Set up WooCommerce Shipment Tracking with Shipping Easy
With this article, we’ll show you how to set up WooCommerce shipment tracking features and functionalities using WooCommerce Shipment Tracking Pro and Shipping Easy.
What is Shipping Easy?
For many good reasons, Shipping Easy seems to be the perfect choice for many online store owners. One of their highlights is the seamless automation capability which sets it apart from any other shipping solution.
Another great thing is that Shipping Easy can be integrated with a number of shipping carriers like UPS, FedEx, USPS, etc., and with e-commerce platforms like WooCommerce to provide the ultimate shipping solution.
How does the WooCommerce Shipment Tracking plugin work?
The WooCommerce Shipment Tracking plugin is designed to help you share the live order tracking details with your customers via emails. Once you enter the tracking data and mark the order as completed, the plugin transfers the tracking information to WooCommerce.
WooCommerce, thereafter, triggers an order completion email that is sent to the customers along with the necessary details. This email also contains the Tracking ID(with link), Carrier name, and Shipping date.
If you have multiple WooCommerce orders to update, then you can create a CSV file and upload all the tracking details there. As soon as you upload this file into the system, all of your orders will be automatically marked as Completed and the order completion emails will be sent to the customers.
Why do you need WooCommerce Shipping Easy integration?
Most store owners use Shippping Easy to auto-download the order details and quickly print the discounted shipping labels for their orders. They can also manage inventory, provide exclusive discounted shipping rates, fetch shipment tracking numbers, and so much more.
What it can’t do is send shipment tracking emails to the customers once the order is completed. This is where the WooCommerce Shipment Tracking plugin comes into the picture. With this plugin, store owners can automatically share the order tracking details with their customers directly from Shipping Easy through the plugin.
How does the WooCommerce Shipment tracking and Shipping Easy integration work?
In order to use Shipping Easy with WooCommerce Shipment Tracking plugin, all you need to do is enable the Shipping Easy option in the plugin settings. The image below shows where you can find the option to enable the integration.
So, when you sync the orders with Shipping Easy, the Shipment Tracking Pro plugin fetches the order tracking ID(s) from the ShippingEasy and attaches it to the respective order. You would find the tracking ID on the Edit order page and would look something like the following:
Here is where the plugin automates the entire process. Once your orders are in sync, the Shipment Tracking Pro plugin automatically marks the order as ‘Completed‘ and updates the tracking information on the order page as well(check above image).
Where can you find the WooCommerce Shipment tracking links?
As you know, the WooCommerce Shipment Tracking plugin automatically adds the tracking information to the generated Order completion email which is sent by WooCommerce to the customer when an order is Completed. And interestingly, this entire process happens in just a couple of seconds.
Just so you know, the email will contain the necessary tracking details along with the Tracking ID(with link), Shipped Date, and the Service Name. And in addition to this feature, the tracking information will also be shown on the My Accounts page under each order. This way customers can also track their shipments here.
But in spite of that, there’s another way of adding tracking details to the orders, though it’s rather time-consuming so you should follow this process only if important.
As you might already know, Shipping Easy automatically sends the tracking information to WooCommerce once the label/tracking number is generated. This information is placed under the Order Notes section as shown below.
Adding the tracking information via Order Notes can be useful in urgent situations. For instance, assume that for some reason the courier company had to cancel the shipment. Since you were on a deadline, you had to contact another shipping carrier in order to ship the order. In this case, you can add the tracking details from the new carrier and manually update the tracking details in the Order Notes, and eventually meet your deadline.
The WooCommerce Shipment Tracking plugin is the way to go when it comes to simplifying your orders for shipment and send tracking details to your customers. And now with this compatibility, order completion with minimum effort doesn’t seem to be that difficult of a job.
If you need any help setting up WooCommerce Shipment Tracking plugin and Shipping Easy, feel free to Contact PluginHive Customer Support. Our team would definitely help you out.
Happy selling! 🙂