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FAQ

Check out our FAQs. If you don’t find an answer here, contact us.

Connection FAQ

Why after connecting my store it shows that my connection is inactive?

The connection error might be due to a few reasons:

  1. Advanced Shipment Tracking Plugin is not installed and activated on your store.
  2. You are using shared host - most shared hosts have disabled the HTTP Authorization Headerby default. To enable this option you'll need to contact your web host and make sure they are not blocking HTTP request from external websites
  3. Please also edit your .htaccess file by adding the following:
RewriteEngine onRewriteCond %{HTTP:Authorization} ^(.*)RewriteRule ^(.*) - [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%1]

Once you complete these steps, go to your TrackShip account, delete your store connection and re-connect it.

How to fix connection issue

The TrackShip connection issue can happen in 2 cases:

The first option is that your SSL certificate is not properly installed o that your WordPress URL's (WordPress > Settings > General), are HTTP and not HTTPS, Once you change the URLs to HTTPS, from the WooCommerce orders admin, mark the orders with connection issue and from the bulk actions menu, choose the Get Shipment Status and apply.

The second option is that you changed your store URL, if you did that, you should delete the store connection from your TrackShip account dashboard and connect your store to the new URL. Once you connect the new URL, from the WooCommerce orders admin, mark all the orders with connection issue and from the bulk actions menu, choose the Get Shipment Status and apply.

Tracking FAQ

What is a Shipment Tracker?

A Shipment Tracker represent One shipment with a tracking number that you send to track on TrackShip from when you ship the order until the shipment are finally delivered to the customers. if you add more then one tracking number for one order, each tracking number is a separate Shipment Tracker.

How often are shipment tracking statuses update?

Trackship checks the shipment status with the shipping provider every 2-4 hours and depending on the shipment status, for example, we check for updates more often when the shipment is Out For Delivery.

Which shipping providers (carriers) do you support?

TrackShip supports 200+ shipping providers around the world , check our shipping providers list to check if we support your carrier. If you need us to support a new carrier – please fill our suggest a new carrier request form 

Which shipment status information is displayed on WooCommerce Orders admin?

TrackShip adds a Shipment Status column that will display the shipment tracking status, last update date and estimated delivery date for every order that you shipped.

Why the shipment tracking status is not displayed for my orders?

The trigger for sends the tracking number to TrackShip is when the order status changes to Shipped (for orders that Tracking info was added.)

If you have orders that were shipped before you started using TrackShip, you can manually trigger the Get Shipment Status, check our documentation for more details

What does each delivery status mean?
  • Unknown - The Tracking # is not valid or does not match the provider or not supported
  • Pre Transit - Carrier has received request from shipper and is about to pick up the shipment.
  • In Transit - Carrier has accepted or picked up shipment from shipper. The shipment is on the way.
  • Available for Pickup - The shipment is ready to pickup.
  • Out for Delivery - Carrier is about to deliver the shipment
  • Failed Attempt - Carrier attempted to deliver but failed, and usually leaves a notice and will try to deliver the package again.
  • Cancelled - the delivery has been cancelled
  • Error - unknown delivery error
  • Return To Sender - Shipment is returned to sender 
  • Delivered - The shipment was delivered successfully

Plans FAQ

Which Payment methods do you support?

We currently only accept PayPal. TrackShip is a subscription-based service and subscription requires PayPal account, if you do not have a  PayPal, Please contact us for tracker packages that can be paid with a Credit Card.

What if I go outside of my plan's limits?

If you finished all your trackers balance before your renewal date, you can switch your plan at any time from your TrackShip account. Your renewal date will stay the same and you will be charged for the new plan on the difference in the plan for the remaining period.

Can I downgrade?

yes, you can downgrade manually, you will be moved to the new plan in the your next renewal date.

Can I cancel my subscription when I want?

Yes, you can change or cancel your plan at any time in your dashboard. Once you have canceled, you’ll still have access to your premium plan until the end of your subscription cycle.

If a shipment Tracker returns no result, does it count?

It doesn’t. When a shipment tracker is not supported by TrackShip or returned Unknown the Shipment tracker isn’t counted in your trackers balance.

What if I have multiple stores?

You can add all your stores to the same TrackShip account and you'll pay one price based on the combined monthly shipment trackers volume of the stores.

Does TrackShip charge for every API call?

No – we only charge per shipment trackers, no matter how many status events were created during its life cycle.