January 21, 2020: UPS is offering free plug-ins to make UPS tools available directly to shippers within four popular e-commerce platforms - WooCommerce, PrestaShop, OpenCart, and Magento.
This offering is part of the recently announced UPS® Digital Access Program, which natively integrates UPS’s services into popular e-commerce platforms and provides highly competitive shipping rates to users. By offering these plug-ins, UPS helps merchants quickly and easily open a UPS account and manage multiple aspects of shipping and fulfillment inside their existing e-commerce platform.
Meanwhile, UPS will announce its 2019 fourth-quarter results on January 30, 2020.
“As the retail industry rapidly transforms, UPS continues to find new ways to make its industry-leading services more accessible,” said Kevin Warren, UPS chief marketing officer. “With UPS’s Digital Access Program, we are leveling the e-commerce playing field for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) worldwide, allowing them to offer many of the same services offered by the world’s largest brands.”
The UPS e-commerce software plug-ins allow merchants with UPS accounts to access their negotiated rates and easily integrate a wide range of UPS delivery services into their favourite platform. Additionally, SMBs can open a UPS account within the plug-ins and get access to discounts of up to 55 percent off daily rates.
The features of the plug-ins include - label printing within the e-commerce platforms, including for multi-order batches; full control over shipping rates displayed to e-shoppers; presentation of accurate, scheduled delivery times to e-shoppers during checkout; and access to the real-time tracking information.