Amazon Shipping Override allows you to create specific shipping rules that differ from your default for specific products being shipped under certain conditions. Normally, SureDone will follow your default shipping instructions for Amazon, but this feature will allow you to override the defaults in specific cases using Amazon’s Shipping Overrides.
Note: If you are using Amazon Shipping Templates, please visit the following link to learn how to set up your account to use them: http://support.suredone.com/support/solutions/articles/1000244165
The first part of this guide will explain how to set up the Shipping Override fields. The second part will explain how to use them.
Creating Custom Fields
The first step is to create the custom fields that will be mapped in your Amazon XML Mapping settings (click here for help with creating custom fields).
A. "Override Type"
The first field that needs to be added is for Override Type. It can be added as so:
It is important to make sure the length is at least 9 characters and that the Displayed toggle is off (it is turned on by default).
B. "Shipping Option"
Next a custom field for Shipping Override Option is to be added as so:
It should have a varchar length of at least 32 and have the Displayed toggle turned off as well.
C. "Override Cost"
The third custom field to add is for Override Cost like so:
Unlike the other two fields, the type that needs to be chosen is Float with length of (10,2) to indicate two decimal places.
Mapping Custom Fields in Amazon XML Mapping Settings
After the custom fields have been created, you can go into your Amazon XML Mapping settings and select Shipping Override as your XML Type you want to edit:
At this time, there are only two sets of Amazon Shipping Overrides you can add and map out. In this example, we are going to map one set based off the three custom fields we added. Setting it up should look like:
After you have assigned the custom fields to their corresponding options in the XML settings, you can save your settings.
How to Use Amazon Override Shipping with SureDone
After you have mapped custom fields in your database to Amazon via XML you can use those fields in your individual item details and they will automatically sync with Amazon. This part of the guide will explain that a little further.
You can enter the information by item or using the Bulk Uploader tool the same way you would update any other field
Note: Every field must have some value for Shipping Overrides to work.
Editing by item:
Editing by bulk:
How to Fill in the Fields
A. Override Type - Additive or Exclusive
- Additive - creates an additional surcharge for shipping cost (in the above spreadsheet SKU "GBBLK3GS" will charge $25+default shipping cost for any Standard Shipping to a Continental US Street Address)
- Exclusive - will use Override Cost instead of the default cost (in the above spreadsheet SKU "MC755LLA" will charge $75 flat for any Standard Shipping to Europe).
B. Override Option - Destination Code, you must use on of the following codes:
· Exp APO/FPO PO Box
· Exp APO/FPO Street Addr
· Exp Alaska Hawaii PO Box
· Exp Alaska Hawaii Street Addr
· Exp Asia
· Exp Canada
· Exp Cont US PO Box
· Exp Cont US Street Addr
· Exp Europe
· Exp Outside US, EU, CA, Asia
· Exp US Prot PO Box
· Exp US Prot Street Addr
· Std APO/FPO PO Box
· Std APO/FPO Street Addr
· Std Alaska Hawaii PO Box
· Std Alaska Hawaii Street Addr
· Std Asia
· Std Canada
· Std Cont US PO Box
· Std Cont US Street Addr
· Std Europe
· Std Outside US, EU, CA, Asia
· Std US Prot PO Box
· Std US Prot Street Addr
C. Override Cost - any number with 2 decimal points
This will be the cost value amount. It will either add to your default shipping cost or replace it, based on your Override Type value.
Note: For FREE shipping enter a value of -2 (negative two).
Note: To exclude a destination from shipping enter a value of -1.