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Dynamic Ship Carrier Account Configuration

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This article will teach you how to configure carrier accounts within Dynamic Ship. What impact the individual fields will have and what a valid configuration should consider.

  • Search for and open the Dynamic Ship Carrier List. Do this by using the search functionality indicated by the magnifying lens symbol in the top right of the page or using Alt+Q.
  • If the following table is blank, please run the Dynamic Ship Setup Wizard. You must search for the Dynamic Ship Setup Wizard and follow the instructions on the page.
If the carrier you want to use is not configured, you must add the entries to the Dynamic Ship Carrier List yourself to successfully retrieve labels.
Code Name Account ID Freight Integration Provider Code Manifest Report Handling Include in Freight Quoting
Business Central Shipping Agent Code Business Central Shipping Agent’s Name Freight Integration Provider Identifying Value Dynamic Ship Freight Integration Provider System, Carrier Yes,No
Code: This refers to the Business Central Shipping Agent Code. You can look up and alter them by searching for Shipping Agents. This allows Dynamic Ship to correlate Freight Integration Provider values to the user’s Business Central configuration.
 
Name: This is read from the Business Central Shipping Agent and is purely decorative.
 
Account ID: You must retrieve this value from your Freight Integration Provider. You must configure your shipping accounts through EasyPost or another supported integration. The EasyPost ID will follow the format ca_alphanumeric.
 
Freight Integration Provider Code: You must configure this to point to the correct Freight Integration Provider to use for the carrier based on the Code and Account ID fields. You must configure valid provider by searching and opening the Dynamic Ship Freight Integration Providers. EasyPost will be configured if you run the Dynamic Ship Setup Wizard.
 
Manifest Report Handling: You must only change this default configuration if you understand the impact. When the value is System, a Business Central Report will be run to manifest the shipments. No communication is made to the carrier. If you change this to Carrier, then the configured Freight Integration Provider will be queried to generate the manifest. The Freight Integration Provider must implement manifesting through the carrier’s respective system for this to function, otherwise an error will occur and no manifest will be generated.
 
Include in Freight Quoting: This configuration affects which Dynamic Ship Carriers will be used for Freight Quotes/Estimates from the Sales Order and Sales Quote pages. You must change this to No if you wish to exclude them. This is recommend if you have multiple accounts for the same carrier servicing the same location.
  • You must configure the services a carrier can utilize. To do this, select the action Services. The action is under the Carrier grouping in the actions ribbon. You may also use the search in the top right (Alt+Q) to find the action. This action is context sensitive and will recall only the services for the currently selected carrier. If the service you want to use is not listed, you must add it before it can be successfully used within Dynamic Ship.
The page that now opens will have the following table details:
Shipping Agent Code Code Service Description
Business Central Shipping Agent Code Business Central Shipping Agent Service Code Freight Integration Provider Service Identifying Value Describe service constraints, requirements, or other details
Shipping Agent Code: This field is hidden by default and must not be changed unless you are very aware of the potentially breaking configuration you are introducing.
 
Code: This refers to the Business Central Shipping Agent Service Code. You must configure this to a valid configured service code, or create a new one. This allows Dynamic Ship to correlate Freight Integration Provider values to the user’s Business Central configuration.
 
Service: You must retrieve this value from your Freight Integration Provider. EasyPost provides these values here. Common carriers will be configured if you run the Dynamic Ship Setup Wizard. Please reach out to any other Freight Integration Providers for this information.
 
Description: This is an optional user configurable field to provide additional information on the specific service.
  • If using carrier provided packaging, you must configure the Dynamic Ship Carrier Predefined Packages. The action is under the Carrier grouping in the actions ribbon. You may also use the search in the top right (Alt+Q) to find the action. To do this, select the action Predefined Packages. This action is context sensitive and will recall only the predefined packages for the currently selected carrier.
The page that now opens will have the following table details:
Shipping Agent Code Shipping Agent Service Code Predefined Package License Plate Template Code Description
Business Central Shipping Agent Code Business Central Shipping Agent Service Code Freight Integration Provider Predefined Package Identifying Value License Plate Template Describe service constraints, requirements, or other details
Shipping Agent Code: This field is hidden by default and must not be changed unless you are very aware of the potentially breaking configuration you are introducing.
 
Shipping Agent Service Code: This refers to the Business Central Shipping Agent Service Code. Configuring this field allows you to limit which services a specific Predefined Package can be used with.
 
Predefined Package: You must retrieve this value from your Freight Integration Provider. EasyPost provides these values here. Common carriers will be configured if you run the Dynamic Ship Setup Wizard. Please reach out to any other Freight Integration Providers for this information.
 
License Plate Template Code: To apply a carrier’s Predefined Package to your shipment, it must correlate to a License Plate Template. You must then use this License Plate Template within the Package Worksheet as your box by scanning or entering a barcode with its value, i.e. %lpt%code. The Freight Integration Provider must support this feature set to make use of the predefined packages.
 
Description: This is an optional user configurable field to provide additional information on the specific predefined package.
  • If you have multiple accounts with a carrier and wish to use them with different Business Central Locations, then you must configure the Dynamic Ship Carrier Accounts. The action is under the Carrier grouping in the actions ribbon. You may also use the search in the top right (Alt+Q) to find the action. To do this, select the action Accounts by Location. This action is context sensitive and will recall only the predefined packages for the currently selected carrier.
The page that now opens will have the following table details:
Code Location Code Name Account ID Freight Integration provider Code
Business Central Shipping Agent Code Business Central Location Code Business Central Shipping Agent’s Name Freight Integration Provider Identifying Value Dynamic Ship Freight Integration Provider
Code: This field is hidden by default and must not be changed unless you are very aware of the potentially breaking configuration you are introducing.
 
Location Code: You must set this field if you want a specific Business Central Location to use an account other than what is defined in the Dynamic Ship Carrier List. When configured, this Account ID will be used for Freight Quotes/Estimates and the Get Label from the Package Worksheet.
 
Name: This is read from the Business Central Shipping Agent and is purely decorative.
 
Account ID: You must retrieve this value from your Freight Integration Provider. You must configure your shipping accounts through EasyPost or another supported integration. The EasyPost ID will follow the format ca_alphanumeric. If you do not configure this value, then this entry will be considered void and ignored.
 
Freight Integration Provider Code: You must configure this to point to the correct Freight Integration Provider to use for the carrier based on the Code and Account ID fields. You must configure valid provider by searching and opening the Dynamic Ship Freight Integration Providers. EasyPost will be configured if you run the Dynamic Ship Setup Wizard.
 
You have now configured the necessary information in Dynamic Ship. Be aware that if this information does not correlate with the Freight Integrator’s or the account with the Carrier, errors may still be generated.
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