Plug Into Better Shipping - Part 2: - The Basics

Posted by Temando on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 with No comments

First up, let’s get back to basics. Today’s post will start from the very beginning and will take you through step-by-step how to:

1. Sign up for a Temando Profile
2. Nominate payment method

These are important steps to get out of the way before we get into the nitty gritty of configuring your Magento extension. In the coming weeks we will get a bit more exciting looking at packaging configuration, multiple locations, click and collect and other great Temando features in Magento.

Please note this series assumes you have downloaded and installed the Temando Magento Shipping Extension from one of our plans: Starter, Professional, Business, and Enterprise. If you have not you can download Starter from Magento Connect or contact one of our Solution Managers. Once you have installed the extension you need to enter your Temando Profile details into the configuration section of the Magento admin panel.

To create a Temando Profile -

1. Go to
2. Click Sign In

3. Click Create A New Account under the Register column
4. Enter in your details as prompted – be sure to select Company

5. Once successful, select ‘Go to your account’ and select ‘My Details’ from the main navigation

6. Take note of your ‘Account No.’ and ‘Login ID’ as you will need these in the Magento Admin                 section

Secondly, to start shipping, we need you to nominate a preferred payment method. If you would like a trading account please speak to your Solution Manager or Contact our support team.
To use the Auto Top up function;

1. In the My Details section, select  PCI Compliant from Payment Details

2. Select Store Credit Card for Express Payment in Future Transactions
3. Enter the card details and select Update from the bottom of the page

4. Navigate back to the Payment Details section in Auto Credit Top Up and enter the amount you             wish to be automatically charged to your credit card
5. Select Update from the bottom of the page

Temando will add Temando credit to your profile when your Temando credit balance reaches $0 and you make a courier booking. Your credit card will automatically be charged, topping up your Temando Credit.

Now you’re all set up in Temando let’s transfer these details to Magento admin so the extension can work in sync with Temando.

1. Log into your Magento admin
2. Select Temando > Configuration Settings > Temando Settings from the top tool bar
3. In the ‘General’ section enter your: Client ID (Account No), Login ID and Password
4. Select save config

Now you are ready to start shipping with the Temando Shipping Extension for Magento.
If you would like to learn more on how to basically configure you’re shipping extension - head over to our website and download the Magento configuration guides.

Next week we will walk through setting up packaging logic, highlighting the importance of getting this feature configured correctly and the effects it has on the profitability of your shipping operation.