How Multi-Origin Shipping feature works | Calcurates

How Multi-Origin Shipping feature works

Enable Multi-Origin feature

To add the Multi-Origin advanced feature to your Calcurates account you need to request it from our internal Marketplace.
Having the functionality turned on, it will be possible to enable more than one Origin for a given Shipping Option on the General step of its creation:



Manage Origins using the handy grid

All the created origins will be available to you under Menu > Multi-Origin
Using the grid you will be able to Edit, Duplicate or Delete origins from the Actions column as well as create new ones with "Add Origin" button.
As Origins serve as Sources inside Magento they have to be synchronized with the Website you use and it could be done under Websites -> Edit -> step 4 "Platform sync".
The Origins grid also shows when an Origin was created, whether it has In-Store pickup enabled, also what Shipping Options it supports, and if it synced with your CMS or not (means created in Calcurates).


Multi-Origin Settings

The Settings button over the Origins grid will show you the configuration for Origin synchronization, selection algorithms, and rates display.
Basically, those determine under what rules the Origins are chosen, in case there are products in the cart that are in stock in multiple Origins.

Origin Sync Settings

On the Origin sync settings tab you will need to choose a website to sync your origins with. Click the Website dropdown and select the appropriate website. Next, you can enable or disable to get origin data on website sync.



Also, you can choose what data to use to get the origin data. It depends on a e-commerce platform you're using. For example, for Magento 2 you can get the origin data from Magento MSI or Product Attributes.

Origin Selection Algorithms

Here are the origin selection algorithms that our Multi-Origin feature offers:
  1. Consider Product Stock QTY in Sources. With the setting disabled, the algorithms will ignore the Stock QTY attribute of the product.
  2. Consider Source Location. The system will select the sources that are nearest to the customer's delivery address.
  3. Minimum Sources for the Order. If a product is available in multiple origins, the algorithm will try to minimize the number of them for shipping the order.
If all of the algorithm settings are turned off, the system will consider Main Origin for the Website as the origin for all the products of the order.



Rates Display

There are cases when due to order and product parameters different Carrier services will be available for different origins inside the order.
The system sums up the service shipping rates to show an aggregated rate, but we allow you to determine whether it should:
  1. Display Rate totals for all the possible service combinations. The system will show the aggregated rate for various services.
  2. Display Rate totals only for the same services. Is enabled by default and will show the aggregated rate for the same service also that can be applied to all the origins.


Having configured the Multi-Origin functionality you are ready to employ your warehouses from all over the world and effectively ship products from them.

If you have any trouble with configuration or need assistance, do not hesitate to contact us via the on-site chat widget or email support@calcurates.com.

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