Shipping Items Separately

You may have products in your store that always ship separately. That is, they’re never packed into a box with other products. For example, a large flat-screen TV will often be shipped in it’s own box. You wouldn’t pack this into another even larger box along with other items. This section covers this scenario.

Setup

ShipperHQ allows you to cover this configuration by the use of Dimensional Rules. You can add this via the ShipperHQ dashboard.

Before creating your Ship Separately Dimensional Rule you’ll need to define the box in which your product will ship.  You can optionally not have a box set, in which case it will ship separate using weight alone, or if dimensions are set on the product will use those for the box size.

  1. When you create a Dimensional Rule you can select that it will ship separately using the “Method of Shipping” dropdown field.
  2. Optional select the packing Box

Setting the Dimensional Rule Group on your Products

Magento: In your eCommerce platform synchronise with ShipperHQ and select/enter the dimensional rule group at the product level.

BigCommerce: For all products that require this rule to be applied put the name of the dimensional rule against the product.

Output

Whenever a product is in a cart with a ship separate rule associated it will pack each item (1 at a time) into a separate box as defined by the rule.

Shipping All Items Separately

You can optionally set to ship all items in their own box.  This is configured under Settings button on the Dimensional Rules feature.

To locate these settings click “Features” then click the cog icon under “Dimensional Rules”.

 

Ship Separately on Magento

In Magento there is an attribute for “Ship separately”, which is an option in addition to the above options. This is ideal for customers migrating from the WebShopApps standalone Dimensional Shipping extension as the attribute is identical so they allow for a transition to ShipperHQ without needing to update products’ attributes. With this setting enabled, each quantity of the SKU will be shipped in its own box.

Examples

For these examples we will use a product with dimensions 2x2x2 and two boxes: one with dimensions of 4x4x4 and the other with dimensions 6x6x6.

Pack Items Separately

For this example a dimensional rule has been created with the packing mechanism set to “Pack separately” with the 6x6x6 box selected as the “Packing box for product” and this rule is assigned to the product.

Each quantity increment of the SKU will be packed into a 6x6x6 box. So, a quantity of two will pack in two 6x6x6 boxes and so on.

Ship All Products Separately

For this example the “All Items Ship Separately” option has been set to “Yes” in the dimensional rules. No boxes have been assigned to the product.

Each quantity increment of the SKU will be packed into a 2x2x2 box.

If both the 4x4x4 and 6x6x6 boxes are assigned to the product as possible boxes each quantity increment of the SKU will be packed into a 4x4x4 box.

Ship Separately Attribute

For this example, “Ship separately” has been selected within Magento. No boxes have been assigned to the product.

Each quantity increment of the SKU will be packed into a 2x2x2 box.

If the 4x4x4 box is assigned to the product as a possible box each quantity increment of the SKU will be packed into a 4x4x4 box.