Setting up Shipping Providers
StoreConnect supports integrating directly with some shipping providers to make your shipping process more efficient. With a shipping provider configured, the rates provided to your customers are dynamically fetched from the provider, meaning that you do not need to set up Shipping Rates or use Zones for shipping.
Currently, StoreConnect integrates only with Australia Post and StarTrack, although the platform is extendable to support others. Once Shipping Providers are configured, at checkout your customers will be offered shipping based on their shipping address and the weight of the order.
Once the store operator marks a shipment as “ready to ship” in their Salesforce interface, StoreConnect will automatically register the shipment with the provider and retrieve the tracking code.
Once you’ve set up an Australia Post Developer Account, and followed the instructions for Setting up a production key you’ll need the following credentials to create a Shipping Provider for Australia Post:
- Key (username)
- Secret (password)
- Account Number. This is a 10-digit number for an Australia Post charge account (e.g. eParcel and International). See the relevant documentation for details.
Lastly, you will want to add the shipping method to your Product object, in order to allow products to be checked out with the Australia Post shipping method. Edit the
Shipping_Methods__c Multiselect Picklist field and add an option with the value
australia_post as the API name.
To configure a StarTrack Shipping Provider is the same process as Australia Post, but will use an 8-digit account number and the shipping method API name for products is
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