Creating and Allocating a test Consignment

Creating and allocating a test consignment using the Delivery Manager GUI is the recommended means of verifying that your carrier services, costs and charges have been configured correctly.

You should send the resultant label to the carrier for approval, if this is required.

Preparation

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.

https://dm-delta.metapack.com/dm/ActionServlet?action=home

Click Create Consignment:

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Creating and allocating a Consignment and printing a test Label

  1. Proceed as in Consignment Creation.

  2. Allocate the consignment, ensuring that the required services are made available for selection, and that the costs and charges are as required given the weight and number of parcels,

  3. Print a test label.

  4. If the label is awaiting carrier approval prior to the service going live (refer to step 3 of Activating your Carrier Services), then you need to send the label to the carrier. Provided that the carrier then approves the label, you can set the service to live (refer to step 4 of Activating your Carrier Services).

Setup Checklist

  1. Configuring your Default Warehouse

  2. Adding Warehouses and Changing your Default Warehouse (Optional)

  3. Adding Carriers to your Account

  4. Selecting your Carriers and Services in the GUI

  5. Configuring your Carrier Services

    1. Setting up the Carrier Costs

    2. Setting up the Carrier Charges (Only required if displaying charges via Delivery Options)

  6. Activating your Carrier Services

  7. Creating your Carrier 'Service Groups' (Optional but recommended)

  8. Creating and allocating a test Consignment

  9. Adding New Users and Locking a User to a Warehouse (Optional)