The WooCommerce Royal Mail plugin is a premium shipping method that lets you calculate shipping costs using Royal Mail rates. It is an extension for WooCommerce, which is a plugin for WordPress.
The WooCommerce Royal Mail plugin can calculate rates for both worldwide and UK domestic shipping.
As the Royal Mail postal service and courier company does not provide an API, the plugin has the prices and services hardcoded. The plugin reflects the current April 2023 Retail (Not Online) Royal Mail rates (PDF). Please read the documentation for any updates.
To use the WooCommerce Royal Mail plugin, your store’s Country/State must be the United Kingdom, and the currency must be Pound sterling.
The plugin’s built-in box-packer requires that your non-virtual products have weights and dimensions set. You can find more information about adding dimensions and weights to products for shipping on the WooCommerce website.
The plugin offers a range of Royal Mail services for shipping within the UK, including Royal Mail 1st Class, Royal Mail Signed For® 1st Class, Royal Mail 2nd Class, Royal Mail Signed For® 2nd Class, Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am®, and Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm®.
For international shipping, the plugin supports Royal Mail International Standard, Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed, Royal Mail International Tracked, Royal Mail International Signed, Royal Mail International Economy, and Royal Mail Parcelforce Worldwide.
The WooCommerce Royal Mail plugin allows you to customize the names of services and add extra costs to services if required. You can also choose which Royal Mail services you want to offer customers.
Overall, the WooCommerce Royal Mail plugin provides a convenient way to offer Royal Mail shipping rates to customers in your WooCommerce store.
It streamlines the shipping process by allowing you to print shipping labels directly from your WooCommerce dashboard, saving you time and effort.