Parcel Types (Desktop Operations App)

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Parcel types are used in X Dispatch to describe the type of parcels. For example "Box" or "Pallet".

Field NameDescription
ParcelTypeIDUnique number to identify the parcel type.
DescriptionDescription of the parcel type.
Standard LengthDefault length of the parcel type. This is needed if you wish the system to calculate the approximate weight using the Dimensional Weight Calculator
Standard WidthDefault width of the parcel type. This is needed if you wish the system to calculate the approximate weight using the Dimensional Weight Calculator.
Standard HeightDefault height of the parcel type. This is needed if you wish the system to calculate the approximate weight using the Dimensional Weight Calculator.
Standard WeightDefault weight of the parcel type. 
Dimensional Weight Denominator

Dimensional factor to use for calculating dimensional weight (a calculated the theoretical weight of a package based on its dimensions).

Allow In X Mobile
  • Y: Parcel type is allowed in Nextstop and X Mobile. 
  • N: Parcel type is not allowed in Nextstop and X Mobile. 

How to Add a New Parcel Type

  1. Go to Maintenance > Parcel Type.
  2. Click the New button in the toolbar.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the list of parcel types and add the new parcel type in the empty row. 
  4. Click the save icon  in the toolbar.

Alternate steps:

  1. Click the arrow next to the New button, or press the N key.
  2. Click Parcel Type.

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How to Edit a Parcel Type

  1. Go to Maintenance Parcel Type.
  2. Double-click the parcel you would like to edit.

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How to Delete a Parcel Type

  1. Go to Maintenance Parcel Type.
  2. Double-click the parcel type you would like to delete.
  3. Click the Delete button at the bottom of the form.

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Parcel Types Form

General Tab

Field NameDescription
Parcel TypeUnique number to identify the parcel type.
DescriptionDescription of the parcel type.
Standard LengthDefault length of the parcel type. This is needed if you wish the system to calculate the approximate weight using the Dimensional Weight Calculator.
Standard WidthDefault width of the parcel type. This is needed if you wish the system to calculate the approximate weight using the Dimensional Weight Calculator.
Standard HeightDefault height of the parcel type. This is needed if you wish the system to calculate the approximate weight using the Dimensional Weight Calculator.
Standard WeightDefault weight of the parcel type. 
Dimensional Weight Dimensional factor to use for calculating dimensional weight (a calculated the theoretical weight of a package based on its dimensions).
Add to All CustomersClick this button will make the parcel type available to all your customers' orders in Nextstop and X Mobile.
Remove from All CustomersClick this button will remove the parcel from all of your customers in Nextstop or X Mobile.
Allow In X Mobile

If enabled, this parcel type will be allowed in Nextstop and X Mobile. 

At least one parcel type with the "Allow in Mobile" enabled is required for login to Nextstop 2.4.15 or newer.

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Translations Tab

Add and remove translations used when placing orders for an integration or through the web service.  

Parcel types cannot have the same translations.

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