Check out our tailor-made solutions to some of the complex & advanced WooCommerce shipping scenarios with the help of WooCommerce shipping plugins and add-ons by PluginHive. These solutions are available free of cost and can be used by anyone.
Please note that these solutions are meant to be used as-is and may require a bit of technical know-how & tweaks to work perfectly for your needs.
We are unable to provide support for these custom solutions. However, if you want us to develop a similar solution tailored for your requirements, you can check out our WooCommerce Customization & Consultation Package for more information.
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- WooCommerce Multi Warehouse Shipping
- Shipping Modular Products packed into Multiple Boxes
- Restrict WooCommerce Shipping for PO Box Addresses
- Skip Shipping for certain WooCommerce Products
- Modify the City field as a DropDown on WooCommerce checkout
- The Estimated Delivery date for Backorder Products
- Use Vendor’s FedEx Account for WooCommerce Shipping
- Insurance preference for customers on WooCommerce checkout
- Delivery Confirmation for Residential Addresses
- Attach UPS Access Point Address to the Billing Address
- Generate Shipping Labels automatically for your Freight shipments
- Modify the total weight of the WooCommerce shipment
- Shipping Discount based on Cart Subtotal
- Customize how the Estimated Delivery Date displays on WooCommerce cart
- Do Not Display Estimated Delivery Date for certain WooCommerce Products
- Modify Estimated Delivery Date for UPS Shipments
- Generate UPS Shipping Labels for orders placed with different shipping methods
- Multiple Custom Actions on UPS Delivery of WooCommerce Shipments
- WooCommerce Shipping Rate Adjustment based on Shipping Classes
- Dropshipping for Resellers using UPS
- Adjust UPS Pickup Date as per customer-selected Delivery Date
- Add Various Importer details based on the Shipping Address
- Add Product, Order & Order Item Meta to the FedEx Shipping Label
- Modify the Estimated Delivery Date Range based on WooCommerce Shipping Classes
- Add tracking details to WooCommerce orders using a XML file
- HS Tariff Codes for different destination countries
WooCommerce Multi Warehouse Shipping
For WooCommerce store owners having multiple warehouses, shipping from more than one origin becomes a challenging task. However, based on the shipping carriers you use, there is a dedicated PluginHive shipping solution to allow multi-warehouse shipping on your WooCommerce store.
a). WooCommerce FedEx Shipping from multiple warehouses
If you are using FedEx as your preferred shipping carrier,you can use WooCommerce FedEx Multi-Warehouse Shipping addon to set multiple warehouse addresses. The addon will make sure the shipment is created form the warehouses address based on the destination country or state entered by the customers.
All you need to do is configure your warehouse address based on the destination country or state, as shown below.
b). WooCommerce Canada Post Shipping from multiple warehouses
If you are using Canada Post as your preferred shipping carrier, you can use WooCommerce Canada Post Multi-Warehouse Shipping addon to set multiple warehouse addresses. The addon will make sure the shipment is created form the warehouses address based on the destination ZIP code entered by the customers.
All you need to do is configure your warehouse address based on the destination ZIP code, as shown below.
c). WooCommerce UPS Shipping from multiple warehouses
If you are using UPS as your preferred shipping carrier, you can use WooCommerce UPS Multi-Warehouse Shipping addon to set multiple warehouse addresses. The addon will make sure the shipment is created form the warehouses address based on the destination ZIP code entered by the customers.
Also, the addon supports postal codes in the following formats.
* Separated by ‘|’ – For example, 90017 90019|11101|30307
* Wildcards using ‘*’ – For example, 11.*|12.*|13.*|14.*|53.*|54.*|1.*|2.*|3.*|4.*
All you need to do is configure your warehouse address based on the destination ZIP code, as shown below.
Shipping Modular Products packed into Multiple Boxes
If you are looking for a solution to ship your products, like furniture, which are generally shipped in multiple boxes, we have the exact solution for you.
PluginHive’s Add More Shipping Fields addon allows you to set up multiple weight and dimensions to the WooCommerce products. This way it makes it easier to ship without having to manually create multiple boxes each time a customer purchases the products.
To make the best use of the addon, set up multiple weights and dimensions on the product edit page, as shown in the image below, and you are good to go.
Restrict WooCommerce Shipping for PO Box Addresses
Shipping carriers like UPS and FedEx do not ship to the PO Boxes. Hence, it becomes difficult to manage shipping in case a customer adds the PO Box address while placing an order.
PluginHive’s Disallow WooCommerce Shipping to PO Box addon allows you to restrict customers from entering a PO Box address while placing the orders.
The add-on lets you define multiple combinations of PO Box address variations and the shipping method for which it will not allow customers to place the order. You can also define a custom message that will be displayed to the customers if they try to enter their PO Box address.
Skip Shipping for certain WooCommerce Products
While providing free shipping for certain products, it becomes difficult to make sure shipping is not charged for those products if a customer purchases them along with some other products which are not eligible for free shipping.
PluginHive’s Skip Shipping Calculation addon makes it easy to avoid certain products from the shipping calculation. The addon works with WooCommerce shipping classes and can skip all the products under a shipping class to add to the shipping cost.
All you need to do is create a shipping class and assign all the products to it, for which you do not want to calculate shipping cost. Once it is done, just enable the addon and set the shipping class in the addon settings. Besides, you can even choose to skip shipping for a certain shipping class if the customer selects products of that shipping class along with any other shipping class together in the cart page.
Modify the City field as a DropDown on WooCommerce checkout
In countries like the UAE, shipping can not be calculated based on the zip code. Hence, the only way to calculate shipping accurately for UAE customers is by using the combination of cities and states. However, by default, WooCommerce does not handle the UAE cities and states.
Using PluginHive’s WooCommerce City field as a Drop-down addon, you can easily configure the city field as a dropdown and create shipping rules based on the city name.
All you need is the list of cities of the country you ship and add it to the addon.It will display the city field as a dropdown on the WooCommerce cart and checkout page.
The Estimated Delivery Date for Backorder Products
WooCommerce provides functionality to set the products to backorders so that the customers can order the products even if they are not in stock. If you are looking to make sure the customers know exactly when they can expect the delivery for the products that are in backorder, we have the solution for you.
PluginHive’s WooCommerce Estimated Delivery Date for Backorders addon lets you set an additional number of days it will take you to deliver the backorder products. This way customers will have the exact idea of the delivery date even before they place the order.
You can easily set up delivery days for every backorder product, as shown in the image below. The add-on lets you choose from a fixed date or an additional number of days that will be added to the final delivery date.
Use Vendors’ FedEx Account for WooCommerce Shipping
WooCommerce store owners having multiple vendors can now let their vendors pay the shipping cost for their FedEx shipments.
Using Bill Shipping to Third Party addon, you can ensure the shipping cost is being charged to the vendors’ FedEx shipping account, while the shipping label is generated using your own FedEx account.
FedEx Insurance preference for customers on WooCommerce checkout
WooCommerce FedEx Shipping plugin handles FedEx Insurance for your shipments very well. However, if you want to provide your customers the option to opt for insurance, you can do so using one the addons.
PluginHive’s FedEx Insurance Option at WooCommerce Checkout addon provides an option to the customers at the WooCommerce checkout page where they can opt for the insurance. If this option is disabled, insurance won’t be applicable on the order.
Delivery Confirmation for Residential Addresses
Shipping carriers like UPS & FedEx provides an option for delivery confirmation by the recipient. With this option, shipping carriers are required to get the signature of the recipient on delivery.
With PluginHive’s WooCommerce Delivery Confirmation for Residential Address addon, it becomes easy to automatically opt for delivery confirmation as soon as the shipping address is identified as a residential address.
Attach UPS Access Point Address to the Shipping Address
With UPS, you get an option to select the nearest access point location to deliver the shipment. However, it can become confusing as, by default, the access point address is not printed on the UPS shipping labels.
With PluginHive’s Access Point Location as Shipping Address addon, you can easily ensure the UPS shipping labels will contain the access point location as the address line 2 of the shipping address.
Generate Shipping Labels Automatically for UPS Freight Shipments
WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin allows you to automatically generate and print shipping labels for your WooCommerce orders. However, in certain business cases, where you may have to ship parcels along with the heavy items (freight), it may become a bit tricky to generate shipping labels for the parcel as well as freight shipments simultaneously.
PluginHive’s Auto Label Generation for UPS Freight addon allows you to seamlessly generate and print shipping labels for your freight shipments as soon as the customer places the orders.
All you need to do is install the addon and assign a default UPS Freight Shipping service for domestic and international orders, as shown in the image below.
Add Packaging Material Weight to the Total Weight of WooCommerce Shipment
While adding packaging materials to the shipment, the total shipment weight may vary and can lead to the discrepancies in the shipping cost. Hence, it is important that the packaging material weight is considered and added to the total shipment weight before shipping.
With PluginHive’s WooCommerce Cart Total Weight Adjustment addon, you can set the packaging material weight which will be added to the order total weight before the shipping calculation. This way the shipping cost will be calculated accurately every single time.
Provide Shipping Discount Based on Cart Subtotal
By default, WooCommerce does not provide any way to provide a shipping discount. Hence, it becomes difficult to calculate and charge shipping considering the shipping discount.
PluginHive’s WooCommerce Shipping Discount Based on Cart Subtotal addon allows you to set a percentage shipping discount for every shipping method. This way the shipping cost displayed at the WooCommerce cart and checkout page will already be calculated considering the shipping discount.
Customize how the Estimated Delivery Datedisplays on WooCommerce cart
Based on your preferences, you may want to display the delivery date as ‘Today’, ‘Tomorrow’, or the day of the week.
With PluginHive’s Custom Estimated Delivery Date Formats addon, you can customize the delivery date format as per your preferences.
Also, this addon will work with the following date formats.
- DD MON YYYY
- MON DD
- MON DD YYYY
Do Not Display Estimated Delivery Date for certain WooCommerce Products
While shipping from a warehouse, there can be uncertainty about the delivery date of the products. Hence, its always better not to display a delivery date for such products. Similarly, for products that are not deliverable and require pickup, you can skip displaying the delivery date for those products.
With Show/Hide Estimated Delivery for WooCommerce Shipping Class addon, you can choose the shipping classes for which you want to display or hide the delivery date at the WooCommerce cart and checkout page.
After installation, add the products for which you don’t want to display the delivery date to a shipping class and configure the addon as shown below.
Modify Estimated Delivery Date for UPS Shipments
By default, the WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin displays the estimated delivery date for every UPS shipping service. However, in some cases, you may want to have a buffer of certain days before shipping the products.
With Estimated Delivery Date Adjustment for UPS addon, you can easily configure a buffer for your UPS shipments. After installing the plugin you can assign the number of days you want as a buffer to different shipping classes or create one single shipping class for all the products.
What’s best is that the addon also allows you to set up holidays/non-working days to calculate the delivery date without considering them.
Generate UPS Shipping Labels for orders placed with different shipping methods
WooCommerce Multi-Carrier Shipping plugin makes it convenient to display different shipping methods based on various conditions like product weight, quantity, and price for multiple shipping carriers.
Using PluginHive’s WooCommerce Shipping Label Addon, it becomes very easy to automatically print UPS shipping labels for different shipping methods, without any hassle.
Multiple Custom Actions on UPS Delivery of WooCommerce Shipments
While handling a lot of orders it becomes time-consuming to complete actions like marking orders as completed, sending custom emails displaying the delivery status of the order, etc.
Using PluginHive’s Custom Action on the Delivery addon, you can automatically change the order status as per your preferences.
WooCommerce Shipping Rate Adjustment based on Shipping Classes
By default, WooCommerce provides shipping cost calculation for free and Flat Rate shipping based on different shipping classes. However, if you are using any other shipping method, it becomes impossible to adjust shipping cost as per your preference.
Using PluginHive’s WooCommerce Shipping Rate Adjustment addon, you can adjust the shipping cost for different shipping methods using a flat rate value or a percentage value.
WooCommerce Dropshipping for Resellers using UPS
When it comes to dropshipping, resellers are usually the ones in contact with the customers. Hence, it becomes important to get shipping labels that display the reseller’s address instead of the manufacturer’s address.
Using PluginHive’s WooCommerce Ship From Address Modifier for UPS addon, resellers can ensure that the UPS shipping label will contain their address as the Ship-From address and the customer’s address as the Ship-To address.
Adjust UPS Pickup Date as per customer-selected Delivery Date
While using third party WooCommerce Order Delivery Date plugins, it is a great challenge to match the delivery with the customer selected delivery date at the WooCommerce checkout.
Using PluginHive’s UPS Order Pickup Date based on Delivery Date addon allows you to add buffer days to match the UPS pickup date with the customer selected delivery date along with the days UPS takes to deliver the shipment.
What’s best is that the addon also prints the date by which the shipment must be ready to be shipped so that the whole process is seamless for every order.
Add Various Importer Details based on the shiping address
When shipping internationally you need to fill various details in order to make sure your package goes through thecustoms without any hassle. However, it is quite difficult to ensure the correct details are filled every single time especially when you ship to multiple countries.
Using PluginHive’s FedEx Imported Details addon, you can add all the importer details for multiple countries. The addon allows you to set up the importer details based on different countries. All you need to do is enter the countries you ship to and add the importer details for each one of them, as shown in the image below.
Add Product, Order & Order Item Meta to the FedEx & UPS Shipping Labels
Many WooCommerce store owners may use a way to identify the shipping labels for their boxes by keeping a unique identification value for each boxes. However, it is not a default functionality in WooCommerce to pass a custom value to the carrier shipping labels so that the shipping labels can be easily identified and matched to the boxes.
Using PluginHive’s Add Meta to Shipping Labels addon lets you add meta data to the shipping labels generated using WooCommerce FedEx Shipping plugin with Print Label and WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin with Print Label. The addon places the meta data in either of the three fields in the shipping labels, namely, Invoice field, Purchase Order Number field & Department field. All you need to do is complete the setup of the addon as shown below.
Modify the Estimated Delivery Date Range based on WooCommerce Shipping Classes
Using PluginHive’s Estimated Delivery Date Range for WooCommerce Shipping Classaddon, you canset a different Lower and Higher Date Range for the delivery dates for each shipping class based on your preference.
With the addon, you can easily create a dedicated date range for different shipping classes that will be displayed on the WooCommerce product landing page, the cart & the checkout page and the Order Received page. In order for the addon to work, the text format within the WooCommerce Estimated Delivery Date plugin should be set to Date Range and the Product Page Text within the addon and the plugin should be similar and separated by ‘-’.
After installing the addon, visit the settings page and configure the date ranges for each shipping class as shown below.
Add tracking details to WooCommerce orders using a XML file
In order to add tracking details to the WooCommerce orders, WooCommerce Shipment Tracking Pro plugin combines the use of CSV file format and secure methods like the FTP Import or SFTP Import. However, if you have the tracking details stored within a XML file and want to add it to the WooCommerce orders, you can do so using PluginHive’s Import Shipment Tracking Details via XML addon.
All you need to do is install and activate the addon along with the WooCommerce Shipment Tracking Pro and import the XML files from within the plugin. You can also import multiple XML files using the plugin’s FTP/SFTP import.
HS Tariff Codes for different destination countries
While shipping products to multiple countries, you need to ensure all the details are entered correctly. Especially the HS Tariff codes for the international shipments. However, the default WooCommerce shipping does not provide the functionality to specify such details for your products.
Using PluginHive’s PH HS-Codes based on Destination Countries Addon, along with the WooCommerce FedEx Shipping plugin, you can easily specify the HS Tariff codes for each product based on the destination countries.
All you need to do is install the addon along with the WooCommerce FedEx Shipping plugin, and set up HS Tariff codes for each destination country as shown below.
Or, you can visit a particular product page and set different HS Tariff codes for multiple countries that will be applicable only for that product, as shown below.
How to Install these addons on your WooCommerce store?
- Dowload the addon .zip file
- Log in to your WordPress site using your admin credentials
- Navigate to Dashboard > Plugins > Add New
- Click on the Upload Plugin button and click on Choose File to browse the addon .zip file
- Select the .zip file and click Open
- Click on Install Now
- Click on Activate Plugin, and you’re ready to go!