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Setting Up Automatic Shipping via UPS using WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin

This article will cover how using WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin, you can fully automate some of the most important tasks like generating packages for the orders on your website and creating shipping labels for them. This will help you to drastically decrease the time to process your orders. However, before that, let’s just get a quick overview of the plugin itself.

Almost every WooCommerce website owner have spent a lot of time in processing orders on their website. For a medium to large scale website, it can take a lot of time in processing orders, creating packages, setting up shipping labels for the packages, etc. And for the storekeeper, this has been an issue since forever. The best option, in this case, is to find a way to either decrease the time it takes to create packages and shipping labels for the orders. In this article, we will be discussing the best solution for all the shipping needs of a WooCommerce store owner.

WooCommerce UPS Shipping Plugin

UPS

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, the plugin offers advanced features such as bulk shipping label creation, shipment tracking across the globe, the ability to adjust shipping rates, etc. If you want to check out the whole list of features this plugin provides, kindly visit the link here.

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.

Setting Up Automatic Shipping

WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin makes the whole shipping process easier and much faster by automating some of the most important tasks. However, it requires you to follow a one-time procedure to enable the plugin to automate shipping on your WordPress website. Let us check out the steps that you will require in order to set up the automatic shipping.

Enabling Automatic Package Creation

The first task that the plugin will automate is to create packages for your orders. WoCommerce UPS Shipping plugin allows store owners to create packages for the orders, as soon as the customers place the order. For that, you need to enable the Generate Packages Automatically After Order Received option in the plugin settings. You can find this setting under the Label Generation (Advanced Settings). The image below shows the settings enabled in the plugin settings.

Advanced label settings

Enabling Automatic Shipping Label Generation

Now once you enable Automatic Package Creation, you might want to automate the process of generating shipping labels too. WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin allows store owners to automatically generate official UPS shipping labels directly from their website. For that, all you need to do is enable the Generate Shipping Labels Automatically After Order Received option in the plugin settings. This option is available below the option to automate the package creation process. For reference, here is the image of the automatic label generation option enabled in the plugin settings.

Automatic label

After enabling these options, the plugin will automate every order and create shipping labels directly as soon as the order is placed. However, there might be some exceptional cases when you might need to configure other options of the plugin to help it automate the shipping process. Let’s take a look at those exceptions in order to create a perfect automated shipping solution for WooCommerce.

Automating Shipping for Orders with Free Shipping Or Flat Rate Shipping

Not every store owner provides customers with shipping charges for delivering their products. In some cases, WooCommerce store owners like to provide cheaper or convenient shipping options to their customers. They may set up WooCommerce Shipping Zones and add Free Shipping or Flat Rate Shipping Charges in order to provide better options to their customers. How will WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin handle such shipping scenarios..?

The issue with such a scenario is that the store owners do provide cheaper shipping options but they have to bear the cost of shipping those products anyhow. Hence, the plugin has an option to select the Default Shipping Service for Domestic and Default Shipping Service for International shipments. You can select one shipping service each for domestic and international deliveries in the plugin settings. The image below shows the option to select the default services in the plugin settings.

Default UPS Services

Selecting Default UPS Shipping serviceOnce you have selected these options, any order with Free or Flat Rate Shipping will be automated and a shipping label for the services you have selected will be generated for those orders.

Now, let us check what happens when the customers place the orders.

As soon as the customer places the order the plugin will automatically create the packages and generate shipping labels. The store owners can visit the orders page and download the shipping labels form that orders. The image shows the shipping label as well as the tracking ID generated for an order.

 

UPS Shipping label generated

Summary…

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 allow 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.

About the plugin

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
Last Updated On September 24, 2018