Multi-vendor Marketplace app has come up with the UPS feature app to manage product shipping, track the packages & print shipping labels through the United Parcel Service (UPS).
You can now visit the feature app section and enable the “UPS” feature app to let the sellers ship their products through UPS.
For this, you need to have a UPS account as you need your account details to configure UPS shipping in the app. In addition to it, you can allow sellers to generate shipping labels of fulfilled orders through UPS.
This feature of the Multivendor app will charge you an additional amount of $10 USD per month over and above your current Multivendor plan.
To make UPS shipping feature work, you need to choose the Shopify store plan which supports the “Real-Time Carrier-Calculated Shipping”.
Important Note:- “UPS Feature is available only in the Multivendor PRO ($45/month) Plan + You need to enable the “Shipping” Feature App which is FREE of cost.”
How to Enable?
You need to follow the below-given steps to activate the UPS feature app:-
Go to the Multi-vendor Admin panel.
Visit the Feature App section.
Search for the UPS feature app.
Click the “Enable” button.
Proceed and Approve the charge for the same.
Note: Kindly choose only those shipping services which you need. Don’t keep all the services selected otherwise it creates delay to retrieve shipping rates at the storefront.
As soon as you enable the UPS featured app, a new sub-menu gets added in the Configuration menu of the app i.e. UPSConfiguration.
Now, Go to the UPS Configuration section and enter all the details from your UPS account such as UPS access key, choose the shipping service (domestic or international), UPS shipper number, username, password, etc.
You will get all these details from your UPS account. Log in UPS.com
Make ShippingAddress Phone Number Mandatory
To use this feature add-on, the admin needs to make the Shippingaddress phone number mandatory at the time of checkout.
So, to do this, go to Shopify Backend > Settings > Checkout > Under Form Options, make Shippingaddress phone number as Required.
Once the admin configures the UPS details from his end, the same will reflect at the seller end. And now the seller needs to visit the “Shipping Configuration” menu & enable the UPS feature.
There, the seller will get the UPS shipping method. Clicking the “Enable” button, the seller can activate the UPS for all his/her products.
Once enabled, the seller can set it as “Default” shipping method.
Now, the sellers need to configure the Shipping Packet details from the “Global Configuration” section of the seller panel.
NOTE:- Admin can also set the shipping method as UPS by default for any seller’s product from Seller Listing menu of the app.
Once the seller enables the “UPS”, he/she can now choose UPS as a shipping method while adding a product.
ADD PRODUCT FORM:-
Now, the seller can ship products via UPS.
Shipping Label Generation
Moreover, once the order is fulfilled by the seller, he/she can now generate the shipping label from the order detail section of the app.
Seller first needs to select the method of order fulfillment as UPS and fulfill the order.
Once the order gets fulfilled, sellers can generate shipping label of the fulfilled order.
A shipping label will be printed in the form of gif.
This is all about the Shipping Label Generation through UPS Fulfilment.
Select the Usage-UPS Configuration
While configuring the UPS details, you can now choose to Send To Merchant if you want to fulfill the order and generate shipping labels on your warehouse address.
OR choose Both (Shipping+Fulfillment), if you want the sellers to manage the order fulfillment & generate shipping labels for customer’s orders.
Go to Configuration>>UPS Configuration>>Select Usage As.
Select either Send To Merchant OR Both (Shipping+Fulfillment) while configuring the UPS details.
Let’s understand both cases.
Case 1: Both (Fulfillment+Shipping) In this case, once an order is placed, the seller will be responsible to manage shipment & order fulfillment.
Case 2: Send To Merchant This is the case when the admin adds his/her own warehouse address and manage the order fulfillment & shipping label.
Once you choose this option, you will have the option to add a warehouse location.
Clicking on the button, the admin will add location.
Now, as soon as an order is placed, the seller will have the option to send the parcel to the admin for fulfillment. For this, the seller needs to visit the Order Listing section>>Select an Order>>Click View (Action). This will redirect the seller to the order detail page.
In the fulfillment detail section, the seller needs to click the “Ship To Merchant” button to send the parcel to the admin.
Choose UPS as a method of fulfillment.
Selecting the UPS shipping, the seller needs to choose a shipping method and click Agree & fulfill button.
This way, the order gets fulfilled and the product quantity will get updated at the merchant’s warehouse address.