How do I sign up and use EasyPost as my shipping solution?

Learn about Cart Multichannel Management and how SellerActive integrates with this shipping software.

What is EasyPost?

EasyPost is a fast, flexible and reliable multi-carrier shipping service. If you sign up through Cart Multichannel Management and have an active Cart Multichannel Management subscription, EasyPost will not charge you a monthly fee.

EasyPost’s SmartRate API provides transit time predictions across a variety of on-time delivery percentiles so you can choose the lowest-cost option that meets your deliverability criteria. Click here to view more about the advantages of using EasyPost and Cart Multichannel Management.

  • Save up to 70% on shipping costs
  • Improve on-time delivery to 90% or better

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How does Cart Multichannel Management integrate with this shipping software?

As orders import into Cart Multichannel Management and you select which orders you want to use EasyPost for, EasyPost will automatically shop for the best rate from the carriers you've set up and generate a shipping label, which can be printed from Cart Multichannel Management's Orders workspace immediately or on EasyPost. Tracking numbers will be sent from EasyPost to Cart Multichannel Management and then back to the marketplace.

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How do I sign up for EasyPost and get started?

  1. Sign up
    • Within Cart Multichannel Management, navigate to Settings > Integrations > My Services > select "Add Services"
    • Look for the EasyPost option and click on the "Sign Up" link.
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    • Fill out the form and EasyPost will create your account. Once you have your account set up on EasyPost (e.g. user info, billing, brand, add funds, carrier accounts, etc), log back into Cart Multichannel Management to set up your integration.  
  2. Authorize Cart Multichannel Management to integrate with EasyPost
    • Within Cart Multichannel Management, navigate back to Settings > Integrations > My Services > Add Services > select EasyPost > click Next
    • Follow the "Grant Application Access to Your Account" instructions to authorize Cart Multichannel Management to connect with EasyPost and click Connect.
    • Within the EasyPost integration settings, fill in "Shipper Info" and "Label Settings" tabs.
        • Shipper Info
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        • Label Settings
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            • Print Mode: We recommend you start with "Print Mode: Test" which will allow you to generate test shipping labels for preview purposes without incurring costs. These labels cannot be used for actual shipping purposes.  Update this setting later to "Print Mode: Purchase" once you're ready to start using EasyPost for live orders.

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            • Select the "Print Source" based on your workflow.
              • "Print Source: Within Cart Multichannel Management"
                If you want to print labels immediately within Cart Multichannel Management for each order you select, set your Print Source to "Within Cart Multichannel Management" from your integration settings. The label will immediately appear for you to print right away from the order's Detail page in Cart Multichannel Management.
              • "Print Source: Within EasyPost"
                If you want to print on demand later for multiple orders at a time, set your Print Source to "Within EasyPost" from your integration settings. The label will be available for you to print on EasyPost directly. 

Use Cart Multichannel Management to purchase and print EasyPost shipping labels 


For each order that you want to purchase a shipping label for, select the Order from within Cart Multichannel Management to initiate the purchase and label creation.

Note:

  • Within EasyPost, ensure you have added funds to your Balance on EasyPost (under Billing) and added Carrier accounts before printing labels in Cart Multichannel Management.
  • Within Cart Multichannel Management Settings, update the EasyPost integration to "Print Mode: Purchase" once you're ready to start using EasyPost for live orders.


Regardless of your Print Source settings ("Within Cart Multichannel Management" or "Within EasyPost"), from Cart Multichannel Management's Orders workspace, click the "Details" link for the order you want to purchase the shipping label for.
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"Print Source: Cart Multichannel Management" -
Click "Print" in the lower right corner of the screen and select "Print Shipping Label." 
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"Fetch Rates" - The EasyPost Shipping details screen will appear, allowing you review and update your shipping information and then fetch and select rates from carriers you have set up in your EasyPost account. Weight will need to be filled in. Cart Multichannel Management will prepopulate the default package dimensions specified during the integration setup but these may be overwritten. 
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"Print Label" - As soon as the 'Print Label' button is clicked, the label has been purchased and Cart Multichannel Management will display the label in a new browser to print. Click Print to print the label and proceed with shipping. The order's status in Cart Multichannel Management will update to Shipped status. Tracking information from EasyPost will be sent to Cart Multichannel Management and then to the marketplace.

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If you set "Print Source: Within EasyPost - Click "Print" in the lower right corner of the screen and select "Generate Label." The EasyPost Shipping details screen will appear, allowing you review and update your shipping information and then fetch and select rates.  As soon the 'Generate Label' button is clicked, the label has been purchased and may be printed later on EasyPost. This option is best for sellers who want to generate multiple labels but plan to print them out later from EasyPost. Tracking information from EasyPost will be sent to Cart Multichannel Management and then to the marketplace.

    • Log into EasyPost and print your labels by going to the "Shipments tab," selecting the shipment's Details, and clicking the Label button to print. 

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If you have any EasyPost related questions, reach out to their Support team at Support@easypost.com.