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Shipping Methods

You can find this section under Shipping > Shipping Methods in the IRP Admin left navigation menu.

Shipping Methods are the services that you will use to ship products to your customers. You can set up Shipping Methods for all services provided by any courier.


IRP Commerce has partnered with Intersoft, a complete multi-carrier shipping integration solution, to enable the full and complete integration of Royal Mail, FedEx, DPD UK, DHL and other multiple carriers into the IRP order flow. Using Intersoft will allow all shipping actions to be implemented without leaving the IRP and provide substantial efficiency savings for all in-house dispatch operations where dispatch teams previously had to enter order data, print labels and pay for them from a separate system.

We are confident that this integration will help IRP clients to save money in real terms by introducing efficiency into their order processing via the IRP. It should allow teams to put any current time wasted on manual input and logging into different systems to better use.

For more details, see the How to Set Up the Intersoft Shipping Integration on the IRP help topic.


Currently, IRP Commerce also provides a standalone Parcelforce integration. This is available for use, Free of Charge, for as long as it is supported by Parcelforce. If a time arrives in the future where Parcelforce require a change to this integration for it to continue to function, the Parcelforce Label solution will be migrated into the IRP Intersoft Shipping Gateway Licence and provided as a service from within this gateway along with the other carriers mentioned above.

Note on Royal Mail COSS
The Customer Own System Solution (COSS) from Royal Mail integration is currently being deprecated. This solution has been superseded by Intersoft and will therefore no longer be supported. Please contact your IRP Account Manager for more information.

ShippingMethods.aspx page

The ShippingMethods.aspx page appears as follows:

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This shows the following details:

  • ID: The unique IRP identifier for this Shipping Method, created automatically by the IRP.
  • Priority: This is used when printing order sheets. Higher-priority Shipping Methods will have their sheets printed first. If priority shipping does not apply to your dispatch process, set this value to 0.
  • Carrier: The carrier to be used to provide shipping services.
  • Display Name: The name of this Shipping Method that will appear on the front end of the website.
  • Average Shipping Cost: The average ex-tax cost of this Shipping Method as charged to your company.
  • Label BackGround: This shows the label background for this Shipping Method, if one has been configured.
  • [Delete check box]: Check this box to select a Shipping Method for deletion. Subsequently, click the Delete Selected Shipping Methods button.
  • Create Label: Click this button to create an Ad-Hoc Postage Label for this Shipping Method. This takes you to the ShippingAdHocLabelEdit.aspx page – see the Ad-Hoc Postage Label help topic for more information.
  • Edit: Click this button to make changes to a Shipping Method configuration. For more details, see the How To articles below.

Overview video

Note: Currently videos are not maintained in line with each software release and therefore features may work slightly differently from the way they are shown.

How To Guides (6)

How To Add or Edit a Basic Non-Integrated Shipping Method
How to Set Up the Intersoft Shipping Integration on the IRP
How to Add or Edit an Intersoft Shipping Method
How To Set Up Parcelforce Shipping Integration
How To Set Up Royal Mail COSS (DEPRECATED)
How To Set Up Royal Mail Shipping Integration (DEPRECATED)

FAQs (1)

With Parcelforce, what do I do if a Shipping Method has specific settings that are different to the global ExpressLink Application Settings, for example if there is a different Contract Number ?
If, for example, you are supplied with two shipping Contract IDs from Parcelforce, add the main one with the most services attached to it in the Parcelforce Application Settings, and the second code behind the other Shipping Method in the Shipping Methods section. You can edit the Shipping Method as follows:

1. In the ‘Parcelforce’ section of the ShippingMethodEdit.aspx screen, check the box for ‘Method has Unique Settings’.
2. Add the different setting, for example the Contract Number.
3. Click ‘Update Shipping Method’.

All default Parcelforce settings can be amended in this way if a particular method has a unique variant on the value.
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