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Machool shipping rate plugins

How does it work?

Be accurate with the market and avoid common flat rates!
You can display real-time shipping rates to customers in your WooCommerce or Shopify store at checkout.
Enable the couriers you want to use, connect your store and install the plugin. Within a few clicks, you will be able to provide the lowest standard and expedited shipping rates you can get on Machool in real time.
According to Shopify, their hosted stores overcharge for shipping 80% of the time. Showing real-time shipping rates is a way to boost your business and to be accurate with the market.
According to the couriers enabled in your account, you will be able to provide your best standard and expedited shipping rates in real time.

Why use Machool Live Checkout Shipping rates?

  • Show real-time, accurate rate quotes to your customers
  • Protect your margins by quoting accurately
  • Customize your rates by dollar amount or percentage
  • Boost conversion rates
  • Easy to use, quick setup with no modifications required

 

How to activate the plugin

1. Install the plugin out of WordPress registry and activate it: Machool plugin for WooCommerce

 

2. Make sure your store is connected to Machool and click on the “folder +” icon.

Woocommerce Plugin icon - English

 

3. Generate an API key.

Woocommerce Plugin modal - English

Woocommerce Plugin modal API key - English

 

4. Paste and save the key in WooCommerce > Settings > Shipping > Shipping with Machool.

Woocommerce Plugin setting - English

 

Set up your shipping zones and rates

Go to WooCommerce > Shipping > Shipping zones and customize your rates according to your shipping areas and additional costs.

Woocommerce Plugin Shipping zone - English

 

Edit your shipping details.

Woocommerce Plugin Shipping zone 02 - English

 

What your customer will see at checkout

The options selected in your shipping zone settings will be visible at checkout. You can choose to display, both standard and expedited or only one of those options.

Woocommerce Checkout page - English

 

What you will see in Machool

When a customer has paid for one of the Machool shipping rates, this will be displayed on the e-commerce page with an icon showing which service was selected, as well as the amount paid for shipping:

Orders page - English

 

What you should know

Define your product details

Our plugin requires accurate dimensions and weight to be able to provide a cost estimate.

Woocommerce Product page - English

 

Check your store address

Make sure your store address in WooCommerce > Settings > General matches the address you are shipping from in Machool to offer accurate rates.

Shipping address - English

 

Check your enabled providers

The rates displayed at checkout are those you would get on Machool, taking into account the weight and the dimensions of the items based on the product descriptions in the WooCommerce administration page. 

The rates displayed in WooCommerce come from the providers you have enabled on the Manage > Providers page:

Providers page - English

How to activate the plugin

1. Once your store is connected to Machool, click on the “folder +” icon.

Shopify Plugin icon - English

 

2. Select the service options to be displayed at checkout (Standard, Expedited or both) and adjust your rates as required. Save these settings and your store is ready to go!

Shopify Plugin modal - English

 

What you will see in Machool

When a customer has paid for one of the Machool shipping rates, this will be displayed on the e-commerce page with an icon showing which service was selected, as well as the amount paid for shipping:

Orders page - English

 

What you should know

This plugin requires Carrier Calculated Shipping to be enabled for your store.

There are three ways to do this:

  • Change your Shopify plan to annual billing (cheapest and easiest option)
  • Contact Shopify support and request the carrier calculated shipping add-on (this costs USD$20 per month)
  • Upgrade to the Advanced Shopify plan (or higher).

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