WooCommerce stores are free to create because both WordPress and the WooCommerce plugin are free. You may, however, need to spend a bit of money on things like web hosting.
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Simple and intuitive
Installation and configuration of WooCommerce is straightforward and intuitive. You can get set up with your first product in under an hour.
WooCommerce is in the business of providing a solution that works out of the box for most types of online stores. Whether you’re selling clothes, subscriptions or downloads, WooCommerce supports them all.
How WooCommerce integrates with uAfrica
*If WooCommerce is your primary channel
Order is placed on the WooCommerce store. Customer pays for order and shipping*.
Order pulls through to WooCommerce Admin and payment from sale is captured.
Order pulls through to the uAfrica dashboard.
Confirm shipping details
Select courier quote
Fulfill the order
Order is updated as completed.
Inventory is updated (Unlike Shopify, we do not submit tracking information to WooCommerce)
Courier collects and delivers parcel.
Print automated waybill
Collection request is sent to courier (and parcel is collected)
Tracking updates are emailed to customers
Parcel is delivered by courier
Order is updated as delivered.
Good to know:
*The amount that your customer pays for shipping at checkout must be precalculated, since the rates on uAfrica only get calculated after the order has been placed.
If you would like to set up these rates that your customers see at checkout, you can set it up on your WooCommerce admin.
Real-time shipping rates for the customer at check-out are not supported by this integration.
uAfrica Shipping Zones are not supported on WooCommerce.
If your WooCommerce store is your secondary channel, uAfrica will capture the order and that order will be recreated on your primary channel. No further actions will occur.
If WooCommerce is your primary channel, you can set up a secondary channel to push your products to.