UPS estimated delivery date in WooCommerce – how to add to ecommerce with plugin – Octolize

UPS estimated delivery date
Author Bartosz Gajewski
Updated:
2019-06-17
Reading time:
2 minutes read

Visible estimated delivery time is a great User Experience addition to every WooCommerce based store. With UPS WooCommerce Live Rates and Access Points PRO plugin, you can show clients estimated delivery time based on information from UPS API.

UPS WooCommerce Live Rates and Access Points PRO gives you control over UPS Live Rates and option to add Access Points service in your store. You can also add commission, automatic box packing and UPS estimated delivery time. This plugin is a new, upgraded version of the free plugin that has more than 9,000 active installations.

UPS WooCommerce Live Rates and Access Points PRO $69

Offer UPS Access Points support and live shipping rates in WooCommerce.

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9,000+ Active Installations
Last Updated: 2022-10-03
Works with WooCommerce 6.6 - 7.0.x

To add UPS estimated delivery in WooCommerce you have to configure the plugin with your UPS account. Check out our article on how to get UPS access key and configure WooCommerce UPS integration.

UPS estimated delivery date configuration with plugin

To add UPS estimated delivery date go to WooCommerce→Settings→Shipping and choose the UPS shipping method in which you want to add that information for customers. In Estimated Delivery field choose one from the plugin options. You can set Show estimated time in transit to display estimated delivery time in the number of days. Another option is to set Show estimated delivery date to display estimated delivery as an expected date.

Estimated delivery UPS options

Information about delivery time is based on information from UPS API and vary depending on the delivery method.

Adjust estimated delivery calculation

All the information about the estimated delivery date is based on information from UPS API. But with our plugin, you can adjust them to the way your store works. Here are the available options:

UPS WooCommerce dates & time settings

Lead Time allows you to set how many days are required to prepare an order for shipment. The delivery date or time will be calculated based on that information. This will make estimated delivery calculation much more accurate and adapted to the functioning of your shop.

Another great feature is Cutoff Time. It allows you to set on what time you stop preparing orders. After that hour, the plugin will automatically add one day to estimated delivery. Please have in mind that it will work only when Lead Time is set as 0.

Maximum Time in Transit won’t affect the estimated delivery calculation, but could limit the available services. With that option you can set a maximum number of days that goods can be in transit. UPS WooCommerce plugin will show only those UPS shipping services that will fit into that time. This feature will be especially useful for perishable goods.

Blackout Lead Days

What if you are not shipping every day? It’s a very important information that should affect the estimated delivery date. With our plugin you can exclude certain days of the week from it. Choose the days of the week on which you do not send parcels in the multi-select box. All the selected days will be excluded from the delivery estimation.

Blackout Lead Days

Summary

In this article, I showed you how to add UPS estimated delivery date in WooCommerce. As you can see, it can be really simple. All you need is a UPS WooCommerce Live Rates and Access Points PRO plugin!

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Bill
Bill
1 year ago

Does this work with WooCommerce and Ship Station?

I assume it would show regular rates imported from the UPS API but then I would actually just end up paying less with Ship Station negotiated rates when I create my label.

I am really almost only interested in this plugin for showing estimated delivery dates for buyers on my site.

Thank you!

Łukasz Spryszak
Łukasz Spryszak
Reply to  Bill
1 year ago

Hi Bill, many our customers are using our UPS live rates plugin in combination with Ship Station to generate the shipping labels, some of them prefer using the UPS Marketplace and we haven’t been notified about any issues between these 3rd party solutions.

Bill
Bill
Reply to  Łukasz Spryszak
1 year ago

Thank you but I’m on your demo site and I’m trying to figure out how this would work.

The rates I get through Ship Station that are much lower than what a standard UPS API pulls in. I understand I can set a discount % but it’s a global discount and that won’t work.

UPS Ground to California for example is $9 in Ship Station and $11.60 from the API. I could set a 20% discount and come close.

UPS 1-Day is $41 in Ship Station and $92 from the API. That global 20% discount would not come close at all to the $41 rate.

Any chance I can just use my own rate table (like I have been) and just show the estimated delivery date?

Thank you!

Łukasz Spryszak
Łukasz Spryszak
Reply to  Bill
1 year ago

Hi Bill, are the negotiated rates applied to the UPS account you’ve entered the credentials for and enabled in the plugin settings? Such difference between rates is quite puzzling and usually is a result of the negotiated rates not being activated.

Bill
Bill
Reply to  Łukasz Spryszak
1 year ago

When you use Ship Station, Ship Works, Easy Post, or other services like this, you get THEIR negotiated rates. Their rates are based on all of their users combined so they are a lot lower than I could ever get directly with UPS.

My UPS account is through Ship Station and they don’t give you a login for the UPS site so I can’t get an API key that matches their rates.

I had to just create a separate UPS account with regular rates to get an API key for your plugin.

There are plugins that pull in live rates for Ship Station without using a UPS API key so I know it’s possible but none of them show the expected delivery date.

Łukasz Spryszak
Łukasz Spryszak
Reply to  Bill
1 year ago

Thank you Bill for bringing this to our attention. It sounds like a really useful feature to implement. We’ll definitely take its implementation into consideration during the next features scheduling.

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