There are one of 3 reasons you are reading this article. The most likely reason you are reading this article is that you own an eCommerce website in Ireland, and you’re sick of the manual process of getting your shipping labels printed for your eCommerce orders. Every day when you get orders, you have to extract a CSV, or manually enter the details into the An Post website, or DPD, or any number of potential carriers. Worse still, you might just print out the address label, and go to your local Post Office, and pay for them there and then.
The other reason you might be reading this article is you may be a developer trying to figure out how we created our integration. If that is the case, I’m more than happy to have a chat with you. If you email me via email@example.com, we’ll arrange a Zoom call and I can run through it with you. The last reason you’re reading this, is you’ve seen it on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook, and you’re being a bit inquisitive about the whole process without having a use case. In that case, welcome!!
So what have we done, and how did we do it? In brief, we have created our own shipping application which plugs in to your WooCommerce site, and syncs the orders every 15 minutes. When you change the order from “In Processing” to “Completed”, our application gets an update, and we then submit the shipping details of your orders to An Post (as well as other shippers, but today is about An Post).
An Post then generates a label, and tracking details for each order and we then send the tracking details back to WooCommerce. This step of the process really helps from a customer engagement perspective, as your customers can proactively check their own tracking details on your website. An Post also handle the returns process and labels.
Depending on the volume of items you sell every day or every week, you may have to drop your items off at a local post office, or you might be able to arrange collection. This is something you would have to discuss with An Post.
So, if you’ve made it down this far, the chances are you’re likely interested in finding out more. If you submit the form below, we can arrange a call with you tomorrow to scope out the opportunity, and what the costings might be for the platform. We are a digital agency, so we can also help with any eCommerce issues you have, or optimisations you may want. If you have any other questions, you can also email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.