Couriers offer shipping services which you can integrate into your store using API. You know it's important:
Shipping has to work automatically. Although, it takes too much of your valuable time.
However, you're not a programmer. Even if you know how to code, you'd prefer to install a plugin and configure shipping services in a few minutes.
Can you relate to it?
Great. Here, you'll find a step-by-step instruction on how to integrate UPS and DPD UK with a WooCommerce store.
Shipping Automation Using Shipping Services
Imagine that you configure a few shipping methods and then it works automatically.
Here's what I mean exactly:
1. Users can select a shipping method in the checkout. They see the price of the shipping calculated automatically.
2. Your store automatically disables shipping methods that are not available.
3. Once a customer places an order, the shipping label is automatically generated.
So, you only check out the orders to see what packages you need to prepare for shipping and what needs to be included.
Would you like your shop to works like that?
You don't need to be a programmer or to hire one. There are plugins on the market that will help you to integrate shipping services to your store.
Next, I'll show you two shipping services integrations: UPS and DPD UK/DPD Local.
Shipping Services: UPS
WooCommerce UPS Shipping works like magic!
Not only it generates shipping labels. Oh boy, it can also show the real shipping rates. The rates are live. It means the plugin dynamically synchronize with UPS API servers to get the always latest shipping rates.
What's more, it works worldwide. You don't have to limit your shipping just to your country. Sell abroad and earn more.
Also, this plugin lets you offer to ship parcels to Access Points. UPS has almost 30 000 of them in Europe and North America.
You have to know this:
People love Access Points because they can collect parcels on the way from work to home or the opposite.
What's more, over 4,000 stores use WooCommerce UPS Shipping on a daily basis.
Shipping Services: DPD UK
Yet another easy-to-integrate shipping service is the DPD UK.
This plugin lets you integrate both DPD UK and DPD Local. If you're not from the UK, you need to know, that these are two different shipping services with different APIs.
However, due to plugin's usability, you can start offering DPD UK shipping method to your customers in just minutes. The configuration is quite easy and if you get stuck, you can use docs.
In general, this plugin:
- automates your shipping process
- offers parcel tracking link
- sends confirmation emails
- generates shipping labels
You can choose from a variety of domestic and international shipping services:
- DPD 10:30 & 12:00
- DPD Next DAY
- DPD Two DAY
- DPD Saturday & Sunday Delivery
- DPD Classic
- DPD Air Classic
- DPD Express
All of them located under a simple select list (Service):
If you are UK-based, you definitely need to check out DPD UK as it offers a parcel delivery from £5.99.
I described you only two shipping services. More are coming soon. You definitely should check out WooCommerce shipping plugins for more of the integrations in the future.
However, let me know how you like this article. Use the comments section below.
Also, have you learned something new? I hope you have and that's something you find valuable. I wish you more sales and growth of your e-commerce business!