Setting Up Your Shipping Model
Before configuring your datafeed you must complete your shipping profile. Navigate to your shipping profile by clicking “Shipping Profile” on the left hand navigation of your “Store Dashboard” under “Settings”.
Page One: Profile Type
The four steps of page one are defined below:
Step 1: Selecting a Shipping Profile Type
Step 2: Setting Shipping Service Options
Step 3: Setting Shipping Lead Times
Step 4: Setting Regional and Destination Restrictions
i. Selecting a Shipping Profile Type
Pricefalls provides five shipping profile types:
Shipping Carrier Rates
By Order Total
Shipping Cost In Datafeed
The first step in setting up your Shipping Model is selecting a Shipping Profile.
Important Note: You can map the “Shipping Type” label to a column in your datafeed to override your shipping profile settings for products that have irregular shipping costs. This can be used for any of the five shipping profile types. To indicate that you would like to use the shipping price in your datafeed for any product, add the value ‘datafeed’ in the override column of the row associated with that product. Include the correct shipping price in the Shipping Price column for the row. By doing so, you are telling the system to use the shipping price indicated in the datafeed for the product, instead of using your shipping profile. You can also enter ‘Free’ to apply free shipping to any product. Leaving the row’s override column blank will indicate to use the shipping profile.
1. Shipping Carrier Rates (Your FedEx, UPS, or USPS Rates)
This shipping profile calculates your shipping cost by connecting directly to your carrier’s API. All products must include a shipping weight in your datafeed. We also recommend including dimensions to accurately calculate the shipping costs. If this option is selected, the Shipping Rates step will prompt you to enter your API Access Keys. Links are provided in the next step to help you find this information.
You will then “Choose the corresponding Shipping Carrier Services” and “Provide the Zip Code your Items Ship From”. Additionally, if your products ship from different warehouses, you can include a column in your datafeed that contains the corresponding zip code. Please note, you can only have one zip code per item.
2. Per Item/Weight-based (Based on Item Count or Weight)
This option allows you to set a principle amount per order, plus an additional cost per- pound or per-item. After selecting ‘Per Item/Weight-based’, select the appropriate ‘Per- Item Pricing Model’.
The next step will allow you to set principle amounts and additional costs based on your selected service options and shipping destinations.
Example (per weight):
Important Note: Shipping weights must be provided in pounds as a floating point number (eg. ‘10’). Dimensions must be provided in inches as floating point numbers, and must use ‘L:W:H’ formatting (e.g. ‘15:10:10’).
Selecting this option will allow you to set a shipping price by total order value.
4. Shipping Cost in Datafeed or Single Listing (Specified per Item)
Selecting this option will pull shipping costs on a per item basis from the values provided in your datafeed. If you have multiple shipping speeds available you will have the ability to select the associated shipping price columns when you configure your datafeed.
5. FREE Shipping on all Products
Selecting this option will apply free shipping to all items.
ii. Setting Shipping Service Options
The next step is to select which shipping services your organization offers (at least one must be selected). Pricefalls allows for the following shipping speeds:
Standard (3 - 7 Business Days)*
Expedited (1 - 4 Business Days)
Two-Day (2 Business Days Contiguous US only)
One-Day (1 Business Day Contiguous US only)
iii. Setting Shipping Lead Time
The Shipping Lead time is the number of business days it takes to ship an order once it is placed by a customer. This doesn't include the transit time - it is only reflective of the time it takes you to process, pack, and ship. When we present expected delivery time on our details page, the Shipping Lead Time is added to the estimated ship time for the shipping service selected in the previous step. Days where your store does not have business hours are accounted for in the shipping lead time.
This Lead Time will represent all of your listed products, unless you set a different time in the manual or bulk listing processes. You can set a column your datafeed that has each individual products lead time and this will override the Shipping Profile Lead Time.
iv. Setting Regional and Destination Restrictions
Here you can select restrictions on customer shipping addresses. You can indicate either yes or no on the following types of addresses:
- Accept buyers from outside the contiguous US (include AK, HI, PR)
- Accept buyers with APO/FPO/DPO addresses
- Accept buyers who elect to ship to PO Boxes
Pricefalls will display your preferences during checkout.
After all selections on this page are complete click "Continue"
Page Two: Shipping Rates
On this page you will set your shipping rates based on the Shipping Model that was chosen in step one.
If you elected to use the following Profile Types, you will skip this step.
- “Shipping Cost in Datafeed or Single Listing”
- “FREE Shipping on all Products”
i. Carrier API Settings
If UPS is selected as the carrier you must have your UPS API credentials handy on this step. Refer to information provided within “i. Selecting a Shipping Profile Type”, “1. Shipping Carrier Rates (Your FedEx, UPS, or USPS Rates)” to complete this step.
If your items ship from multiple warehouses, select:
By doing so, you are indicating that you will include the shipping origin zip-code within the “Override for Shipping Source” column label of your datafeed.
ii. Per Item or Weight Based Settings
Please utilize the on screen instructions as well as the examples provided within “i. Selecting a Shipping Profile Type”, “2. Per Item/Weight-based (Based on Item Count or Weight)” to complete this step.
After you’ve entered the required information click "Continue"
Page Three: Summary
i. Review and Confirm
Here you will confirm all of the information provided on the previous steps.
Once all of the information is confirmed check: “My Shipping Rates are accurate”, and click continue.