What We’ll Cover
- Setting up a Warehouse
- Setting Up a Shipping Method
- Suggested Reading
The Warehouses page is where you configure the warehouses from where your orders will be fulfilled. You can add as many warehouses as you need to fulfil your orders. If you are doing fulfillment in-house and with a 3PL Logistics Provider, then you need to set up a different warehouse for each.
Within each warehouse setup is where you add shipping methods based on per pound or fixed rate, variable shipping table, or 3PL calculations.
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In Corporate Office, navigate to: Inventory > Warehouses.
Search bar - Search for configured warehouses.
+ New Warehouse - Click to add a new warehouse. Navigates you to the Edit Warehouse page.
Warehouses list - Sorts your configured warehouses in a table that can be filtered with the search bar above.
Edit/Delete - Click the Edit button to navigate the Edit Warehouses page to make any adjustments to your warehouse. The Delete button will remove the warehouse when clicked.
Edit Warehouses Page
Save Changes - Save the configuration and add the warehouse. You will be navigated back to the Warehouses page; your warehouse will be sorted in the Warehouses list.
Cancel - Close the Edit Warehouses page without saving.
Warehouse Name - Assign a name to your warehouse.
Country - Select the country your warehouse resides.
Logistics Provider (3PL) - Select a logistics provider from the list if you have any configured. Contact DirectScale support for help in setting up 3PLs
3PL Setting - Type the 3PL setting provided by your contracted logistics provider.
Warehouse Address - Enter the physical address for the warehouse. If you are fulfilling orders in-house you don’t need to fill this out. Typically, this is the address for the fulfillment center of your 3PL.
Import/Export Address - Enter the addresses for the fulfillment center in charge of imported and exporting items to/from other countries, if applicable.
Add Ship Method - Click to configure a shipping method for the warehouse. Opens the Shipping Method pop-up window.
Shipping Method list - Displays the configured shipping methods.
Edit/Remove - Click the Edit button to open the Shipping Method pop-up window configurations.
Shipping Method Pop-up Window
Name - Assign a name for the shipping method (e.g. Next Day, Expedited, etc).
Regions - Select the regions for where this shipping method will be used. For more information on Regions, see: Administration Tutorial > Regions.
Stores - Select the stores for where this shipping method will be used. For more information on Stores, see: Inventory Tutorial > Manage Stores.
Price (USD) - Enter a price that will be charged based on the Shipping Cost selection (i.e. PerPound, Fixed).
Shipping Cost - Select where the shipping will be charged:
- PerPound - Price charged based on shipping weight.
- FixedCost - Fixed Price for every shipment.
- Table - Variable cost based on shipping table. See: Setting up a Shipping Table below.
- LogisticsProvider - Shipping cost calculations handled by 3PL.
3PL Code - Enter the code provided by your logistics provider.
Save Method - Save and add the shipping method to the warehouse.
Setting up a Warehouse
Click the + New Warehouse button to open the Edit Warehouses page. Enter a name for the warehouse in the Warehouses Name field. Select a country from the list.
Select a Logistics Provider and enter a 3PL Setting, if applicable.
Enter the warehouse’s physical address.
Click the Save Changes button, then you’ll need to setup a shipping method.
Step-by-step guide: How to Add a New Warehouse
Editing/Deleting a Warehouse
Step-by-step guide: How to Edit a Warehouse
Step-by-step guide: How to Delete a Warehouse
Setting Up a Shipping Method
In the Edit Warehouses page, click the Add Ship Method button to open the Shipping Method pop-up window.
Enter a name for the shipping method in the Name field. Select the Region(s) and Store(s).
Assign a Price (USD), if using FixedCost or PerPound Shipping Cost calculation options and leave blank for Table and Logistic Provider options.
If using a 3PL, enter the code provided in the 3PL Code field.
Step-by-step guide: How to Add Shipping Methods
Setting Up a Shipping Table
In the Shipping Method pop-up window, you can select Table to offer a variable rate based on the item’s weight and dimensions (for example: an item weighing 0-3 lbs having a different rate then one weighing 3-5 lbs).
You set up the table after saving the method. Click the Edit Table button in the Shipping Method List.
You will be navigated to the Edit Table - Table Shipping page.
Click the + Add Item button to open the Edit Shipping Details pop-up window where you can enter the State, shipping Amount, Weight, and Length, Width, and Height.
Click Save Changes to add the entry. Each entry should have a different Amount and dimensions in order to represent a variable rate.
Important: If you add a shipping table, but don’t enter any values the shipping service will return a $0.00 shipping cost when a customer creates an order. If you’d like to display an error message instead, navigate to: Administration > Advanced Settings > Shipping.
Select the Show Error When Table Has No Entries checkbox and click Save Changes.
The page will autosave with every entry you add. Click the Edit button for each entry to edit the details, if needed.
Click the Remove button to delete the entry. The Shipping Chart Entry pop-up window will open requesting confirmation for the deletion. Click Delete Entry to confirm.
Modifying/Deleting a Shipping Method
Step-by-step guide: How to Modify a Shipping Method
Step-by-step guide: How to Delete a Shipping Method
- How to Add a New Warehouse
- How to Edit a Warehouse
- How to Delete a Warehouse
- How to Add Shipping Methods
- How to Modify a Shipping Method
- How to Delete a Shipping Method