Intershipper is a web sevice that provides shipping rates for a variety of shippers, including UPS, US Postal Service, FedEx, DHL, Airborne Express, etc. You will need to sign up for an account at www.intershipper.net. Please note that while Intershipper does allow for use of multiple shippers and rates, the service does come with a cost, depending on your level of traffic.
After configuring the store to use Intershipper Shipping, click on Intershipper Settings and enter the following information:
Shippers – Select the shippers whose rates you will be offering. You will be able to selectively choose the methods and shippers used, but by removing shippers here that you do not use, it will greatly speed up the time needed to retrieve rates from Intershipper.
Services – Like the setting for shippers, this allows you to filter out shipping types that you do not use, to speed up the time needed to retrieve rates.
Account User ID – Your account name assigned by Intershipper
Account Password – Your account password assigned by Intershipper
Maximum Package Weight – The maximum weight to include in a single package for shipping. Once an order exceeds this weight, it will be split into multiple packages (of equal weight). If you are using drop-shippers, the packages will be split for each drop-shipper separately.
Units of Measurement – The weight and dimensional units to use for your store. These should match what you configured in the Main Settings and should be appropriate for your country.
Shipper’s Zip/Postal Code – The default postal code packages are being shipped from. This is required information for any country that uses postal codes.
Pickup Method – Select the type of pickup you use for shipments
Log Transactions – This will log all API transactions to and from the FedEx server to a file in the logs directory. Since this file can get really large with normal store use, this setting is typically left off unless you need to debug a shipping issue with a live store.
Debug – If this setting is turned on, the API transactions to and from the FedEx server as well as some internal shipping structures will be written out to the page during checkout. This is generally only turned on for development purposes and shouldn’t be used with a live store.
Click Save to save your settings and Cancel to return to the main Shipping Settings screen.
Intershipper Shipping Methods
This section allows you to configure which shipping rates will be available to your users. From the main shipping methods screen, a list of available methods will be displayed, for each you can select if this is a method you want to offer to customers and you can also enter the sort order to determine what order to display them in. Be sure that you have at least one shipping method turned on or your store will not be able to calculate any rates. Also make sure that any rate you wish to use has its Shipper and Service level turned on in the Intershipper Settings. Note that not all methods are available to all addresses. You can use the logging feature to see exactly what methods are being returned for a particular address.
After entering your selections for methods to use and the sort order (if any) click Update Used to save your changes.
Click Edit to modify an existing shipping method or Add Method to add a new method to the store. The following fields are available for shipping methods:
Name – The name of the shipping type that you wish to use in your store.
Code – The API code for the shipping method. This must match the shipping code used by Intershipper for the rate to work.
Priority – The sort order for the shipping method. This determines the order the shipping types will be displayed in the checkout section.
Used? – Toggles the shipping method on and off in the store.
Click Save to add or update the shipping method and Delete if you wish to remove it.