Woocommerce Shipping Post NL
PostNL is a premium shipping method which lets you calculate shipping using their rates. This plugin has the PostNL prices and services inside.PostNL can calculate rates worldwide, or NL domestic.
Calculate shipping rates, using the PostNL shipping company. This plugin has the PostNL prices and services included within it’s code. PostNL can calculate rates worldwide, or domestic to the Netherlands. If you’re shipping from the Netherlands, or within the Netherlands, PostNL is a standard by which shipping is held within the Netherlands.
Advanced Box Packing
The PostNL extension for WooCommerce can calculate shipping rates on a per-item basis, or use our advanced 3D box packing technology to calculate a suitable rate for a given box size, for your parcels.
Upload the plugin folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory.
Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
Thats it – you can now configure the plugin.
Once the plugin has been activated, go to WooCommerce > Settings > Shipping Methods.
The method will be listed at the top of the screen, underneath the tabs. Click on ‘PostNL’.
You can now configure the method.
Enable/Disable– Choose whether to enable the shipping method or not.
Method Title – Name the shipping method. This will be visibile by customers.
Method Availability – This setting lets you narrow down the countries which can get quotes. Leave set to All Countries to have it available for all customers.
Debug Mode – Enable debug mode to show debugging information on your cart/checkout.
Rates and Services – These settings control the services and rates you offer customers.
Parcel Packing Method – See below.
Offer Rates – Choose to return all rates (user will get the choice) or just return a single rate.
Services – Here you can rename, and re-order, PostNL shipping rates.
Parcel Packing Method
There are 2 packing methods with PostNL; each affects the parcels you send to the plugin for a quote.
Each item in your cart (non virtual) will be sent to the plugin individially. Quotes for all items will be combined for the final cost.
Pack into boxes
Items will be packed into pre-defined boxes and sent to the plugin for a quote. We recommend this option. See box-packing below for more information on this.
The box packer included with this shipping method lets you group items into packages with height, width, length and max-weight provided by PostNL. The packing is mainly volume based, but does also consider item sizes too.
How the calculation works
The packer does the following:
Finds boxes which fit the items being packed (uses H x W x D).
Packs all fitting items into boxes (using volume).
The largest box which fits 100% of items is used *or* use the highest % packed box, and then pass unpacked items back (and repeat the process)
Unpackable items are packed alone, using the item dimensions.
All packed boxes are returned.
Customers will get quotes (after inputting their address) from two places;
The cart page – by using the shipping calculator
The checkout page – by filling in the shipping and billing forms
Rates can be selected by customers as normal.
No rates returned/no rates available
Enable debug mode to see debugging information on the cart page. This will often reveal the problem.
Check your products have sizes and weights set – without this the calculation cannot be performed.