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Connecting to Stores : WooCommerce

This article describes how to connect to WooCommerce, to enable import of orders for shipping and fulfilment, and updates of tracking detail

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Written by Nathan Huppatz
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Connecting Your WooCommerce Store

You can add any number of WooCommerce stores to your ReadyToShip account.

To connect WooCommerce you need to generate a Consumer Key anda Consumer Secret and add these to ReadytoShip.


Login to your WordPress account and go to WooCommerce ⇒ Settings.

Select the Advanced tab.

Click Rest API

Click the Add Key button.

Enter a description like "ReadyToShip".

Select a User from the list and set the Permissions to Read/Write. The key you create needs to be assigned to a user of your WordPress account. You can select any user or you can create one specifically for this purpose.
NOTE - This user should should have admin user privileges.

Click the Generate API Key button to generate your keys. Keep the WooCommerce window open - you will need to copy these values.

Return to ReadyToShip and go to Settings ⇒ Stores.

Click Add Store.

Enter the URL of your store and copy the Consumer Key and Consumer Secret that you created earlier.

If we were able to connect to your store successfully you will be taken to the next step.

Provide a descriptive name for the store or stores in the Store Description field. Each store can have a different return address which is useful if you are have multiple business names or distribution centres. You need to fill out a valid Return Addressmost carriers won’t work properly without one.

Click Save WooCommerce Store and ReadyToShip will start importing orders right away. This step can take several minutes to complete depending on how many orders are in your store.

Add Shipment Tracking Information to your Orders

If you would like to add parcel tracking information to emails, the order tracking page, and the order view page then you need to install the modules below:

This plugin adds Shipment Tracking capability to your WooCommerce orders as shown:

You have now completed adding your WooCommerce store.

You may also have to complete the Carrier Mapping step. For more information, see our guide to Carrier Mapping.

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