When looking to set up an account with Comet Couriers you will need to set the specific options below:
Please note that the Auto ETA and Auto Pricing flags have been set up for a specific account type integration with Comet Carriers. If you have not been advised to set these as Yes, please leave them all as No.
Account Code – The account code would have been provided to you when your account was set up.
API Token – this will be provided to you by MachShip team. You will send them an email requesting for the API Token, you will need to provide them with Account Code and the State your account is based in. You can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note that you will need to provide through to MachShip the authority from your Comet Couriers Account Manager to supply this key.
Optional Tracking SMS and Tracking Email:
If you wish to allow for the account to send an SMS to the reciever of collection of the goods - or to send an email of the POD on completion to the reciever then you can set the flags below to be YES
Note: The Sms messages from Comet Couriers are separate from any SMS setup that is created within the MachShip Platform
Comet Couriers are configured to price off the Carriers System and as such you will need to set up and upload the ratecard as per below format. This will contain all the bookable services provided by your account manager.
1. Set your Account Code in the Ratecard field
2. Please set the from zone and to zone as being one of:
|Carrier||Ratecard||Service||From Zone||To Zone||Reciprocal||Cubic Conversion||Basic||Minimum||Break Type||Item Type||Break From||Break To||Price|
Please note you can add in extra services as required.
Once the carrier account has been set up and all the services are added in the ratecard, you will need to run a test to ensure that upon go-live, everything will run successfully. To do this, create a consignment - please make Reference 1 and Reference 2 and the special instructions for the pickup and for the delivery to THIS IS A TEST. Once this has been created it will automatically manifest the consignment to the carrier. If you experience any issues please contact email@example.com.
If you receive a successful creation message from MachShip then please call Comet Couriers and advise that you are starting to despatch your Comet Account through MachShip and that you would like to receive verification on the test file (please provide them with the job number). Also, advise them that this is just a test and that you require the job be cancelled so that you are not charged and the driver doesn't arrive. Please cc firstname.lastname@example.org on this email so we can help if required.
Once confirmation from Comet Couriers that the setup is validated, you are free to begin to consign.