Small Package Quotes

Unishippers Edition for Shopify

The Unishippers Small Package Quotes app retrieves your negotiated parcel rates, takes action on them according to the app settings, and displays the results as shipping options in the Shopify checkout process. Unishippers (unishippers.com ) is a third party logistics company that gives its customers access to UPS and over 60 LTL freight carriers through a single account relationship. To establish a Unishippers account click here to access the new account request form.

Basic Plan $20/month

Live negotiated carrier rates returned to the checkout process.

Supported origins: United States.

Supported destinations: All countries to which UPS provides service.

Select which services to present to your shoppers.

Identify standard box sizes so that rates accurately reflect dimensional weight rules. (Optional feature)

Support for individual items that ship as multiple packages.

Define multiple warehouse locations.

Identify products that drop ship from vendors.

Compatible with Shopify Locations.

Assign products and variants a shipping weight and dimensions.

Basic option for residential delivery.

Embed a handling charge in the displayed rates to recover the cost of packaging materials or other shipping related expenses. The handling charge can be specified as dollars and cents, or as a percentage of the quoted rate.

Dynamic presentation of parcel and LTL freight rates with the installation of compatible apps from Eniture Technology

Standard Plan $25/month

Everything in the Basic Plan, plus…

Automatic detection of residential addresses allows the carrier’s residential delivery fee to be automatically included in quotes.

Do not display rates if a post office box is detected

Support for products that ship hazardous material.

Specify an order cut off time and have it reflected in the estimated delivery date.

Extend estimated delivery dates to account for lead times in manufacturing and/or fulfillment.

Identify the days of the week you ship orders and have it reflected in the estimated delivery date.

Advanced Plan $40/month

Everything in the Standard Plan, plus…

Limit when Ground service is offered based on transit time.

Offer options for in-store pick up and local delivery.

Support for products that can be nested when shipped, such as garbage cans or drinking cups.

Current version: 2.0

Requirements

A Shopify account with the Real-Time Carrier Shipping feature enabled. The feature is standard on the Advanced Shopify subscription package. It can be added to other packages by contacting Shopify customer service.

A Unishippers account number.

A Unishippers issued UPS account number.

The phone number or email address registered with your Unishippers account number.

FAQ’S

How do I get this application?

This application can only be installed from the Shopify App Store. Click here to locate the app in the Shopify App Store and then click the GET button to install the app. You must have the Shopify store owner credentials to perform the installation.

How do I get a Unishippers account number?

Unishippers is a US national franchise organization. Check your phone book for local listings or click here to access the new account request form.

Why were the shipment charges I received on the invoice from Unishippers different than what was quoted by the application?

The rates will be the same if the shipment parameters used to obtain the quote are exactly the same as those that were used for the invoice. Compare the shipment parameters in the application with those on the invoice. Pay close attention to product weight, dimensions and various accessorial fees like residential delivery. Consider making changes as needed. Remember that the weight of packaging materials is included in the weight of the shipment and that your use of box size may also have an impact on the shipment’s billable weight. If you are unable to reconcile the differences call your local Unishippers office for assistance.

Why do I sometimes get a message that a shipping rate estimate couldn’t be provided?

There are several possibilities:

UPS has restrictions on a shipment’s maximum weight, length and girth which your shipment may have exceeded.

There wasn’t enough information about the weight or dimensions for the products in the shopping cart to retrieve a shipping rate estimate.

The city entered for the shipping address may not be valid for the postal code entered. A valid City+State+Postal Code combination is required to retrieve a rate estimate and Shopify does not perform this level of address validation. Contact us by phone (404-369-0680) or email (support@eniture.com) to inquire about solutions to this problem.

The Unishippers RateLink API isn’t operational.

Your Unishippers account has been suspended or cancelled.

Your subscription to the application has expired because payment could not be processed.

There is an issue with the Eniture Technology servers.

There is an issue with the Shopify servers.

User’s Guide

To use these instructions you must be logged in to Shopify as the store’s administrator, or with a login that has administrative privileges.

Setting up the application to display small package (UPS) quotes consists of the following steps:

Other information contained in this guide:

1. Prepare Shopify to use the application

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You must have the Third-party calculated shipping rates feature on your Shopify plan to have live carrier quotes displayed in the checkout process. It is standard on the Shopify Advanced plan and can be added to other Shopify plans by calling Shopify Customer Service at 888-746-7439. (Learn more)

Navigate to the Settings>Shipping page. Click on the Manage rates link for the General shipping rates in the Rates at checkout section.

General-Shipping-Profile

In the General shipping profile, locate the shipping origin from which you want the app to provide quotes.

Shipping-Origin

If the only shipping zone you have is Rest of world, click on the Create shipping zone link and then enter a zone name (i.e. “Domestic”).

Create-Shipping-Zone

Locate the shipping zone for which you want to app to provide quotes. Click the Add rate button.

Add-Shipping-Method

Select the option Use carrier or app to calculate rates.