Fastway Shipping Marketplace Add-On will fetch the shipping charges that are applicable to products in an order and display the shipping methods.
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Note - This module is an add-on of Webkul's Marketplace Module. To use this module, you must have purchased and installed Multi Vendor Marketplace first.
Fastway's approach to courier services is unique. It's courier franchisees are owner-operators and offer a cost effective, reliable courier service, backed up by the latest computer technology and internet parcel track and trace facilities, making Fastway Couriers the ideal choice for businesses, large or small. Fastway provides shipping within only 4 countries - New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, and South Africa.
The Fastway shipping module will fetch the shipping charges that are applicable to products in an order and display the shipping methods applicable to the customer on the checkout page. You can check Fastway Shipping Pricing and Rates.
Note - The module works for shipping the products within the domestic region only and not the international region. For example; within Australia to Australia. The shipping rates are calculated according to seller’s Regional Franchise, products weight, and the Zip Code of the Domestic buyer.
Use Case of Fastway Shipping Marketplace Add-On -
Integrating this module into your website will allow the marketplace sellers to use the Fastway shipping service for shipping their products. This module will calculate the shipping cost that is applicable for shipping the product to the customer. The sellers will be able to provide Fastway shipping service to their customers within the domestic regions only. For example: Within New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, and South Africa only.
A free Fastway Account is required. Once logged in, click on "Get API Key" at the top of the page, then fill out the information to register and obtain your key.
Here admin can manage all the setting for Fastway Shipping method. You can receive API Key using this link
To get the Fastway API key follow the below steps –
1. Open this link.
2. Then click on the Get API key option.
3. After clicking on the Get API key, a page will open where you need to fill in the appropriate information and click the "Get API Key" button.
After clicking the Get API Key you will see a success message and will receive the API key that you can use.
Features of Fastway Shipping Marketplace Add-On -
- The admin can Enable/Disable the module.The admin will be able to enter the Fastway API key.
- The admin will be able to set the Fastway Shipping method name that will be visible to the customers at the front-end.
- The sellers can add Invoice & Packing slip address, VAT, TAX information.
- The sellers can print the Invoice of each Individual Order.
- The sellers can print the Invoice and Shipping Slips.
- Ability to download the Invoice and Shipping Slips easily.
Workflow of Fastway Shipping Marketplace Add-On -
After the successful installation of the module, the admin needs to configure the module for use on his website. Navigate through Stores> Configuration > Sales>Shipping Method > Webkul Marketplace Fastway. Here the admin will - enable the module, select the sandbox mode as yes/no as per your requirement, set the title for the shipping method that will be visible on the checkout page. Now enter the API key received after registering at the Fastway website, select the weight unit as - pound or kilograms and select your default origin country and set the default regional franchisee. You can also select to ship to specific countries only or select the applicable countries to ship to. Lastly, you will be able to enter the error message that is displayed if the method is not applicable. After making the configuration settings, save the settings by tapping the save button.
The sellers have to make some configuration settings under their account menu to use the Fastway shipping. The sellers will go to their account menu option "Fastway Shipping Manager". Here the sellers will select their origin country, the origin country's regional franchisee and click the save button to save the setting. Sellers can also save their Invoice and Packing Slip Address/VAT/Tax Information by navigating to their account menu option - Manage Print PDF Header Info. This information will be visible on the shipping and packaging slips.
Now, when the customer adds the seller's product into the cart and goes for the checkout, the customer can see the available list of shipping methods available from the Fastway for the shipment with the pricing for each method. Now the buyer will select one of the methods as per his requirement and click next. On the order review page, the customer will be able to see the shipping method that he selected and then he can proceed to the next step for making the payment.
Note - For the sellers to manage their orders, the admin must have set the option "Allow Sellers To Manage Orders" to "Yes" in the admin back-end settings else the sellers will not be able to manage their orders on their own.
Lastly, after the customer has placed the order the seller can easily manage the order by going to his account menu option - My Orders. Here the seller will open the order by tapping the - View Order option. Now the seller can generate the invoice, enter the tracking number, and then generate shipment(Slips) for the ordered product. Now, the seller will paste the shipment(Slips) on the received order and send it to the local Fastway franchisee for shipping the product to the customer.
Benefits of Fastway Shipping Marketplace Add-On -
Admin Benefits - The admin will be able to add the Fastway shipping method to his webshop and can provide his customers the Fastway shipping method to ship the products
Seller Benefits - The sellers can provide the same shipping method for shipping their products to their customers, who can select a method from a list of shipping methods(with the applicable fee for each method).
Customers Benefits - Customers can use the most widely used Fastway shipping method for getting their products shipped with the best domestic courier service.
Release NotesBack to top
- Compatible with Open Source (CE) : 2.1
- Stability: Stable Build
+ Calculate Shipping Cost According to Fastway Shipping.
+ Admin can enable and disable the Module.
+ Shipping Rate depends on Seller's Regional Franchise and Product weight.