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Shipping and packaging are often overlooked by store owners when it comes to improving sites. So, in this article, we will discuss the advantages of using WooCommerce FedEx Shipping and go how you can achieve this using the ELEX EasyPost(FedEx, UPS & USPS) Shipping and Printing Label plugin.
Benefits of Outsourcing Shipping:
Improving operational efficiency is critical to the success of any business. As a WooCommerce business, your resources must be focused on product development or marketing as plugins exist that seamlessly extend shipping functionalities.
The ELEX EasyPost(FedEx, UPS & USPS) Shipping and Printing Label plugin is a comprehensive shipping solution. Using the plugin some of the things you can do are:
- Show customers domestic & international rates from FedEx, USPS, and UPS in real time.
- Conveniently print all shipping labels from a window.
- generate documents for international shipping
- track shipments
- estimated delivery dates
- custom packaging options
- USPS Flat Rate boxes support
- Configure shipping rates for promotions
- Provide insurance for your order shipments and more.
We will go over how ELEX EasyPost(FedEx, UPS & USPS) Shipping and Printing Label methods plugin helps in configuring WooCommerce FedEx shipping as well as the benefits.
1. Shipping Expertise:
FedEx is a long time player in the international shipping market. It has the infrastructure and logistics for extending your shipping ranges efficiently and reach new markets. FedEx also provides a number of shipping and packaging options based on what it is that you are shipping, where to you’re shipping and as well it’s dimensions.
The ELEX EasyPost(FedEx, UPS & USPS) Shipping and Printing Label methods plugin comes with three modes to package items in an order.
By default, the items in the customer’s order are packaged individually. If you choose the “Pack into boxes with weights and dimensions”, the plugin uses an innovative box packing algorithm to pack the items into boxes based on the weight and dimensions. This reduces the costs incurred from packaging significantly.
2. Reduction in Shipping Costs:
By offering WooCommerce FedEx Shipping on your site, you can significantly reduce shipping costs incurred by you. FedEx has the expertise and infrastructure to ensure your orders are shipping in the most cost-effective way.
The plugin lets you adjust the price of shipping even further using the Price Adjustment fields. You can adjust the amount by percentage or set amount. This is helpful to account for some unforeseen fluctuations in price or to offer promotional rates.
3. Transfer of Risk:
Using the ELEX EasyPost(FedEx, UPS & USPS) Shipping and Printing Label methods plugin you can choose to enable insurance and configure it to be mandatory on all products or let the customer choose. EasyPost Shipping Insurance costs 1% of the order value and a minimum of 1$ to insure packages.
An element of transparency is added to your WooCommerce store. In the checkout page, the plugin fetches the live shipping rates based on the package, where it’s headed and the shipping option that they chose.
The applicable options also show a date of estimated delivery. So the customer can choose the option based on when they want the order delivered to them. The customer is shown all the details at the time of purchase and everything is transparent as there are no hidden costs.
We will now see how you configure WooCommerce FedEx Shipping methods using the ELEX EasyPost(FedEx, UPS & USPS) Shipping and Printing Label methods plugin
How to list WooCommerce FedEx Shipping Methods:
The ELEX EasyPost(FedEx, UPS & USPS) Shipping and Printing Label methods plugin is the best plugin to integrate FedEx Shipping as well as USPS and UPS Shipping. After installing the plugin, it can be configured from the WooCommerce Settings page, under EasyPost.
To use the plugin, you need to provide it with an EasyPost API Key. Moreover, EasyPost provides a Test key for exploring and testing out things. When you are ready to ship products or to buy postage and print labels, you can switch to the Production API key. The API keys can be found in your EasyPost account.
Configuring WooCommerce FedEx shipping:
Fill out the store address. This will act as the origin address unless you wish to provide another address, in which case there’s a separate field for it.
The ELEX EasyPost(FedEx, UPS & USPS) Shipping and Printing Label methods plugin you can offer the following FedEx shipping options to your customers.
- First Overnight.
- Priority Overnight
- FedEx Express Saver
- Standard Overnight
- FedEx 2 Day AM
- FedEx 2 Day
- International First.
- Ground Home Delivery
- FedEx Ground
- International Priority
- International Economy
Moreover, the rates of these shipping options can be adjusted to account for those unforeseen shipping expenses and tax. Additionally, you can offer to cover packages sent via all these shipping options as well.
The plugin makes generating and managing shipping labels extremely easy. Under the print label settings under WooCommerce > EasyPost, you can configure label printing. The plugin sends an API request to the EasyPost servers to generate shipping labels for not only FedEx but UPS and USPS as well.
If your customers are more likely to pick certain shipping options, you can configure those as the default options. Additionally, the plugin lets you choose shipping options from those that you have configured as defaults for international and domestic shipping
Bulk Printing WooCommerce FedEx Shipping labels:
It gets tiring very quick to print shipping labels one by one. To bulk print shipping labels, use the ELEX EasyPost(FedEx, UPS & USPS) Shipping and Printing Label methods plugin. It has a lot of nifty features that are sure to make your label printing easy.
The add-on uses the iLovePDF API to merge the shipping labels printed by the ELEX EasyPost(FedEx, UPS & USPS) Shipping and Printing Label methods plugin. Using the free membership, you can print up to 250 merged PDFs in a month. While this is enough for most small to medium-sized WooCommerce businesses, you can always upgrade your iLovePDF subscription per requirement. Simply paste the API keys under WooCommerce > Settings > EasyPost > General > ELEX EasyPost Bulk Printing Label Add-On.
You can even bulk print all the shipping labels in a certain date range if you wish. Next, choose the starting and ending date. Choosing the same starting and ending date bulk prints all the shipping labels generated on that date.
Additionally, the add-ons intuitive interface provides critical information regarding:
- The label’s creation date
- Choose the number of orders that appear on the dashboard.
- Conveniently display all the generated labels in a table format.
- Easily edit/delete labels.
- Access individual orders with a single click.
- Easily download all merged PDF files.
Manage WooCommerce FedEx Shipping returns:
Order returns are a huge hassle for WooCommerce stores. The ELEX WooCommerceEasyPost Bulk Label Printing Add-On lets you handle not only FedEx but UPS and USPS WooCommerce order returns as well.
Moreover, the add-on lets you configure default addresses for international and domestic order returns. If the customer’s return contains multiple items, the add-on conveniently prints out return shipping labels for every item individually as well specifying the number of labels to be printed.
The ELEX WooCommerce EasyPost Auto-Generate & Email Labels Add-On lets you configure email alerts for various stages of shipment.
Once set up, you will receive emails containing generated shipping labels. For orders with multiple items, the plugin sends one mail with multiple shipping labels. A sample notifciation email sent by the add-on looks like this:
The message to be sent can be fully customized to your liking. Additionally, these notification emails can be sent to the customers, store owners, as well as any custom email of your choice.
The add-on even lets you configure email notifications in the event of a failed shipment. Moreover, the email to be sent can be fully customized as well.
Improving shipping and packaging of your WooCommerce store is a great way to reduce costs and improve customer experience. Moreover,
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