Setting up Standard boxes

Boxes can be set up based on a combination of your courier rates, the size of what you ship and/or the weight of what you ship. You can create boxes for Flat Rates, Dead Weights, Standard boxes Satchels or commonly used boxes. ShipIT makes it easy to accommodate they different  ways you ship. 

Setting up Standard boxes

Standard boxes are great when you use the same set of boxes for every order. With standard boxes you are getting charged by your courier based on dimensions, weight or a combo of both. 

Lets say you are shipping using 4 default boxes all varying in weight and dimensions. 

Lets create the first box select

Settings > Package set up



Select Automatically calculate the package weight from orders.

Enter in the L X W X H of the box you will be using.

Enter in the weight range for this size box by entering in Min Weight and Max Weight.

By selecting these options ShipIT will import the weight of the item in the order and automatically assign it to the correct box with the corresponding weight range.


In the example below we have set up 4 boxes ranging in weight from .1 kg up to 8 kgs. If an order comes in that weighs 5.5 kgs it will be automatically assigned to the Clothes box large. 


If you deselect Automatically calculate the package weight from order items then you will need to allocate the order to the correct box at time of printing. 

Boxey but clever!

It’s important to understand that incorrectly set up boxes may result in extra charges by your courier company. Every business has different needs your box set up will be unique to how you ship. Only you know the best set up based on the rates provided by your courier company.  Please double check and make sure your boxes are aligned with the rates your courier is offering you. While we love to help you get set up we will not take any responsibility for charges received from the courier company due to incorrect box set up.

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