Parcel Presets

Feature Fridays: Parcel Presets

7th January 2022, 8:08am in Shipping Advice by Amy Newham

Over the past few months, we have created multiple blogs explaining all the great features available in an Interparcel account.

From popular features like PrePay and Address Book to more unique tools like Branded Tracking and Shipping Manager, setting up a free Interparcel account equips your business with the tools you need to take your eCommerce store to the next level.

In this last Feature Friday's instalment, we look at a helpful tool you may not have heard of before called Parcel Presets.

What is Parcel Presets?

Add a parcel preset

Parcel Presets are perfect for senders who tend to use the same packaging, or range of packaging, for their orders. You can save the dimensions and weight of boxes you regularly use to save you time during the booking process.

The weight, contents and value fields are optional to input but the more information you add, the quicker bookings will be for future parcels. Parcel Presets is particularly useful to set up if you sell one particular product or a subscription box service as you would use boxes that each have a uniform size.

On top of that, Smart Boxing is an extra handy feature that, when enabled, will automatically package your imported Shipping Manager shipments into as few boxes as possible. You can define your regular shipping box sizes manually in your account.

Why set up Parcel Presets?

Quick parcel delivery

If you can save time booking, you'd want to, right? Setting up Parcel Presets speeds up the delivery process and makes sending bulk shipments or regular orders easy- especially if you are a business customer.

Works well with integrations

For eCommerce sellers who have integrated their selling platforms with us, Parcel Presets can help you save time as you don't have to enter each package's details manually. Subscription companies particularly benefit from this, as you would typically be sending boxes of the same dimension and weight each month, so why not make it easier for yourself?

Combine with 'Send Again' and 'Return Parcel' actions

Additionally, if you use Parcel Presets alongside our 'Send Again' and 'Return Parcel' actions, you can easily send repeat deliveries every month and your customers can return them if need be - hassle-free!

How do I set up Parcel Presets?

Locate Parcel Presets on dropdown menu

1) Log into your Interparcel Account and navigate to the Parcel Presets section:

  • Hover over 'My Account'
  • Hover over 'Business Tools' in the drop-down menu
  • Select 'Parcel Presets' in the following drop-down list

2) Here you can add or remove Parcel Presets. It's so simple to set up your standard packaging:

  • Click 'Add Parcel Preset'
  • Give your Preset a name, e.g. 'small subscription box'
  • Enter in the weight, length, width and height of the package
  • Enter in the Contents and Value if you like

3) Repeat as required- you can store as many parcel presets as you like!

Select a Parcel Preset in Shipping Manager

Your defined box details are safely stored in your account, ready for your next shipment when using our Shipping Manager. When using the Shipping Manager feature under your account you can select a defined Parcel Preset - rather than filling out the weight and dimensions for your parcels.

Ship faster and cheaper with Interparcel

When you create a free Interparcel account, you can access a range of shipping solutions to simplify parcel delivery. With an Interparcel account, you can benefit from:

Ready to send?

Parcel Presets is just one of the many excellent features on offer within an Interparcel account. If you have any questions about booking with us, you can speak to our experienced team of parcel experts between 8 am - 8 pm Monday to Friday, or 9 am - 1 pm on weekends via phone, email, or live chat.

At Interparcel, we offer a wide range of courier services and some of the best prices around. We have developed a strong relationship with reputable courier companies to provide our customers with the best range of services options through the years. Get a quote for your parcel today!

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