Calcurates case studies

Wellred Books

See how Calcurates helped Wellred Books to ship books internationally using Royal Mail table rates
Industry: Books

Selling Platform: Magento 2

Carriers: Royal Mail & UPS

Problem: Shipping books internationally and domestically
Who Is Wellred Books?

Wellred Books is a Magento store that sells books, magazines, and electronic copies. The store is located in London. Wellred Books ships its products to the United Kingdom, and most of the countries in the world. Hence, our goal was to set up domestic and international shipping methods using Royal Mail and UPS live shipping rates. The end result is the automated process of shipping books that is reliable and easy to use.
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Display UPS and Royal Mail live shipping rates and set up Royal Mail shipping methods at the checkout using table rates
How Calcurates Helped Wellred Books
Set up Royal Mail table rates, UPS live shipping rates, along with several shipping rules to deal with the different weights of books to ensure a smooth process of shipping books.
As Royal Mail doesn't have live rates API, we needed to set up domestic and international rates using our Table Rates. Also, Wellred Books needs UPS live rates at the checkout and certain shipping rules for bulky and heavy orders.
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We used table rates to set up domestic and international shipping methods and Royal Mail rates. Wellred books uses UPS (UK) and we connected the client's UPS business account to Calcurates in order to display live rates at the checkout.
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The final step in solving the Wellred Books case was the addition of shipping rules to separate orders whose weight is over 2 kg. These shipping rules were applied to international shipping while the table rates weight segmentation was added to domestic shipping.
Now shipping books is completely stress-free for Wellred Books.
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Calcurates Solution in Details
What features helped us achieve the goal for Wellred Books
Multiple Table Rates
Calcurates functionality allows Wellred Books to simultaneously use different table rates in combination with various shipping methods to fulfill orders from different destinations. Table rates is a perfect way to mirror carriers' shipping rates if they don't have live rates API like in the case of Royal Mail.
Shipping Rules
International shipping can be costly. So, the Wellred Books case requires us to implement simple but effective rules to display the appropriate shipping methods at checkout. First, we used shipping segments to set the weight boundaries. Then, we built rules to make these segments work at checkout.
The Result of the WellRed Books Case
Each book will be delivered at the reasonable rate
  • Combination of Table Rates and Carrier Live Rates
    Two carriers — two different cases. We made two different approaches to work together. Royal Mail shipping methods are provided as table rates and we're getting live rates from UPS (UK).
  • Domestic and International Shipping
    Shipping across the UK is configured using table rates. The cart weight affects the shipping rate. At the same time international shipping is covered using two extra table rates with various methods inside.
  • Shipping Rules for any Shipping Scenario
    Shipping rules add more flexibility to Wellred Books' shipping strategy as they allow to hide particular shipping methods depending on the cart weight.

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