WooCommerce UPS Shipping

This guide provides an in-depth look at integrating WooCommerce UPS Shipping with Advanced Shipment Tracking (AST) PRO. This integration enhances your fulfillment workflow by automating the addition of tracking information and updating order statuses.

Overview of WooCommerce UPS Shipping Integration

The WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin is a straightforward solution for printing UPS shipping labels directly from your WooCommerce dashboard. It automatically creates UPS Tracking IDs and sends them as order notes.

The Problem Addressed

When you create a shipping label using the WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin:

The WooCommerce UPS Shipping Plugin allows you to Print UPS shipping labels right from your WooCommerce dashboard.

  • Order Notes Update: The plugin adds a note with the Shipping Carrier, Tracking Number, and link to the WooCommerce order notes API.
  • Manual Status Update Needed: Users need to manually change the order status to ‘Completed’ (Shipped) to fulfill the order.

WooCommerce UPS Shipping Tracking Integration Solution

Our WooCommerce UPS Shipping Tracking Integration streamlines this process by:

  • Automating Tracking Data Retrieval: Automatically retrieving tracking information from the WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin and updating it into AST’s shipment tracking order meta.
  • Enhancing Fulfillment Workflow: Saving time and reducing errors by eliminating the need to manually copy and paste tracking numbers.

Enabling WooCommerce UPS Shipping Tracking Integration

To activate the WooCommerce UPS Shipping integration:

  1. Navigate: Go to your WordPress admin and select WooCommerce > Shipment Tracking > Integrations.
  2. Locate and Enable: Find the WooCommerce UPS Shipping integration and enable it.
  3. AutoComplete Option: Choose to enable the ‘AutoComplete shipped orders’ option. With this activated, AST will automatically change the order status to ‘Shipped’. If you prefer to control this manually, leave this option disabled.

Post-Integration Workflow

Once enabled, each time you create a shipping label using WooCommerce UPS Shipping for an order, AST’s shipment tracking order meta will automatically update with all the shipment tracking info.

Handling Discrepancies in Carrier Names

  • Name Mismatch Issue: WooCommerce UPS Shipping might use different carrier names than those listed in AST’s shipping carriers.
  • Solution: Use the ‘Map Shipping Carriers’ option to align the names received from WooCommerce UPS Shipping with the standardized names in AST.

Best Practices and Notes

  • Regularly Sync Carriers: Ensure your carrier list in AST is up to date for accurate mapping and tracking.
  • Verify Integration Functionality: Regularly check that the integration is working as expected, especially after updates to either plugin.
  • Inform Customers: Make sure customers are aware of tracking features and encourage them to track their shipments for enhanced service satisfaction.

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


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