Website Configuration


Setting up a Website in ShipperHQ gives you the credentials you’ll need to connect your eCommerce store to ShipperHQ. Depending on the eCommerce platform you’re using, website configuration may be different. This document walks you through the configuration options available for Websites in ShipperHQ.


Website Overview Panel
Field Name Description Example Required?
Website Name Your internal name for this website. Test
Website URL The URL for this website.
Description A description of this website for your internal reference. Test website.
Ecommerce Platform The eCommerce shopping cart software in use on this site. Magento
API Key The API Key used to validate communications between your website and ShipperHQ. This is generated by ShipperHQ when you save the website and shown on the Websites index. 12309ddccdb362d…
Generate Authentication Code/Reset Authentication Code Click this button to generate an Authentication Code used to validate communications between your website and ShipperHQ. This will be automatically generated and shown to you once, but won’t be visible after that point for security reasons. You should record this Authentication Code somewhere safe. d79ef1e5b654ea3280e…





If you change the Authentication Code after having set up your connection to your site, you’ll need to update your site with the new Authentication Code as it will take effect immediately.
Advanced Options Panel
Field Name Description Example Required?
Use Parent for Attributes When handling bundles/configurables check this box to use Attributes such as Location, Shipping Group defined on these, disabled to use child simple products
Ignore Virtual products Specify whether virtual products are used in the shipping rate calculation.
In order to successfully connect your Magento eCommerce site to ShipperHQ you’ll first need to install the ShipperHQ Magento extension on your site as well as set up a new website as shown here. Once both of those steps are complete, the final step is to configure the ShipperHQ Magento extension.

Trouble Shooting

You may receive an error that looks something like this when trying to configure your site within Magento:


The most usual reason behind this is that SandBox Mode is enabled. So make sure that it is set to ‘No’ unless specifically instructed to do so. Some other trouble shooting methods would be to make sure that the environment scope matches the same one set within ShipperHQ. Also, double check that the API Key and Authentication code were input properly.

If nothing happens after clicking “Generate New Authentication Code” (3, above) this is likely a new website. In this scenario, at the bottom, select the drop-down arrow to the right of the “Save” button and click “Save and Edit”. When successfully saved, click the Generate button again. This should then show you the authentication code.