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What is the difference between the WooCommerce Multi-Carrier Shipping Plugin and the UPS stand alone plugin for WooCommerce?

WooCommerce store owners have tons of options when it comes to setting up their online store. WooCommerce may have a lot of features, however, when it comes to product packing and shipping there are far better options. It may be a bit confusing for store owners to choose the best option for their shipping needs. One of the store owners approached us regarding a very interesting query.

According to Joana, “…I am looking to set up my WooCommerce store that will be shipping products across the US. But I can’t seem to understand which shipping plugin to choose. What is the difference between the WooCommerce Multi-Carrier shipping plugin and the UPS standalone plugin for WooCommerce..? Can you please help me choose the right one for me..? Thanks…

This article will help WooCommerce store owners like Joana, choose the best shipping solution for their store. In this article, we will be discussing both WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin and WooCommerce Multi-Carrier Shipping plugin and what is the main difference between the two.

WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin

As the name suggests, WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin provides store owners with the UPS shipping services. This includes UPS domestic as well as international shipping services. Using this plugin you can provide your customers with all the UPS shipping options on the cart page. Moreover, it allows the store owners to get the UPS Shipping Labels directly from UPS so that they can download it and even the Return Shipment Labels for the customers.

Using WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin store owners can also get the Shipment Tracking ID from UPS. This way the plugin allows the store owners as well as the customers to track their shipments. WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin is one of the best complete shipping solutions for the store owners who prefer to ship via UPS.

WooCommerce Multi-Carrier Shipping plugin

In contrast to the WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin, the multi-carrier shipping plugin serves the need of the large-scale store owners. Basically, WooCommerce Multi-Carrier shipping plugin supports shipping via multiple shipping carriers. These carriers include UPS, FedEx, USPS, Stamps, DHL, etc. Using this plugin the store owners can get the real-time shipping rates from all these shipping plugins.

Besides the shipping rates, one of the most important features that this plugin provides is it supports Conditional Shipping. In simple words, it allows store owners to create shipping rules based on which the customers can select one or more shipping carriers as a delivery option. This way the store owners can easily configure the conditions under which UPS shipping options should be shown to the customer or the FedEx ones. However, WooCommerce Multi-Carrier doesn’t provide the ability to print shipping labels and shipment tracking.

So these are some of the similarities as well as differences between the WooCommerce Multi-Carrier and UPS Shipping plugins. To know more details about the plugins, go to the About The Plugins section down below.

Summary…

This article covers an interesting question about two WooCommerce shipping plugins – WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin and WooCommerce Multi-Carrier Shipping plugin. In this article, we have discussed the difference as well as the similarities between the two plugins. With the help of this article store owners will be able to choose the best shipping solution for their business case.


If you have any suggestions or queries regarding the article, feel free to share your views in the comments section below.

About the Plugins

WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin

  • Get real-time accurate UPS Shipping rates
  • Add extra handling charges to the shipping cost
  • Provide discounts on shipping cost
  • Generate shipping labels
  • Track your UPS Shipments
  • Premium Version Cost – $69

WooCommerce Multi-Carrier Shipping plugin

  • Get real-time accurate shipping rates
  • Supports UPS, FedEx, DHL, USPS, and Stamps USPS
  • Provide discounts on shipping cost
  • Table Rate/Conditional Shipping Rules
  • Premium Version Cost – $89
Last Updated On September 21, 2018