WooCommerce Automated Shipping Label Printing for UPS and FedEx Shipments

With this article, we’ll show you how to use the WooCommerce Automated Shipping Label Printing feature for your UPS and FedEx shipments. We’ll make use of the WooCommerce FedEx Shipping Plugin and WooCommerce UPS Shipping Plugin to do that.

Benefits of using an Automated Shipping Label Printing plugin

WooCommerce shipping label generation is a hefty task for small business owners. You have to log in to the shipping carrier’s website and key in the details of the shipment one by one to generate the respective labels.

It makes the whole shipping process really disturbing and tedious. Hence a solution that can automate the process of filling in the package details, and generate labels automatically (as soon as a customer places an order on your WooCommerce site) would really work.

There are a few good WooCommerce Shipping plugins that allow users to print the labels. If you know what shipping carrier you’re planning to use then it becomes easier to narrow down the right plugin.

WooCommerce Shipping Plugins with Automatic Label Printing option

PluginHive has three WooCommerce Shipping plugins that allow its users to print shipping labels from the back-end. For the sake of explanation, we’ll take the example of the UPS and FedEx shipping solutions.

WooCommerce Automatic FedEx Label Printing

Roger sells books via his online shop and as soon as a customer places an order on his WooCommerce store, he wants to automatically generate packaging and FedEx label.

He uses the WooCommerce FedEx Shipping plugin and enables the two options for automation found under the plugin settings.

  • Generate Packages Automatically After Order is Received
  • Generate Shipping Labels Automatically After Order is Received

For the first option, he just needs to enable the options as shown below in the sample screenshot.

label

Moreover, he has selected the parcel packing method as Weight-based, so packaging will happen based on the total weight of the order:

weight based shipping

This was the sole set of configurations required from him to automate the part. The final generation of label happens as soon as a customer places an order on the checkout page as shown in the video below:

Finally, he can even schedule an email containing the label attached inline. This option is suitable for special businesses that require customers to send products to shop owners.

For example, if you own a repair shop, you would want your customers to send the products for repair. As a result, you can send labels to them via email. The option to do this is shown below:

account

Now once a shipment is created, the plugin automatically prints a FedEx shipping label similar to the one shown below.

sample woocommerce fedex shipping label

Automatic WooCommerce UPS Shipping Label Printing

The settings to print UPS Shipping label automatically is similar to what you have seen with the FedEx plugin. You just need to enable the two options for automation.

  1. Generate Packages Automatically After Order is Received
  2. Generate Shipping Labels Automatically After Order is Received

ups automated shipping label printing

Similarly, once the shipment is confirmed, the UPS shipping labels are automatically generated and can be downloaded from the Edit orders page. You can also share the shipping labels wtih your customers via emails or let them print the labels from the My Accounts page.

ups shipping label emails

Here’s a sample UPS shipping label for you to check.

sample woocommerce UPS shipping label

If you would like to know more about WooCommerce Label printing then we’d recommend you check out these articles.

  1. Customize Product Description on Label using WooCommerce UPS Shipping Plugin
  2. FedEx Label Printing made Easy for your WooCommerce
  3. Create FedEx Shipping Label from your Online Store
  4. Different Shipping Label File Formats Supported by WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin

Conclusion

Both WooCommerce FedEx Shipping and WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugins are an ideal solution when it comes to generating and printing shipping labels online. We hope this guide would have helped you understand how to print shipping label automatically.

If you have any doubts or need help printing the shipping labels then please Contact PluginHive Customer Support. Our support team should be able to help you configure shipping on your WooCommerce store.

Happy selling! 🙂

Last Updated On January 23, 2020

2 thoughts on “WooCommerce Automated Shipping Label Printing for UPS and FedEx Shipments

  1. ANGEL says:

    Hola, no logro configurar el plugin, ya tengo la ultima version y no se peude autogenerar las guias como aqui lo muestras. ya lo configure y no funciona, me puedes ayudar?

    • Veeresh says:

      Hello Angel,

      No worries. We will help you in understanding the feature “print shipping labels automatically”.
      We introduced this option in our 2.9.8 version. Please check once which version you are using. If not 2.9.8 and above, please update the plugin and check.

      If you still have any queries, Please raise a request to: https://www.pluginhive.com/support/
      We will help you to fix your issue.

      Regards,
      Veeresh

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