WooCommerce Shipping Saves You Money and Trips to the Post Office

Written by Marina Pape on June 7, 2018 Blog.

If you’re getting started shipping physical goods with WooCommerce, and you’re based in the United States or Canada, try WooCommerce Shipping – a free service, built into WooCommerce itself, with shortcuts like live postage rates and at-home label printing to make order fulfilment easier.

Getting started with WooCommerce Shipping

WooCommerce Shipping enables you to:

  • Display live rates, currently available for USPS and Canada Post
  • Buy discounted USPS shipping labels within your dashboard and print them at home
  • Access discounted shipping rates
  • Get instant fixes and improvements without having to update a plugin

Activate WooCommerce Shipping for a new or existing store

If you are setting up a new store, the WooCommerce onboarding wizard, built into core, now includes prompts about live rates, and will set up WooCommerce Shipping if your geo-location indicates you are eligible for the service:

The WooCommerce onboarding wizard will set up WooCommerce Shipping if your geo-location indicates you are eligible for the service

If you’re currently using USPS or Canada Post to ship orders, or have an existing store – download and install the free WooCommerce Services extension, then follow the prompts to set up WooCommerce Shipping. Read the documentation here.

Once configured, and if necessary synced to shipping zones, the user will see clickable prompt in their cart to Calculate Shipping  – at which point they will fill out fields for county, city, and zip / postal code. Once they hit Update Totals, the rate will be added to the total to pay. Hey presto!

“I really like the WooCommerce Shipping features, they’ve definitely saved me money.”
– Kevin Neilson-Hall, The Freckled Farm Soap Company

Shipping rate for the United Kingdom calculated via WooCommerce Shipping
Shipping rate on TheFreckledFarmSoapCompany.com for the United Kingdom, calculated via WooCommerce Shipping.

Invest in the right hardware: Get a label printer

It will greatly aid your endeavours if you have the right shipping hardware, namely a label printer. We recommend the DYMO Label Writer Thermal Printer, which is a neat plug-and-play option that spits out labels in seconds. Once the print dialog appears, remember to select your label size as 4×6.

We recommend the DYMO Label Writer Thermal Printer
We recommend the DYMO Label Writer Thermal Printer.

From eco-friendly confetti, to honey, to sonic pet toys

Feast your eyes on the beautiful stores below, all powered by WooCommerce Shipping:

SallieTomato.com ships sewing patterns to all countries via USPS and FedEx.
SallieTomato.com ships sewing patterns to all countries via USPS and FedEx.
PlayologyPets.com offer free shipping on all orders over $24, nice hey?
PlayologyPets.com offer free shipping on all orders over $24, nice hey?
Ecofetti.com ship eco-friendly confetti worldwide
Ecofetti.com ship eco-friendly confetti worldwide via UPS Priority Mail, with a 2-3 day delivery window globally.
BeeKings.com offer free shipping on all orders if you sign up for their free "Farm to Friends" Community
BeeKings.com offer free shipping on all orders if you sign up for their free “Farm to Friends” Community
CoronadoBrewing.com ship swag throughout the United States
CoronadoBrewing.com ship swag throughout the United States. Here’s the screen shown after you add 90210 as the zip code, woo!

WooCommerce Shipping to infinity and beyond

How do you ship orders for physical products on your WooCommerce store? What challenges would you like WooCommerce Shipping to solve? Let us know in the comments.

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14 Responses

  1. mukunda111
    June 8, 2018 at 11:56 am #

    Yes Well Said!.. Thank you so much for share this valuable information.

  2. EmbassySprings
    June 8, 2018 at 11:59 am #

    Woo commerce Shipping services are fine. But need more extra discounts.

  3. Liteblue login page
    June 10, 2018 at 8:11 am #

    I like your services. I am currently using it with USPS

  4. anj
    June 11, 2018 at 8:20 am #

    Is this shipping is another thing that ebay did- they started charging sellers fees on the total sale price (including shipping cost). Before that, they only charged sellers based on the item price. Unscrupulous sellers would dodge fees by inflating the shipping price. So when you see a shipping price on ebay, about 10% of that is going directly to ebay in the way of selling fees.

  5. safegenericrx
    June 11, 2018 at 8:49 am #

    Thank yo guys for sharing this information. Now i definitely use Woo services.
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  6. showboxone
    June 12, 2018 at 12:11 pm #

    Thanks for writing this article. It’s great to see the process that you go through to create such high quality products.

  7. Tunde Sanusi
    June 12, 2018 at 7:04 pm #

    That is awesome.
    I look forward to see woocommerce extend the shipping services beyond United States and Canada!

    • Marina Pape
      June 12, 2018 at 7:19 pm #

      Woo!

      • Tanusi Sunde
        June 13, 2018 at 6:51 pm #

        Uh. Okay..? But echoing my friend Tunde, would like to see this for other country’s shipping providers as well.

  8. Ashwin
    June 13, 2018 at 10:47 am #

    Nice article!!!

  9. kanika gupta
    June 15, 2018 at 9:43 am #

    Hi , thanks for sharing such a nice post .

  10. Patricia
    June 18, 2018 at 3:52 am #

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  11. Arun kumar
    June 19, 2018 at 10:41 am #

    hlo
    THIS WEBSITE IS AMAZING I LIKE IT VERY MUCH
    KEEP IT UP YOUR WORK

  12. Ramzy
    June 19, 2018 at 12:18 pm #

    WooCommerce Shipping is good. I will use it on my affiliate site

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