Can you Integrate WooCommerce Shipping Plugin for FedEx with Non-Product Based Websites?
In this guide, you get to know whether the WooCommerce Shipping Plugin for FedEx with Print Label can be integrated with a non-product based websites or not. So go through the following bit.
WooCommerce is one of the best eCommerce platforms that allow store owners to implement their business. They can make use of the various plugins that serve the different purpose. You can also modify the necessary functionalities in the plugin settings as well. However, there are times when a certain business case which is impossible to achieve. In these cases, you have to find a workaround which will help you implement the business case. In this article, you find a set of questions from one of our customers and the answers to them.
Customer: Our client wants that the complete shipment should be managed via FedEx API/Plugin. But there are certain features regarding the plugin shown on the following page which is not clear. Therefore it would be great if you guys could provide us with some detailed information regarding the following questions:
1. For non-product based websites, can we integrate FedEx plugin so that quote can be calculated which would be the sum of FedEx calculation and admin’s commissions?
2. With the FedEx API or plugin, is a direct ordering of shipment possible via 3rd party website to FedEx? (I mean if we are using a FedEx plugin or API on abc.com then payments made on abc.com can place an order at FedEx?)
3. How can the FedEx tracking information is received when we use an API or plugin?
4. How are payments from the website are made to FedEx?
Answer 1: A non-product based website is a website which uses a shipping carrier like FedEx and allows users to place shipment orders. These orders are inclusive of website owner’s service fee and the order request is directly sent to the shipping service.
But in order to get the shipping rates from the Shipping APIs, it is mandatory to have physical products. This is because the plugin would require sending the weight and dimension details to the API. In the case of the FedEx Shipping plugin, the products should have a defined weight. However, in some cases, you have to define both weight and dimensions in order to get the shipping rates.
Answer 2: Once an order is placed by a customer in the website and if the shop-owner generates the label for that order, then the shipment details will automatically be transferred to his FedEx account. This complete process is done automatically and the store owner does not have to do anything.
Answer 3: The FedEx Shipping Plugin is a robust plugin that allows shipment or order tracking. Once the order is marked as completed, WooCommerce sends an order completion email which has the tracking details attached to it (by our plugin). The tracking detail includes parameters like the Tracking ID link, shipment date, and the shipping service name as well. You can refer to the following video to see how the plugin does that.
Answer 4: The FedEx Shipping Plugin is an independent plugin and it does not handle the payments. This is handled by WooCommerce payment methods. You can configure Paypal or any other payment method in the settings page.
If you have any query regarding this article or the integration of WooCommerce FedEx Shipping plugin with your WooCommerce then feel free to share your views in the comment section below. We will be more than happy to help you understand how this plugin can work together in fulfilling your shipping requirements.
Or in case you are wondering what more does the WooCommerce FedEx Shipping plugin serve, I would request you to kindly visit the official product page here. If you need assistance regarding our plugins, you can also contact our support team. We are always happy to help.