Best of Shipping Rules

Best of Rules: Add "Adult Signature" to a shipment

Shipping Rules are an option to automate the handling of your orders, ensuring that your preferences are applied regardless of who is shipping. A common rule would be configured to automatically add "Adult Signature" confirmation to your Priority ...

Best of Rules: Add "Signature Confirmation" to high value orders

For high value items, adding Signature Confirmation provides additional assurance that the package has been delivered to the intended destination. Creating a Shipping Rule for this allows you to automatically add it to your orders. A common condit...

Best of Rules: Add weight to orders to include promotional gifts

Who doesn't love getting packages in the mail, especially when expected packages contain unexpected gifts? Adding promotional gifts and materials to your shipments is a great way to announce your latest offer while sending a little extra love to y...

Best of Rules: Assign a carrier service to shipments containing specific products

There are many times when you need to use a specify carrier service due to the product that you're shipping. Perhaps you offer free shipping for certain items and you want to select a less costly method. Maybe some of your inventory is perishable ...

Best of Rules: Assign a package and dimensions to my shipments

ShippingEasy has a way to automatically assign a package and dimensions to your orders. Save a custom package, assign it to a shipping preset, then apply it with a Shipping Rule. This shaves time off one-by-one or batch shipping and opens up optio...

Best of Rules: Assign a package to shipments based on weight

Many carrier services use package dimensions to determine shipping costs. This method uses the length, width, and height of the package to calculate a "dimensional weight", also called DIM weight. When the DIM weight is greater than the actual wei...

Best of Rules: Assign a priority color to expedited shipments

Setting up Order Categories gives you the advantage of sorting through hundreds of orders at the click of a button. All Order Categories correspond to a specific color. When you set up the Order Category, you can choose which color to assign to it...

Best of Rules: Assign a Ship From address to your orders

Shipping Rules are an option to automate the handling of your orders, ensuring that your preferences are applied regardless of who is shipping your orders.  They are particularly helpful in assigning unique Ship From addresses to your orders.   Us...

Best of Rules: Assign a shipping preset to a batch of orders per requested service

If you have set up your shopping cart to allow your customers to choose the carrier service for their order, you can set up a Shipping Rule to automatically apply the correct label options as soon as the order pulls in. The Shipping Rule assigns a...

Best of Rules: Assign carrier based on Destination Country

To setup a shipping rule that assigns a specific Saved Selection (carrier/service/packaging combination) to orders that are being sent to a specific country, follow these easy steps.  NOTE: You must first create your desired Saved Selection to the...

Best of Rules: Assign orders to a user

Shipping Rules are an option to automate the handling of your orders, ensuring that your operation runs efficiently. If you have multiple user logins, you can use Shipping Rules to automatically assign orders to specific users. This rule also appl...

Best of Rules: Assign orders to users based on destination

You can assign shipments to a certain User dependent on the order's destination. This is helpful for ShippingEasy customers who have multiple warehouse locations that ship to specific geographic locations. This way, the designated User will easily...

Best of Rules: Assign Ship From addresses based on order numbers

You can automatically assign your "Ship From" address so the label always shows the correct website name. A common condition for this Shipping Rule would assign the Ship From address based on the order number!  Certain platforms, such as Magento, ...

Best of Rules: Assign unique confirmation emails to orders per destination

Different destinations, such as domestic vs international, military, or U.S. territory, may call for unique packing slips to help manage your customers' expectations. Here are a few ways that you might customize your confirmation emails based on ...

Best of Rules: Assign unique packing slips to orders per store

The primary function of a packing slip is to provide a detailed list of items to customers to ensure that their order is complete. ShippingEasy has the tools to customize the information included on a packing slip and automatically assign it to or...

Best of Rules: Assign USPS First Class Mail to packages less than 15.9 oz

One of the least expensive shipping methods for USPS is shipping via First Class Mail. Packages equal or less than 15.999oz are eligible for this shipping method. NOTE: USPS accounts connected to ShippingEasy currently allow a maximum value of...

Best of Rules: Assign USPS Priority Mail to packages greater than 1 lb

Packages over 1 lb cannot be shipped via USPS domestic First Class Package Service. While a variety of services are available for these heavier shipments, USPS Priority Mail is by far the most popular for it's speed and affordability. If you have ...

Best of Rules: Assign USPS Regional Rate Box to shipments with specific zones

Shipping using a Regional Rate box can often be the cheapest option if you are shipping close to your origin and if your items can fit in a Regional Rate Box. Plus, USPS offers free packaging! Learn more about Priority Mail Regional Rate shipping....

Best of Rules: Assign weights to my orders

Package weight is an important factor in shipping-it frequently determines how much you'll be charged for postage! Make saving money easy by assigning a shipping rule to automatically cover the weight of your most shipped items. Our Estimated Wei...

Best of Rules: Categorize orders containing specific products for faster batching

Shipping Rules are an option to automate the handling of your orders, ensuring that your preferences are applied regardless of who is shipping your orders. One of the best uses of Shipping Rules is the automatic tagging or color coding of your or...

Best of Rules: Create a Scan-based Return Label

ShippingEasy has the option to create a Shipping Rule that will automatically create a scan-based return label with each of your outbound shipping labels. When you setup this Shipping Rule, you can use the outbound shipments package weight, or ass...

Best of Rules: Create a shipment for orders based on SKU

If you process your orders one-by-one, make it even faster by automatically sending orders containing specific SKUs to the READY TO SHIP screen. In this example, we'll configure a rule that automates three steps: Identify orders containing partic...

Best of Rules: Display shipment zone on packing slip

Many shippers base their domestic shipping decisions on the Zone of a shipment. Although ShippingEasy packing slips do not feature a "Zone" variable to automatically display the Zone of a shipment, we have a practical workaround. First, create mul...

Best of Rules: Flag orders that contains multiples of a specific SKU

Orders that share the same SKU or with SKU's that contain multiple similar numbers are typically items that share other factors as well, such as weight and dimensions. Creating a category to group these orders together makes it easier to quickly a...

Best of Rules: Fully insure orders over a minimum value per requested service

For high value items, you may find that carrier insurance isn't enough to fully insure your packages. For instance, USPS Priority Mail, as well as many UPS and FedEx services include $100 in coverage against loss or damage. This is great - but cou...

Best of Rules: Insure First Class shipments

While some USPS shipment methods automatically include insurance in their rate, it is not included on one of their most used services: First Class packages. Setting up a shipping rule to automatically include Shipsurance on all first class package...

Best of Rules: Organize orders with out-of-stock products

If you like to take pre-orders or find yourself with items out-of-stock, ShippingEasy's automation tools can help you organize these orders. You will want to set up the following: Product Catalog Product Category Order Category Shipping Rules He...

Best of Rules: Packing Slips

Packing slips help your prepare orders, provide customers with item information and offer product recommendations-all of which contribute to the overall vitality of your business. Automatically assigning specialized packing slips to specific order...

Best of Rules: Prevent shipping Low Stock items

ShippingEasy's automation tools can help you avoid processing orders that contain items with low stock levels. Before getting started building this rule, you'll need to have Inventory fully configured for your account. Learn more about ShippingEas...

Best of Rules: Print a special packing slip for gift orders

ShippingEasy's default packing slips can easily be customize based on the type of package you are shipping. For gift orders, you can omit pricing information or add extra text for special messages by creating a custom packing slip template. Then, ...