To use the Fastway Shipping Extension you need to select a Franchise.
There are two User type Services that Fastway provide.
Please select your service type.
User Types: Frequent or Normal
You can also enter your own Label Prices, this will provide your negotiated rates that you may have with Fastway.
- Upload the plugin folder to the '/wp-content/plugins/' directory.
- Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress.
- You will be prompted to install the Extensionworks Framework click on the link and install it.
- Activate the Extensionworks Framework
- Thats it - you can now configure the plugin.
ACTIVATE THE EXTENSION WORKS LICENCE KEY
Fastway AU requires you to be using Australian dollars and Australia as your base country.
- Once activated, go to JigoShop > Extensionworks Settings
- Choose the method from the list on the page.
- Configure the shipping method
- Ensure your products are in the correct format.
Please ensure you have entered product Weight and Dimensions. Dimension are set up using CM, Weight is set up using KG.
Fastway requires you to be using Australian dollars (AUD) and Australia as your base country.
Enable/Disable: Tick the box to allow Fastway to function.
Method Title: This controls the Title which the user sees during the checkout.
Handling Fee: Enter an amount for handling. Example: 2.50 or 5%
Tick the box: If you would like to apply the handling fee to the value of the cart and not the value of the shipping rate.
Your Products will be shipped: Choose from the drop down menu TOGETHER or SEPARATELY.
TOGETHER: Items will be packed together.
SEPARATELY: Items will be sent as 1 item only
CUSTOM BOXES AND SATCHELS
Boxes For Parcel Mail: Select the containers you would to use when packing your products.
Satchel: Select the predefined Satchels you would like to use.
If you would like to ship your products in the Fastway Satchels, please enable the product ( in the product area) Select the option to ship this product in an envelope instead of a box -Yes.
Shipping Method For Packages and Satchels: Enable the shipping service you would like to use.
Parcel > Satchel
Method Availability: You need to select Australia.
Debug Mode: Tick this box if your are testing your shopping cart. Debug will return the Shipping Rate that the Fastway API provides. It can also help if you are having difficulties returning any rates. You can QUOTE the error messages to our SUPPORT PERSONNEL to provide a speedier resolution.
Choose a Franchise: Select a Franchise, this will be the origin for your Shipping.
Choose a label: Click the label you wish to use. Insert a price for the label and click save.
Container Settings: Add/ Edit a Container: Start by adding a label for your Custom Container/ Box.
Custom Box Dimensions round off to the nearest whole number.
With the Custom Box you must set up a Maximum weight of 25 kg.
Next add the Dimensions: Width | Length | Height | Girth in CM
Add in the Maximum Weight: The maximum weight the box can hold in KG
Add the maximum Units: This is the number of items which can be placed into the box.
Make sure you have added | selected any Custom Boxes you would like to use for BOXES FOR PARCEL MAIL.
SAVE YOUR SETTING
Rename Shipping Methods:
Pick a Method | Service to rename. These are the Shipping Services provided by the Shipping Company.
Click on the Drop down menu to choose a Shipping Service and Rename to suit your online Store.
New Name: Add your preferred Shipping Name. To go back to the original shipping Service name select the Shipping Service from the Drop down Menu and leave the New Name Field blank this will return it back to the default.
SAVE YOUR SETTING
REQUIREMENTS - These settings need to be adhered to.
1, Go to JigoShop > Settings > Shipping and select the option: Only ship to billing address.
2, When setting up the extension it needs to Calculate the shipping on the Checkout Page.
Not the Cart page.
Please disable the function in JigoShop to calculate the shipping on the cart page. Go to Jigoshop>settings>shipping: Untick or do not tick the option to calculate shipping on the cart page.
Each order is automatically divided into packages. The plugin will calculate how many packages need to be sent, calculate the cost of shipping each package and display the total cost to the customer at the checkout.
No rates are being calculated
First, check your products have dimensions and weights set – without this the calculation cannot be performed. Secondly, check your store’s base country is Australia and that you are using Australia Dollars (AUD) (from JigoShop > Settings > General).
Finally, the plugin needs to be able to talk to Fastways API.
For this it uses wp_remote_post which makes use of fsockopen/CURL.
If your server does not support this you may have problems.
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.