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How To Test Your Setup In Test Mode

After you finish setting up Shipping Scenarios and Shipping Methods, you can easily test Intuitive Shipping while still in Testing Mode.

Before activating your account, Intuitive Shipping is free to use in Testing Mode indefinitely.

Test Your Setup

1) Go to your store’s Checkout page.

2) Enter the Customer Name as (first name) Intuitive (last name) Shipping. This will allow your Intuitive Shipping rates to appear.

If you’re using Intuitive Shipping to create Wholesale/ Retail Shipping Pricing, Loyalty Shipping Tiers, Subscription Pricing, etc., you will need to create a Customer Account with the name ‘Intuitive Shipping’, and assign the appropriate customer tag(s) – e.g. ‘wholesale’.

Enable Carrier-Calculated Rates

When testing new or updated Shipping Scenarios, you’ll need to make sure Carrier-Calculated Rates are enabled on your Shopify account. If they aren’t enabled, your shipping rates will not appear at checkout, even in Testing Mode. In addition, you’ll see a red banner on the Intuitive Shipping Dashboard.

In some cases, the red banner will not appear even when Carrier-Calculated Rates are not yet enabled. To confirm the status of Carrier-Calculated rates,

1) Click on Shopify Settings at the bottom of the left Sidebar.

2) Click on Shipping and delivery.

3) Scroll down the bottom, then click Manage integrations in the Accounts and integrations section.

If you are prompted to enable Carrier-Calculate Rates on the screen, the feature has not yet been enabled.

To learn how to enable Carrier-Calculated Rates, go here.

Clear the Shopify Cache

When testing updated Shipping Scenarios or Shipping Methods, you may need to clear the Shopify checkout cache in order to see updated rates. If you run a test after a change has been made in Intuitive Shipping:

Change the address slightly – e.g. change ‘123 Main St.’ to ‘1234 Main St.’

You do not need to change the name or postal/zip code, as these may affect the calculations.

Once you’ve finished testing your setup in Testing Mode, you’ll need to Activate Your Account to start using Intuitive Shipping for live checkouts.

Hide Intuitive Shipping From Customers

After your account has been activated, you can hide your Intuitive Shipping setups from your customers. This is useful if you want to conduct further testing on all of your setups without altering the Visibility settings of individual Shipping Scenarios.

1) Click the Settings menu button.

2) Under General, toggle Visibility to Off. This will make all of your Shipping Scenarios invisible to your customers.

The General Visibility setting is only available after you have activated your account. While in Testing Mode, this feature is not accessible.

3) Click the Save button to save your Visibility settings.

4) Follow the steps at the beginning of this article to Test Your Setup.

5) When testing is completed, set Visibility to On again to make Intuitive Shipping available to your customers.

Setting Visibility to Off does not disable billing. It simply hides Intuitive Shipping from your customers.

Updated on November 12, 2020

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