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This guide is for those using the New version of Intuitive Shipping. If you’re using the Legacy version of the app, go here.

Not sure which version you’re using? Find out here.

When you first install Intuitive Shipping, you have the opportunity to configure some of your general settings, such as your dimensional, weight and distance units. You can change those settings at any time, and you can configure other general settings to make your experience with Intuitive Shipping even better.

Control visibility of the entire app, update your units of measure, change blending modes and configure how packing information is sent to Shopify.

Access General Settings

1) Click Settings in the sidebar menu, then select General settings from the drop-down list.

General Settings

Intuitive Shipping lets you control when shipping rates are available at checkout. Change the status of the entire app if you want to temporarily disable all rate calculations from Intuitive Shipping, or if you need to conduct system-wide setup testing, without having to adjust the visibility status of each individual Scenario or shipping method.

You can also set your dimensional, weight and distance units to suit your shipping requirements and store preferences.

1) Set the status of Intuitive Shipping at checkout.

You have three (3) settings to choose from:

Off – all Scenarios and shipping methods in Intuitive Shipping are ignored at checkout, even in Setup & Testing mode, regardless of the visibility status of individual Scenarios and shipping methods. No shipping rates can be calculated.

Test – all Scenarios and shipping methods in Intuitive Shipping are visible at checkout only when you use ‘Intuitive’ as either the customer’s first or last name – except if the individual visibility status of a Scenario or shipping method is set to Off. Shipping methods are not visible to customers.

On – all Scenarios and shipping methods in Intuitive Shipping are visible at checkout – except if the individual visibility status of a Scenario or shipping method is set to Off. This is the default setting.

While in Setup & Testing Mode, ‘On’ will function the same as ‘Test’ until you have activated a billing plan to begin your free trial.

Setting the general status to Off does not disable billing.

2) Choose your preferred dimensional unit.

You have four (4) settings to choose from:

Millimetres – dimensional units throughout the app are displayed and calculated as ‘mm’.

Centimetres – dimensional units throughout the app are displayed and calculated as ‘cm’.

Metres – dimensional units throughout the app are displayed and calculated as ‘m’.

Inches – dimensional units throughout the app are displayed and calculated as ‘in’.

3) Choose your preferred weight unit.

You have four (4) settings to choose from:

Grams – weight units throughout the app are displayed and calculated as ‘g’.

Kilograms – weight units throughout the app are displayed and calculated as ‘kg’.

Pounds – weight units throughout the app are displayed and calculated as ‘lb’.

Ounces – weight units throughout the app are displayed and calculated as ‘oz’.

4) Choose your preferred distance unit.

You have two (2) settings to choose from:

Kilometres – distance units throughout the app are displayed and calculated as ‘km’.

Miles – distance units throughout the app are displayed and calculated as ‘mi’.

Changing units does not automatically convert any values saved in the app.

For example, if you set up package dimensions using centimetres, then change dimensional units to inches, a box configured to 20 cm x 20 cm x 20 xm would be updated to 20 in x 20 in x 20 in.

Similarly, if you set up a local delivery shipping method with a rate table based on miles, then changed distance units to km, a local flat rate up to 20 mi would be updated to 20 km.

You will need to covert all of your measurement values and update them throughout the app depending on changes you make in Steps 2 to 4.

Currency

The currency setting in Intuitive Shipping is for reference only.

The currency displayed here will be used throughout the app whenever costs are displayed or calculated. During the onboarding process, Intuitive Shipping syncs your base currency with the currency selected in your Shopify settings.

To change your base currency:

1) Click on your store name at the far right of the app header, then select Shopify admin from the drop-down list. This will open your Shopify admin screen in a new browser tab.

2) Click Settings on the admin sidebar menu in Shopify.

3) Click General in the Settings menu.

4) Scroll down to Store currency, then update the currency setting.

5) Click the Save button to update your currency in Shopify.

6) Return to the browser tab with Intuitive Shipping.

7) Click Shopify connection on the sidebar menu.

8) Click Sync account settings.

Once the sync is completed, your base currency will be updated throughout the app.

Changing currency does not automatically convert any values saved in the app.

As with dimensional units, you’ll need to convert and manually update any costs in the app to align with the change in currency.

For example, if you set up cart conditions in a Scenario using Canadian dollars (CAD), then changed your base currency in Shopify to US Dollars (USD), a cart condition of greater than or equal to $200.00 CAD would be updated to greater than or equal to $200.00 USD.

Rate Blending

When you want to blend multiple shipping rates together into a single cost, Intuitive Shipping lets you quickly and easily set up a single blending rate, or gives you more advanced control of your blending, and lets you set up multiple rate blending groups.

1) Choose a rate blending mode.

You have two (2) settings to choose from:

Simple – lets you set up a single blended rate. This setting is useful when you need one blended rate using multiple shipping methods costs, and have them blended using one of the shipping method blending modes.

Shipping method blending modes give you the option to add costs together, display the average cost, show only the slowest delivery method, and more. This is the default setting.

Advanced – lets you set up multiple blended rates. This setting is useful when you need more than one blended rate for different groups of shipping method costs, and you want to customize the checkout display settings when the blended rate is activated.

As with simple blending, you can control exactly how the blending is done.

Learn how to create a simple or advanced blended rate.

Packing Results

Shipping methods that require packing, such as parcel service shipping methods and freight service shipping methods, can push packing information to the Shopify order. This can help your fulfillment team take the guess work out of determining which packages need to be used when the order is fulfilled.

Packing results can include:

  • The name of each package used to pack the order, and its dimensions
  • The quantity of each size of package
  • The weight of each package
  • The name and quantity of the products in each package

Packing results are pushed to the Shopify order.

That means the customer must complete their checkout and create an order number in Shopify for packing results to be available. Packing results are not available for test checkouts and incomplete orders.

1) Choose whether or not packing results will be pushed to Shopify when the order is completed.

You have two (2) settings to choose from:

Do not push package information – packing results are not pushed to Shopify when the order is completed.

Push package information – packing results are pushed to Shopify when the order is completed. Results a displayed based on the settings selected in Steps 2 and 3.

2) Choose the save location for the packing results. The location may be determined by where your fulfillment app or service retrieves the information. Consult with your fulfillment team or service if you aren’t sure.

You have two (2) settings to choose from:

Order details – packing results are sent to the Shopify Order details (or attributes). This is the default setting.

Order notes – packing results are sent to the Shopify Order notes.

3) Choose what details to include in the packing results.

You have two (2) settings to choose from:

List package contents – packing results will include details about the products included in each package, along with the packages used to pack the order, their dimensions and weights. This is the default setting.

Do not list package contents – packing results will include only the packages used to pack the order, their dimensions and weights. Product information will not be included.

Save Your Settings

1) Click the Save button to save your general settings.

Updated on October 19, 2021

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