In this post, I’ll show you how to install Flexible Shipping plugin and guide you through the Flexible Shipping Connect registration process step by step.
What is Flexible Shipping Connect?
We designed it as an online service which is a part of our very popular Flexible Shipping plugin. You can use it to create shipments directly in your store, so you don’t have to create them manually in the carriers’ systems. It’s fully automatic – plugin collects shipping details from the orders, and you can download printable shipping labels from your WooCommerce store. Also, the plugin adds tracking links to confirmation emails. Check all features of Flexible Shipping Connect.
This post is a part of our comprehensive guide series of the Flexible Shipping Connect service.
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Use a free plan for a start
FS Connect a paid service, but you can start for free and generate up to 50 shipping labels per month. No credit cad is required. If you have more orders, you may choose one of our paid plans, starting from 5$/month. We designed FS Connect in the way you don’t have to update the plugin to get the latest features. Simply connect your store once, and you’re ready to go!
How to start?
Install Flexible Shipping Plugin
First, you have to download the Flexible Shipping plugin. You can get it from the official wordpress.org page, or you can find it in plugin catalog in your dashboard shop. Go to Plugins → Add new and enter Flexible Shipping for WooCommerce in the search bar. You should see our plugin as it’s marked on the picture below. Click Install Now and Activate after the button changes. You should be redirected to your plugins list.
Sign up for Flexible Shipping Connect
Great! The plugin is activated, so now you can Sign up for Connect. Click the Settings link under the plugin’s name on your screen.
After that, click on Register link in the settings panel.
You’ll see a new screen. Here you can register for a new FS Connect account. Just enter your e-mail address. Note that this field is automatically filled with a store’s admin e-mail address. When everything is ready, proceed by clicking on the Sign Up button.
We are almost done! It’s time to check your e-mail inbox and verify your account. Click link marked by an arrow on the screenshot below to activate your Flexible Shipping Connect account and automatically connect it with your WooCommerce store.
You’ll be redirected to your store. The Connect key should be already filled in (like in the picture below). If not, just copy it from confirmation e-mail and paste it in an empty field. Click on Connect to finally finish Flexible Shipping Connect integration.
Now you can enable your favourite carrier and use all Flexible Shipping Connect’s great features!
When you enable a carrier, you’ll be able to configure the integration. Check our documentation about UPS integration.