Why UPS Shipping Methods are not listed under WooCommerce Shipping Zones?
With this guide, we’ll tell you why WooCommerce Shipping Methods for UPS services are not listed under the WooCommerce Shipping Zones. Read along to know more.
When do you need to configure the Shipping Zones?
The WooCommerce Shipping Zones is a great feature offered by WooCommerce as it lets you create geographical regions that can be used to categorize actual shipping areas.
Using the WooCommerce Shipping Zones, you can calculate shipping rates for shipping methods like Flat rate, Free shipping, and Local pickup. So you are limited by these shipping methods and thus, have only a little to play around.
Advanced WooCommerce shipping plugins offer a more shipping options and lets you all types of shipping scenarios like conditional shipping or table rate shipping.
Why UPS Shipping Services are not shown under WooCommerce Shipping Zones?
The WooCommerce UPS Shipping Plugin is a brilliant solution for store owners wanting to ship items via UPS services. The plugin offers real-time shipping rates directly from the UPS APIs based on the serviceable areas defined by UPS itself. So the UPS shipping services aren’t available under shipping zones, specifically.
WooCommerce shipping zones become redundant in this case and tends to be a complete overkill, so to speak. Since the shipping rates are calculated by UPS, there’s no need to add another layer of WooCommerce shipping zones to the process. Doing otherwise will only result in configuring same shipping settings multiple times for each of your shipping zones.
In addition, the WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin is an independent shipping plugin and offers all the necessary features requires to set up an order delivery system. Apart from the live shipping rates on the cart/checkout, you get the label generation, live shipment tracking, freight shipping, packaging options, etc., things you don’t get in WooCommerce alone.
Here is the image showing the WooCommerce Shipping Zones and the shipping methods present under it:
And following are the default shipping methods offered by WooCommerce.
How to Display WooCommerce UPS Shipping Methods on your Cart/Checkout page?
To access the WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin’s shipping methods, you need to follow the below steps:
The UPS shipping methods will be accessible once you click this option.
Here is a screenshot of all the UPS shipping methods available:
You can select any UPS Shipping methods based on your business case as well as your shipping source and destination countries.
After enabling these settings based on the source and destination of the shipment, the UPS Shipping methods should be available on the cart page as well as on the checkout page.
The image below UPS Shipping plugin showing UPS Shipping Methods on the cart page:
How to restrict WooCommerce UPS Shipping methods based on various conditions?
WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin allows you to restrict shipping methods to certain zones. For instance, you can restrict the shipping methods to Germany and France, and for that, you need to specify the destination countries under the Specific Countries as shown below.
You can also restrict WooCommerce shipping methods by individually enabling the UPS shipping services under the plugin settings page. In the image below, you can enable the desired UPS shipping services that work only in a particular region, state, or country.
Now, if you want to hide UPS shipping methods based on Shipping Class and Shipping Zone, then you have go with the Hide Shipping Methods Based on Shipping Class and Zone. As the name suggests, using the above plugin along with the WooCommerce UPS Shipping Plugin, you would be able to hide/show UPS shipping methods on the cart and checkout pages.
Apart from the above shipping conditions there are others as well that may be of your interest. For instance, some business owners would like to offer UPS shipping rates for certain products and free shipping for other product categories.
We hope this guide would have helped you offer UPS shipping methods based on WooCommerce Shipping Zones. You can check out the WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin if you’d like to know more about the features offered.
Now, if you’re facing problems and need help with setting up UPS shipping methods on your WooCommerce then feel free to Contact PluginHive Customer Support.
Happy selling! 🙂