bpost shipping

Description

Bpost Shipping Manager is a service offered by bpost, allowing your customer to choose their preferred delivery method when ordering in your Woocommerce webshop.

The following delivery methods are currently supported:

  • Delivery at home or at the office.
  • Delivery in a pick-up point or postal office.
  • Delivery in a parcel locker.
  • Delivery in one of the shop points.

The plugin offers following advantages:

  • Provide access to a wide choice of delivery methods
  • Offer value added services (insurance, notification)
  • No manual input/input document (csv/xml/…) required
  • Configurable delivery costs, based on promotion rules of Woocommerce
  • Labels generated by bpack in different formats compliant to industry standards
  • Electronic data exchange for 100% data quality
  • No validation requirements. Print & ship!

Real time interfacing with your bpost shipping manager account means that your shop orders are automatically added to the bpost portal.

No more hassle and 100% transparent!

Get more informations on bpost Shipping Manager
http://bpost.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/158702

Prerequisite

You need a bpost Shipping Manager active account.
More info to suscribe this service here: http://www.bpost.be/site/fr/business/send_post/parcels/shippingmanager.html

Please be sure you defined a valid default sender address in the Shipping Manager backend; as well as prices for each weight range, for each shipping method.
Check also the other Shipping Manager backend prerequisites detailed in https://bpost.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/4000070401-prerequisites-configuration-default-sender-address-and-price-range-configuration

For any other question, do not hesitate to access bpost online support pages at https://bpost.freshdesk.com/solution/folders/4000015009

Features

Based on the bpost Shipping Manager account settings :

  • display allowed delivery methods
  • enables bpost only for countries allowed in bpost Shipping Manager backend
  • takes into account shipping costs, per country, per weight
  • takes into account error, confirm and cancel pages
  • creates orders in bpost Shipping Manager backend once orders are finalized in the shop
  • adds custom fields “phone” and “email” address fields to be filled in within the bpost Shipping Manager if delivery address chosen in the shop is different than the billing address
  • plugin is trilingual: fr_FR, nl_Nl and en_EN

Usage notice

bpost shipping is not allowed and will display an error message:

  • if total weight of the order is above 30 kgs or the equivalent in OZ
  • if cash on delivery payment mode is selected

bpost shipping supports:

  • free shipping coupons from standard Woocommerce feature – NOT requiring that “Free delivery” method is active!
  • free shipping for some shopping cart amount AND/OR some countries (to be defined in bpost shipping settings in Woocommerce) – in this case, shipping costs defined in bpost Shipping Manager backend are overriden

bpost shipping does NOT take into account the Woocommerce “shipping classes”, nor the VAT/taxes configured to apply on the shipping costs.
Indeed: shipping costs are always “VAT 21% inclusive” in bpost Shipping Manager backend.

bpost shipping costs depending on the parcels weight are managed through the values defined in bpost Shipping Manager backend, and all prices are (belgian) taxes included.

Compatibility

bpost shipping plugin is compatible with Woocommerce as from 2.4.8 up to 3.3

bpost shipping plugin requires PHP 5.3 or higher

bpost shipping plugin has been tested and is compatible with the following extensions:

  • Ogone Payment Gateway for WooCommerce http://www.woothemes.com/products/ogone/
  • WooCommerce PostNL Parcelware https://wordpress.org/plugins/woocommerce-postnl-parcelware/
  • UPS WooCommerce Shipping Method Plugin https://wordpress.org/plugins/ups-woocommerce-shipping-method/
  • WPML Multilingual CMS – 3.1.5 https://wpml.org/
  • WPML String Translation – 2.0 https://wpml.org/
  • WPML Translation Management – 1.9 https://wpml.org/
  • WPML Media – 2.1 https://wpml.org/

Screenshots

  • bpost shipping manager Woocommerce plugin configuration
  • bpost delivery method on end user side
  • bpost shipping manager loaded
  • Woocommerce order list
  • Woocommerce order details

Installation

  1. Create and configure a bpost shipping manager account (https://www.bpost.be/site/fr/applications/portal/discover.html)
  2. Upload the plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Define your shipping methods under the Woocommerce settings tab
  5. Configure your bpost shipping settings under the Woocommerce shipping > bpost shipping tab

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Create and configure a bpost shipping manager account (https://www.bpost.be/site/fr/applications/portal/discover.html)
  2. Upload the plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Define your shipping methods under the Woocommerce settings tab
  5. Configure your bpost shipping settings under the Woocommerce shipping > bpost shipping tab

Reviews

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Contributors & Developers

“bpost shipping” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Translate “bpost shipping” into your language.

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Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

2.2.9

Release date: 2018-02-20

  • Confirm compatibility with WordPress 4.9
  • Fix deprecated message from WooCommerce 3.0

2.2.8

Release date: 2017-07-06

  • Add compatibility with plugin WooCommerce PDF Invoices & Packing Slips Professional
  • Cache calls to API
  • Some delivery methods displayed during free shipping
  • Improve compatibility with WooCommerce 3.x

2.2.7

Release date: 2017-04-27

  • Update readme file

2.2.6

Release date: 2017-03-06

  • Update readme file

2.2.4

Release date: 2017-02-27

  • Update readme file

2.2.3

Release date: 2016-12-27

  • Up compatibility to WP 4.7
  • Don’t show button “print bpost label” for non-bpost orders
  • Update API library to solve a error 500

2.2.1

Release date: 2016-11-07

  • Up compatibility to WP 4.6

2.2.0

Release date: 2016-11-07

  • Use “Shipping zones” feature of WooCommerce 2.6
  • Many labels are printable on a page
  • Display “free shipping available” when it’s available

2.1.0

Release date: 2016-08-09

  • Use Geo6 map for bpost points
  • Add bpost logo in transporters list
  • Save the state/county/province
  • bpost status are displayed in admin (and refreshable)

2.0.4

Release date: 2016-08-08

  • Update bpost API library

2.0.3

Release date: 2016-08-05

  • Translations were not loaded

2.0.2

Release date: 2016-08-04

  • Show under the free shipping table if amounts include, or not, VAT
  • The bpost cost estimation was sometimes based on prices without VAT

2.0.1

Release date: 2016-07-25

  • Complete some translations
  • Remove empty shipping info on order confirmation page
  • Remove a “strict standard issue”

2.0.0

Release date: 2016-06-21

  • Labels management
    • Printing from orders view, or from order page
    • Configuration (return label, format, cache, …)
  • Map location of the shipping address (using Google map)
  • HTML design on the admin page
  • Stability:
    • Improvement of code coverage
    • Functional tests
  • Review of translations EN/FR/NL

1.2.16

Release date: 2016-06-09

  • Avoid a second loading of plugins.php file

1.2.15

Release date: 2016-06-06

  • Enable plugin to work on multi-site WooCommerce installation
  • Change bpost label used on Cart & Checkout forms

1.2.14

Release date: 2016-05-03

  • Prefixing of all functions to avoid conflicts with others plugins

1.2.13

Release date: 2016-04-27

  • SHM pop-in is now compatible with plugins and themes which integrate their own jQuery library

1.2.12

Release date: 2016-04-21

  • Add dutch and french translations
  • Perform readability in the admin (country names, debug mode)

1.2.11

Release date: 2016-04-18

  • SHM pop-in is now compatible with several loads of jQuery versions

1.2.10

Release date: 2016-04-01

  • Force the SHM popup on mobile devices
  • Checkbox Ship to a different address? was automatically selected on the checkout page when getting back from SHM

1.2.9

Release date: 2016-03-25

  • Perform the free shipping calculation
  • Invalid JS cache between releases
  • Send a weight to the SHM, even if the total weight is null

1.2.7

Release date: 2016-03-23

  • Add compatibility with WooCommerce older than 2.4.0

1.2.6

Release date: 2016-03-21

  • Add compatibility of zip codes with all countries
  • Better relation for the status of plugin with WordPress

1.2.5

Release date: 2016-03-18

  • Perform the coupon calculation

1.2.4

Release date: 2016-03-15

  • Fix: The final shipping price was not always overridden in payment page

1.2.3

Release date: 2016-03-09

  • Feat: Adapt totals calculation updated in WooCommerce 2.5.2

1.2.2

Release date: 2016-03-03

  • Feat: Update error messages in admin
  • Doc: Clean up and rationalize changelog

1.2.1

Release date: 2016-02-25

  • Fix: When bpost was the single delivery method, the SHM did not open
  • Feat: Add compatibility with Notio theme

1.2.0

Release date: 2016-02-24

  • Feat: No more virtual pages to load the SHM popup to limit interferences with other plugins and actions happening at the end of the ordering process

1.1.2

Release date: 2016-02-19

  • Feat: Use the total cost value sent back by SHM to include options extra costs (like Saturday delivery) to the total delivery cost

1.1.1

Release date: 2016-02-08

  • Fix: Catch API exceptions
  • Fix: On the SHM, an error 1211 was generated because of float precision
  • Feat: Adapt to WooCommerce 2.5.2 because the VAT calculation changed
  • Feat: Update README with new free shipping improvements (1.1.0)

1.1.0

Release date: 2016-02-03

  • Feature: Improved Free Shipping settings options. Define easily cart amounts per country to offer free shipping.

1.0.5

Release date: 2015-11-27

  • Initial release