How to Pack Items based on product Weight and Dimensions using WooCommerce FedEx Shipping Plugin?

The WooCommerce FedEx Shipping Plugin allows you to pack items or products based on both weight and dimensions. In this article, we will explain the entire process.

If you are a WooCommerce store owner who needs to offer FedEx shipments to your customers then the WooCommerce FedEx Shipping plugin should be your choice.

This is because of the fact that this plugin offers their users to pack their products in three different ways. You can choose any of the packing methods that suits your business strategy and your overall budget.

However, one of our customers had a question on the same topic. Let us check it out.

Mitchell: I have set up the plugin and have everything working. The issue I am having is that it only provides the product weight once I try to generate the shipping labels. It does not give the product dimensions as well, just the weight of the package. How can I get it to also show the dimensions, so that I don’t have to manually enter the dimensions every time I generate a shipping label for new orders? Note that I have not set up any shipping zones or classes, maybe this could be the issue?

Here, Mitchell needs to understand that we offer the following packing methods and based on his need, he should select the Recommended packing option as shown below on the list.

  • Pack Items Individually: In this option, each item in the cart is packed separately. Total Shipping cost calculated by adding shipping cost of each item. For example, if the shipping cost of item A is $20 and if the customer adds three quantities of item A to the cart then the total shipping cost would be $20 x 3, which is $60.
  • Recommended: Pack into boxes with weight and dimensions –  If packing items individually do not suit to your business, then you can define required box sizes under Box Sizes. All the cart items are packed into custom boxes defined in Box Sizes settings. The best fit box is auto chosen from the defined boxes.
  • Weight-based: Calculate shipping based on weight – In some business cases, you may wish to pack items according to their weight. If you are using this option, make sure that you have set accurate weights for your products. If you need to do this now, go to your Products page and click on each product in turn to set the weight.

So, if he selects the 2nd option then it will solve this issue. Moreover, on the Order page, he would get to see something like in the following screenshot.

create fedex shipments

Now, based on the dimension and weight, he can further create the shipment for the same.

Conclusion

Choosing the right parcel packing method based on your business strategy and your overall budget is quite necessary. We hope this article would have helped you do that on your WooCommerce store.

To know more about the plugin feature, visit WooCommerce FedEx Shipping Plugin product page. If you need any help setting up FedEx shipping on your WooCommerce store then feel free to Contact PluginHive Customer Support.

Last Updated On April 23, 2020