Our UPS WooCommerce Live Rates and Access Points plugin finally got a PRO version with additional features. Now, you can not only get UPS live rates and set Access Points but also add estimated delivery date, handle fees and get automatic box packing of WooCommerce order.
UPS WooCommerce Live Rates and Access Points PRO is an expanded version of our free plugin that already got more than 5,000 active installations. The free plugin lets you offer a full range of UPS shipping options, like delivery to UPS Access Point and getting shipping cost calculated automatically from UPS API.
It's well received and is getting more and more popular. But we knew, that for some WooCommerce store owners, it could be not enough. That’s why we developed a PRO version with additional features and expanded the basic ones. Let’s have a closer look at them.
Automatic box packing of WooCommerce order
It’s a very important feature for stores, that often receive big orders. When you enable Pack into boxes by weights and dimensions, the plugin will automatically divide an order into selected UPS boxes and display fixed shipping price for the customers. For this feature to work, you have to choose packages types and add weight and dimensions information to the products. Read more about UPS automatic box packing feature.
UPS estimated delivery time
Another great feature is the ability to add estimated delivery time on the checkout page, so your customers will know when to expect the package. UPS WooCommerce Live Rates and Access Points PRO lets you display estimated delivery as a date or number of days. It’ll be automatically predicted based on UPS API, so you don’t have to worry about it.
Handling fees or discounts on UPS rates
WooCommerce Live Rates is absolutely convenient, but has a small flaw - shipping cost are beyond your control. That’s a reason why we added an additional feature of handling fees and discount on UPS Live Rates. You can add the commission as a fixed value or percentage of shipping cost. Of course, you can also reduce shipping cost. All you have to do is enter value or percentage as a minus amount.
Access Point selection
UPS WooCommerce Live Rates and Access Points PRO is not only offering new features but also expanding some from the free version. With PRO, Access Point selection is displayed in a drop-down list in WooCommerce checkout page. The plugin collects them from UPS servers and present based on customer shipping address from the nearest ones. In the free version, Access Point will be automatically picked as the closest one to the customer shipping address.
Flat rate fee as an option
For some WooCommerce store owners, that ship their products in one country or region, and use only one UPS shipping method, UPS Live Rates can be an unnecessary additional complication. That’s why we added simplified Access points and flat rate feature. If you choose that option, all other fields will disappear. The plugin will just add UPS Access point selection to the checkout page. All you have to do is enter the Flat Rate Cost as in the screenshot below. It’s that simple!
These are the new features of UPS WooCommerce Live Rates and Access Points PRO, but obviously, it also have all the great features from the free version. Automatic UPS services, Live Rates, UPS negotiated rates, fallback cost and even adding UPS shipping insurance - it’s all in the plugin. And it’s very easy to configure. The most difficult thing is to connect UPS with WooCommerce, by getting UPS account and access key, but if you don’t know how to do it, check our guide on how to get UPS account and API access key.
UPS WooCommerce Live Rates and Access Points PRO is our new plugin. We really hope that it’ll be a good solution for many WooCommerce store owners. If you have some thoughts about this plugin or have ideas for new features, write them in the comment section below.