Mac Shipping

NRG is now a two-time UPS Ready® Premier Partner

NRG Software was recently recognized a second time for our outstanding performance as a UPS Ready® partner. UPS® Premier Partners are selected based on performance, collaboration, integrations, adoption, responsiveness to key initatives and support of UPS sales & services.

 

Over the past year we’ve implemented new features like address entry auto-complete, importing data from Squarespace and additional custom labeling options with UPS 4×8 label stock.

If you’re looking for a shipping solution that doesn’t tie you to the rigidity of carrier or other third party solutions, we’d like to share more about how we’re working with UPS to help businesses improve their shipping processes.

If you’re interested in learning more about NRGship solutions, please contact our sales department.

 

2024-04-04T19:12:48+00:00April 4th, 2024|FileMaker Shipping, Mac Shipping, Press Releases|

Add your branding to labels in NRGship Pro for UPS

It’s easy to add branding to your shipping labels with NRGship Pro for UPS. First, make sure your image is black and white, resolution is divisible by 8, and no transparent background. Second, adjust NRGship Pro for UPS settings to enable the logo on label. The video below will walk you thru all the steps!

NRGship Pro for UPS also offers additional options for 4×8 label stock including the shipment label header (tracking and cost info), custom label messaging (great for gift box messaging!) and QR code messages.

2024-04-04T18:56:14+00:00April 4th, 2024|FileMaker Shipping, Mac Shipping, Tools & Tips|

NRGship to support UPS RESTful APls in 2024

Recently, UPS customers have been receiving messaging regarding UPS access keys being retired in June of 2024. NRGship communicates with UPS servers using this interface and has been actively redeveloping using the newer RESTful APIs for release in 2024. We expect this release to be posted before April 1, 2024. Updating to the newer release before June 1, 2024 will provide longterm compatability with future UPS updates.

If you are a FileMaker Developer and have done your own UPS integration with legacy APIs then you may want to evaluate using NRGship FM for UPS instead of investing development resources into your own efforts. NRGship FM is the only carrier-certified solution for UPS, FedEx and USPS shipping from FileMaker Pro. Watch this video to see how you can quickly add UPS rating and shipping in under 10 minutes without the need to do any complex coding.

If you are using the older UPS API on your website or thru some other means be sure to contact those developers for their transition plan.

If you have any questions about the API retirement, please contact NRG support.

2024-03-14T15:06:11+00:00January 8th, 2024|FileMaker Shipping, Mac Shipping|

Enable UPS Paperless® for Commercial Invoices by April 2024 for International Shipping

UPS customers need to switch to UPS Paperless® for commercial invoices to avoid being charged for using paper invoices.

Why is there a surcharge for using paper invoices?
Ongoing regulation changes around the world are increasing the cost to service paper commercial invoices and creating potentially longer handling times. 

What is the timing?
The surcharge is now planned to be implemented starting April 2024.

How much is the surcharge and when will it start?
Beginning in April 2024, there will be a $1.00 USD surcharge for using paper documents. This fee will increase to $3.00 USD at the beginning of July 2024 and to $5.00 USD at the beginning of October 2024.

Want to avoid the surcharge? Go paperless!
UPS Paperless® for commercial invoices digitally transmits your data to UPS and customs offices around the globe. You get great benefits:

  • Save time with faster customs clearance and shipment processing
  • Eliminate lost or damaged documents in transit
  • Streamline shipping preparation and lower labor costs
  • Minimize redundant data entry and reduce the chance of error
  • Keep customs values confidential when shipping directly to customers

It’s simple to enable paperless invoices for free at UPS.com. See the attached PDF for instructions.

If you need help or have questions, please contact your UPS Account Manager or call 1-800-782-7892.

2023-12-07T05:50:59+00:00December 7th, 2023|FileMaker Shipping, Mac Shipping|

Here are three plugins every WooCommerce Site should have installed

NRGship Pro sports direct integration with WooCommerce for simplified order fulfillment. Orders can be downloaded in batch or on-demand. Upon shipment, tracking and additional information are updated in the order.

By default, WooCommerce does not include entry fields for shipment tracking numbers. When you install the WooCommerce Shipment Tracking plugin, NRGship will add specific tracking data upon shipment.

If you are offering gift boxes, NRGship Pro offers options to print gift box messaging on labels to remove the manual effort required to match messages with boxes. When you install the Gift Message for WooCommerce plugin in “free” mode, fields are added to your checkout for the sender and gift message. These fields will be passed to NRGship and included on your shipping label.

If you offer flat-rate shipping, the Advanced Flat Rate Shipping plugin is a must-have. With this plugin you can setup advanced rules like a fixed cost for X products, or a base shipping cost plus additional fees with added products. You can even offer free shipping once the cart total reaches a certain dollar amount.

What plugins are you must-haves for WooCommerce? Please let us know in the comments below!

Besides WooCommerce intgeration with NRGship, our staff has performed numerous integrations with WooCommerce and Claris FileMaker Pro to sync orders, products, inventory quantities and more. If you’re interested in learning more about our WooCommerce services, please contact our sales department.

 

2023-10-31T03:06:01+00:00October 31st, 2023|Mac Shipping, Tools & Tips|

We can’t wait to see you at Claris Engage 2024

We  look forward to meeting fellow Claris FileMaker Pro developers at the Claris Engage Conference in Austin, TX taking place between Feb 6-8, 2024 at the Austin Apple Campus. Stop by our booth to see the lastest updates to our award winning, carrier-certified shipping solutions for Claris FileMaker Pro. As a Zebra ISV Partner, we will also be showcasing FileMaker mobile solutions built using Zebra mobile computers and printers for high-performance scanning and labeling.

2023-11-12T19:05:00+00:00October 31st, 2023|FileMaker Shipping, Mac Shipping, Press Releases|

NRGship Compatibility with macOS Sonoma

macOS 14, also known as Sonoma was released on September 26, 2023. Sonoma is is a free update from Apple. It will run on most any Mac made since 2018, however this is considered a major OS release. In our testing, Sonoma performs best on modern day Macs with Apple Silicon processors. NRGship for UPS, NRGship Pro for UPS and NRGship Pro for FedEx have been tested under Sonoma however we highly suggest users wait to upgrade to ensure compatibility across all installed applications. For customers using NRGship with FileMaker, please check Claris FileMaker release notes for any issues.

2023-10-31T02:10:53+00:00October 31st, 2023|Mac Shipping, Press Releases|

NRGship Pro Offers Address Auto-Complete

Recent builds of NRGship Pro for UPS, NRGship Pro for FedEx and FileMaker Pro integrated solutions all include address auto-complete during entry. Using auto-complete, you can reduce your entry of city, state and postal code to insure proper shipment addressing. Coupled with existing address validation features, NRGship solutions provide you with the best shipment deliverability.

2023-08-17T15:58:50+00:00August 17th, 2023|FileMaker Shipping, General, Mac Shipping, Press Releases|

NRG shipping supports new USPS Ground Advantage

On July 9, 2023, USPS introduced a new ground-based package service: USPS Ground Advantage. This service replaces USPS First-Class Package Service, Parcel Select Ground, and Retail Ground. First-Class Mail Letters and Large Envelopes/Flats will continue to be available. Ground Advantage delivers packages within the Continental United States in 2-5 business days with free tracking and $100 of USPS insurance for packages between 0 and 70 lbs.

Recent builds of Ship Connect Multi-Carrier and NRGship FM for USPS support the new USPS Ground Advantage option. Previous builds have existing First-Class and ParcelSelect services re-mapped to the new USPS Ground Advantage. Cutomers using these services should plan to upgrade their solution files before end-of-year 2023 for continued service availability.

2023-07-25T14:32:22+00:00July 25th, 2023|FileMaker Shipping, General, Mac Shipping, Press Releases|

Migrating from FileMaker Single Carriers to Ship Connect

We’ve had a lot of interest recently from customers who are interested in moving from a single carrier solution to multi-carrier. We see this quite often when you have a primary shipping carrier but want to take advantage of other carriers for third-party shipments or offer alternative shipping services for specific orders. Migrating to Ship Connect is a fairly simple process, but Ship Connect is not presently a user-downloadable offering. NRG will configure Ship Connect based on the desired carriers that you need and will provide solution files. Ship Connect is more robust than single carrier solutions – it supports multiple locations and custom printer/scale settings for each workstation. Ship Connect presently supports carriers like UPS, FedEx, USPS via Stamps.com/Endicia, DHL, Australian Post, Amazon Seller-Fulfilled Prime, GLS and Spee-Dee along with numerous LTL and freight brokers.

 

If you’re interested in learning more about Ship Connect, please contact our sales department.

2023-07-24T15:55:37+00:00July 24th, 2023|FileMaker Shipping, Mac Shipping|
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