If you'd like to test our platform before starting shipping with your carriers you can use Generic carrier.
Generic is not a real carrier but it allows you to test our main functions.
Let's see how Generic Carrier works! 🔍
1. How to connect Generic
If you are waiting to activate a contract with a carrier but you want to do some shipping test, it is possible to connect Generic carrier, from the page Carriers > Generic at the bottom of the page.
- To activate the Generic Carrier, you can enter a customized label in Carrier name fields.
- The Carrier zone will be automatically set. You can see a zone named Globe in the right box that includes every country. Weight ranges are already set up to 500.
2. How to use Generic
To test Generic Carrier, it will be sufficient to Create a Manual shipment.
- In the section To Ship, click on Create a Manual Shipment on the right side of the page and follow the whole procedure. In less than a minute, a label will be created.
If you'd like to learn how to create a manual shipments in details, click here:
- If you connected at least one marketplace, you can test how to ship orders from marketplaces. Your orders will be automatically imported from your marketplaces in Label Creator > To Ship. Select the orders you'd like to ship and then click on Create Shipment for more orders.
Click here to learn how to ship orders from marketplaces in details:
📌 Note: Please note that the shipments you create with Generic, since it's a test, won't have any tracking number and it won’t update a real Marketplace like Ebay, Amazon, Magento, etc.
Every tracking email sent will be only received from the email linked to your ShippyPro account.
💡 One lasting thing: email addresses and telephone numbers are not included in the labels generated with Generic Carrier.