How to Pack a Product into Multiple Packages using WooCommerce UPS Shipping Plugin?

In this guide, we are going to explain how to pack a product into multiple packages using WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin. Moreover, they can further ship them using this plugin. Besides, this plugin will also help show real-time shipping rates, directly from UPS. We will explain this using a real-life business case to help you understand.

Understanding the Business Case

Nowadays, it has become more and more difficult for store owners to implement business strategies that will help them get sales. This is because they find it difficult to ship their products because of the limitations such as packing methods, weight limits, and many others. But with simple techniques and appropriate solutions, they can find a way to achieve their business case.

One of our customers faced the same problem with the packing method. He was finding it difficult to select a packing method to pack his product into multiple packages. Let’s check out the query.

Hello. I’m interested in your WooCommerce UPS Shipping Plugin but I have a question about how to pack an item for a client. My client sells Motor mounts that come with extension poles. The motor mount is shipped in a box and the pole is shipped in another, how would I make this happen with one product? 

The customer also had the following doubts regarding the process.

I am trying to use specific boxes that I’ve created. Is there any way for me to confirm or see the info that the plugin would pass to UPS the box sizes and weights, so I can make sure what I’m working on is coming out correct?

I am trying to create my own custom boxes and see if the boxes are being packed as I need. Is there any way to test what boxes are going to be sent to UPS without actually completing orders?

Solution using WooCommerce UPS Shipping Plugin

Selecting the packing method is one of the must-have features of any shipping pluginWooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin is capable of allowing users to pack a product into multiple packages. This includes creating custom boxes and see if the boxes are being packed perfectly.

Coming to the business case, WooCommerce UPS shipping plugin does support packing a product into multiple packages. To do this, you need to divide one product into multiple units and then ship them. This can be fulfilled with the “Add more shipping fields addon” using which you can divide a product’s weight and dimensions, such that it will be considered as multiple units of the same products. Follow the steps below to set up the product with multiple weights and dimensions.

  • Download and install the Add More Shipping Fields Add-on plugin
  • Activate the plugin and visit the product page for which you want multiple packages
  • Click on Edit Product andUnder Shipping Tab, you can see the weight and dimensions of the product that you have entered
  • Click on Add More Dimensions and enter the weight and dimensions of the products that are going to ship together, as shown in the image below

UPS Addon

The WooCommerce UPS shipping plugin will automatically select the boxes based on the weight and dimensions of all the products that are available in the cart.

Once the order is placed, you can see this information under the ‘Packages‘ section before you confirm the order. If you want to make any modifications to the package weight and dimensions, you can easily do that from the order confirmation page.

package edit

You can also create custom boxes using the WooCommerce UPS shipping plugin. Head to WooCommerce settings < Shipping < UPS. At the bottom, you can find the option to add a custom box.

Custom box

Now, to test what boxes are going to be sent to UPS without actually completing orders, you can enable the “Debug” mode under the WooCommerce UPS settings.

enable debug

Once you enable the debug mode, you can see the request which contains the custom box dimensions at the checkout page. So, for the custom box which is shown in the above image, the request will be shown at the checkout as shown below:

request

Note: Enabling the Debug mode is only for testing. In this case, Debug mode is enabled to test what boxes are going to be sent to UPS without actually completing orders. Once you have confirmed this, please disable the Debug mode.

You can see that the custom box dimensions are the same as in the request displayed at the checkout page. Also, once the order is placed, you can see the box dimensions at the WooCommerce order page.

orders page

Conclusion

There you go! That’s how you set up the packing methods for your products using WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin.

If you need help setting up UPS shipping on your WooCommerce-based website then feel free to Contact PluginHive Customer Support. Our support team would be able to help you out.

Last Updated On October 13, 2019