With this article, we have got you a new version of the WooCommerce FedEx Shipping plugin with some really useful features, along with various improvements. To know what all changes are there in the plugin’s functionality check out the complete changelog. In this article, we will check out all the new features that we have introduced in the WooCommerce FedEx Shipping plugin version 4.1.3, and how these new features will help you make your WooCommerce shipping better.
WooCommerce FedEx Shipping plugin [4.1.3]
- Option to Add PO Number, Invoice Number & Recipient Tax Number
- Insurance Amount Modification while fulfilling the orders
- Modify (Add or Remove) pre-generated packages
- Shipment Day Adjustment for Getting Shipping Rates
- Reason For Return in My Accounts page
Now, let’s check out how these features can make WooCommerce shipping easier for you.
1.) Make Your Shipment More Compliant using the PO Number, Invoice Number & Recipient Tax Number
A Purchase Order (PO) is a commercial document issued by the buyer to the seller in order to authorize a purchase transaction. The buyer will match the PO number in the invoice to the Purchase Order in order to uniquely identify the orders. The Invoice Number is a unique number that helps to keep a record of the sale. You can use it to track your orders and know things like when a product was sold and how much money was paid for it. For companies, the Tax ID is the identification number such as GST/RFC/VAT/IN/EIN/EORI, or as locally required. For private individuals, please enter the personal tax number or Social Security number of your recipient. For those store owners who require these details from their customers to make shipping smoother, the WooCommerce FedEx Shipping plugin makes full use of these details. You would require a WooCommere Checkout Field Editor plugin to provide customers with the text fields for these details. Once this is done, the plugin will store these details and make sure the shipping labels contain all these details for your convenience. All you need to do is get the customized solution to handle the PO number, Invoice number, and Recipient Tax number and paste it into the Appearance -> functions.php file.
2.) Provide Custom Insurance Value for your Orders
WooCommerce FedEx Shipping plugin supports insurance by default. In other words, the plugin sends the insurance amount to FedEx so that in case of any mishappening, you can relax and get the insured amount back. However, in some cases, where store owners require modifications in the insurance amount, they have no way to do so. WooCommerce FedEx Shipping plugin now supports modification of the insurance amount. While generating packages, the plugin provides an option to modify the package insurance amount. The plugin then sends the insurance amount to FedEx.
3.) Modify Packages for More Flexibility
While processing the orders, the WooCommerce FedEx Shipping plugin creates packages for your orders. However, there are cases when you may require to send additional items along with the products like accessories, charger cases, etc. In such scenarios, store owners may require to either add another package to the default packages or even delete the generated package and create a new package altogether. WooCommerce FedEx Shipping plugin version 4.1.3 now allows store owners to not only add additional packages to the already created ones but also allows them to delete all the packages and create a new package together for additional flexibility.
4.) Shipment Delivery Day Adjustment
Most of the time when WooCommerce store owners display delivery dates on their websites, the delivery date is shown based on the current date. However, let’s say a customer places an order during the off timings. In such cases, you would want him to get a delivery date applicable from the next working day. WooCommerce FedEx Shipping plugin now allows you to set whether you want to provide customers with delivery dates from the present day. In other words, you can set the value to 0 and the plugin will calculate the estimated delivery from that day. Or you can set the value to 1, and the plugin will calculate the estimated delivery date from the next day.
5.) Get Customer FeedBack before the Returns
Do you provide return shipping labels to your customers..? Well, the good news is, now you can ask customers the reason for the returns. It helps you to analyze the reasons for the increased number of returns on your website. Further, you can make sure the customers provide the reason why they are returning the product before providing them with the return shipping labels
WooCommerce FedEx Shipping plugin now displays a field in the customer’s My Accounts page, where they can provide the reason for returning the products. Once they provide the reasons, you can provide the return shipping labels to your customers.
Well, WooCommerce FedEx Shipping plugin is now better than ever with a new version 4.1.3. All these features that we discussed above will add to the shipping experience this plugin provides.