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Setting up a DPD Courier Integration
Posted by Ian Dade on 25 Nov 2013 16:09

Last Modified by Adam Roberts on 30 Jan 2017 14:02

Creating a DPD courier integration

Overview

StoreFeeder allows you to use DPD domestic and international services to ship your orders to your customers and produce the labels very easily through the DPD Ship@Ease software.

In order to use this function, users must have a DPD account already in place.

Create a DPD Integration

  • Open StoreFeeder
  • Click ‘Settings’ in the top right of the screen
  • Click ‘+ New Integration’
  • From the pop up box select ‘Courier’

  • Select ‘DPD’

  • Give the integration a name (we suggest DPD)
  • Click ‘+ Add Integration’

Create the DPD export file template

On the Integration Details page which appears when you create the integration you need to select the information required for the file. The default values are already set here, so do not change these.

Scroll down to ‘CSV Export Template’ section.

  • To start building the file click the ‘Add New’ button

  • Under the ‘Token’ header, select the required detail from the drop down menu.
  • The first DPD token required is ‘Order Number’, selecting this will make it appear. The field alias can be left blank.
  • Do not change the ‘Display Order’ numbers.
  • To add the next token, click the ‘Add New’ button again

  • Continue this process until all the required tokens for the DPD file are added.

Below are the required tokens in the correct order.

When you have entered all the required tokens, click the ‘Save’ button at the bottom of the screen.

Create DPD Shipping Methods

  • Click ‘Settings’ in the top right of the screen
  • From the left menu select ‘Shipping Configuration’ > ‘Shipping Methods’
  • Click ‘+ New Shipping Method’
  • From the pop up box select ‘DPD’
  • Select ‘File Export’
  • Give the shipping method a name (e.g. DPD 24 or DPD 48 etc.)
  • If you plan to charge a fixed amount for this service then enter the price in the ‘Shipping Cost’. If your prices will vary enter ‘0.00’
  • Click ‘+ Add Shipping Method’

Define Service Reference

In this section you need to define the DPD service code for the distribution method you are using.

  • Find the relevant DPD Service and enter the Service Code in the ‘Service’ box

  • To complete this shipping method creation, you will also need to enter the shipping tax %
  • All other fields are defaulted to be correct, so please do not alter these.
  • Once all fields are populated, click ‘Save’ at the bottom of the page

You can now implement your new DPD shipping methods to allocate to orders by creating Shipping Rules using these new methods. For more information on this please see the Knowledge Base article on ‘Creating Shipping Rules’.

You now need to set up your DPD account to accept the data file from StoreFeeder.

Create the Import Template on DPD Ship@Ease

In order to be able to import the addresses into the Ship@Ease software, you need to create an import table.

 

  • Then in the grey menu underneath, click ‘Imports

 

  • In the ‘File Definition’ drop down box, select ‘Shipment

 

    • You now need to build up the ‘Data File Field Order’ table by dragging the required fields from the ‘Available Fields’ table. (Some fields are Mandatory and will already be in the table)
It is very important that all fields are inserted and in the correct order
  • The correct fields and order is as follows:
    • Delivery customer ref. 1
    • Delivery contact name
    • Delivery address line 1 (property/street) - This field is Mandatory
    • Delivery address line 2 (locality)
    • Delivery address line 3 (city) - This field is Mandatory
    • Delivery address line 4 (county/state)
    • Delivery post code - This field is Mandatory
    • Delivery additional information
    • Delivery country code
    • Delivery contact telephone number
    • Delivery notification email address
    • Delivery no of packages
    • Delivery service code
    • You now need to confirm the file detail. This should be completed as follows:

 

  • Click ‘Save’ in the bottom right

You are now ready to be able to produce DPD shipping labels through StoreFeeder. A full Knowledge Base guide is available here.

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