You can set up carrier accounts in multiple locations within 3PL Warehouse Manager. There are a number of factors that come into play when the system designates a specific carrier account to use with SmartParcel, so it is important to understand the logic behind these account setups.
This article reviews the hierarchy and logic of carrier account configurations.
The locations you can set up carrier account logic include the following:
The general logic for these setups is as follows:
- If there is a warehouse carrier account and no customer carrier account, the warehouse carrier information applies to orders as the primary account.
- If there is a warehouse carrier account and a separate customer carrier account, the customer account information overrides the 'Ship Account Number' from the SmartParcel page on any orders for that customer.
- If there is a warehouse carrier account and a separate customer carrier account, then the warehouse has the option (in Manage Customers) to override the 'Bill Account Number' field on the SmartParcel page.
Please note that accounts defined on the Manage Customers and Manage Warehouse page must also be configured under Admin > Manage Carrier Accounts for this logic to go into effect.
Manage Carrier Accounts
All account setups should start on the Manage Carrier Accounts page. This page allows you to connect carrier accounts for your warehouse and individual customers. There must be a warehouse account configured here to ship with SmartParcel.
Once you have a warehouse account configured under Admin > Manage Carrier Accounts, you can also set up carrier accounts for your customers, which triggers that customer's account information to supersede the warehouse account information on that customer's orders.
If you connect multiple customer carrier accounts, additional logic may apply. Please see Connecting Multiple Accounts for the Same Carrier to learn more.
Under the System configuration section, you can specify your customer's UPS or FedEx information.
The 'Add Carrier Info to Orders' field allows you to specify which information populates for the 'Bill Account Number' on the SmartParcel page:
- Use warehouse account info: The system populates the account information defined on the Manage Warehouse page
- Both Prepaid and Third-Party: The system populates the account information defined here for both prepaid and third-party billing
- Prepaid Only: The system populates the account information defined here for prepaid billing
- Third-Party Only: The system populates the account information defined here for third-party billing
If no carrier accounts are defined on this page, the logic from the Manage Carrier Accounts page applies.
Under the Accounts configuration section, you can specify your warehouse's UPS and FedEx information.
This information is only applied if you specify to 'Use warehouse account info' under Manage Customers.