LTL Freight Quotes

XPO Logistics Edition for WooCommerce

The XPO LTL Freight Quotes plugin retrieves your negotiated LTL freight rates, takes action on them according to the plugin settings, and displays the results as shipping options in the WooCommerce cart and checkout page. XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO) is a leading global provider of transportation and logistics solutions. The application retrieves your negotiated XPO LTL freight rates, takes action on them according to the application settings, and displays the result as shipping charges in the Shopify checkout process. If you don’t have an XPO Logistics account, use its Open New Account form to begin the process.

Basic Plan

Live negotiated carrier rates returned to the checkout process.

Supported origins: United States.

Supported destinations: Canada, United States.

Customize the text used to label quotes displayed to shoppers.

Elect to display the carrier’s transit time with the rate estimate.

Option to always include the residential delivery fee.

Compatible with the Residential Address Detection plugin which automatically includes the residential address delivery fee when the Ship To address is a residence.

Option to always include the lift gate delivery fee.

Additional options for lift gate delivery are enabled with the installation of the Residential Address Detection plugin.

Assign products a freight class, weight and optionally dimensions.

Identify one warehouse and multiple drop ship locations.

Embed a handling charge in the displayed rates to recover the cost of packaging materials or other shipping related expenses.

Dynamic presentation of parcel and LTL freight rates with the installation of compatible apps from Eniture Technology.

Standard Plan

Everything in the Basic Plan, plus…

Define multiple warehouses.

The warehouse closest to the shopper is used as the shipment origin to keep shipping costs low and delivery times fast.

Support for products that ship as hazardous material.

Specify an order cut off time and have it reflected in the estimated delivery date.

Extend estimated delivery dates to account for lead times in manufacturing and/or fulfillment.

Identify the days of the week you ship orders and have it reflected in the estimated delivery date.

Advanced Plan

Everything in the Standard Plan, plus…

Offer in-store pick up based on the shopper’s ZIP code or distance to the warehouse.

Offer local delivery based on the shopper’s ZIP code or distance to the warehouse.

Identify a charge for local delivery.

Support for products that can be nested when shipped, such as garbage cans. The freight class for nested products is identified using the built in freight class calculator.

Hold At Terminal – Offer an option to have the order held at the local delivery terminal which will be cheaper for customers who would otherwise pay for lift gate delivery and/or residential delivery.

Current version: 1.2.1

Requirements

WooCommerce 3.0 or newer.

A XPO Logistics account.

Your username and password to XPO Logistic’s online shipping system.

FAQ’S

How do I get a XPO Logistics account number?

Check your phone book for local listings or click here to access their new account request form.

Where do I find my XPO Logistics username and password?

Contact XPO Logistics’ customer service or the XPO Logistics account manager assigned to your account.

Why are the shipment charges I received on the invoice from XPO Logistics different than what was quoted by the plugin?

Common reasons include a difference in the quoted versus billed shipment parameters (weight, dimensions, freight class), or additional services (such as residential delivery) were required. Compare the details of the invoice to the shipping settings on the products included in the shipment. Consider making changes as needed. Remember that the weight of the packing materials is included in the billable weight for the shipment. If you are unable to reconcile the differences call XPO Logistics’ customer service for assistance.

Why do I sometimes get a message that a shipping rate estimate couldn’t be provided?

There are several possibilities:

The most common reason is that one or more of the products in the shopping cart did not have its shipment parameters (weight, dimensions, freight class) adequately populated. Check the settings for the products on the order and make corrections as necessary.

The city entered for the shipping address may not be valid for the postal code entered. A valid City+State+Postal Code combination is required to retrieve a rate estimate and Shopify does not perform this level of address validation. Contact us by phone (404-369-0680) or email (support@eniture.com) to inquire about solutions to this problem.

Your shipment exceeded constraining parameters of XPO Logistics’ web service.

The XPO Logistics web service isn’t operational.

Your XPO Logistics account has been suspended or cancelled.

There is an issue with the Eniture Technology servers.

Your subscription to the application has expired because payment could not be processed.

There is an issue with the server that hosts your web site.

How do I determine the freight class for my product(s)?

The easiest thing to do is to contact your XPO Logistics representative and ask for assistance. However, the official source is the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) directory maintained by the National Motor Freight Transportation Agency (NMFTA.org). You can purchase a hard copy of the directory or obtain an online subscription to it from their web site.

How does the density calculator work?

The density calculator will calculate a freight class by performing a calculation using the product weight and dimensions as inputs. In most cases the returned freight class will match the product’s (commodity’s) freight class as recorded in the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) directory. However, this is not always true and in the event there are differences, the freight class recorded in the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) directory takes precedence. An incorrectly identified freight class can result in unexpected shipping charges and even fees. You are solely responsible for accurately identifying the correct freight class for your products. If you need help doing this, contact your XPO Logistics representative for assistance.

Installation & User’s Guide

If you are taking advantage of a trial subscription, the plugin will stop working when the trial period ends. Be sure to read the Manage Your License section to learn how to upgrade your subscription.

Overview

Setting up the plugin consists of the following steps:

1. Download the Installation File

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Select a subscription package. You will be presented with a registration form. The email address and password you enter will serve as your credentials to eniture.com. Use these to gain access to your customer dashboard where you can download the plugin installation file, manage your licenses and update your payment information. When you download the plugin installation file, be sure to save it to a familiar location. You will need to navigate to the file during the installation process.

Note: If you obtained the plugin installation file from the WordPress Plugin Directory, you still need to select a subscription package and complete the registration form.

2. Install the Plugin Application File

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Login to the WordPress dashboard as the website administrator.

In the left sidebar, hover your mouse over the Plugins menu to display the sub-menu options.

Select Add New from the sub-menu options. The Add Plugins page will load.

At the top of the Add Plugins page, click on the Upload Plugin button.

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Controls will appear in the middle of page that will allow you to chose and install the plugin application. Choose the Choose File button, navigate to the location where you saved the installation file and select it.

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Click the Install Now button.

WordPress will display information about the installation progress at the bottom of the page. The plugin has been installed once the message Plugin installed successfully is displayed.

3. Activate the Plugin

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Once the plugin has been installed, it must be activated. If you are still on the same page that you were on at the end of Step 2, you can click the Activate Plugin link on the bottom of the page.