General plugin settings
For the plugin to work, you must first download the plugin and activate it. If you have any problems with this, you can contact us and we will help you. After the plugin is activated, it is necessary to set the basic settings.
In the navigation, go to WooCommerce > Settings and select the WooSter tab. Within the WooSter tab, select the “GLS Labels” subtab. All general settings for the plugin will be displayed.
|Client ID||9-digit number of your company. Example: 492111111|
|Login E-mail||The email address that you use to login to your MyGLS account.|
|Login Password||The password that you use to log in to your MyGLS account.|
|Sender Name||Name of the company that is sending packages.|
|Contact Name||Name and last name of the contact person.|
|Contact Email||Company email for GLS or clients to contact.|
|Contact Phone||Company phone for GLS or clients to contact.|
|Pickup Street||Pickup street without number where GLS picks up the packages.|
|Pickup House Number||Pickup house number.|
|Pickup Zip Code||Pickup zipcode.|
|Pickup City||Name of the town or village.|
|Country||Country of the company with GLS contract. Options are: Slovenia, Croatia, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia|
|Require customer phone||GLS absolutely needs the customer’s phone number to create labels. Therefore, in the background, our plugin will change the setting to make the phone number mandatory at checkout.|
In the plugin settings, you will find settings for GLS services. You can enable or disable the available services. For each service, you can also decide whether it will be checked by default. This means that it will always be ticked before you create a label. We recommend ticking the ones you use the most.
Some services are not compatible with each other. In this case, our program will notify you of an error in red. For example. You cannot use T10 and T12 together because it makes no sense. Either delivery by 10:00 or delivery by 12:00 can be used. But they don’t work together.
When the package is delivered to the parcel shop, it is not possible to select any other service.
Parcel Shop Settings
If you want to use the parcel shop selection at checkout, you will need to turn on this functionality. The next important setting is to enter the Google API key. This key is free for up to $200 per month, which is more than enough for most online merchants.
Make sure to enable the feature on shipping methods:
In the settings, you can also define the text that will be displayed:
- A4 Format – 4×1 – 4 full-width labels are printed on A4 format
- A4 Format – 2×2 – 4 stickers are printed in A4 format. Each is A6 in size.
- A6 Format – GLS Connect
- Thermo – For thermal printers that print on a roll
Automatic deletion of bulk printing labels
Every time you choose bulk printing, a file with all the stickers will be created on your hosting. After some time, it can happen that quite a few of these files accumulate, so it is recommended to delete them periodically.
Default message for the SMS service (SM1)
In the textarea field, you can set what kind of SMS the customer will receive if the SM1 service is selected. You can use variables in the message that will be automatically replaced:
- #ParcelNr# – Parcel number
- #COD# – COD value
- #PickupDate# – Pickup date
- #From_Name# – Sender Name
- #ClientRef# – Order Number
When the order changes to the “completed” status, the customer receives an email. You can easily add text with a tracking number to this email. Simply enter the text and enter #ParcelNr# instead of the tracking number. If you don’t want this feature, just leave the field empty.
Bulk Label Generation
To create bulk labels for multiple orders at once, simply visit the order list view and filter them if you need to filter. You will probably only want to print those orders that are in the “in progress” status. This depends on your workflow.
If you want me to show more than 20 orders on this screen, you have the “Screen Options” tab in the upper right corner.
Single Label Generation
You can create an individual label for each order. You can also create multiple labels for each order. Before creating, you can choose different services, cash on delivery price, and a number of packets for each order.