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How to Setup a Delivery Method in Odoo?

Shipping Set Up in Odoo

Product delivery at customers convenience is an unavoidable factor in today's business environment. Not only the E-commerce websites but most of the offline retailers also adopted this strategy for providing better consumer experience. The shipment and delivery are generally done by the third party service providers like DHL, FedEx, UPS etc.  Odoo ERP provides the option to configure different delivery methods with it. It will simplify the operations like transportation mode selection, delivery cost calculation, shipment tracking etc. Odoo delivery integration is available for DHL, FedEx, Temando, UPS, and USPS. 

CONFIGURATION

In order to enable the delivery methods, we have to install the Application 'Delivery Costs'. For integrating delivery methods in e-commerce, you'll have to install the 'e-Commerce Delivery' module from Odoo App store.

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Now, Go to Inventory->Configuration->Delivery->Delivery Methods

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First, provide a name for the new delivery method. Next is the provider field, which can be either fixed price or Based on Rules. If we set the fixed price then the delivery cost will be a fixed amount (Or it can be null/free delivery), on the contrary, based on rules allow us to set the cost dynamically.  Based on rules option is for computing the delivery cost based certain rules. The conditions such as; 
 
1. Weight
2. Volume
3. Weight *volume
4. Price
5. Quantity

For eg: If the weight of the product is greater than some value sales price will be a certain amount.  

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Using this option we can define different rules for the delivery method as per our needs.

We can also set restrictions on our delivery methods. The delivery destination can be restricted to specific countries, states or even zip codes. It will help to customize delivery method according to geographic location. 

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Now let's check how its work

1. Create a sale order and select the delivery method. If you want to invoice the delivery cost on sale order click on Set Price button it will add a line with the name of the delivery method as a product then confirm the order.

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2. Go to Inventory and process the picking for this prepared sale order. You can see the delivery information under the Delivery Information section.

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How to invoice Shipping Cost to the customer?

In order to invoice the shipping cost to the customer, we must add the shipping cost to sale order. Click on the Set price button and select a delivery method from the list so that the delivery cost will be added as a product in orderline.  Now the total cost will include the product price as well as the delivery cost. 

Delivery Cost to Online sales
> To configure delivery methods in E-commerce sales, we have to install the app “e-Commerce Delivery” form app store. 

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> When the customer adds the product to their cart, there will be an option to select the Delivery method. 

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> The user can select a convenient delivery order and corresponding changes will be made in a total cost

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> That’s all about delivery configuration and usage in Odoo ERP. Hope you find this helpful. 




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