Installation

 

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. You will be prompted to install the Extensionworks Framework click on the link and install it.
  4. Activate the Extensionworks Framework
  5. Thats it – you can now configure the plugin.

ACTIVATE THE EXTENSION WORKS LICENCE KEY

PRODUCT INFORMATION

ALL PRODUCTS REQUIRE WEIGHT AND DIMENSIONS, NO RATE WILL BE RETURNED IF YOU DO NTO HAVE BOTH UNITS ADDED.

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SETTING UP WOOCOMMERCE

The USPS Shipping Extension only works if you set the country of origin to the United States and the default currency to the U.S. dollar. To do that, go to Woo Commerce --> Settings --> General. You should see the following screen.

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Make sure you save your changes before moving forward. Next, go to Woo Commerce --> Settings and then click on the shipping tab to bring up the shipping options. Check the following screenshot for a quick reference.

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If your screen doesn’t look like this, something probably went wrong somewhere along the line. Click on the Woo Commerce button on the left bar. Notice how “settings” is highlighted

General Shipping Options.

The first thing we need to check are the general shipping options. If shipping isn’t enabled, the USPS Shipping Extension definitely won’t work. You also have to enable the shipping calculator, or the USPS Shipping Extension won’t be able to calculate your customers’ shipping rates.

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You are now finished setting up the general shipping options. The next part is absolutely essential, so keep following along.

USPS Shipping Extension Options.

Stay on the same screen, and click on the USPS link under shipping options. It’s this one:

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You will be taken to the USPS Shipping Extension screen. You should see the following options:

To view a larger image please view the PDF Can also be found at the bottom of the page. The PDF provides the areas that need to be enabled.

 

CONFIGURATION

USPS requires you to be using US dollars and United States as your base country. Works best using inches and pounds.

General Setting

Enable/ Disable: Tick to enable to function.
Method Title: This displays the name of the shipping carrier.
Origin Postcode: This is where your shipping will start from.
Method Availability: You can select specific Countries, or all Countries.
Debug mode: Used for testing the product.

Packing Setting

Handling Fee or Discount fee: You can add or subtract an amount form your shipping rate. Enter amount +2.50 or -2.50, you can also add +2% or -2%
Letter Mail Setting
Packing letter Mail together with Parcel- this will allow you to pack the products that have been selected to ship as a letter into the boxes for parcel mail.
Packing letter mail Separately-this will allow the letter to be packed individually and not combined into the parcel mail boxes.
Un-packable Products Setting 
Send un-packable products directly: Products that do not fit into any custom boxes, the product dimensions will be sent to the Shipping Carrier (API) to determine a rate.
Remove un-packable products: The products that do not fit into any custom boxes will not have a shipping rate returned from the shipping carrier.
Terminate calculate Process: There are no custom boxes (set up in the admin area) to calculate a shipping rate, the API request will be terminated. No rate will be returned from the Shipping Carrier.
Parcel Packing Method
Volume packing: Custom box dimensions and weight will be used to determine a shipping rate. Products will be packed together for shipment.

*Requires a custom box and a maximum shipping weight entered for the box

(Default) Pack items individually: Products will be priced/packed as if they were being sent in 1 box per product.
Pack into boxes with weight and dimensions (we 
recommended this method)Items will be packed into boxes based on the item dimensions and volume. Outer dimensions will be passed to the service api, whereas inner dimensions will be used for packing. Product dimension and volume will be placed inside the inner dimensions of the custom boxes. Items not fitting into custom boxes will be packed individually.

*Requires a custom box and a maximum shipping weight entered for the box

Weight Based- Regular sized items are grouped and quoted by weight only: Product dimensions are still taken into consideration. Not recommended if your products have irregular dimensions or have very large dimensions.  Please reference Dimensional Weight in our documentation.
When using Weight Based shipping you will need to tick the option "weight based" for your custom boxes.
As reference, please refer to the image below.

*Requires a custom box and a maximum shipping weight entered for the box

Custom Boxes
To use a certain custom box for your shipping you will need to Tick the option: Select Box for the custom box you would like to use. 

If your shipping Companies offers Predefined boxes they will already be pre-populated in the custom box area. You will need to Select the predefined boxes you would like to use.


Adding a custom box please enter the following: 

  • Outer Length, Outer Width, Outer Height 
  • Inner Length, Inner Width, Inner Height
  • Box Weight 
  • Maximum Weight  
  • Label
  • Weight ( tick if only shipping with weight only)
  • Letter ( tick if you would like to use as a letter option) 

Save you settings. Very Important.

Then go and Select the custom boxes you would like to use. Tick the selected options.
Save your Settings

Shipping Method Services
 Enable customize shipping methods / this needs to be ticked to enable the Services.
Parcel / Letter Shipping Method Services: Tick to enable you to select the Shipping Services you wish to offer on your Website.

Rate Options
Select shipping rate to display: All, Cheapest Rate, Highest Rate.
Select shipping order to display: None, From low to high or From high to low.
Fallback Name: The Label for the Fallback Price offered.
Fallback: If the shipping method returns no matching rates, offer this amount for the shipping so the customer can still checkout. Leave blank to disable.

Plugin Setting

USPS shipping rate type: Choose Online Rates or Offline rates.

The Online rates are not applicable to all the shipping Services.

For full details please view here:

https://extensionworks.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/200367538-USPS-Post-Office-Price-Online-Price-O...

That's it your done.

DISCLAIMER:

The box packer is volume based. This will in most cases provide good results, but will never be as accurate as a real person packing a box (see BIN Packing Problem) therefore it is important you understand that packing results are as accurate as they can be and any anomalies should be accepted.

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