We have so far seen, how compatibility of Order Delivery Date Pro for WooCommerce plugin works with around 5 other plugins and have discussed its related Custom Delivery Schedules. Today we will learn about the compatibility of this plugin with UPS Shipping Method by WooCommerce.
UPS Shipping Method by WooCommerce allows you to get shipping rates from the UPS API. This integration with our plugin would allow customers to choose their delivery date and time for all UPS shipping deliveries and for different shipping zones.
Let’s have a look at how this works. Below are the steps to follow:
1. Activating UPS Shipping Method
You can activate the UPS Shipping Method under WooCommerce -> Settings -> Shipping -> Shipping Zones as shown below:
UPS Shipping method activated
Now click on Edit option for UPS Shipping Method and enable services as per the requirement as shown below:
Enabling services on the Edit UPS page
The services which are enabled will be shown in the dropdown list of Shipping Methods under Order Delivery Date -> Settings -> Custom Delivery Settings tab and the ones not enabled will not be displayed.
Now add dimensions for the Custom Boxes on the same page as shown below:
Adding dimensions for Custom Boxes
Thus, when the above dimensions of the box matches the dimensions of the selected product in the frontend, custom delivery settings will be enabled.
Once the shipping method is activated, it will appear in the dropdown of Shipping Methods under Custom Delivery Settings tab of Order Delivery Date Pro for WooCommerce plugin as shown below:
3 Day Select (UPS) selected from the dropdown
2. Adding settings for the selected 3 Day Select (UPS) option
After selecting the shipping method, you can add delivery date & time settings for it from the Custom Delivery Date and Time Settings page which will be displayed as shown below:
Display of delivery date and time settings for 3 Day Select (UPS) option
This shows that the delivery can take place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as per the settings added. This will reflect on the frontend Checkout page when UPS Shipping Method condition is met.
3. Effect of the delivery settings on frontend
When customer selects an item in the shopping cart, UPS Shipping Methods appear on the Cart page. This is because, the dimensions set in the backend for the selected product Packed Meal, met the condition for UPS Shipping Method as shown below:
Dimensions set in the backend for Packed Meal
Now when customer selects 3 Day Select (UPS) option on the Cart page, the Total shows additional charge of $77.05 added to the product price as shown below:
UPS Shipping Methods displayed on Cart page
The Custom delivery schedules added for 3 Day Select (UPS) Shipping Method will be displayed on the Checkout page. The Checkout page calendar will display the delivery days as shown below:
Checkout page showing delivery days enabled as per the settings
As you can see, the calendar on the Checkout page shows the delivery days of 3 Day Select (UPS) option enabled.
As per the settings added in the backend, deliveries can take place between Monday to Thursday, hence you can see only those days enabled in the calendar.
In this post we saw how the compatibility functionality of Order Delivery Date Pro for WooCommerce plugin with UPS Shipping for WooCommerce plugin works. Customers can avail the facility of selecting their desired delivery date & time from range of shipping options, which in turn helps the shop owners to provide additional service to their customers for better order delivery experience.