This Canada Post Shipping Plugin for WP e-Commerce provides integration with Canada Post and your website enabled by WP e-Commerce.
is able to provide live shipping rates directly to your customers in their
shopping cart and at checkout. Also, it provides up-to-date package information
from Canada Post’s Parcel Tracking service. This plugin is fully bilingual in English and Français (French) and is compatible with WPML, a multilingual
plugin for WordPress. It can be used to ship with in Canada as well as
Parcel Tracking Service
Package Tracking is available when you enter the PIN (Parcel Identification Number) or Tracking Number into the customers order details.
This plugin will automatically look up the most recent and up to date event information available for your order from Canada Post, when you view the order. You can set an automatic email notification to be sent to your customer when the package is mailed or delivered. The tracking information can be set to allow your customer to receive up to date information on their order either as an email notification and/or at your customer order page.
Live Shipping Rates in the Shopping Cart
This shipping plugin uses the product’s weight and
dimensions to calculate the most accurate shipping rates. For the rates to work, product weight is required but product dimensions are optional. The shipping cost can
be calculated with boxes, if configured. If desired there is the option to add a
mark-up rate to shipping charges.
You are able to choose which services from Canada Post you
want to offer your customer (ie. Regular mail, Xpresspost, Expedited,
etc). There is also an option available
to add additional handling time if needed. The shipping charges will be
calculated and displayed using current and live rates directly from Canada Post.
An additional feature gives you the option to set up Lettermail;
which gives you the ability you to set a flat rate for regular post items that
are small enough to be delivered with Canada Post Lettermail within Canada or the
US. In addition
this feature can be set for flat rate shipping for sales or promotions.
Multilingual / Bilingual English and Français (French)
Shipping rates and information from Canada Post can be shown in English or Français (French). This is set by your WordPress installation or WPML language selection. The plugin includes a language file for French (fr_FR), which provides full French translation for all admin screens and labels. Note: Support communication and documentation is currently only in English.
Canada Post Services Available
Domestic (within Canada)
Lettermail Canada (Flat Rates Feature)
Lettermail USA (Flat Rates Feature)
Expedited Parcel USA
Priority Worldwide Envelope USA
Priority Worldwide pak USA
Priority Worldwide Parcel USA
Small Packet USA Air
Tracked Packet – USA
Priority Worldwide Envelope Int’l
Priority Worldwide pak Int’l
Priority Worldwide parcel Int’l
Small Packet International Air
Small Packet International Surface
Tracked Packet – International
Summary of Features
Live accurate shipping rates directly in
WP eCommerce shopping cart and checkout page
Shopping cart rate requests are cached
Parcel Tracking: Updates your order with Parcel
Tracking details when a PIN/Tracking number is added
Ability to add a markup/margin to shipping rates
Uses Canada Post’s new Web Services (Not
SellOnline) for speed and stability
Ability to use Shipment Boxes in rates
Lettermail service that can be set as a
flat-rate for smaller items or promotions
Bilingual option in English and French (Translation-ready
with Language files (.po/.mo))
Requires a Canada Post Account/Venture One and API Access
(free) – You can simply sign-up online at Canada Post Developer Program
Wordpress 3.0 + with WP e-Commerce 3.8 +
PHP cURL enabled (with outgoing Firewall
configured if required)
Canada Post Account with API Access (free)
(enabled by default in most PHP setups)
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