How do I set up Rated Shipping?

Courier Based Shipping or Rated Shipping allows DS to display real-time shipping rates to your customers and donors from your preferred shipper.  The result is accurate shipping prices added to each DS order based on the location of your organization, your customer's shipping address, and the weight of items to be shipped.

If you would like to use Rated Shipping, there are some things you need to set up with your shipper(s).  You will be setting up an API account with your courier(s) and supplying us with the connection information so that DonorShops can request shipping options and prices when the site visitor places their order on your site.   

Here is the information you will need to provide us with:

 

For CanadaPost:

- customer_number
- api username
- api password

Start Herehttp://www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/personal/support/helpcentre/commercial_services/developer_program/api_keys.jsf


For UPS:

- api access key
- api username
- api password
Start Herehttps://www.ups.com/upsdeveloperkit


For USPS:

- api username
- api password
Start Herehttps://secure.shippingapis.com/registration/


USPS Advanced Settings Options

In Advanced Settings you can place a list of the USPS services you want enabled by listing the desired values in the USPS Services field with a comma (,) between each value.  Example:  EXPRESS, MEDIA, PRIORITY

List of available shipping services with USPS is:

  • DOMESTIC OPTIONS:
    Express Mail
    Express Mail Hold For Pickup
    Express Mail Flat Rate Boxes
    Express Mail Flat Rate Boxes Hold For Pickup
    Express Mail Flat Rate Envelope
    Express Mail Flat Rate Envelope Hold For Pickup
    Express Mail Legal Flat Rate Envelope
    Express Mail Legal Flat Rate Envelope Hold For Pickup
    Express Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope
    Express Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope Hold For Pickup
    Priority Mail
    Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box

    INTERNATIONAL CLASSIDS:
    USPS GXG Envelopes
    Priority Mail Express International
    Priority Mail Express International Flat Rate Boxes
    Priority Mail International
    Priority Mail International Large Flat Rate Box
    Priority Mail International Medium Flat Rate Box
    Priority Mail International Small Flat Rate Box
    Priority Mail International DVD Flat Rate priced box
    Priority Mail International Large Video Flat Rate priced box
    First-Class Package International Service

    USPS Designations for these:
    FIRST CLASS, FIRST CLASS COMMERCIAL, FIRST CLASS HFP COMMERCIAL, PRIORITY, PRIORITY COMMERCIAL, PRIORITY CPP, PRIORITY HFP COMMERCIAL, PRIORITY HFP CPP, EXPRESS, EXPRESS COMMERCIAL, EXPRESS CPP, EXPRESS SH, EXPRESS SH COMMERCIAL, EXPRESS HFP, EXPRESS HFP COMMERCIAL, EXPRESS HFP CPP, STANDARD POST, MEDIA, LIBRARY, ONLINE, PLUS, LETTER, FLAT, PARCEL, POSTCARD, PACKAGE SERVICE

    Contact USPS for more information on any of these options. 


For Fedex:

- api key
- api password
- api account number
- api meter
Start Herehttps://www.fedex.com/login/web/jsp/contactInfo1.jsp?locale=us_en&TARGET=HTTPS%3A%2F%2Fwww.fedex.com%2Flogin%2Fredirect%3FTARGET%3DHTTPS%253A%252F%252Fwww.fedex.com%252Fwpor%252Fweb%252Fjsp%252Fdrclinks.jsp%253Flinks%253Dindex.html

IMPORTANT:  

  1. You will need to assign a weight to ALL items you are shipping in DonorShops - i.e.; all variants for all products where shipping is set to Yes
  2. You will also need to supply us with your complete mailing address.
  3. Email your complete mailing address and the required courier information at theteam@donorshops.com