It is highly recommended, for allocation purposes, that you group the services to which you have subscribed, into meaningful 'service groups'.
For example, you can group all those services that offer 48-hour delivery into the same '48 hour' group. This will enable you to offer the most appropriate services for each consignment, in both Delivery Manager and Delivery Options. You should ensure in particular that:
A carrier 'service group' is set up for each service type ('Economy/Standard', 'Next Day', 'Nominated', 'Timed', etc.). Refer to Carrier 'Service Group' Examples. Each group should contain only the carrier services that can fulfil the particular requirement.
Any allocation rules are set up (refer to Creating your own Allocation Rules).
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 Services Groups panel and click the Service Groups button:
You will see that all the services that were previously configured (refer to Configuring your Carrier Services) are available for selection in the new service group.
Give the new group a Code and Group Name (e.g.
48 Hours, respectively), and, if required, add a Service Group Description (e.g.
Services that offer delivery within 2 days).
For a comprehensive list of examples, refer to Carrier 'Service Groups'.
Highlight the required service(s) in the left hand column, and click Add to move these services to the right hand column, e.g.
Click Save in the top right hand corner of the screen to return to the Service Groups, where you will see your new service group displayed.
Repeat from step 2 to create further service groups (e.g.
Next Day, and so on).
The following Delivery Manager examples show groups that might be created. When any of those groups are included in a call, the delivery options for carrier services included in those groups, together with their charges, are returned by the call, returned, by default, in order of cost (lowest first), and filtered according to the associated parameters.
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)