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Best practice: Integration of shipping groups

1. What is the use of shipping groups?

On real.de, shipping groups are set up in the Händlereinstellungen » Versandeinstellungen [Seller settings » Shipping settings] section. With shipping groups, shipping costs can be calculated based on the country of delivery.

2. How to carry out the settings on real.de

Go to Händlereinstellungen » Versandeinstellungen [Seller settings » Shipping settings].

3. How to carry out the settings in plentymarkets

Select the client and go to Setup » Markets » real.de » Settings.

4. Which settings to carry out in plentymarkets

You have to carry out two settings in the Match shipping profiles section.

  1. Download the shipping groups from real.de by clicking on Update shipping groups.

  2. The shipping profiles which are released for real.de are listed on the left-hand side. On the right-hand side, you can select and match a real.de shipping group from the drop-down list.

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Figure 1. Matching shipping profiles

5. Which shipping profiles can be matched?

Only shipping groups which are released for real.de are displayed. You can release shipping groups in the corresponding shipping profile in the Setup » Orders » Shipping » Settings » Tab: Shipping profiles menu by activating the order referrer.

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Figure 2. Order referrer for the shipping profile

Step 1

Set up the shipping groups in the Händlereinstellungen » Versandeinstellungen section at real.de.

Step 2

Import the real.de shipping groups in the Setup » Markets » real.de » Settings menu in plentymarkets. To do so, click on Update shipping groups in the Match shipping profiles section.

Step 3

Match the real.de shipping groups with the desired plentymarkets shipping groups in the Setup » Markets » real.de » Settings menu.

6. Which shipping profile is matched?

If an item is linked to several shipping profiles with different shipping groups, then the shipping group of the shipping profile with the lowest category and the highest priority is assigned. The category and the priority of the shipping profile are set up in the Setup » Orders » Shipping » Settings » Tab: Shipping profiles menu in the Base tab of each shipping profile.

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Figure 3. Priority and category of a shipping profile

7. How to set up shipping profiles

If you only have a few shipping profiles and a simple structure, you do not need to carry out any particular settings. If you have to reproduce a complex structure with the shipping profiles, then you should create separate shipping profiles for the snychronisation of the shipping groups. Those shipping profiles should only be released for real.de. Additionally, you should not release any other shipping profiles for real.de. This may initially be a lot of work, but you will have a clear structure which facilitates any further tasks afterwards. Use the data format ItemParcelServicePreset to add the shipping profiles to your items afterwards. To use the data format ItemParcelServicePreset, the plentymarkets shipping profiles plugin must be installed. The data format ItemParcelServicePreset is available in the Data » Custom export menu.

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