Consolidation

1. Go to "Packages & Shipment"

 

2. Select one of the packages which should be consolidated (click on ID - here it's #1DC)

 

3. Click on "Consolidate" and select packages you want to consolidate

(you need also select the type of the consolidation and declaration has to be filled)

- here are the types of consolidation

The most cost-savvy are Option "C" which mean we keep only products and accessories and throw away everything else - good if you are buying products for yourself only. Option "B" means keep retail packing (so we will pack products in their original packing) and "A" means keep even outer boxes - just add all packages as they are to the new box (this is less savvy).

 

4. You can set another preference and then click on "Consolidate"

"Preferred carrier" is not mandatory, however if you select some you are telling us, which carrier you intend to use so we will keep in mind carrier restrictions (like maximum size of the package etc.). But even with this final package might be not able to ship with selected carrier unless you select "STRICT", this means we will not create a package, which can not be shipped with that carrier. That's being said - it might result in more than 1 package if all your packages can't fit selected carrier regulations.

You will be able to pick from all available carriers, even if you set "Preferred carrier".

You also can write some special request, it's a paid service, but it might replace some other requests which are available separately in our system, like "remove original invoices" etc.

 

5. We will send you the email with new package ID as soon as consolidation will be done.

So for example if you want consolidate "123A" and "123B" the result will be "123C". This is the way how to ship multiple packages in one package.

 

Frequently asked

How much consolidation cost?
Very common question is, how much you will pay for consolidation. It depends on your plan, please check our fees here: http://www.tiptrans.com/price-list. The fee will be charged only once, no matter if we consolidate 2 or 20 packages.

How to calculate final dimensions for multiple packages?
This is almost impossible, as it depends on many factors. But you can use this tool to estimate (theoretically, result will be probably different, but it gives you an idea)