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Packing methods

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We offer four different packing methods in our shipping plugins.

METHOD 1

Volume packing: Container dimensions ( volume ) will be used to pack your products ( products dimensional volume ) into your containers. Products will be packed together for shipment.

This packing method will take into consideration dimensional weight, cubic weight, if your shipping company uses this rule.
*Requires a container and a maximum shipping weight set up for the container.

Volume is calculated using the container dimensions. Products will be packed into the containers based on their volume and the containers maximum weight.

How do l work out a containers volume? Multiply the dimensional units together.

Container: L 10 x W 10 x  H 10= 1000

Product: 4 x 4 x 4 =64

Remaining volume of the container is= 936

*Products require dimensions and weight.

 

METHOD 2
(Default) Pack items individually: Products will be priced/packed as if they were being sent in 1 box per product.

For example: 12 items added to the cart, 12 boxes will be used for this shipment.

*Products require dimensions and weight.

 

METHOD 3
(Recommended)Box Packing:Packs products into containers using the weight and dimensions (volume ). Products will be packed into containers based on the products dimensions (volume ) and weight, whichever falls into the containers rules ( maximum weight / volume ) . Container dimensions will be passed to the service API,  product dimensions /volume and total weight will be used to pack products into the containers. Items not fitting into the containers will be packed individually.

Products will be packed together.

This packing method will take into consideration dimensional weight, cubic weight, if your shipping company uses this rule.
*Requires a custom box and a maximum shipping weight entered for the box.

* Products require dimensions and weight.

 

 

METHOD 4
Weight Based- Regular sized items are grouped and quoted by weight only: Container dimensions and the total weight of the shipment will used for the packing and will determine the shipping quote.

Container dimensions are still taken into consideration. Not recommended if your products have irregular dimensions or have very large dimensions.  Please reference Dimensional Weight in our documentation.

Products will be packed together.
*When using Weight Based shipping you will need to tick the option "weight based" for your containers.
*Requires a container and a maximum shipping weight to be set up for the container.

*Products require weight.

Product dimensions are optional.

 

 

Glossary:

Container: Custom boxes ( these are manually added ) or predefined boxes ( boxes already set up in our plugin, boxes offered by the shipping company )

Dimensional weight: Dimensional Weight

 

Shipping related links:

https://help.extensionworks.com/hc/en-us/articles/200366978-Workflow-for-new-box-packing-algorithm

https://help.extensionworks.com/hc/en-us/articles/203657396-Weight-Based-Shipping-Requirements

https://help.extensionworks.com/hc/en-us/articles/202661336-How-can-l-see-which-container-custom-box-is-being-selected-for-the-packing-

 

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