Managing United States Postal Service (USPS) Shipping
This user guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to integrate your website with United States Postal Service (USPS) shipping and manage its services through the admin area of your website. By following these instructions, you can set up USPS shipping, configure various settings, and provide efficient shipping options for your customers.
Step 1: Installing USPS Shipping Module
1. Log in to the admin area of your website using your credentials.
2. Once logged in, go to the App Shop or Store tabs, where you can find different modules and extensions.
3. Perform a quick search for the "United States Postal Service (USPS) shipping module version 1.0.1" and select it.
4. Click on the "Install" button to begin the installation process. Follow any on-screen prompts or instructions to complete the installation successfully.
Step 2: Configuring USPS Shipping Settings
1. After successful installation, go to the Modules, Shipping, and Online tabs to access the USPS Shipping module.
2. Locate the "United States Postal Service" module and click on the "Edit" button to access its settings.
3. In the "Restrictions" section, customize USPS Shipping to suit your specific needs. You can restrict USPS shipping to specific customer groups, countries, and website pages. Enable tracking to provide better shipment visibility to your customers. Define the shipping module name for both the backend and frontend in your desired language.
4. Move to the "Settings" section to configure USPS Shipping options:
- Check the box to enable USPS shipping for your website.
- Provide the required USPS user id and password in the appropriate fields.
- Select the test or production server to use. Note that USPS accounts should use the production server for live operations.
- Set the handling fee and assign taxes on the shipping fee by choosing from the drop-down list.
- Apply USPS shipping to All World, USA, or EU zones based on your shipping requirements.
- Manage delivery dates and ownership settings for better control over shipments. Choose between "Use default" and "Use ownership" options for preferred delivery date rules. Check the box next to the preferred day(s) of the week to disable them if necessary.
- To control the order in which shipping options are displayed during checkout, enter a value in the corresponding field. Lower values prioritize USPS Shipping over other shipping methods.
- Display Options for USPS Shipping: Select USPS display weight or transit time options based on your preferences.
- Try Domestic and International USPS Shipping Methods: Select domestic services such as First Class, Priority Mail, and Priority Mail Express, as well as international services such as Priority Mail Express International and Priority Mail International.
Congratulations! You have now successfully integrated USPS shipping services with your website and customized its settings to meet your specific needs.
For any additional assistance or support, please refer to the documentation provided with the USPS Shipping module.