When looking to set up a new account with Progress Couriers you will need to set the specific options.
Account Code - The account code will have been provided to you when your account was set up.
Reference Pools - Reference pools are utilised 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. Progress Couriers requires the creation of just 1 reference pool, for the Manifest number.
To create the reference pool select the Create Carrier Reference Pool button at the bottom of the page.
Pool Name - Set as Progress Couriers Manifest Pool <Account Code>
Minimum Value - 0
Maximum Value - 999999 (that is six 9's)
Next Available Reference - 1
Cyclical - No
It will appear as below:
Once created it will appear in the drop-down as below:
How to set up the Ratecard:
Progress Couriers are configured to price off the Carriers System and as such you will need to extract and upload the ratecard in the below format. This will contain all the available services for the Progress Carriers local movements.
1. Set your Account Code in the Account section/column.
2. Please set the From zone and To zone as required.
|Carrier||Account||Service||From Zone||To Zone||Reciprocal||Cubic Conversion||Basic||Minimum||Break Type||Item Type||Break From||Break To||Price|
Note: Add the available services/locations provided/assigned to you by Progress Couriers
Once the account has been set up and all of the rates have been added, 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 delivery special instructions THIS IS A TEST. Once this has been created please manifest the consignment to the carrier. If you experience any issues please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you receive a successful manifest message from MachShip then please send an email to your account manager and advise them that you are starting to despatch your Progress Couriers account through MachShip and that you would like to receive verification that the job has been successfully received.
Advise your account manager of the connote number and request that they should cancel this to ensure that you are not charged. Please cc email@example.com on this email so we can help if required.
On confirmation from the support team that the set up is validated, you are free to begin to consign.