US Postal Service USPS Woocommerce Shipping Plugin

US Postal Service USPS Woocommerce Shipping Plugin

This USPS Shipping Plugin for WooCommerce provides integration with USPS Web Tools and your WooCommerce website. It is able to provide live shipping rates directly to your customers in their shopping cart as well as at checkout. It, also provides up-to-date package information from USPS’s Parcel Tracking service. It can be used to ship within USA as well as Worldwide.

Parcel Tracking Service

Package Tracking is available when you enter the PIN (Parcel Identification Number) or Tracking Number into the customers order details. This plugin will automatically look up the most recent and up to date event information available for your order from USPS on a daily basis. You can set an automatic email notification to be sent to your customer when the package is mailed or delivered. The tracking information can be set to allow your customer to receive up to date information on their order either as an email notification and/or at your customer order page.

Live Shipping Rates in the Shopping Cart

This shipping plugin uses the product’s weight and dimensions to calculate the most accurate shipping rates. For the rates to work, product weight is required but product dimensions are optional. The shipping cost can be calculated with boxes, if configured.  If desired there is the option to add a mark-up rate to shipping charges.

You are able to choose which services from USPS you want to offer your customer (ie. USPS Retail Ground, USPS Priority Mail, USPS Priority Mail Express, etc).  There is also an option available to provide estimated Delivery Dates if needed. The shipping charges will be calculated and displayed using current and live rates directly from USPS. 

An additional feature gives you the option to set up custom Flat Rates; which gives you the ability to set a flat rate for standard envelopes or parcels that you use for shipping.  

USPS Services Available

USA First Class

  • First Class Mail Large Envelope
  • First Class Mail Letter
  • First Class Mail Parcel
  • First Class Package Service

USA Retail Ground

  • Retail Ground

USA Media Mail

  • Media Mail

USA Priority Mail

  • Priority Mail
  • Priority Mail Express

USA Priority Mail Flat Rate

  • Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope
  • Priority Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope
  • Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box
  • Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box
  • Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box
  • Priority Mail Gift Card Flat Rate Envelope
  • Priority Mail Window Flat Rate Envelope
  • Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Envelope
  • Priority Mail Legal Flat Rate Envelope
  • Priority Mail Regional Rate Box A
  • Priority Mail Regional Rate Box B
  • Priority Mail Express Legal Flat Rate Envelope
  • Priority Mail Express Flat Rate Envelope
  • Priority Mail Express Padded Flat Rate Envelope
  • Priority Mail Express Flat Rate Boxes

International Priority Mail

  • Priority Mail International
  • Priority Mail Express International

International Global Express

  • USPS GXG Envelopes
  • Global Express Guaranteed (GXG)
  • Global Express Guaranteed Document
  • Global Express Guaranteed Non-Document Rectangular
  • Global Express Guaranteed Non-Document Non-Rectangular

International First Class

  • First Class Mail International Letter
  • First Class Mail International Large Envelope
  • First Class Package International Service

International Priority Mail Flat Rate

  • Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelope
  • Priority Mail International Window Flat Rate Envelope
  • Priority Mail International Small Flat Rate Envelope
  • Priority Mail International Legal Flat Rate Envelope
  • Priority Mail International Padded Flat Rate Envelope
  • Priority Mail International Small Flat Rate Box
  • Priority Mail International Medium Flat Rate Box
  • Priority Mail International Large Flat Rate Box
  • Priority Mail Express International Flat Rate Boxes
  • Priority Mail Express International Flat Rate Envelope
  • Priority Mail Express International Legal Flat Rate Envelope
  • Priority Mail Express International Padded Flat Rate Envelope

Summary of Features

  • Live accurate shipping rates directly in Woocommerce shopping cart and checkout page
  • Parcel Tracking: Updates your order with Parcel Tracking details when a PIN/Tracking number is added
  • Ability to add a markup/margin to shipping rates
  • Ability to use Shipment Boxes in rates calculation
  • Bilingual option in English and French (Translation-ready with Language files (.po/.mo))
  • Requires a USPS Web Tools API Account (free) – You can simply sign-up online at USPS Web Tools

Software Requirements

  • WordPress 3.0 + with WooCommerce 2.2 +
  • PHP cURL or fsockopen enabled (with outgoing Firewall configured if required). Uses WordPress wp_remote_request
  • USPS WebTools Account with Production Access (free)
  • PHP SimpleXML  (enabled by default in most PHP setups)

Updates

Version 1.2

  • Feature added to Validate API Credentials from settings page
  • Shipping calculation works with products that have weight only (no dimensions)
  • Bugfixes and code improvements

Version 1.1

  • Supports WooCommerce 2.2+
  • Initial Release