Allow for "automation rules" to apply "Package Sets" in order to process multi-carton shipments and retrieve rate quotes faster.
For instance, you ship your products in ready to ship cartons, each product being its own. If you have an order for 3 units, you can create a multi-carton Package Set and set an automation rule to do the following: If Number of Items is 3, assign Package Set #3 and it will automatically build 3 identical cartons which all you then need to do is print the label.
This can also work as an alternative way to achieve Dimensional Rate Shipping if you configure the product weight to cubic feet.
Example: If Order X has 5 units of all different sizes and you want to know how they will package together use the total weight to get the Cubic Foot measurements and assign "Package Set" tiers. If you know the volume of each size carton you use at your warehouse you can then automate how many or what size carton is needed. Since UPS and Fedex use Dimensional weight to determine "Carrier Cost"As long as you have a weight of at least 1 lb. UPS and Fedex rates are not effected.
USPS shipments would not be affected by these rules since USPS does not allow for multi-carton shipments. You can easily filter these out by setting up Preset Groups for orders where the one unit is the entire order.
YES!!!! This is a must have
This really needs to become a reality! We have multi-pack orders that are a royal pain to manually assign package sets to because there's no way to automate that. Would be really nice to be able to create automation rules that assign package sets based on SKU, quantity, etc.
This should absolutely be built in functionality. We sell large, heavy furniture items. This means that most of the times, a single SKU will ship in multiple boxes by our ground carriers. Don't even get me started on the lack of any integration with LTL freight TMS providers. Anyways, it means for every order with multiple box, single sku items, we have to manually process the shipment to add multiple boxes.
I really hope there's a way to get traction on this!