Configuring Magento 1 product parameters
This article explains how to configure product parameters in Magento 1 in order to provide specific product details to carriers. For a number of carriers, some of the parameters are required.
You will find articles on how to set up the Paazl extension in Magento 1 in the "I'm new to Paazl" section of Paazl's online help.
Product parameters are primarily used to determine which delivery matrix to use, as configured by you in your Paazl web app account. In some cases, product details are also forwarded to the carrier concerned.
Where to configure the parameters
You will find the configuration parameters for Paazl's Magento extension in Magento Admin under.
You will see the following list of parameters.
All the parameters in the table below are optional in principle. Where they are required by particular carriers, this is indicated.
To set a particular parameter value for several products at once:
- Go to .
- Select the products you want to update.
- Select "Update Attributes" from the actions drop-down menu.
- Click "Submit"
- Set the parameter value you want
- Click "Save"
Specify the delivery matrix that Paazl has to use when determining eligible shipping options.
Normally Paazl decides which delivery matrix to use based on product characteristics such as dimensions, weight and order value. However, you can overrule this behavior by specifying a specific matrix.
Specify the length of the product concerned in centimeters. Paazl will only consider delivery matrices that apply to products of this length.
Length is a required parameter for DHL Time Definite, Dynalogic, TSN and UPS Paperless Invoice.
Specify the width of the product concerned in centimeters. Paazl will only consider delivery matrices that apply to products of this width.
Width is a required parameter for DHL Time Definite, Dynalogic, TSN and UPS Paperless Invoice.
|Height||Specify the height of the product concerned in centimeters. Paazl will only consider delivery matrices that apply to products of this height.
Height is a required parameter for DHL Time Definite, Dynalogic, TSN and UPS Paperless Invoice.
Specify the volume of the product concerned in cubic meters. Paazl will only consider delivery matrices that apply to products of this volume.
Type a description of the product concerned for customs purposes.
A customs description is a required parameter for Fedex and UPS, and when shipping outside the EU.
|Country of manufacture||
Specify the country in which the product concerned was manufactured.
The country of manufacture is a required parameter for Fedex, and when shipping outside the EU.
|Packages per unit||Specify whether a shipment consists of more than one package (a.k.a. multi-collo shipment). The number you enter determines how many shipping labels are printed. If you don't assign a value to this parameter, only one label will be printed.|
Specify the number of days you need to get the product concerned into your warehouse ready for pick-up by a carrier.
This parameter only applies if you have enabled the "Date Preference Module" parameter. See Configuring the Paazl extension for an explanation of this parameter.
You will find the weight configuration parameter in Magento Admin under.
Weight is a required parameter for PostNL Global Pack, DHL, Fedex, GLS and UPS shipments.