Magento is the market leader in eCommerce solutions for many reasons, chief among them is its flexibility in specifying and setting up a variety of shipping methods for the convenience of the customers. Similarly, X2X Connect extends that flexibility by allowing you to map any shipping method created in Magento to any shipping method in GP. This in turn gives your solution scalability and flexibility in reaching out in the global market.
CREATE SHIPPING METHODS IN MAGENTO
Go to Magento Admin Panel and to Configuration→Sales → Shipping Methods. The system will display all the enabled shipping methods in your Magento webstore. . Contact your preferred shipper for their API information so that you will benefit from real time shipping estimates and rates. I will show you how to set up FedEx as a Shipping method in Magento.
Setting up FedEx Shipping Method
Before you start: As of May 2012, FedEx made some changes on their Shipping API. If you are experiencing problems setting up Fedex Shipping method, you will need to install a Patch that was released by Fedex which can be found here. The API credentials you will need to set up the FedEx shipping methods are:
- Account ID
- Meter Number
By signing up at FedEx’s Developer Resource Center, you can generate Test credentials intended for developers and general testing purposes. It is recommended to start the set up using these credentials first before moving to production. More information about FedEx Web Services can be found here. Log in to your FedEx account and proceed to the Develop and Test step, from there click on Get your Test Key button.
Then fill the required information on the registration form.
Take note of the Country, State/Province, and ZIP/Postal Code information that you provide; they will need to match exactly with the information you will later provide under Shipping Setting in Magento. When finished, click continue and accept the terms on the next page. Then you will be given the Developer’s Test Key, along with the Test Account ID and Test Meter Number. The password will be sent separately to your Primary e-mail.
With the password sent to your e-mail, you now have all the four fields that you need to set up FedEx Shipping on your Magento site. Make sure that Sandbox mode is checked to yes.
And there you have it, folks!
MAPPING MAGENTO SHIPPING METHOD WITH DYNAMICS GP
Open the General Mapping window and select the Shipping Method drop down. You will see all the Shipping methods defined in Magento before the last time the automatic scheduler has updated the Magento data into GP. In this case, click on ‘Synchronize Default Values’ and ‘Start’. This will bring all the values defined in Magento to GP. Select the Magento Shipping method in the list and use the browse to select the corresponding GP shipping method. This will map the shipping method in Magento with the shipping method in GP