With StorePep online store admin can allow their vendor to use carrier account for shipping. This feature will be helpful in cases where your vendor does not have there own shipping carrier. Let’s start with a business case.

Business Case

Let us assume that a new vendor wants to join and sell his product on your website. But he does not have an account with shipping carriers or you have a better-negotiated rate than him. In this case, you can let the vendor use your shipping carrier account in StorePep.

To let vendors use your carrier account you need to give them permission in you StorePep account.

Provide permission to vendors

You can allow your vendors to use your carrier account and pickup address.

Let vendors use your carrier account

Store Owners View
  1. Click on “Account Setup” on the left menu.
  2. Scroll down to “Permission” under “Users“.
  3. Opposite to the carriers choose the vendors from the drop-down menu with whom you want to share carrier account.
  4. Click on “Update” in the top right corner.

This is the most common case you will face while running a multi-vendor online store. But there are very few cases where vendors and admin want to ship from same shipping from address.

Let vendors ship from your address

Store Owners View
  1. Click on “Account Setup” on the left menu.
  2. Scroll down to “Permission” under “Users“.
  3. Opposite to the address choose the vendors from the drop-down menu with whom you want to share carrier account.
  4. Click on “Update” in the top right corner.

The vendor will now be able to see you carrier services and ship from addresses shared to him on his StorePep account:

Vendors View

Now vendor has to set automation rules to show real time rates at a cart/checkout page.

Shipping rate automation rule

Follow the below steps to add the automation rule.

Step 1: Add shipping rate Automation Rule

Vendors View
  1. Click on “Account Setup” on left menu.
  2. Select “Automation Rules” under “Shipping Rates“.
  3. Click on “ADD RULE” on top right.

Step 2: Add a new rule

Vendors View
  1. Name the rule.
  2. Add a condition under Automation Criteria.
  3. Define the Action Details. (Choose the Carrier and select the carrier you want to show real-time rates).
  4. Click on “ADD RULE” on top right Side.

For more on automation rule, you can read this article: Automation Rules In StorePep.

Conclusion

You can allow customers to use your shipping carrier account or from addresses using StorePep. To read more on how you can fulfill multi vendors orders using StorePep you can read our Shipping Guide For Multi-Vendor. If you have any question you can feel free to chat with us or place your inquiry on StorePep suport.