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Automation rule not overwriting mapped carrier and package type

heathert73
Contributor

Most of our orders come in from our store and are mapped to the carrier USPS Priority mail and the package type is small flat rate.  We have two items that cannot ship in a small flat rate because they are a regulated items (resin) and need to be shipped in a special package.  I have set up an automation rule for the two items but it is not overwriting the mapped carrier and package type.  Is there something I am not doing correctly?  I have even used the "Reprocess Automation Rules" function without success.

Here is an example of an order that includes one of the sku's, gel 5/16oz, and how it is mapped when it is imported from the store;

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Here is how I have the automation rule set up;

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Thank you!

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Moderator-Davis
Moderator
Moderator

Hey there @heathert73,

 

Thanks for posting about this in the community! 

 

From checking out the automation rule and the corresponding order, I can see that the reason this is that "Item Sku" criteria.

 

As it turns out, for the "Item Sku" as well as "Item Name" criteria, when there are multiple items on the order, the system reads "Multiple Skus" or "Multiple Items" accordingly.

 

To get around this and have your automation rule work directly for those skus, even in multiple sku situations, my recommendation would be to create a Tag for that specific sku which would be applied at the product level, and then adjust the criteria to look for the tag instead of the item sku. 

 

I hope this helps! 

From Moderator Davis, May the force be with you!

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Moderator-Davis
Moderator
Moderator

Hey there @heathert73,

 

Thanks for posting about this in the community! 

 

From checking out the automation rule and the corresponding order, I can see that the reason this is that "Item Sku" criteria.

 

As it turns out, for the "Item Sku" as well as "Item Name" criteria, when there are multiple items on the order, the system reads "Multiple Skus" or "Multiple Items" accordingly.

 

To get around this and have your automation rule work directly for those skus, even in multiple sku situations, my recommendation would be to create a Tag for that specific sku which would be applied at the product level, and then adjust the criteria to look for the tag instead of the item sku. 

 

I hope this helps! 

From Moderator Davis, May the force be with you!

ShawnSingh
Contributor

Hi @heathert73 ,

 

Yes this is one of the problems with shipstation automation rules. They don't seem to work when dealing with multi item shipments. There are sometimes ways to get around it as Moderator Davis has mentioned above but they are not always perfect. 

 

Recently I developed an extension that works with Shipstation to help automate the process of selecting the optimized carrier and package type. I recommend you look into this as it may solve your problem. You will be able to specify which carriers and package types to consider, so you'll be able to ensure your resin package are still acceptable.

 

Let me know if you have any questions!

 

Shawn Singh
Founder of Station+
Automatically select the cheapest carrier in shipstation

www.stationplus.co

A wonderful contribution to the community! This is super cool @ShawnSingh.

 

Thank you for sharing! 

From Moderator Davis, May the force be with you!