In this article, we will show you how WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin and its features like automating real-time shipping rates, printing UPS shipping labels, support for domestic, international and freight shipments, live tracking for your shipments, and multi-vendor support helps you streamline UPS shipping for your store.
In search of a complete shipping solution, you would have tried your hands on various shipping solutions available online. However, there are certain aspects of shipping that can be very difficult to achieve even with the help of different shipping solutions. In this article, we will cover all the aspects of WooCommerce shipping and how you can achieve them all using WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin.
Real-time UPS Rates – Perfect Balance between Accuracy and Flexibility!
Flat-rates may be one of the easiest ways to define shipping options for your website. However, there is always a risk of undercharging your customers and bearing the cost of shipping on your own. And since you have full control over the flat rates, you may end up overcharging them for shipping. This may cause you a lot of trouble by pushing your customers away towards a better and cheaper option.
Finding the sweet spot where you have both the accuracy and the flexibility of charging shipping from your customers, is what this plugin does. With Real-time UPS Shipping Rates, you get the exact shipping rates that UPS charges. On top of it, you have the flexibility to add the handling fee to the shipping rates. This way you don’t have to bear the additional costs on your own. Or you can just provide a 50% loyalty discount on shipping and make their day. You have the flexibility and full control over the shipping rates displayed on your cart page.
UPS SurePost – Combine UPS Reliability with USPS Delivery!
UPS SurePost lets you combine the reliability and consistency of UPS with the final delivery by USPS. This way you can easily cover more of a geographical area and provide shipping for your customers. Not only that, the service is cheaper as compared to UPS Ground with just one additional day added to the delivery.
Well, for those store owners who already prefer UPS SurePost over other shipping services, we have got a great news. By using WooCommerce UPS Shiping plugin you can automate UPS SurePost shipping rates on your website. This way you have got a cheaper shipping option available to ship the products where you want to save shipping charges.
Customize Your Packaging with Custom & Standard UPS Boxes
Worried about packing your products together..? Not anymore!
Most of the times products get damaged while you are packing them together. Product packaging, if not done correctly, can even result in a damage while the package is in transit. You need to make sure you pack the products properly based on the various factors like their weight, dimensions, cost, etc.
WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin gives you the power to choose how you want to pack your products. You can choose from the following packing methods and let the plugin the plugin choose the best fit for your products.
- Individual Packing
A safer packaging option for small businesses where every product is packed separately.
- Weight-based packing
A cheaper and more flexible packing option that allows you to pack items based on the product weight. You can easily set up the maximum weight that you want to pack in a single box.
- Box Packing with custom weight and dimensions
Most suitable packing option when you are using your own packing boxes. Using this option, you can set up the weight limits and custom dimensions of your boxes, and the plugin will provide you with the best option among your boxes.
Other than that, you always have the option to use UPS Standard Boxes by selecting them in the plugin settings. It really is that simple. You have the flexibility to add safety cushioning or other padding materials inside the boxes and be able to pack your products perfectly.
Automatic Label Printing & Bulk Shipping Label Generation – More Convenient and Less Time-Consuming!
When was the last time you had the ease of getting shipping labels for all your orders while sitting at your desk and having a sip of coffee..?
Well, if the answer is, never, it is about to change now. WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin lets you download printable shipping labels directly from your website. What’s more interesting is that you can download shipping labels for all your orders with just a single click. No more logging into the UPS website and spending hours entering shipment details to get your shipping labels.
We do take the convenience to the next level by automating the process of printing shipping labels. Exactly. The plugin provides an easier way to generate shipping labels by keeping them ready as soon as the customers place their orders. All you need to do is just download shipping labels for all your orders and you are good to go.
Don’t Let your Customers Wait for their Delivery!
Provide Estimated Delivery Dates and Make Them Happier
We understand that you want your customers to have an amazing experience while they shop on your website. One of the easiest ways to do that is by displaying an estimated date on which they can expect their delivery. This helps them choose the fastest or the cheapest shipping option based on their preferences.
You can easily imagine the excitement of the customers when they get shipping rates on the cart page along with the delivery dates for each shipping option. There are customers who don’t even buy a product if they are not sure about the delivery time. By displaying delivery estimates, it becomes very easy to turn your potential customers into customers. WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin does just that by getting the delivery estimates directly from UPS. You can even choose to set a delivery delay in case you ship after say, 1 day after the customers place an order.
Relax and Track your Shipments – In Real-Time!
Talking about the shipment tracking, we provide you with the ultimate experience with shipment tracking via UPS. When it comes to tracking your packages, WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin allows you to track all your orders. This way you can have an idea of the whereabouts of your shipments.
The same goes for your customers too. WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin not only lets you track your packages throughout the world but provides your customers the tracking details via an Email. This way your customers won’t have to rely on you to get notified about the whereabouts of their package. Or they can even access the tracking details of their orders by logging in to your website and clicking on Orders in the MyAccounts section.
Ship Overseas – With Commercial Invoices!
When it comes to international shipping there are not many shipping solutions that offer a complete support. With WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin, you get real-time shipping rates for all the UPS International Shipping Services. Not only that, the plugin generates a Commercial Invoice to make sure the shipment goes through smoothly.
Apart from the commercial invoice, it adds a personal touch by letting you customize the Declaration which you can modify within the plugin settings.
Heavy Shipments! Load’em Up without any Worries
When it comes to heavy products, you need to take extra care with the shipment. This involves handling the products, packing them safely and finding the best shipping methods which won’t burn a hole in your pocket.
WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin is a complete shipping solution that handles your heavy shipments as effectively as it handles the normal ones. With UPS Freight Shipping support, you can easily ship your heavy products without worrying about the safety and the shipping cost.
With this plugin, you get all the UPS Freight Shipping options so that you can provide easy shipping for your customers in any part of the world. As if it wasn’t enough, you have the flexibility to adjust the shipping price and add the handling charges to it.
Having Multiple Warehouses? Dokan, with UPS, is the way to go!
Multi-vendor shipping is gaining popularity among large-scale business owners from quite some time now. It provides a flexible and relatively cheaper option for the store owners when it comes to shipping their products to different locations. However, the only catch is, since the warehouses are located in different locations the shipping rates may vary as the Ship-from address differs from warehouse to warehouse.
Well, WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin along with the effective Dokan Multi-vendor plugin saves the day by providing extensive support to multi-vendor shipping scenario. With these two plugins, you can have your vendors set-up their own addresses, get the shipping labels via Email and ship their products to the customer from different locations without any hassle.
Extensive Compatibility with World-Class Plugins
- WooCommerce Product Bundles
Now provide easy shipping for your product bundles by setting up bundled products and then providing real-time shipping rates for the whole bundle using WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin.
- WooCommerce Measurement Price Calculator
Shipping products that are not sold based on their length, area, volume, etc..? Handle their shipping using the WooCommerce Measurement Price Calculator and WooCommerce UPS Shiping plugin together.
- WooCommerce Mix And Match Products
No need to worry about shipping your custom product assortments. Use WooCommerce Mix and Match Products to sell similar products in bulk containers and WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin will help you ship your products safely to your customers.
All these features make WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin one of the best ways to handle shipping for your WooCommerce store. If that is not enough, the amazing Customer Support that you get with it does that rest. With more than 98% customer satisfaction rating from more than 50,000 customers across 50+ countries, you can be assured that your business is in the right hands.
Business Scenarios Handled by WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin
One of the amazing parts of dealing with so many satisfied customers is the fact that you get to know the business better day after day. Not only we help our customers with their shipping needs, but we also make sure it helps others that are looking for a similar solution.
Hence, here are some business cases, directly from our customers. We hope these will help you with your business.
Provide Saturday delivery option in case you are shipping via UPS and USPS together
If you ship to/from the US, you may be well aware that Saturday is considered as a working day for USPS. However, the same is not the case with UPS. That being said, there are some shipping services which can provide Saturday delivery with some additional cost added to the total shipping cost.
WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin provides a dedicated option to choose whether you require Saturday delivery or not. Based on that, the plugin prints the shipping labels and helps you provide your customers with a great shipping experience.
Returns via UPS!
Do you provide free returns for your products..?
Well, now you can provide easy returns to all your customers and even make it more convenient for them by providing a return label.
WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin not only generates shipping labels for your shipments but also provides pre-paid return labels. Your customers can get these labels by downloading them from their MyAccounts page on your website. Just pack the products, place the return shipping label and it will be delivered to you without any hassle.
Want To Charge Flat-Rates and Ship Only Heavier Products via UPS Ground?
UPS Ground being the cheapest UPS shipping services is widely used for shipping products domestically as well as internationally. One of the applications where online business owners can really make profits on the shipping cost is by charging a Flat-Rate for their heavy items and in return, shipping them via UPS Ground.
WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin provides easy access to the shipping rates at the back-end. This way you can easily compare the shipping rates and based on that you can create the shipment and generate shipping labels from your website. It’s that simple!
Want to know more about the plugin..?
Check out our Knowledgebase and Business Cases in order to learn more about the versatility of WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin. If you need any assistance, feel free to contact us and discuss your shipping scenario with our shipping experts. We will definitely get back to you and make your shipping experience better.