Once all the required services have been configured, you can activate them so that you can start making allocations and/or returning delivery options (using Delivery Options).
If you are setting up Shipping in conjunction with Metapack's Customer Implementation team, then they will raise a change request on your behalf to activate the services. Otherwise, proceed as below, assuming that your Administrator Login is associated with the required permissions (if not, please contact Metapack support).
Log into the Delivery Manager Delta environment using the Administrator Login and Password that were generated when your account was set up. Only once your configuration is working satisfactorily in the Delta environment, should you copy it to your own Production environment.
Proceed as follows:
Move down to the Carriers and Services panel and click the Configure Carriers button:
The Carriers Overview on the resultant Configure Carriers screen displays the services that are ready to be activated (indicated by an amber icon):
The next step depends on whether you require carrier approval before starting to generate manifests. If so, then you should proceed to step 3. If no prior approval of the carrier labels is required, the move straight to step 4.
Once a service has been activated for approval, it is displayed as follows:
The amber triangle indicates that the service has been activated, and, although the service will be available for allocation, no manifests will be sent. This allows you to print a label and send it to the carrier for approval. Once approval has been secured, move to the next and final step.
Once a service has been 'activated for live', it is displayed as follows:
This means that manifests can now be sent to the carrier following allocation (in the production environment only - see the note below).
In the Delta environment, Activate for live has no effect beyond Activate for approval, which means that no manifests are ever sent. However, in the production environment, Activate for live does allow manifests to be sent to the carrier following allocation.
Configuring your Default Warehouse
Adding Warehouses and Changing your Default Warehouse (Optional)
Adding Carriers to your Account
Selecting your Carriers and Services in the GUI
Configuring your Carrier Services
Setting up the Carrier Costs
Setting up the Carrier Charges (Only required if displaying charges via Delivery Options)
Activating your Carrier Services
Creating your Carrier 'Service Groups' (Optional but recommended)