, the label will simply leave the box blank for the signature.
Below is a screenshot showing the label information when Signature on Delivery is disabled.
Want to print Australia Post shipping labels in bulk?
Save yourself some time by bulk printing Australia Post shipping labels, using our ELEX WooCommerce Australia Post Bulk Label Printing Add-On. You can use Order IDs or Order date range to print Australia Post shipping labels in bulk.
Want to print multiple labels in a single sheet?
If you want to print multiple labels (generated from different orders) in a single sheet, read our blog article on the same.
To explore more details about the plugins, go check out ELEX WooCommerce Australia Post Shipping Plugin with Print Label & Tracking.
You can also check out other WooCommerce and WordPress plugins in ELEX.