Shipping Rules

Shipping Rules are an easy way to automate almost all of the shipping process. From assigning shipping presets to setting packing slip, they can save you more time than anything else within ShippingEasy. Learn more about Shipping Rules

Step By Step Guide

Click on SETTINGS in the top right corner.

Go to Shipment Settings then "Shipping Rules."

Click Add new on the right side to create a new rule.

First, give your rule a name.

Rules consist of 2 parts: The “IF” statement, and the “THEN” statement. The “IF” statement tells ShippingEasy what to look for in orders, and the “THEN” statement tells it what to do with the order once it finds it. Click here for all the available rules for setup. 


The “IF” section is capable of identifying almost anything about an order, from destination type to the number of line items, to weight, to almost anything. Here is a complete list of possible “IF” conditions:


You can add as many conditions as you need, just keep in mind they are all “AND” statements, and not “OR” statements, so every condition listed in the “IF” section must be met for the rule to apply.

The “THEN” statement is capable of adjusting many things about the order, here is the complete list:


The most common use of rules is to assign a Shipping Preset to orders meeting a specific Condition. For instance, the below rule identifies products in the 8x8x8 Box category, ensures it consists of a single quantity single line item, and is going domestically, and then assigns the domestic priority 8x8x8 box preset to the order. View the Best of Shipping Rules.


Now all of those orders can be easily shipped from the Orders Page using the Buy Labels button without any further decisions to be made by you.

At the bottom of each rule, the radio buttons have a few options as to where to put the order:


Send to orders page: Leaves the order on the orders page.

Send to Ready to Ship page: Moves this order to the ready to ship page

Purchase and Print label (InstantLabel): This will purchase the label if a valid rate quote is retrieved for the order. Learn more about InstantLabel.

Be very careful when using this option as it will purchase labels without any human intervention. Make sure any order that gets purchased with InstantLabel will have the correct weight and packaging.

Drop Ship: Moves this order to fulfillment by Amazon if you have it set up on your account.



It would be nice to be able to re-order shipping rules by dragging and dropping, rather than using the arrow system, which is slow and tedious. All of your other features have that, this should too.


It would have also been nice to be told that the each rule BELOW will supersede the rules above it, if in conflict. One would think that the final rule applied would appear on the top. its counter intuitive.

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Hi Nicole,

Thank you for your post!

On the top of the Shipping Rule page, it states this:  "Shipping Rules will be applied in the sequence they appear below. A subsequent rule with matching conditions will override. You can move rules up and down using the arrow icons. You can define up to thirty shipping rules."

As far as dragging and dropping the rules to change the order, that's a great suggestion! 

I recommend posting your request in our Feature Request forums. Posting there puts your request in front of the Product Team and also allows you to receive an email when the enhancement has been prioritized and/or released.  
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