Live Tracking updates and UPS Freight Rate calculation – WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin[v3.12.4]

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The WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin [v3.12.4] is out. The latest version of the plugin is now integrated with our WooCommerce Shipment Tracking Pro. The plugin now comes with an option to update the tracking numbers directly to the WooCommerce Shipment Tracking plugin.

Below is the complete changelog for the WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin for v3.12.4.

Change Log for WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin

Version 3.12.4 – Released: August 29th, 2019

[Improvement]

• Code changes to support integration with the WooCommerce Shipment Tracking Pro plugin(Provided an option in the plugin to update the UPS tracking number).

• Enabled Freight calculation on the Edit order page with the button, Calculate Shipping Cost.

• Restricted character length to 35 in ‘Attention Name’ and ‘Company Name’ for Label Printing as per UPS standards.

Let’s explore each feature and see how they can help you fulfill your orders better.

Integration of WooCommerce UPS Shipping Plugin with WooCommerce Shipment Tracking Pro

We have now integrated the WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin with the WooCommerce Shipment Tracking Pro plugin.

This is an extended enhancement for UPS solution, this functionality allows you and your customers to view the Live Tracking status of your UPS shipments on your website.

To use this feature, we’ve provided a dedicated option inside the plugin settings. The PluginHive UPS Integration in the WooCommerce Shipment Tracking Pro plugin settings enables this feature.

Please refer to the complete documentation and better understanding: Live Shipment Tracking for your UPS Shipments – WooCommerce Shipment Tracking [v2.4.0].

Adding Freight Rate calculation option on the Edit order page

With this new feature, you would be able to calculate the shipping rates for UPS Freight rates from the individual Edit order page. This would help you process your orders better.

Once a new order is placed, you can go to the order page from your WooCommerce Dashboard and click on Generate packages.

Generate UPS Packages

As soon as the packages are generated, you would be able to see the option for rate calculation as shown.

UPS Freight rates

The page would reload and you’d find the option to examine the various Freight shipping rates. As shown in the image below, the Calculate Shipping Cost​ button is clearly available.

So for situations when you need to change the shipping service right before confirming the shipment, this features comes handy. This may help you ensure your delivery date commitments and keep the budget as low as possible.

Benefits of using UPS Freight Rates on your WooCommerce?

 UPS Freight services come with a high level of security, compliance checks, speed and is very reliable to both business owners and customers. Many E-Commerce store owners who use UPS prefer their in-house shipment tracking and label printing system.

Shippers will have to pay a bit more in order to experience UPS’s true delivery service. Prices aside, this service is one of the best in our current age where every second person needs to have a shipment sent out.

Using the WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin enables shippers to do just that, the plugin allows users to stay in the confinement of their homes and process shipments while requesting for a regularly scheduled pickup. 

Restricted Character Length Restriction

UPS API has a specific restriction for the number of characters that can be sent in the shipment request for Attention name and Company name nodes.

With the latest version, we have now enhanced the WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin to automatically limit the character length sent in UPS shipment request for the two nodes to 32 alphanumeric characters.


Final words

The above are some of the highlights of the WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin version [3.12.4]. For all WooCommerce store owners using the WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin, make sure you are running the latest version.

For any assistance and query regarding the plugin functionality, kindly Contact PluginHive Customer Support. We will surely help you out.

Good Luck! 🙂

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