How To Pack And Ship WooCommerce Product Bundles via UPS
In this guide, we will be using WooCommerce Product Bundles Plugin to create a bundled product and see how you can ship your bunded product via UPS shipping using WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin.
A bundled product consists of two or more products that can be sold together as a single product. However, it is different than the individual products it consists of. Firstly, bundled products can have their own price irrespective of the price of the individual products. Secondly, store owners can provide a separate discount for the bundled product.
This discount will be different than the individual products that make up the bundled one. Product bundling is used mainly to boost the sales of the products. By bundling two or more products, store owners generally create a separate product on their website with a discounted rate. This way their customers have an option to either buy a single product at full rate or buy 2 or more products together at a discounted rate.
But before that, let’s get to know these plugins in brief.
WooCommerce Product Bundles
WooCommerce Product Bundles plugin provides us with a way to configure bundled products. Using this plugin you can create bundles by combining simple products together.
It also provides an option to add product cost individually or together as a bundle product. In case the store owners set the cost individually then the individual cost of multiple products will be added together. This will be labeled as the cost of the bundled product. This plugin also provides the ability to add discounts for the bundle product.
WooCommerce UPS Shipping Plugin
WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin is the #1 UPS shipping plugin that has the capability to automate the whole shipping process. This plugin offers WooComerce store owners real-time UPS shipping rates for domestic as well as international shipments. Besides this, the plugin offers advanced features such as bulk shipping label creation, shipment tracking across the globe, the ability to adjust WooCommerce shipping rates, etc.,
Now since you are well aware of both the plugins and the features they provide, let us check out how these plugins work together to make it easier to ship bundled products.
Creating Bundled Products – WooCommerce Product Bundles Plugin
As discussed, bundle products are a combination of two or more products combined together to form an independent product. However, this functionality is not provided by WooCommerce by default.
Using WooCommerce Product Bundles plugin, store owners can easily create a bundled product. The plugin adds a dedicated bundled product section on the product level. The image shows the option to add a product bundle to the edit products page.
After successfully creating the bundled product, the customers will be able to see a new product on the website. The image below shows the bundled product containing multiple products.
Shipping Bundled Product – WooCommerce UPS Shipping Plugin
WooCommerce UPS Shipping is the best choice when it comes to shipping your products via UPS. The plugin returns real-time UPS shipping rates and allows store owners to get official UPS shipping label directly from their website. Now let us see how it handles the shipping in case of bundled products.
Once the customer adds the bundled product to the cart and calculates shipping, the official shipping rates are displayed on the cart page. The image below shows the UPS shipping rates displayed for a bundled product.
The customer can now place the order for a bundled product. After placing the order, the store owner just has to click on Generate Packages to get the packages prepared for the shipment. Once done, the plugin will generate the packages to include the products.
It is worth noticing that the number of packages, as well as the shipping rates, will depend on the packing method that you have selected in the plugin settings. The plugin also allows store owners to get an idea about the shipping rates on the orders page. The image below shows the packages created in the case of the bundled product as well as the shipping rates displayed on the orders page.
Once the packages are created, just click on Confirm Shipment and the plugin will get the official UPS shipping label for your order. The shipping label can be easily downloaded and printed on the packages, from within the website. The below image shows the shipping label that we got for our bundled product.
So this is how the Product Bundles plugin and WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin can simplify the whole process of shipping bundled products. If you want to have a better idea of the whole process, the below video will help you in understanding it better.
In this article, we discussed the bundled products in WooCommerce. Online store owners face a lot of issues while shipping bundled products. WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin, along with WooCommerce Product Bundles plugin allows store owners to carry out their daily shipping routine without having to worry about the bundled products. With one plugin arranging the bundled products and the other handling their shipping, store owners can manage bundle product shipping very easily.