FedEx Label Printing made Easy for your WooCommerce
In this article, we will cover the entire label printing process in the WooCommerce FedEx Shipping Plugin, and show you how this plugin prints the shipping label. Following are the topics that we are going to cover.
- Printing Shipping Labels from the Edit Order page
- Printing Return Shipping Labels
- Automate the FedEx Label printing process
- Manually print the FedEx Shipping Labels
In the recent years, selling products on a WooCommerce store has become quite an easy affair. This has been possible because of the introduction of some amazing shipping plugins. Store owners can make use of these plugins in order to integrate logistics services like FedEx into their WooCommerce store. This way they can smoothly initiate the FedEx shipping process in order to complete the order. But, when it comes to FedEx label printing, many store owners face several issues or spend too much time on generating and printing the labels. Moreover, most of the existing FedEx shipping plugins does not even allow you to print the shipping labels which is a deal-breaker for the store owners.
By using the WooCommerce FedEx Shipping plugin with Print Label, you can automate the label printing process as soon as an order is received. If you wish to go manual and print the shipping labels based on the specifications of your printer, this plugin will allow you to do that as well. It is also interesting to note that the integration of this plugin with your WooCommerce store is seamless. This simply proves that the store owners can now make the entire shipping process just by using this plugin.
By the end of this article, you would be able to simplify your shipping process and easily print the shipping labels. So, without any further delay, let us quickly dive right into it.
Print labels on the Order Page
With the FedEx Shipping plugin installed on your WooCommerce, you can directly print the shipping labels from the Edit Order page. In the image given below, you can see three options – Print Label, Void Shipment, and the Generate return label.
If you click on the Print Label option, your web browser will download the shipping label file onto your system which you can further print using your printer. In some cases, you might even want to cancel the order, and this plugin does allow you to do that as well. To void/cancel a shipment, you just need to click on the Void Shipment option and the plugin API will send a request to FedEx in order to cancel the shipment for that particular order.
Now, for some reason, if you wish to generate a return shipping label for any one of your orders, this plugin will let you do that. For that, you just have to click on the Generate return label option and the return label would be generated. The FedEx shipping plugin goes a step further and even allows you choose the FedEx service for the returns.
If generating return labels feels a lot of work, then you can also allow your customers to print the return labels directly from their My Account page. You can check out the following video that shows how this plugin allows customers to print the return shipping label:
Choose the FedEx label printing process
As mentioned in the introduction of this article, you can either choose to automate the label printing process or manually configure the order/packages before printing the shipping labels. In the video given below, you can see that the Label Generation section of the FedEx settings page allows you to automate the process. If you choose the option Generate Shipping Labels Automatically After Order Received and then click Save changes, you can download and print the labels right after clicking on the Generate packages in the Edit Order page.
Please note that this process is simple and easy, but it doesn’t allow you to modify the order/shipment before generating the labels. So, if you wish to manually define the shipment or change the FedEx service, you can do that by disabling the option Generate Shipping Labels Automatically After Order Received and then by clicking Save changes. After doing this, if you go to the Edit Order page and click the Generate packages button, you would be able to see something like below.
If you look closely at the above image, you can see that you have the option to choose the service and define the weight and dimensions of the package. Moreover, you can even opt for the Cash On Delivery option and request FedEx to deliver the package(s) on Saturdays by clicking on the Saturday Delivery for any particular order. Furthermore, if you would like to add another package and assign a separate FedEx service for the same package, you can do that as well. You should note that in this case, you would get two separate shipping labels if you have selected separate FedEx services for different packages.
Now, after you have configured your final shipment, you can go ahead and click the Generate package option and then click Create Shipment option. In the image given below, we created another package with custom dimensions and a different FedEx service.
You should keep in mind that these shipment specifications and requests would directly go to the official FedEx API. So, based on their rules and guidelines, you will be provided with the correct shipping label. If you send a request that does not validate with their rules then you would not be able to generate and print the shipping labels for that particular shipping configuration. To avoid such issues, kindly check your requests before sending one.
With the growing number of WooCommerce websites, it is difficult to survive in this eCommerce market and keep your business sales healthy. If you have a strong shipping mechanism to counter the shipping related problems, then it becomes easier to survive. And looking at the WooCommerce FedEx Shipping plugin, it makes a stronger case to use this plugin in order to manage your FedEx orders.
We hope that this article would have helped in some way. Do let us know in the comment section below. You can also contact our customer support if you face any issue while using this plugin.