How to use Rule Priority

Overview

Rule Priority is a feature within the Carrier Rules engine that is very useful in specific scenarios. This will allow you to set which rules should come first in the chain of command in ShipperHQ. For example. You want to set a per unit charge, then add a percentage charge on top of the total. First step you’ll need to do is make a Carrier Rule.

Setting up Carrier Rules

  • The first step you’ll need to do is turn on ‘Rule Priorities’. Carrier Rules–>Settings–>Rule Priorities, flip to ‘Yes’–>Apply.

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  • Next you’ll configure your Carrier Rule, once the rule is finished you’ll see a new 6th Panel named Advanced Settings. Within this, you’ll see the ‘Rule Priority’ field. This is where you can specify how much of a priority each rule has. We recommend if you’re going to use Rule Priority, setting a Priority on all of your Carrier Rules.

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  • The numbers can vary between 0= highest priority and 999=lowest. Another option is the ‘Stop further Rule Processing’ check. This will tell ShipperHQ once this rule has been applied, stop processing Carrier Rules.

 

Conclusion

Once this is set up correctly, you can then set the order of which Carrier Rules will apply. This will give you the ability to structure your rules off on how you’d like them to apply.