How to Add WooCommerce Tracking Number for FedEx Shipments in the Order Completion Email?

With this tutorial, we’ll show you how to add the WooCommerce Tracking Number for your FedEx Shipments in the order completion email using the WooCommerce FedEx Shipping Plugin.

The need to add WooCommerce tracking number in the order completion email

WooCommerce lets you sell products online with ease. However, when you’re required to ship products to your customers, you would require some additional help.

For instance, to attach the shipment tracking number to the order completion email, you will have to do it manually. This is not recommended since it’s not a vaible solution, especially for a longer run.

The WooCommerce FedEx Shipping plugin comes out as the best option for WooCommerce users who need to ship items using FedEx shipping services.

This plugin automatically adds the WooCommerce tracking number to the emails so your customers could track their shipments in real-life. Let’s take a real-life example and try to understand how this works.

Customer: 

In addition to tracking email generated from FedEx, I want to include the FedEx tracking number in the “completed order” email sent from my website. Could you please tell me how do I achieve this with the WooCommerce FedEx Shipping plugin?

Solution using the WooCommerce FedEx Shipping plugin

The WooCommerce FedEx Shipping plugin automatically attaches the order/shipment tracking information to the order completion email.

Let’s see how this plugin enables you to do that.

Once the order is placed, move to the WooCommerce > Orders page. You would see the entire list of orders on the site. A sample screenshot is shown below:

order completion email

Select an order. For this demonstration, let us select order no 172. You will see the order page as shown in the screenshot below.

order completion email fedex

Select the service from the create shipment box and create shipment. Once the shipment is created successfully, you will get a Print Label option.

Now mark the order as completed, from the Order Actions box and then save the order, as shown in the screenshot below:

order completion email status page

Next, you will receive an order updated message on the screen as shown below:

order completion email fedex shipment

We have attached a snapshot of the order completion email with tracking number.

the final order completion email

Adding the WooCommerce Tracking Number manually

If you only want the tracking information (not printing label), you can enter the tracking number manually and shipment date in FedEx shipment tracking box option, as shown in the screenshot below:

shipment tracking

After entering the tracking number and shipment date, click on Save/Show Tracking Info button. You will see the tracking information on the page as shown in the screenshot below:

tracking ID

Next, mark the order as completed and save the order, you can see a message that the order completion mail is sent as shown in screenshot:

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We have attached a snapshot of the order completion email (with tracking number).

shipping details

Conclusion

Providing real-time WooCommerce tracking numbers to your customers automatically could help you minimize the worldload drastically. This could help you fulfill more orders in a much lesser time, helping generate more income.

There are other cool shipping plugins that offer the same feature. You can install the one that suits your business needs and fulfils your business requirements.

  1. WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin
  2. WooCommerce Canada Post Shipping plugin
  3. WooCommerce Royal Mail Shipping plugin

We hope this article would have helped you. If you have any query regarding this article or setting up FedEx shipping on your online store then feel free to contact our support. They should be able to help you out.

Happy selling!

Last Updated On November 13, 2019