Table of Contents


Background
First Things First
The Process
    Installing the ShipWorks Plugin
    Adding Your WooCommerce Store to ShipWorks
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Background

ShipWorks connects to your WooCommerce account through a third party plugin. You can download your orders and easily create shipping labels, invoices and packing lists. ShipWorks can help manage your customers, send emails and update the online status of your orders.


You can successfully connect your WooCommerce store with ShipWorks using a plug-in that connects via WordPress. Just think of the plug-in as a bridge, connecting ShipWorks with your WooCommerce store. This plug-in was created by AdvancedCreation it is available for download here. (Please be sure to review AdvancedCreations terms and conditions.) 

This article will guide you through the steps to connect your WooCommerce store to the ShipWorks Software.


First Things First

You will also need to have a few things available before proceeding:

1.  Download and save the AdvancedCreation plugin. (We will show you how in just a moment)

2.  Have your WordPress login username and password.

3.  Have ShipWorks installed and be logged into ShipWorks as an administrator.


The Process

Installing the ShipWorks WP Plugin on Your WordPress Site

1.  Go to AdvancedCreations and click on the Download button to download the WordPress plugin.



Be sure to save the file to a location that you can easily access.  You will need to locate the file again in just a moment.


2. Log on to your WordPress admin dashboard.



2.  In your WordPress dashboard, click on the Plugins link in the left hand menu.



3.  Then, click on Add New.



4.  Next, click on the Upload link at the top of the page.  Click Choose File.  Then, navigate to the plugin that you downloaded in the previous steps and click Open.





5.  Click the Install Now button.



6.  Once the plugin is installed, click on the Ativate Plugin link.



7.  Once the plugin is activated, click on the ShipWorks WP link in the left menu.



8.  Now, you will need to create the username and password you will use when connecting your store to ShipWorks.  Enter a username and password and click the Create button.  



9.  Lastly, make note of the URL.  You will need this URL when connecting to the ShipWorks software.

Note:  If you have an SSL secure certificate installed for your site, you will use the SSL Generic URL.  If you do not, use the Generic URL.



You are now ready to connect your store to ShipWorks.


Adding Your WooCommerce Store to ShipWorks


1.  Launch the ShipWorks application and log in as an a user with administrator rights.


2.  In ShipWorks, click on the Manage tab.  Then, click on the Stores button.



3.  On the Manage Stores screen, click on the Add Store button.



4.  From the What platform do you sell on? menu, select WooCommerce from the drop-down menu.  Then, click Next.




5. Enter the ShipWorks Username from WooCommerce into the Username field in ShipWorks, the ShipWorks Password into the Password field and the URL Generic Module into the Module URL field.


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Great! You are connected.  Now, you will need to fill out a few more screens.


7.  On the Store Information screen, enter your Store Name: and Address:.  Then, click Next.



8.  Enter the additional Contact Information: for your store.  Then, click Next.

Note: This information is optional.



9.  Select how much order history you would like to download into ShipWorks during your initial download.  The default is to download 30 Days of order history into ShipWorks.  You can modify this by clicking on the Edit link.

 

 


10.  Verify that the settings for  When the shipment is processed: are correct.  Typically, you would leave the checkbox for Update my online orders with the shipment details checked.

 


 

11.  Click Next and then Finish.  Then, click Close.

 

Your WooCommerce orders will begin to download into ShipWorks automatically. 


Still Need Help?

Please feel free to reach out to one of our awesome Customer Care Representatives in St. Louis.  We are happy to help.