Discover how integrating ReadyToShip with Advanced Shipment Tracking (AST) PRO can transform your WooCommerce store’s shipping and tracking processes, offering a seamless connection to pull processing orders, generate shipping labels, and sync tracking numbers back to WooCommerce.

Overview of ReadyToShip Integration

ReadyToShip for WooCommerce Integration bridges your WooCommerce store with your ReadyToShip account, streamlining order management and label generation.

The Problem Addressed

When creating a shipping label via ReadyToShip:

  • Order Notes Update: ReadyToShip adds a note with the Shipping Carrier, Tracking Number, and a tracking link to the WooCommerce order notes API.
  • Order Status Update: It changes the WooCommerce order status to Completed (Shipped).
  • Tracking API Discrepancy: ReadyToShip doesn’t utilize the Shipment Tracking API provided by AST, meaning tracking info isn’t automatically added to the Shipment Tracking Order Meta. As a result, the shipping confirmation email lacks the shipment tracking widget.

ReadyToShip Tracking Integration Solution

The ReadyToShip Tracking Integration with AST PRO addresses these challenges by:

  • Automating Tracking Retrieval: Automatically fetching tracking information from the order notes and updating it in AST’s shipment tracking order meta.
  • Streamlining Fulfillment Workflow: Enhancing the efficiency of the order fulfillment process by reducing manual data entry and potential errors.

Enabling ReadyToShip Tracking Integration

To activate the ReadyToShip integration:

  1. Navigate: In your WordPress admin, go to WooCommerce > Shipment Tracking > Integrations.
  2. Locate and Enable: Find the ReadyToShip integration and enable it.
  3. AutoComplete Option: Opt to enable the ‘AutoComplete shipped orders’ option. With this, AST will automatically update the order status to ‘Shipped’. For manual control, keep this option disabled.

Post-Integration Workflow

Once enabled, whenever you generate a shipping label in ReadyToShip for an order from your WooCommerce store, the shipment tracking data will be automatically updated in AST’s shipment tracking order meta.

Handling Carrier Name Discrepancies

  • Name Mismatch Issue: ReadyToShip might use different carrier names than those listed in AST’s shipping carriers.
  • Solution: Use the ‘Map Shipping Carriers’ option to reconcile the names received from ReadyToShip with the standardized names in AST, ensuring the inclusion of a tracking link in the shipping confirmation email.

Best Practices and Notes

  • Carrier List Sync: Regularly update your carrier list in AST for precise mapping and tracking.
  • Integration Checks: Routinely ensure the integration’s functionality, particularly after plugin updates.
  • Customer Awareness: Clearly communicate the availability of tracking features and encourage customers to use them for improved service satisfaction.

By following this guide and enabling the ReadyToShip integration with AST PRO, you can significantly enhance your order fulfillment process, ensuring that tracking information is accurately and efficiently applied and communicated.


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