How to Set Up Rules Based on Origins


ShipperHQ Merchants who are using the multi origin advanced feature to ship from  multiple locations have the ability to apply shipping rules based on items shipping from one or more origins.

For example, let’s assume there is a product coming from one origin managed by a drop-ship partner and a $10 surcharge is needed to account for the additional costs this vendor charges for their drop-ship services.

A surcharge rule can be used here to apply the $10 surcharge if any products being shipped from the drop-ship origin are in the cart. 

Or, perhaps in an effort to reduce stock levels at a particular origin, a discount on shipping can be configured to reduce the shipping costs quoted whenever qualifying items from that location are in the cart.

Similar to the example above, a discount rule can be used where shipping costs can be reduced based on the origin(s) where these products are assigned.

By using the general shipping rule setup guide to apply surcharges and discounts, there is a also a way to apply modified shipping rates based on a designated origin.

The steps below will outline how to apply specific origins to shipping rules. 

Configuring Origin-based Shipping Rules

In order to use Origin-based Shipping Rules, you will need to enable the Multi-Origin Shipping feature. Please note: This feature is available for accounts on the Starter plan and higher.

How to Enable Advanced Rule Conditions

  1. In the “Shipping Rules” section of the ShipperHQ Dashboard, click the Settings link in the top, right corner of the page.

Click Setting to enable advanced conditions for shipping rules.

2. When the settings box opens, an option to enable Origins will be presented.

Set this option to “Yes” and then click “Apply.” Enable Origin-based Carrier Rules

How to Assign Origins within a Shipping Rule

Once the option to use Origins as an advanced rule condition has been enabled, an additional field within the shipping rule will be present under the Advanced Tab.

This setting will allow for the the selection of one or more origins to be used for the rule.

Location to configure Applicable Origin in the shipping rule under Advanced panel of the rule.

Once any applicable origins have been added, save the rule and proceed to testing it.

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