Previous Selection | FAQs

ShippingEasy remembers the carrier, service, weight, and packaging type that you use for every order that you ship. As new orders - with the same list of products - pull into your account, ShippingEasy will automatically default to the previous shipment selections that you made.

By automatically assigning your previous selections to new orders, ShippingEasy is also able to provide rate quotes on the ORDERS page so that in an instant, you can buy and print those labels. No set up required!

How Previous Selections Work

For each order that you ship, ShippingEasy will remember the carrier, service, weight, and packaging type so that when another order with the same product SKUs and quantities arrives, ShippingEasy will automatically default to the previous shipment selections that you made.

Note

Previous Selections do not apply to Amazon Seller Fulfilled Prime orders because Amazon controls the list of valid carriers and services on a per-order basis.

How can I Enable or Disable Previous Selections?

Enabling and disabling Previous Selections can be done from the AUTOMATIONS page in Shipment Settings.

By default ShippingEasy enables previous shipping selections to save you time during order fulfillment. They are particularly useful if you consistently ship products the same way. If the service or packaging you use varies over time for the same product(s), consider disabling previous shipping selections.

Follow the steps below to learn how to enable or disable previous selections:

To Enable or Disable Previous Shipping Selections

  1. Check the box to enable Previous Shipping Selections in the Previous Shipping Selections section.

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    Uncheck the box to disable them.

Do I need to configure any settings to use previous selections?

It is not required but highly recommended to set up the Products Catalog, as well as add SKUs into your store platform/website.

As soon as you start shipping, ShippingEasy will remember your carrier, service, weight, and packaging type selections and then apply any previous selections that you have made to new orders with the same list of products.

Can I see if a previous selection has been applied to an order?

Yes. On the ORDERS page, there is an optional column called Shipping Preset that will display the previous selection. Learn how to customize which columns display.

  • If a previous selection has been applied to an order: then it is shown in Shipping Preset. Any rate quotes shown will be for the specified previous selection.

  • If no previous selection was applied: then Shipping Preset will be blank.

  • If a shipping rule has been applied to an order: then it is shown in the Order Details box that appears after clicking on the order number. Any rate quotes shown will be for the specified shipping service set via the shipping rule.

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Can I see if a rate quote was obtained for a previous selection?

Yes. There is an optional column on the ORDERS page, $Rate that will display the rate quote. Learn how to customize which columns display.

  • If a rate quote was obtained: it is shown in Buy Label. Click the Buy Label button displayed to purchase the label.

  • If no rate quote was available: then Buy Label indicates No Rate.

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  • If some sort of error prevented a rate quote from being obtained: an error indicator displays; hover over it to get the details.

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Can I filter my orders for just those with a successful rate quote?

Yes. There is a filter within the More Filters toolbar on the ORDERS page called Rate Quote. This makes it easy to filter to just the orders that have a valid rate quote.

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Just expand the Rate Quote filter and select With a rate quote. Your orders will filter to display only those that returned a successful rate quote.

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Note

If you regularly use the "Rate Quote" filter with other filters, consider setting up a Saved View. Learn more about Saved Views.

Can I see specifics of a previous selection that is assigned to an order?

Yes. There is an optional column on the ORDERS page, Shipping preset that will indicate which carrier, service, and packaging type has been applied to each order. Learn how to customize which columns are displayed. Learn how to customize which columns display.

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  • If a previous selection has been applied to an order: then you can view the specific carrier, service, and packaging type applied in the "i" ICON_Info_HoverOver.pnginformation hover message.

How do I change the previous selection?

Select a carrier and service from the drop-down menu in the Shipping Selection column. The list will display Shipping PresetsPrevious Selection, and a ShippingEasy recommendation. After you select an entry, ShippingEasy will display the rate quote.

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Can I ship from the ORDERS page?

Yes. ShippingEasy will try to get a rate quote for any orders with previous selections applied. If the rate quote is successful, a label can be purchased from the ORDERS page by selecting the order and then clicking the Buy button after hovering over the rate. ShippingEasy Instant Rate recommendation. Alternatively, you can use the Buy Labels button to purchase multiple labels at once. Learn how to buy labels from the ORDERS page.

Do previous selections override shipping presets applied via rules?

No. Shipping presets set via a shipping rule will override a previous selection on an order. Learn how to assign shipping presets via a shipping rule.

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