Shipping Package Types


Overview

A package type is the type of container or packaging that is used to hold and protect the items being shipped. There are many different types of packages that can be used for shipping, including envelopes, boxes, tubes, and padded mailers. The type of package that is used will depend on the size, shape, and weight of the items being shipped, as well as the shipping method and the desired level of protection. In Sellercloud, you can easily create and pre-define the shipping dimensions and weight of specific Package Types and assign them to your products in the product’s shipping preferences. The next time orders containing these items load into Shipbridge, the pre-selected packaging preferences will be automatically applied.


Create Package Types

You can manage your pre-set package types on the Shipping Package Types page by adding new ones, editing and deleting the existing ones. Sellercloud allows you to create new package types manually or in bulk.

Create a New Package Type Manually

To create a new package type manually, follow the steps below.

  1. Go to Settings > Shipping > Shipping Package Types.
  2. Click Add New Package Type.Add New Packaging Type
  3. Enter the package details.package details
  4. Click Save.

You can edit and delete existing package types by clicking Edit or Delete buttons.

edit and delete package types

Create New Package Types in Bulk

If you need to add several new package types, you can do it in bulk.

  1. Go to Settings > Shipping > Shipping Package Types.
  2. Click Download Template.Dowload Template
  3. Fill in the template columns:
    1. ID – leave this blank. An ID will be assigned automatically upon creation.
      You can fill this ID in for an existing package if you wish to update its values.
    2. Name – the name of the new package type (max 50 characters);
    3. Description – the package’s description (max 254 characters);
    4. Width – the width of the package in inches;
    5. Height – the height of the package in inches;
    6. Depth – the depth of the package in inches;
    7. Weight – the weight of the package in lbs.
  4. Click the Choose File button and upload the template.choose file

Set a Default Package for Products

You can set a default package type for a specific product.

  1. Go to the Catalog > Manage Catalog > select a product > Toolbox > Shipping Preferences.
  2. Click the Edit button.
  3. Select Shipping Package Type from the drop-down of the Packaging panel.
  4. Click Save.Select Shipping Package Type
To bulk-update the product’s default packaging, use the column headers ShippingPackageTypeID, MaxQtyPerShippingPackageEnabled, and MaxQtyPerShippingPackage. Make sure to use the ID of the Shipping Package, not the name.

Auto-Populate Package Dimensions in Shipbridge

Shipbridge can auto-populate the package dimensions. To enable this option, follow the steps below.

  1. In Shipbridge, go to Menu > Options > Shipping.
  2. Enable Use CWA package type dimensions where possible.
The packaging type from Sellercloud Portal must match the packaging type as it is displayed in Shipbridge (in the Package Type column) for that column to be populated automatically when the order comes in.

Overview

A package type is the type of container or packaging that is used to hold and protect the items being shipped. There are many different types of packages that can be used for shipping, including envelopes, boxes, tubes, and padded mailers. The type of package that is used will depend on the size, shape, and weight of the items being shipped, as well as the shipping method and the desired level of protection. In Sellercloud, you can easily create and pre-define the shipping dimensions and weight of specific Package Types and assign them to your products in the product’s shipping preferences. The next time orders containing these items load into Shipbridge, the pre-selected packaging preferences will be automatically applied.


Create Package Types

To Add a package type to the menu, navigate to Settings > Shipping Package Type and click Add New Packaging Type. Enter packaging details and save.

To create a default package type for shipping for a specific product, open the toolbox on the product detail page and click Shipping Preferences. Select from the package type drop-down menu.

To have the package dimensions auto populate in ShipBridge, open ShipBridge and navigate Menu > Options > Shipping. Enable setting Use CWA package type dimensions where possible.

Please Note: The packaging type entered must match exactly the packaging type as it displays in ShipBridge (in the Package Type column) in order for that column to be populated automatically when the order comes in.

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