To use this extension you will need to have a Fastway Account ( You will need to request a Fastway ZA API key ) all rates provided from the API are for the Fastway Prepaid labels only. This does not include the Flat Rate pricing.
To use the Fastway Shipping Extension you need to select your Franchise Company in the admin area.
The plugin offers three Services that Fastway provide and you will need to set up your plugin with the correct account type.
Choose user type: Frequent / Normal / *Others
*Others enables you to apply your own shipping rate to a label.
To view the rates that Fastway ZA offers please visit here: https://www.fastway.co.za/pricing/our-rates
- This plugin offers a number of shipping methods for Domestic shipping.
- You can choose specific shipping Services’s to display at the checkout.
- You can create Custom boxes to suit the size of your products.
- Using your custom box, you can define the number of items you would like to pack into the custom box by setting up a maximum weight.
- You can add a handling fee.
- Set a fallback rate, if the Fastway APi ever goes down, your customers will always be presented with a price.
- You can re-name the shipping service title’s to suit your Website.
- The product dimensions and weight will be used to pack your items into your Custom Boxes or the pre-defined boxes, once a box has reached it’s full capacity (using the dimensions and weight of your
products), another box will be added. A Box Packaging Algorithm.
- You can set up as many Customised Boxes as you need to. There is no limit.
- You can ship with Weight Only- Regular sized items are grouped and quoted by weight only: Product dimensions are still taken into consideration. Not recommended if your products have irregular dimensions or have very large dimensions where dimensional weight will be used to determine the shipping price.
- We have added a new feature to our WooCommerce shipping extensions, called ‘Order Limit’.We have allowed you to set up a dollar ( ORDER ) amount in the admin area of our extension. When the dollar ( ORDER ) amount is reached in the cart, the ‘Free Shipping’ feature will be available for your customers.
Need to generate a Fastway Shipping Label?
Please take a look at our WooCommerce Fastway AU and ZA label plugin.
Select an ORIGIN FRANCHISE at the product level
If you are selling products for different vendors or you have multiple warehouses, you can select a origin franchise at the product level.
To access this setting:
Go into the Product > Shipping > Pick Franchise
Extensions tested on a Single Site Installation, multisite installations not recommended.
The box packer is volume based. This will in most cases provide good results, but will never be as accurate as a real person packing a box (see BIN Packing Problem) therefore it is important you understand that packing results are as accurate as they can be and any anomalies should be accepted.)
Pattie (verified user) –
Thank you ExtensionWorks, this was just what l was looking for. I am using the Fastway South Africa shipping plugin only at the moment, l will be purchasing the Fastway South Africa label plugin as well, your plugins are very reliable and all my questions to support were thoroughly diagnosed and answered professionally.
Wiehan (verified user) –
I have been using the WooCommerce Fastway South Africa plugin for 3 years and it has performed as it should, the team at ExtensionWorks keep the plugin up to date with the updates for WooCommerce. Great plugin. 🙂
Letitia (verified user) –
The plugin worked like a treat. Great plugin for providing my Fastway rates onto my website. Thank you very much.