When you're fulfilling an order, you need to choose a package that matches the type that you want to use.
You can save your preferred package types on the Shipping settings page or on an Order Details page in your Mav Farm Enterprise account. Most carriers charge by size and weight, so it’s important to keep your packaging small. When you're ready to create a shipping label for your shipment, you can choose which one of your saved packages you want to use.
Supported package types
You can use the following package types to ship your products with Mav Farm shipping:
- Soft pack
- Flat rate
Flat rate packaging is supplied by your carrier. Its shipping cost is not determined by the weight of your shipment.
Common product weights
You need to include accurate weights for your products so that your customers are charged the correct amount for shipping. Accurate product weights also ensure that you're charged correctly for the USPS, DHL Express, and Canada Post labels you purchase through Mav Farm.
Until you get a scale for accurate measurements, you can use the following general guidelines:
Weight Products Less than 8 oz
Light items such as jewelry, watches, phone cases, light clothing (for example, a scarf), accessories, socks, or intimates. These items can be shipped in a poly mailer or bubble mailer.
Most clothing items (for example, a T-shirt or blouse), or a watch in its case. Most of these items can be shipped in a poly mailer, bubble mailer, or a small box.
Heavier clothing items (for example, a jacket or dress pants), a cell phone in its box, sneakers, or light items that need to ship in a small box.
Jeans or small electronics (for example, a small camera). These items can be shipped in a small box.
A set of children's play blocks, a few paperback books, men's shoes, or a large camera with accessories. These items can be shipped in a small box.
Medium to large sized items (for example, a full set of sheets, or a puzzle box). These items can be shipped in a medium box.
Individual cookware, small tabletop appliances, or boxed board games. These items can be shipped in a medium box, though some larger books might fit better in another type of packaging (for example, a bubble mailer).
Large toy (for example, a doll), work boots, or small sporting equipment. These items can be shipped in a medium box.
Cookware sets, or medium tabletop appliances (for example, a toaster). These items can be shipped in medium or large boxes.
Large radios, or DVD players. These items can be shipped in a large box.
Sets of items (for example, several books or pieces of clothing), or home decor. These items can be shipped in medium or large boxes, though some larger books might fit better in another type of packaging (for example, a bubble mailer).
Your default package dimensions are sent to your shipping carrier along with your order's weight to calculate shipping rates for your customer. Dimensional weight is determined by the carrier based on the height, width, and depth of your packages. Dimensional weight applies to some shipping services when a package's total length x width x height exceeds 1 cubic foot (1728 cubic inches).
If your dimensional weight is larger than your order's weight, then your customer is charged for the dimensional weight of their order. If you think that the generated rates are too high or too low, then you can adjust your calculated rates to increase or decrease your shipping rates as needed. Dimensional weight calculations vary between carriers. Consult the carrier you're using for details about their dimensional weight policies.
When creating shipping labels we use box dimensions in order to calculate accurate rates. We also group ordered items into these boxes for more accurate and cheaper shipping prices.
The boxes can be managed by merchants by:
- Go to Mav Farm Enterprise and click Company Settings. Find Shipping Settings.
- Select boxes you will use to ship order
- If you need to add a new box, select Create New Package
- Enter Package Name, Measurement Unit, Description, Length, Width and Height
- Remember to click Save Package to save information