By: Cosmick Technologies
Thank you for purchasing WooCommerce Gloabl Shipping. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please feel free to email us.
This is a standard WordPress plugin and installation process. In /wp-admin click plugins and add / upload your zip file. After completion activate your plugin.
After Successful activation, you can visit your WooCommerce settings and enable WooCommerce Global Shipping as your primary shipping method. In the top tab click on WooCommerce global shipping and fill in the appropriate details that make sense to your organization. You can use USPS or UPS, or just choose one primary method of shipping.
Warehouses are designated for drop shipping stores. If you have more than one location, or maybe your organization orders product from multiple vendors that ship directly from the vendor location, then this section is for you. For proper shipping you must fill out a Warehouse name and the zip code of the warehouse location.
Box class settings are important if you need to conform to volume base shipping. In effect January 2015, UPS has started rolling out a new version of their online API that requires online commerce stores to calculate and package there boxes before making the call through the API (although the traditional methods still work). Setting up proper box classes enables the plugin to calculate what products fit into what box. Using advanced formula computation the plugin will automatically package and fill your boxes appropriately by size and volume.
To get started navigate to Products in wp-admin then sub-menu item called boxes.
Edit the box you added by filling out the appropriate box information.
On a product level, if you would like to designate a box to certain product, select your box class.
If you do not select a box class the plugin will automatically determine what box the product should go in and return a rate.
There are many features to be setup within indiviudal products:
Free shipping is set on the product shipping options. (Note in WooCommerce Global Shipping settings you can exclude certain countries and states from free shipping.)
Sometime a single product may ship in multiple boxes. You can designate multiple.
When you assign a product to freight only product a message will appear in the cart with specific instructions on how your shopper will proceed to pay for shipping with this method. You can set a global freight message in WooCommerce Global Shipping settings.
You have the ability to transparently increase shipping options with price / weight / dimensions. This would be a good use case if you have additional materials you need to pack within your product, or you need to inflate shipping for this product.
Attributes consist of overrides from the root level settings. You can add additional cost and weight to an additional attribute.
UPS and USPS settings can be setup in WooCommerce Global Shipping Settings.
On the bottom of every product order details will consist of packaging information that will include what boxes are used and what products to pack into which box.
By default if you setup boxes our plugin will use an advanced volume based algorithm to calculate what products fit into what boxes. The plugin will combine products to fit in their appropriate size box. If you do not setup boxes volume based calculations will not be in effect and a standard rate based on total weight only will be sent to UPS. These rates are not always accurate because you are not calling for a precise calculation based on Length Width Height.
Automatic shipping rates are always used for USPS. USPS is a returned rate by total weight. If you include full product dimension the total price for shipping will be reflected by total weight and total dimensions. The same applies to UPS. If you setup boxes in the system this will use volume based shipping rates instead of automatic returned rates.
With Advanced Shipping Options you have the ability to do the following:
You can setup additional handling charges on a per order, per package, per item.
In WooCommerce Global Shipping settings you have the ability to setup custom messages for failed calculations and freight costs.
An often rare occurrence you will see website supporting UPS Sure post. We have built in support and returned rates for UPS Sure Post.
With advanced promotions you now have the ability to discount your products without having to use a coupon or promotion code. Promotions can be run on per product or per category level. The plugin give you the ability to have shoppers meet criteria before a promotion is automatically applied. For example if you want a shopper to buy 3 products and get the 4th free, or get the 4th at a specific discount or price. The promotion can be applied as a percentage off of the cart or a fixed price.
Promotions can also be applied based on amounts. A shopper has to satisfy a certain amount in their cart before a promotion is applied. You can use the description area to notify the buyer how much they need to spend to meet this requirement.
There are descriptions you can turn on an off for each promotion. If you turn the description on a product level you promotion text will show. Same goes for the category level using the message area in your WooCommerce template. Descriptions can be styled using the built in WYSIWYG editor.
In the cart you will see the promotion name and discount being applied.
Once again, thank you so much for purchasing this Plugin. As stated in the beginning, we would be glad to help you if you have any questions relating to this plugin.