3Cool WooCommerce Shipping Plugins to Optimize Your Online Store

By | March 7, 2018

As one of the leading providers of order fulfillment services, Shipfusion has a variety of clients—many of which operate their stores through WooCommerce.

And they’re all doing well — pretty well, we must say — running their stores successfully.

But being the perfectionists they are, they’re always trying to do even better. They want their stores to perform better. They want to serve their customers better.

And so, all you simply amazing people out there (yes, that includes you as well, who are not our customers but are amazing nonetheless), today we’ve got something for you…

We’ve got this cool list of shipping plugins that you can add to your WooCommerce store, and not only improve the performance of your store, but also reduce your cart abandonment rates.

So what’s say, shall we get rolling?

The Per-Product Shipping Plugin

Let’s start with the most common woe of online retailers.

You have a few items in your inventory which have unique shipping and handling needs. Those bulky products that do not fit into boxes, those highly fragile items that need special type of packaging etc. etc.

Now obviously, you can’t ship them at the same rate you’ve set for majority of your products.

You need to adopt a per-product pricing policy for such items.

And no, that does not mean sneakily sliding in additional shipment charges with your customer’s invoice and taking them out by surprise [in an unpleasant way].

But instead, you should look into introducing a feature on your store whichcan provide your customers with an accurate shipping estimate even before they’ve checked out.

You can do so by adding the per-product shipping plugin to your WooCommerce store. It allows you to set shipping rates per item.

You can download the plugin by clicking here.

Conditional Shipping and Payments Plugin

It’s not always feasible (for you and your customer as well) to ship certain items to certain cities or countries. But these products are nevertheless part of your online display. You just can’t remove them.

What then happens is, your customers, who don’t have access to the product, order it, proceed to the checkout, fill out the form and boom:

This product is not available for shipment in your country. Please try another of our amazing products!

You really think, your customers would do that?

They’ll be super angry!

Your solution: install the conditional shipping and payments plugin.

Using conditional logic, the plugin controls order placement and payment gateways in such a way that your customer only gets to order what is available for shipment in their area.

You can also use this plugin to prevent your customers from making purchases that would be too costly to ship.

Click on this link to download the plugin.

Shipping Multiple Addresses Plugin

There are instances, particularly around Christmas, when customers want to ship a product to multiple addresses.

For your customers, the usual way to go about this, is to place multiple orders for the same product.

This can be inconvenient for them. No one likes repeating the same drill again and again.

Besides that, it can also be inconvenient for your staff, processing the order.

Well, there’s a solution to this problem and it lies with shipping multiple addresses plugin.

This plugin allows your customers to add multiple addresses in the same order. You customers don’t have to go back and forth, and neither does your staff has to deal with multiple orders.

Everyone comes out happy.

The plugin can be downloaded by clicking here.

Do you’ve any other WooCommerce shipping plugin that you think is cool and awesome and you would like to share with us? Let us know in the comments section below, we’d love to hear from you.

A BONUS read: 4 Tips to Improve Your Company’s Shipping Processes