Configuring delivery services

A delivery service is a service item that is used for last mile delivery associations with product items. Last mile delivery differs from order shipping in that specific product item deliveries are made using a carrier with defined capacity constraints.

Delivery services are typically used for product items that are:

  • Heavy, oversized, or fragile and cannot be transported by common carriers
  • Require special handling which requires special equipment and/or personnel

Projection TVs and washing machines are examples of two product items that you might want to associate with a delivery service.

A delivery item is uniquely defined by its item ID and unit of measure. You can configure capacity to be maintained for delivery items as well as sourcing rules.