For the carrier Couriers Please it is important that you set the Carrier Account Abbreviation to be your account code.
Otherwise, please complete the Carrier Account Fields as how they are outlined at this link.
Couriers Please Specific Options
The Specific Options for a Couriers Please carrier account are:
Customer Identifier - This will be supplied by the Couriers Please sales team after the account is set up. It will usually be 4 characters and a mixture of letters and numbers. Will appear as the Gateway Id on the Customer setup form. This is used as the prefix for both the consignment note number and the item reference number.
API Key for Couriers Please - The API key is required in order for MachShip to be able to book in a pickup electronically. The API Key can be requested by filling out the following:
Please set the shopping cart/ERP as MachShip. The technical contact can be set as firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively please contact Silvio Mueller at Silvio.email@example.com and ask for the API key to be set up for use with MachShip. I encourage you to cc in firstname.lastname@example.org and the support team can assist you with any queries.
Reference Pools - Reference pools are utilized by MachShip in order to maintain a count on connote, manifest and item numbers. The reference pool will ensure that each of those numbers is unique to what we have sent to the carrier previously. More information can be obtained on reference pools here. Couriers Please requires the creation of 2 reference pools one for the connote number and one for the item reference.
To create the reference pool select the Create Carrier Reference Pool button at the bottom of the page.
If you are creating a new account then the reference Pools will need to be set to the following fields:
Pool Name - Set one as CP Item Pool <Account Code> and one as CP Consignment Pool <Account Code>
Minimum Value - 1
Maximum Value - 9999999 (that is seven 9's)
Next Value - 1
Cyclical - 0
It should appear as below and select Create Carrier Reference Pool
Once created the reference pool will appear in the dropdown list as below: