Activating Australia Post eParcel Fulfilment

From Spiffy Stores Knowledge Base

Jump to: navigation, search

Before you activate the Australia Post eParcel fulfilment service, please ensure that you have your eParcel Account Number, API Key and API Secret. The step-by-step instructions on how to get your API Key and API Secret are documented in the article Using Australia Post eParcel.

Click Activate and enter all the details, then tick the option to make this fulfilment service the default service for your store, if necessary. You should do this if you are using eParcel to ship the majority, if not all, your store's items.

Contents

Configuring eParcel

If you've provided the correct API credentials, then your eParcel fulfilment service should be active and ready for configuration.

There are three steps that must be done to correctly configure your eParcel service.

  • Confirm your Pickup address
  • Select and map shipping rates
  • Select label printing options

Configure Store Pickup Address

Your eParcel account address is provided and is used as the default pickup address for your store. Please update this as necessary to ensure that the address is correct.

Assign Shipping Rates

There may be a number of different shipping services that can be used by your eParcel account. You need to assign these to the list of shipping rates that you have defined in the Shipping & handling section of your Toolbox.

You may not want to use eParcel for all of your shipping rates. For example, if you have defined a local Pickup shipping rate to allow customers to pickup goods from your store, then you would select the Do not use eParcel option for this shipping rate.

You can use the assignments to select different eParcel services for different shipping rates. For example, you may offer free shipping, so you may want to map that shipping rate to the Parcel Post rate for eParcel. For customers who choose to pay extra, you may have defined another shipping rate to offer express post shipping, and you would map this rate to the Express Post rate for eParcel.

If you use the Australia Post shipping rate calculator, then you will only have one shipping rate defined, but the customer may be offered a range of shipping rates to choose from. In this case, you will need to select Ask at fulfilment time as the eParcel option. If you do this, then you will be shown a set of eParcel rates to choose from when you ship the item when you process the order.

The range of eParcel rate options shown will depend upon the rates that apply to your eParcel account.

Configure Label Printing Options

You can configure the way that the labels for the Parcel Post and Express Post services are printed.

For both services, you can choose the layout of the labels.

The valid options for Parcel Post are

  • A4-1pp (1 label per page)
  • A4-4pp (4 labels per page)
  • A6-1pp (1 label per page)

The valid options for Express Post are

  • A4-1pp (1 label per page)
  • A4-3pp (3 labels per page)
  • A4-4pp (4 labels per page)
  • A6-1pp (1 label per page)

If you are using pre-printed stationary from Australia Post, then the Branded option should not be ticked. Select this option only if you are printing on blank stationary and want the Australia Post branding to be printed.

Finally, you can specify an print offset for the top and left edges, in case you need to adjust the position of the printed label for your printer.

Further Reference