WooCommerce Shipit – Guide

1. Installation

WooCommerce Shipit is installed like any other WordPress plugin.

  1. Download wc-shipit.zip from the download link in the order confirmation
  2. Go to WordPress admin > Plugins > Add new > Upload Plugin
  3. Select wc-shipit.zip and click Install Now
  4. Activate the plugin once it’s uploaded

It’s also recommended to install WooCommerce Carrier Agents (Noutopistehaku) which allows you to show pickup locations in the checkout. It’s a free plugin for Shipit customers and download link can be found in the order confirmation of the Shipit plugin.

2. Settings

Settings are located in WooCommerce > Settings > Shipit.

ModeTesting or production. Test environment has different credentials, please see below.
API KeyAPI Key, can be found by logging into Shipit
API SecretAPI secret, can be found by logging into Shipit
Add tracking link to the order completed emailDoes the plugin add tracking link to the WooCommerce’s order completed email
ContentsDescription about package contents, e.g. ”electronics” or ”clothing”
SenderContact details of the sender

Note! In order to use the plugin you will need to have a credit account with Shipit. Shipments are paid either by prepayment / wallet or by invoice. Shipit will provide more information about credit accounts.

2.1 Test credentials

The following credentials can be used for testing.

Note! Only certain shipping methods are available in the test environment. If you’re getting error message about missing license, unavailable service or invalid sender ID, it means that the shipping method is not available in the test environment.

Mode: Testing
API Key: CyL4/bhFJTWXJkti
API Secret: ozW1uIVxD+!N!+.)NWfQ?i<$8>f6h5+Z

3. Shipping methods

Shipit provides two kinds of shipping methods:

  • Shipit with agent search – for shipping methods with pickup location search. Requires that you have WooCommerce Carrier Agents installed.
  • Shipit without agent search – for shipping methods without pickup location search (e.g. home delivery).

Shipping method settings can be found in WooCommerce > Settings > Shipping.

  1. First create a shipping zone, for example Estonia
  2. Open the created zone and click Add shipping method
  3. Select type of the shipping method (usually Shipit with agent search or Shipit without agent search)
  4. Change title of the shipping methods (e.g. Omniva Pickup Point Delivery), enter price and other settings and click Save
  5. Repeat steps 1 – 4 for all shipping methods you want to provide to your customers

Shipping methods can be linked to Shipit’s services once they’re created. With linking correct shipping method is selected when shipping label is being created. Linking can be done at WooCommerce > Settings > Shipit > Shipping methods.

4. Shipping method visibility / restrictions

By default WooCommerce displays all of the shipping methods. However, some shipping methods may have restrictions for package sizes, weight or contents. In this case you will need to restrict visibility of shipping methods which can be done in three ways:

Weight classes, built-in functionality

Shipit shipping methods allows you to use weight classes pricing. The plugin doesn’t display shipping method after the highest weight class has been exceeded so it can be used as a simple weight restriction.

Free Conditional Shipping for WooCommerce plugin

Conditional Shipping for WooCommerce can be used to restrict shipping methods by products, measurements and many other rules. It’s a free open source plugin available at WordPress.org so please keep in mind that support is limited.

Conditional Shipping Pro, premium version of Conditional Shipping

Conditional Shipping Pro is a great choice for more complex shipping rules or large amount of products. It allows you to control shipping methods by product categories, shipping classes, measurements, coupons and many other attributes. It also comes with priority 1-on-1 support.

5. Shipping labels

Shipping labels are created in WooCommerce admin.

  1. Go to WooCommerce > Orders and open the order you want to create shipping label for
  2. In the right side you can find the Shipit box. Select shipping method, enter weight and measurements and click Create
    1. Weight is calculated from the products
    2. Some of the shipping methods have dummy measurements which means you don’t have to enter correct package measurements. If the plugin provides measurements (e.g. 15 x 15 x 15 cm) after you’ve selected the shipping method, you can keep the measurements as is. In this case billing is based on only the weight.
  3. Shipping information is sent to Shipit and a shipping label created. Link to the shipping label and tracking can be found in the Shipit box.

5.1 Bulk printing of shipping labels

It’s also possible to create multiple shipping labels at once.

  1. Go to WooCommerce > Orders
  2. Select orders which you want to create shipping labels for
  3. Select Create Shipit shipping labels under Bulk actions
  4. Enter weights and other shipment information
  5. Click Create shipping labels
  6. Shipping labels are created and they can all be printed in a single PDF