Shipping settings

The Ali2Woo plugin has a special setting section where you can allow to import the shipping data from AliExpress, enable to show delivery options on the website pages (product, cart, and checkout), manage shipping prices, etc.

Go to Ali2Woo -> Settings -> Shipping settings page to find all these features.

Main shipping settings

Default Shipping Country – set the default value, that will be used on the website frontend (if you turn on this behavior, see below) and in the admin panel.

Default Shipping Class – it defines the shipping class that will be set to all imported products. Make sure that you have created at least one shipping class Woocommerce.

Use Aliexpress Shipping – this checkbox enables all shipping features that go next in this article. When it’s ticked, the shipping element appears in the cart and on the checkout page.

Shipping selection type – define the view of the shipping element that appears on the product page, cart, and checkout. Two types are available: popup dialog and drop-down selection.

AliExpress shipping option text – use predefined shortcodes and combine them with plain text to build the shipping method text.

Shipping calculation – set the desired calculation type of the shipping method that should be used on the website frontend.

You have 4 choices:

Aliexpress shipping calculation type settigs

Shipping Label – set a label that you want to use with added shipping method; it’s displayed in the cart and checkout totals.

Free Shipping label – if the shipping cost of the added method is zero, you need another label set it here.

Show on Product page – allow to show the shipping element on the product page. Tick this checkbox and new features should appear below:

  • Shipping not available message – set a text that should be shown when the product is not available for shipping to the country. Predefined placeholders should help to make this text more specific.
  • Position of shipping selection on Product page – choose a right position (above or below the add2cart button) for the shipping element on the product page in your theme.

Remove items that shipping is not available – tick this flag to delete the cart items which can’t be delivered to the ship-to country. These items are not removed completely, instead, they live in the removed cart items data and “wait for” country change. If your customer chooses another country and shipping methods are available for some removed items, they will be restored.

Please deactivate this flag if those items should be ordered as usual. In this case remember: before placing such items on AliExpress, find similar products from other sellers.

Default message for items that shipping is not available – set a message for items that shipping is not available to the selected country. You can use placeholders in this field if Remove items that shipping is not available is disabled.

Default shipping cost – apply this shipping cost for items that shipping is not available. 0 means free shipping (this option is available when Remove items that shipping is not available is disabled)

Default min delivery time – Min delivery time is shown for items that shipping is not available (this option is available when Remove items that shipping is not available is disabled).

Default max delivery time – Max delivery time is shown for items that shipping is not available (this option is available when Remove items that shipping is not available is disabled).

How to handle product items with no shipping method available?

You have 3 strategies to work with such items:

  1. Remove items. Enable “Remove items that shipping is not available
    When customers reach the checkout page on your website, Ali2Woo will remove all items which are not available to deliver to selected country.
    These items are not removed completely, instead, they live in the removed cart items data and are restored automatically if your customer switch to another country to which the items are available to deliver. If you disable this feature and allow those items to be ordered normally, you need to find similar products from other sellers before fulfilling AliExpress orders.
  2. Not remove items. Disable “Remove items that shipping is not available”
    In this approach you need to define a default message for items that shipping is not available, for example: No shipping options available.
  3. Not remove items. Disable “Remove items that shipping is not available”
    Add default shipping information based on your expectations. Set a default value for Shipping cost; min delivery time and max delivery time fields that are described earlier in this article

How to set own margin above AliExpress shipping prices?

In the previous section, we have already explained one way to set a default shipping cost for the non-available shipping method. Also, we described another option that allows you to add AliExpress shipping cost above any shipping option that you added in the wocoommerce shipping settings.

However, we know that some dropshipper need more flexibility with shipping costs, therefore we have Global shipping rules future in the plugin.

Global shipping rules allow you to set your margin for shipping options imported from AliExpress, you can use several operators to configure the shipping pricing rule:

  • Multiplier – multiplies the original price by the number you set in the Multiplier field.
  • Fixed Markup – allows you to set a fixed amount that is added on top of the original shipping price.
  • Custom Price – overwrite the original shipping price with your custom price.

This entry has 6 replies

  1. Palitha Ariyarathna says:

    must be little bit slow ratio introduction to many instruction leads to confusing

    • Admin says:

      We have updated this article, let me know if it’s better now?

  2. Ives Silva says:

    Hello, shipping values ​​do not appear in the checkout area of ​​the woocommerce cart. It appears at the top as a popup link but the value does not appear in the final price or in the purchase subtotal

    • Admin says:

      Hello, thank you for your comment.
      1) You need to check you shipping settings in the plugin. Make sure the shipping calculation option is set to any value excepting “Do not calculate item shipping..”.
      2) In some themes the cart template is highly customized and doesn’t have the shipping calculator that is a default element of the Woocommmerce plugin. It allows to change an user address on the cart page.
      If you don’t have such an element, please contact your theme support and ask to restore that element. Also, if your theme don’t have support, we can fix this theme’s bug for you, it will be a custom work. Please contact our support to discuss details and get a price: https://support.ali2woo.com

  3. Guillermo Delgado says:

    Hi, how can I customize shipping company name in Aliexpress shipping text option? The fact is I don´t want the name Aliexpress appears on selection.

    • Admin says:

      Hello, thank you for your comment. You can change the shipping text in the Shipping List. Just find that method there and edit the text. For further information check out the article: https://ali2woo.com/codex/shipping-list/

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