Carrier Selection Configuration

Set up and maintain your organization's Carrier Selection settings within the Shipium Console.

About Carrier Selection configuration

The first step toward using Shipium's Carrier Selection product is configuring your organization's fulfillment contexts within the Shipium Console. The Fulfillment Contexts documentation provides guidance for setting up each component of the fulfillment context, part of which is carrier contracts. You'll establish origins, or fulfillment centers, to which you'll associate carrier contracts.


The most up-to-date workflow instructions

You can find instructions for configuring settings for Carrier Selection within the suggested Fulfillment Contexts workflow.

To configure carrier settings via the Fulfillment Configuration workflow, which is fully supported by the Shipium Console, you should continue to reference this document.

Configure carriers

You can see your organization's configured carrier accounts (and set up new accounts) by logging into the Shipium Console and selecting first Configure and then Fulfillment Configuration from the left navigation menu.

Within Fulfillment Configuration you'll scroll down to Carrier Configuration, which includes Carrier Accounts.

Add carrier accounts

When you first sign up with Shipium or when you add a new shipping carrier, you'll need to add a new carrier account.

You can find the details for this process here: Carrier Accounts.

Add carrier service methods

Once a carrier has been created, you'll need to add one or more service methods to it in order to be able to use it. Over time, you may also decide to use new service methods for an existing carrier – the process is the same.

You can find the details for adding service methods here: Carrier Service Methods.

Add rate tables

Once you have added a new carrier service method, you will need to create a rate table for that service method.

You can find the details for adding rate tables here: Rate Tables.

Set surcharge modifiers

For each carrier service method that you add, you will also need to update any surcharge modifiers associated with your account.

You can find the details for setting surcharge modifiers here: Surcharge Modifiers.

Set carrier limits for shipment counts or costs

Shipment count limits enable your organization to help manage shipment capacity by origin, carrier, and service method. If you employ tenants in your network, you also can establish limits at the tenant account level. Shipment cost limits enable your organization to better control shipment costs by establishing cost limits.

You can find details for setting carrier limits here: Carrier Limits.

Configure label settings

For each of your carriers, you'll need to configure label settings for each origin, or fulfillment center. Until you have configured the label settings, you won't be able to print labels.

You can find details to configure your label settings here: Label Settings.

Configure package sizes

If you're using Carrier Selection or package selection services, you'll likely want to set up packaging sizes so that you can refer to them by ID or use fulfillment center defaults in place of passing a list of package sizes each time.

You can configure your package sizes and fulfillment center package size mixes here: Package Sizes.

Configure tenants

Within Shipium's platform, tenant refers to a customer on whose behalf your organization provides shipping services. If you engage with tenants, you may want to configure settings for each of your tenants, for a subset of your tenants, or for all your tenants at once.

You can find details to configure tenants here: Tenants.


Your Shipium team member is available to help along the way. However, you might find these resources helpful: