Using an integration with a shipping platform

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If you have integrated Ongoing WMS with a shipping platform and have set up the transporters in Ongoing WMS, you are now ready to begin using the integration.

Specifying a transporter when creating orders

When you create an order in Order ⇒ Create Order, you have the option of specifying which transporter service to use in Freight:

freight payment and freight agreement dropdown lists

Choose service (drop) point

For some transporter services you can choose which service point the order will be delivered to. In some transporters and systems this is called drop point. Click Link button saying 'Choose Service Point in Ongoing WMS' to see a list of available service points near the customer, and choose one by clicking select button:

List of service points.

Changing transporters after an order has been created

You can change the transporter service on one or more orders by going to Order ⇒ Order list, checking each order, and then using the Order update functionality to update the transporter service. Remember to click the update button update button to apply the changes.

Here we have two orders which were created with the transporter service "PostNord International Parcel", and we are updating them to "PostNord MyPack Collect":

Order list with two orders selected and the freight contract drop down list circled.

Specifying number of collis and weights

Before you can send an order to the integrating shipping platform, you must usually specify the number of collis and weights. Go to Order ⇒ Order list and find the order. Then click on the icon which looks like a box:

Cardboard box button in the order list.

Input the required information (generally colli type, number of collis, and weight):

Form filled out with packageing type, number of packages, and weight.

Then press Save.

Sending an order to the integrating system

After you have specified the colli information, you can send the order to the integrating system. Go to Order ⇒ Order list, find the order, check it, and press Send:

Order list view with one order selected and the Send button circled.

Next step

Read more about how to track your deliveries.