For any eCommerce customer, shipping is one of the most important parameters that define the shopping experience. If their orders are fulfilled promptly and properly, your customers will come back to your store for repeat purchases.
As a store owner, your responsibility is to consistently offer a great shipping experience to your customers.
In this article, I will introduce you to a few shipping plugins you can use to power up your customer’s WooCommerce shipping experience.
Table Rate Shipping
Table Rate Shipping – WooCommerce, by default provides a few shipping options that you can implement. With the help of this plugin, you will be able to customize the shipping aspects much more extensively. The plugin offers a simple, intuitive interface that helps you create multiple rate tables for each of your shipping zones.
You can read more about WooCommerce shipping zones here. It helps you configure rates based on shipping location, price, quantity or even weight.
Overall, this plugin helps you to offer convenient shipping options to customers, while ensuring that they align with your store strategy. The single site subscription of the plugin is priced at $99. The 5-site subscription is priced at $149, while for 25 site subscription you have to pay $299.
ELEX Stamps.com USPS Shipping Plugin
The ELEX Stamps.com USPS Shipping plugin helps you integrate USPS shipping services to your WooCommerce store using Stamps.com API. Since USPS is one of the most popular shipping options in the US, featuring it on your store can significantly improve customer experience if you are based there. The plugin helps you display domestic and international services of USPS and their live rates on your cart and checkout pages.
It also helps you in printing shipping labels directly from your WooCommerce store admin. You can provide the tracking information to customers so that they will be aware of the whereabouts of their order.
This plugin will simplify USPS integration on your store considerably as it reduces a lot of manual efforts in label printing. You can get the single license of this plugin at a price of $69. 5-site and 25-site subscriptions are available for $99 and $199 respectively.
If you are an eVS customer of USPS, you can use the ELEX USPS Shipping Plugin, which offers similar features.
Order Delivery – Customers on an eCommerce store will be looking for convenient delivery time in most scenarios. If you are able to provide an option for them to choose the delivery date and time, it would enhance customer experience on your store.
As the store owner, you can also specify days when delivery won’t be available, like on holidays. You can even disable delivery options on select date ranges as well as to specific countries according to your store strategy. The plugin also sends automated notifications to customers to inform them when to expect the delivery.
In addition to improving the experience of your customers, this plugin will contribute to enhancing your operational efficiency as well. The single site subscription of the plugin has a price tag of $129. The 5-site subscription is $179 and the 25-site license is $229.
ELEX EasyPost FedeX, UPS, USPS Shipping Plugin
Offering services of multiple carriers can be a great way to enhance WooCommerce shipping experience on your store. This plugin ELEX EasyPost integrates the services of FedEx, UPS, and USPS on your WooCommerce store via the EasyPost API. You can display the services of these carriers and their live rates on the cart and checkout pages.
In addition, you will be able to print shipping labels directly from your WooCommerce admin and provide tracking code to customers. The plugin even allows making price adjustments to carrier rates, which can be helpful to incorporate handling charges.
Providing customers an option to choose from multiple popular carriers will be better than offering the services of only one carrier. So, this plugin will contribute to a better WooCommerce shipping experience for your customers. You can purchase the single site subscription of this plugin at $69. The 5-site subscription is $99 and the 25-site subscription is $199.
WooCommerce Print Invoices and Packing Lists
Being able to print shipping documents promptly will help you a lot with your fulfillment efforts. This WooCommerce extension WooCommerce Print Invoices & Packing lists helps you print invoices, packing slips and pick slips for your WooCommerce orders. Based on your requirements, you can print invoices individually or in bulk.
The extension also helps you to customize the appearance of your shipping documents, without the need for any coding. Thus, you can easily manage to include your brand design and colors in the documents.
Overall, this extension helps to improve your store’s efficiency in fulfilling orders, which translates to a better WooCommerce shipping experience for your customers. The single site subscription is priced at $79, whereas 5-site and 25-site subscriptions are priced at $109 and $179 respectively.
Role-based Payment Shipping Methods
Customizing the availability of shipping methods will be a good feature to have on your WooCommerce store. With the help of this extension Role-based Payment Shipping Methods, you will be able to restrict shipping methods and payment options for specific customers. Based on the user roles, you can customize how customers will get access to shipping methods and payment options.
When you have a clear customer segmentation on your store, this plugin can be a real help to improve customer experience on your store. The price is $49 for a single site, $79 for 5-site and $149 for 25-site subscriptions.
Shipping Multiple Addresses
Ability to ship to multiple addresses from a single order will improve your WooCommerce shipping experience significantly. This extension Shipping Multiple Addresses helps your customers to choose multiple addresses for a single checkout from your store. Moreover, they will be able to save multiple addresses on their accounts. The extension provides the option to send items to any of the saved addresses without restrictions.
This extension can be extremely useful in enhancing customer experience on your store, especially during the holiday season. The prices are $49, $79 and $149 for single, 5-site and 25-site subscriptions respectively.
ELEX Hide WooCommerce Shipping Methods Plugin
When multiple shipping methods are available on your store, you may want to selectively disable some based on different criteria. This ELEX Hide WooCommerce Shipping Methods plugin helps you hide shipping methods on your store based on category, shipping class, order weight, shipping destination, etc.
You can even hide shipping methods based on the availability of other shipping methods – for example, hide all other methods when free shipping is available. The plugin also helps to hide specific services of a particular shipping carrier if required.
ELEX Hide WooCommerce Shipping Methods plugin gives you the control to selectively hide shipping methods, which will help you execute your WooCommerce shipping strategy efficiently. The single site subscription has a price of $69, while the 5-site subscription is $99 and 25-site subscription is $199.
Postcode / Address Validation
Trying to ship a product to a wrong address can be a fulfillment disaster on your store. You can largely avoid this scenario with the help of Postcode / Address Validation extension of WooCommerce. This extension helps you integrate your store to some of the popular address validation services.
These services include Loqate, SmartyStreets, Postcode.nl, PostcodeSoftware.net, or Crafty Clicks. Some of these services, like Loqate, offers an auto-complete option when customers enter the address.
Optimizing the shipping process on your store with an address or postcode validation will help you avoid hassles due to incorrect addresses. The plugin is priced at $49 for a single site, $79 for 5-site and $149 for 25-site subscriptions.
ELEX DHL Shipping Plugin
DHL is a popular shipping carrier that offers a range of domestic and international services. You can use this plugin ELEX DHL Shipping to integrate shipping services of DHL Express, Paket and eCommerce on your WooCommerce store. The plugin helps you display DHL Express services and their real-time rates on your cart and checkout pages.
You can print labels of all DHL services using this plugin, along with providing tracking information to customers. The plugin also helps you with parcel packing price adjustments for individual services.
ELEX DHL Shipping plugin offers a visual representation of tracking status, which can be really good at improving customer experience on your store. The single site subscription is priced at $79. The 5-site and 25-site subscriptions are priced at $109 and $199 respectively.
WooCommerce Distance Rate Shipping
WooCommerce Distance Rate Shipping – One of the important parameters that affect shipping rates would be the distance you need to cover to deliver a package. So, it would be a really good idea to charge customers differently depending on the distance to the destination from your shop base.
The extension uses the Google Distance Matrix API and Google Maps to determine the cost based on distance. Apart from determining the shipping rates based on distance and total travel time, you can also charge extra based on cart value, order weight, etc.
This extension will be ideal for you if you want to charge your customers for delivery depending on how far they are from your shop. The single site subscription has a price tag of $79. The 5-site subscription is $129 and the 25-site subscription is $179.
WooCommerce Advanced Shipping Packages
You may have a WooCommerce store that sells different kinds of products that requires different handling. Say, you have a certain shipping class that you want to offer free shipping, and another, that requires special handling. How will you manage it when these different products are added together in one cart?
This is where WooCommerce Advanced Shipping Packages extension comes into play, which will help you split your cart and create different packages. Based on your shipping strategy, each package will be shown a different shipping option.
Store owners will have better control over shipping methods while using this extension, especially with diverse product types. The plugin is priced at $49 for a single site subscription, $99 for 5-site and $149 for subscriptions.
ELEX Australia Post Shipping Plugin
The ELEX Australia Post Shipping plugin helps you integrate Australia Post services and their live rates on your store’s cart and checkout pages. It helps you print StarTrack as well as eParcel shipping labels right from your WooCommerce admin. The plugin also helps with shipment tracking as well as parcel packing. You can also print order summary and international shipping documents easily with the help of this plugin.
If Australia Post services are relevant to your shipping strategy, this plugin can be really useful for you. The single site subscription is $69 and the 5-site subscription is $99. For the 25-site subscription, you have to pay $199.
Local Pickup Plus
Local Pickup can be a very good option to improve the WooCommerce customer experience. When the available shipping options are not convenient, your customers can opt for a local pickup option. This functionality is available in the basic form with default WooCommerce settings.
However, this plugin makes it much more useful, as it allows the option to pick up from multiple locations. It even gives the option to allow different pickup locations for items in the same order. You can even make certain products available only in certain locations.
This plugin can be really helpful to organize the fulfillment process when you have multiple store locations or pick up points. The single site subscription of this plugin is priced at $79. The 5-site subscription is $99 and the 25-site subscription is $199.
Per Product Shipping
This extension Per Product Shipping helps you configure varied shipping costs based on the shipping destination. For specific products, you can add additional costs for your shipping methods as well. If you have some products that require special handling, you can use this plugin to streamline the shipping costs for those products. You will be able to set up and per item costs for each product or variation using this plugin.
The single site subscription of this plugin is priced at $79. For the 5-site subscription, you have to pay $99 and the for the 25-site one, $199.
Hope these plugins will help you create a better WooCommerce shipping experience for your customers. Please leave a comment if you need any clarifications regarding these plugins.
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