Posti plugin for e-commerce
The Posti plugin for e-commerce platforms enables you to print parcel labels directly from the online store’s administration tool with just a couple of clicks. The plugin is free for our contract customers – you will only pay for sending items.
We have created a Posti plugin for the WooCommerce platform.
Posti plugin is suitable for your store if:
You send orders either domestic or to abroad.
You want to process orders with the e-commerce platform's tools without opening other windows or applictions.
You are Posti's contract customer.
Install the module through the administration interface of your WooCommerce store. You can install the module file through the interface by navigating to “Plugins” › “Add new”. Select “Upload Plugin”, upload the zip file into your store and click “Install Now”.
When the plugin is installed, activate it by clicking “Activate Plugin”.
Now the plugin should be displayed in the Plugins list (Plugins in the menu on the left). The plugin name is Posti Shipping plugin.
After installing the plugin, go to the menu WooCommerce -> Settings. Select the Shipping tab. You must determine the delivery zones and the delivery types used for shipments and add the API user codes you have received from Posti.
Adding user codes:
The plugin does not work without API user codes. With these codes, we identify the sender of the parcel and can invoice you correctly. In the menu on the left, select WooCommerce -> Settings. Select the Shipping tab and then the Posti Shipping tab under it. Under Environment, select Production Environment. Enter the API keys you received from Posti.
Adding delivery zones and their delivery types:
Go to the Shipping Zones tab. Add a delivery zone by clicking “Add shipping zone”. Enter a zone name, e.g. Finland. Under Zone regions, add the countries or postal code areas covered by this delivery zone, e.g. “Finland”.
Under “Shipping methods”, select “Add shipping method”. In the drop-down menu, select Posti Shipping. Click “Add shipping method”. When a new transport type has been added, select “Edit”.
Under Shipping Method Title, enter a descriptive name for the transport type, e.g. “Postal Parcel, pickup from a Parcel Locker or a pick-up-point” for a Postal Parcel. This name will be displayed to your customers. Select the corresponding parcel type under “Posti Product Type” (in the example above, this would be Postal Parcel”).
Determine the price for the transport option, e.g. EUR 3.90. This is the price that your customers will pay for transport and you can determine it freely on the basis of your business considerations. Use the “Add Shipping method” button to add other transport types and services.
If you are sending products by Cash on Delivery, add IBAN and BIC to the tab.
A maximum of 15 pick-up points are visible at the e-commerce checkout. Pick-up points will be selected for the customer according to the street address and postal code. Especially when searching for private parcel lockers, often on the premises of condominiums, the street address is an important search criterion.
The Small Parcel has weight and dimension limits. These are built-in characteristics in the plugin: the customer cannot select the Small Parcel as the delivery type if the weight of the item exceeds 2 kilograms. However, this requires that product weights have been added on product cards.
If you use Woocommerce’s Free Shipping delivery type, you cannot create address labels automatically with Posti’s plugin. If you want to always offer free delivery, you can simply set the price of Posti’s delivery type at EUR 0.
In the menu on the left, go to
WooCommerce -> Orders. You will see open orders on the list. Select the order that you want to process by clicking on the order name. If the customer has chosen Posti as the delivery type, you can see the “
Posti Shipping” box in the upper right-hand corner. Print the address label by clicking the “
Create Shipment” button. Other than this, process the order as usual. When you have packed the order, attach the parcel label you printed on the top of the parcel with adhesive tape or put it into the plastic pocket, for example. You may also order A5-size stickers from Posti's web store.
Take the parcel to Posti. You do not need to pay for the item when leaving the parcel at the Posti outlet. Instead, we will invoice you for it according to your invoicing contract. For larger item volumes, we recommend that you order Posti’s easy-to-use pickup service. You can order a single, fast pickup here. You can order the ongoing pickup service from our corporate sales service.
In the menu on the left, select Plugins -> Installed plugins -> Posti Shipping. First, click Deactivate. After this, the red text Delete will be displayed. Click delete to delete the plugin. Woocommerce asks you to confirm if you are sure you want to delete the plugin. Reply yes. The text "Posti Shipping was successfully deleted", indicates that the plugin was deleted.
Credential order for Posti Shipping plugin