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How to: Integrate Navigator SAP I-Connect with ShippingEasy

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iConnect Shipping works with ShippingEasy to allow for shipping from FedEx, UPS, and Endicia account.

When an SAP document is ready to ship, you'll push the document details to ShippingEasy where the document will be displayed as an unshipped order. After processing each shipment, shipping labels are printed either from the Web Service portal or SAP itself, allowing you to complete the shipment from start to finish. You can view tracking numbers, tracking status, and shipping costs directly in the SAP marketing documents.

Getting Started:­ iConnect Prerequisites

In order to use iConnect with ShippingEasy, make sure that you've completed the following:

  1. iAbol and ShippingEasy accounts have been requested, set-up and configured.
  2. iConnect web service has been installed on the server.
  3. iConnecterp.com shipping settings have been configured.
  4. esuiteerp.com tenant has been created.
  5. User has iConnectship.com username and password for test and production (Only if shipping from webservice).
  6. B1 I­Connect Add-on installed on SAP client (Only if Shipping from SAP).

How to: Set up a ShippingEasy account and API access

Follow these steps to set up a ShippingEasy account.

  1. Navigate to www.shippingEasy.com. If you do not already have a ShippingEasy account, create one now. Find instructions in our step by step guide.
  2. Once you have registered your account, you will see an Account Setup Progress bar. Click the (2) link to Connect stores & download orders.
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  3. This will navigate you to the INTEGRATION page. From the Platform drop down menu, select Navigator SAP I-Connect.

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  4. Enter your Store URL.
  5. Click the blue Save button.

How to: Configure Shipping settings in iConnecterp

Once you've set up your ShippingEasy account, you're ready to configure shipping settings in iConnecterp.

  1. Log into iConnecterp by navigating to http://iconnecterp.com.
  2. At the login, type in your Username for the tenant you wish to connect to (test or production). Enter your Password and click the Login button.
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  3. From the left hand navigation menu, click on Shipping. Choose ShippingEasy.
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  4. Click on Settings then select Add New Record.
  5. Give it a Name.

    NOTE: obtain the API Store Name within ShippingEasy.

    1. Click on Settings and then Account Details.
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  6. Enter the API Store.

    NOTE: obtain the API Store within ShippingEasy.

    1. Within ShippingEasy, navigate to the SETTINGS tab and click on the STORES & ORDERS page under the INTEGRATION section.
    2. Copy the Store API Key and enter it into the API Store field in the iConnect settings.
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  7. Enter the API Key and API Secret.

    NOTE: obtain the API Key and API Secret within ShippingEasy.

    1. Within ShippingEasy, navigate to the SETTINGS tab and click on API CREDENTIALS
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    2. Enter the API Key and API Secret into iConnect.
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  8. Configure the ShippingEasy Settings page. iconnect_add_new_record.PNG
    • Mark the checkbox to the far right as Default.
    • If desired, check the box to Save Cost to SAP Document.
    • If shipping from delivery, check the box Create Invoice if shipping from Delivery. This will create the invoice when the delivery is completed and ShippingEasy processed the shipment with the carrier.
  9. Save settings by clicking the Save button.

How to: Configure settings within ShippingEasy

ShippingEasy gives you the shipping advantage with a suite of set-it and forget-it features.

Start by configuring these essential settings:

For greater automation, we recommend that you set up the following before shipping:

How to: Ship with ShippingEasy 

Now that you've configured your accounts, you're ready to start shipping!

  1. When an order, delivery or invoice is ready to ship, use the drop down in the user-defined field in the document and change it to Ready. Update the document.
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  2. You can sync orders to ShippingEasy two different ways:

    In iConnect: click on the Sync Stores.

    In ShippingEasy: click ORDERS from the top navigation bar. Then click Sync (under the Create Shipments button).

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  3. In ShippingEasy, go to the ORDERS page to find the orders that have synced from SAP. Open orders can be in the form of SAP Sales Orders, Deliveries or Invoices.
  4. Select the orders you want to ship. Follow our step by step guide to create a shipment.
  5. Once you've created a shipment, the order(s) will be on the READY TO SHIP page. Follow our step by step guide to select a carrier and service.
  6. After purchasing the label, you're ready to print it!

    If you configured ConnectEasy already: the label will print directly to your selected printer. Learn more about configuring ConnectEasy.

    If you do not have an integrated printer: the label will be waiting on the READY TO PRINT page. Learn more about printing labels.

  7. Put the label on the box and prepare the shipment for carrier pickup.

 

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