Shipping Rules

See what shipping rules are and how to set them up.

Why?

Setting a proper delivery method, adding insurance, etc. for each shipping label can take a lot of time.

What?

Shipping Rules are a way to automate this process, removing manual work from the equation.

How?

Create IF-THEN rules and sort them to decide which to apply in case of collision.

Creating a single rule

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Conditions Actions Match ALL of the conditions of this rule If Checkout delivery method Contains DHL Ship with DHL Parcel Connect 0-2kg Weight (kg) Less or equal than 2 and
Conditions Actions Match ALL of the conditions of this rule If Checkout delivery method Contains DHL Ship with DHL Parcel Connect 0-2kg Weight (kg) Less or equal than 2 and

Creating a full set of rules

See an example of how to structure your shipping rules list.

How are the rules applied?

Rules are applied in the order they appear on the list.

The last rule matching specific conditions will overwrite previous ones.

Few rules can be applied to the same order if they are responsible for different types of Actions, eg., one setting insurance and the other – delivery method.

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Parcel weight range (kg)


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Conditions Actions
Checkout deliv. method name Weight (kg) Value (EUR) Product SKU Product name Destination country Destination postal code Ship with Insure by Set weight Set address
DHL0-2     DHL 0-2   
DHL2-5     DHL 2-5   
DHL5-15     DHL 5-15   
DHL15-31     DHL 15-31   
PostNL0-23     PostNL 0-23   
PostNL23-30     PostNL 23-30   
DPD0-30     DPD 0-30   
24h Delivery0-3     UPS 24h Delivery 0-3   
24h Delivery3-6     UPS 24h Delivery 3-6   
24h Delivery6-10     UPS 24h Delivery 6-10   
24h Delivery10-15     UPS 24h Delivery 10-15   
24h Delivery15-20     UPS 24h Delivery 15-20   
24h Delivery20-30     UPS 24h Delivery 20-30   
24h Delivery30-40     UPS 24h Delivery 30-40   
24h Delivery40-50     UPS 24h Delivery 40-50   
24h Delivery50-60     UPS 24h Delivery 50-60   
24h Delivery60-70     UPS 24h Delivery 60-70   
Service point AND Post NL      PostNL Service Point   
Service point AND DPD      DPD Pickup Point   
      XYZ*DPD 0-30   
   SKU1 OR SKU2   UPS 24h Delivery 0-3   
    Name1 OR Name2  UPS 24h Delivery 0-3   
     Europe AND not NL PostNL abroad   
  250-500 EUR     375 EUR  
  500-1000 EUR     750 EUR  
  >1000EUR     1500 EUR  
    Name1 OR Name2   1000 EUR  
 0-2       2 
 2-3       3 
 3-5       5 
 5-6       6 
 6-8       8 
 8-10       10 
 10-15       15 
 15-20       20 
 20-25       25 
 25-30       30 
 30-40       40 
 40-50       50 
 50-60       60 
 60-70       70 
    Brand1 OR Brand2     Second Warehouse

Choose whether the rule should should work when All or Any conditions are met.

When an order is imported to Sendcloud, a shipping rule checks if it meets certain conditions.

Conditions consist of 3 parts: Orders’ property, Logic argument, and Value you want the rule to evaluate orders against.

In this example the rule would check if an order’s delivery method chosen in the checkout contains the text “DHL” and if the order’s weight is less or equal than 2.

Add or remove a condition from a rule.

When the conditions above are met, the shipping rule will perform a certain action.

Actions consist of 2 parts: the Order's property and the Value you want the rule to set for it.

In this example the rule would set an order’s delivery method to “DHL Parcel Connect 0-2 kg”.