With the nShift eCom PRO extension, you can enable in your online store all nShift delivery services with monthly pricing that is especially cost-effective for a large number of shipments.

nShift is also available as a built-in eCom LITE version with no monthly fee, which you can use even if you don't have your own nShift account.

The LITE service is profitable only for stores with minor logistics needs.

The nShift eCom PRO extension is available with the paid MyCashflow plans.

Pricing

The costs of using the nShift eCom PRO extension are €10/mo. + €0.30/shipment.

nShift will bill you for the running expenses of the eCom PRO plan. So, using the nShift eCom PRO extension is not invoiced jointly with MyCashflow's monthly fee.

Supported delivery services

The nShift eCom PRO extension supports all nShift's delivery services.

See the list of supported delivery services.

Enabling PostNord requires additional actions. Read more ›

In the Kaukokiito Groupage service, the package size can be changed only by using printing favorites.

Installation and setup

To enable the nShift eCom PRO extension:
  • If you're not nShift's customer yet, order nShift credentials on the Account > Apps > nShift page in the online store's admin panel.
  • Define sender details, enter the numbers of contracts with logistics companies and define the quick ID.
  • Create an API key for the online store.
  • Enter the details of the API key in the settings for the nShift extension in the online store's admin panel.
  • Create a shipping method to use with nShift.

Below, you'll find detailed instructions on how to enable nShift in your online store.

1/3 Defining sender details

Currently, you can only use one nShift sender in your MyCashflow store at a time.

  1. Log in to nShift's admin panel at https://www.unifaunonline.com.

    For credentials, see nShift's welcome message.

  2. Go to the page Maintenance > Senders.
  3. Click New Sender and fill in the sender details:
    • In the Quick ID field, enter 1.

      Without the quick ID, creating shipping labels won't work.

    • Enter your company's VAT identification number.

      A VAT number is required for non-EU shipments.

    • Fill out the form with your details.
  4. Add every logistics company that you use in the Carriers section.

    In the Carrier menu, select the logistics services you use, and enter your customer number in the field below.

  5. Finally, press Save.

After the sender details and the correct quick search ID value have been set, you can create an API key for your online store.

2/3 Creating the API key

  1. In nShift Online, go to the Maintenance > API Keys page.
  2. To create a new API key, click New API Key.
  3. Fill in the API key's details in the form:
    1. Select Web Services (REST) as the type.
    2. Enter your email address for potential inquires.
    3. In the Developer-Id field, enter 0020011135.
    4. Save the API key.
  4. Go to the key's details and note down its Id and Secret Id.

    You'll need them when filling in the details of the nShift extension in your online store's admin panel.

3/3 Activating the extension and creating a new shipping method

  1. Sign in to your online store's admin panel and order the nShift extension on the Account > Apps > nShift page.
  2. In the extension's settings, fill in the Id and Secret Id, which you have copied from the details of the API key in the nShift's admin panel.
  3. Save the extension's settings.

    Now you can create a new shipping method for nShift in your store to enable your customers to use the service:

  1. Create a new shipping method on the page Settings > Shipping methods.
  2. As the shipping method's type, select Delivery, and in the Shipping labels section, select nShift eCom PRO and the desired delivery service.
  3. Click Save.
  4. Fill in other details and define the shipping costs and weight limits.
  5. Save the shipping method.

From now on, your customers will be able to use nShift at checkout. Visit the store's public area and make sure that the new shipping method works properly by placing a test order.

To offer multiple nShift delivery services to your customers, you can create multiple shipping methods that use nShift.

Enabling PostNord

In this section, you'll learn about the procedures required for enabling PostNord.

Testing the integration

When enabling the PostNord services, you need to make sure that the integration works properly:

  1. Create a new shipping method to use with PostNord.
  2. Place an order in your online store, and select the newly created shipping method for it.
  3. Open the order in the admin panel, on the page Orders, and print the order shipping label.
  4. Send the shipping label via email to it.fi@postnord.com.

    In the message, include the information that you're testing PostNord services in the integration between MyCashflow and nShift.

Enabling the DPD Classic service

The DPD Classic service has been discontinued. The service has been replaced with PostNord Parcel that can be used for deliveries in Finland and selected countries.

Enabling PostNord Parcel

To enable the PostNord Parcel service, fill in a separate activation form. To order the form, contact PostNord's sales at sales.fi@postnord.com. Add the following text to the message:

Our company is about to enable nShift Online, and therefore we'd like to ask for the PostNord Parcel activation form.

After filling in the form, send it to support@nshift.fi. In the message, include your nShift customer number (a number starting with 00200 that can be found, e.g., in confirmation messages from nShift).

Printing shipping labels

Once the service has been enabled, you can create a shipping label by pressing the Create address label link in the Shipping details section on the order page.

After this, you can print the shipping label by pressing the Print address label link.

Pakettikauppa's commission fee is charged only once the shipping label has been printed for the shipment.

Advanced settings

In the Advanced settings section of the nShift eCom PRO shipping methods, you can set printing favorites and PDF settings defined in the nShift Online service.

PDF settings

You can use PDF settings to define the desired shipping label size for selected shipping methods. In this way, you can create e.g. shipping methods for which shipping labels will always be printed in the right size on the sticker printer.

PDF settings are defined by copying the settings from the nShift Online service's admin panel to the shipping method's settings in the MyCashflow admin panel:

  1. In the nShift Online service's admin panel, go to Settings > PDF settings > Change > Click to specify value.
  2. Define the values for the first PDF setting in order.
  3. Click Finish.
  4. Click REST API.
  5. Copy the code snippet visible on the page.
  6. In the MyCashflow admin panel, go to the shipping method's settings and paste the code you've copied to the item Advanced settings > PDF settings.
  7. Save the shipping method.

Next time you print a shipping label on the order page for an order that uses this shipping method, the shipping label will be printed according to the settings you've just defined.

Printing favorites

You can define printing favorites for the shipping methods that use the nShift eCom PRO service in order to enable additional services provided by the logistics services used in those methods.

By using printing favorites, you can add, for instance, the following settings to the shipment:

  • Arranging the delivery time by phone with the recipient
  • Shipment size
  • Processing the shipment as fragile or dangerous
  • Saturday delivery
  • Delivery on the same day

MyCashflow supports all available additional services.

Depending on the settings you define, using printing favorites may be subject to additional costs. You'll find more information about potential costs in the service descriptions of the used settings.

A printing favorite is defined in the nShift Online service. Then, its name has to be copied and added to the shipping method's settings in MyCashflow's admin panel:

  1. In the nShift Online service, go to Maintenance > Printing favorites.
  2. Click New Printing Favorite.
  3. Enter the printing favorite's name and define its settings.
  4. Click Finish.
  5. Copy the printing favorite's name.

    Make sure not to copy any unnecessary space characters with the name.

  6. In the MyCashflow admin panel, go to the shipping method's settings and paste the printing favorite's name to the item Advanced settings > Printing favorite name.
  7. Save the shipping method.

Next time you send to the customer a shipment that uses the shipping method, the shipment will be processed according to the settings you've defined.

If additional costs result from the shipment, they will be collected jointly with your next monthly fee for the nShift eCom PRO service.

Using cash-on-delivery

To use cash-on-delivery, you must have in your online store

To enable cash-on-delivery as a payment method in your online store:

  1. When necessary, create a new shipping method, and select an appropriate shipping service for it.
  2. Create a new payment method on the admin panel's Settings > Payment methods page.
  3. As the payment service, select Cash-on-delivery.
  4. In the payment method's settings, select an appropriate shipping method.
  5. Define the rest of the payment method's settings, and save the payment method.

If the customer selects cash-on-delivery when placing the order, the order total will constitute the sum total to be paid upon delivery, which means that the total will include potential shipping and payment fees.

When processing cash-on-delivery orders, mark the order as delivered when you ship the order to the customer, but leave the payment as open. Mark the payment as paid only once it has been credited to your bank account.

Shipping services that support cash-on-delivery

The extension includes the following shipping services that support cash-on-delivery:

  • 18:00 Domestic
  • Worldwide (EU countries)
  • Bus Parcel
  • Asendia: Shipment, Small shipment
  • DB Schenker: Collection Point Service
  • Matkahuolto: Bus Parcel, Delivery Parcel, Near Parcel
  • Posti: Postal Parcel, Home Parcel, Small Parcel, SmartPOST Estonia
  • Posti Express Business Day Parcel
  • Posti Express Parcel
  • Posti Express Morning delivery 09
  • Posti Express On the same day 00
  • Posti Express Freight
  • Posti Express Freight On the same day 21
  • Posti Home Parcel
  • Posti Small Parcel
  • Posti Postal Parcel
  • Posti Priority Letter Cash on Delivery (required)
  • Posti freight
  • Posti SmartPOST Estonia
  • Bring: PickUp Parcel
  • Matkahuolto: Bus Parcel, Delivery Parcel, Near Parcel, Express Parcel
  • GLS: EuroBusinessParcel
  • Posti: Express Business Day Parcel, Express Parcel (also Morning delivery 09 and On the same day 00), Express Rahti (also On the same day 21), Home Parcel, Postal Parcel, Freight, SmartPOST Estonia
  • PostNord: MyPack Collect
  • Bring: PickUp Parcel
  • Matkahuolto: Bus Parcel, Delivery Parcel, Near Parcel, Express Parcel
  • PostNord: DPD Classic, MyPack Collect, MyPack Collect Outside the Nordic, MyPack Home, Parcel, Parcel Outside the Nordic
  • DHL Express: Economy Select (dutiable and duty-free), Worldwide (Finland, dutiable, duty-free, outside EU and in EU)
  • GLS: EuroBusinessParcel
  • Posti: Express Business Day Parcel, Express Parcel (also Morning delivery 09 and On the same day 00), Express Rahti (also On the same day 21), Home Parcel, Postal Parcel, Freight, SmartPOST Estonia
  • Kaukokiito: Groupage
  • Matkahuolto: Bus Parcel, Near Parcel
  • DB Schenker: parcel, Collection Point Service, System Direct
  • Directlink: Merchandise Level3 Express, Merchandise Mail Eco, Merchandise Mail Prio, Merchandise MailPlus Eco, Merchandise MailPlus Prio
  • Kaukokiito: Domestic
  • PostNord: Domestic Road, MyPack
  • Posti: Small Parcel, Postal Parcel
  • UPS: Express, Ground, Saver, Standard, Worldwide Expedited
  • Posti: Express Business Day Parcel, Express Parcel, Home parcel, Small Parcel, Postal Parcel, Freight
  • Matkahuolto: Bus Parcel, Delivery Parcel, Near Parcel, Express Parcel
  • UPS: Express, Saver, Standard
  • PostNord: MyPack Collect
  • DB Schenker: parcel, Collection Point Service
  • GLS: EuroBusinessParcel

You can also use cash-on-delivery with shipping methods where shipping labels are created by using MyCashflow's built-in Only shipping labels service.

Services that support providing customs information

You can provide customs details for shipments during order processing by using the following shipping services included in the extension:

  • Free-form shipment content description, products' tariff codes and countries of origin
    • Delivery to Åland Islands:
      • Posti: Postal Parcel, Home Parcel, Express Parcel
    • Delivery outside of the EU:
      • Posti: Priority Parcel, EMS
  • Length, width and height
    • UPS: Expedited, Express, Express Docs, Express Saver, Express Saver Docs, Standard
  • Default shipment description Configured on the Settings > Order settings page.
    • Matkahuolto: Bus Parcel, Delivery Parcel, Near Parcel, Home Delivery and XXS Parcel
    • Posti: Postal Parcel, Small Parcel, Express Parcel, Express Business Day Parcel, Priority Parcel, EMS and EMS Dockpack
    • PostNord: MyPack Collect
    • UPS: Expedited, Express, Express Docs, Express Saver, Express Saver Docs, Standard
  • Free-form shipment content description, products' tariff codes and countries of origin
    • Delivery to Åland Islands:
      • Posti: Postal Parcel, Home Parcel, Express Parcel
    • Delivery outside of the EU:
      • DHL: Economy Select (dutiable), Express Worldwide (dutiable)
  • Length, width and height
    • Posti: Freight, Express Freight
  • Default shipment description Configured on the Settings > Order settings page.
    • DHL: Economy Select, Express Worldwide
    • Posti: EMS, Express Freight, Freight and Priority Parcel
  • Free-form shipment content description, products' tariff codes and countries of origin
    • Delivery to Åland Islands:
      • Posti: Postal Parcel, Home Parcel, Express Parcel
  • Length, width and height
    • Posti: Freight, Express Freight
  • Default shipment description Configured on the Settings > Order settings page.
    • DHL: Economy Select, Express Worldwide
    • Posti: EMS, Express Freight, Freight and Priority Parcel
  • Free-form shipment content description, products' tariff codes and countries of origin
    • Delivery to Åland Islands:
      • Postal Parcel, Home Parcel, Express Parcel
  • Length, width and height
    • Freight
    • Express Freight
  • Default shipment description Configured on the Settings > Order settings page.
    • Postal Parcel
    • Home Parcel
    • Small Parcel
    • Registered Letter
    • Priority Letter with cash on delivery
    • Express Letter
    • Freight
    • Express Parcel
    • Express Business Day Parcel
    • Express Freight
    • EMS express service
    • Priority Parcel
    • Posti Parcel Baltic
  • Free-form shipment content description, products' tariff codes and countries of origin
    • DHL Express Economy Select (dutiable)
    • DHL Express Worldwide (dutiable)
  • Default shipment description Configured on the Settings > Order settings page.
    • Express 18:00 Domestic
    • Express Worldwide (EU countries)
    • Ecomony Select

See detailed instructions on how to provide customs details for shipments.

Printing return labels

You can set the service to automatically print both the return and shipping labels for an order at the same time.

Currently, return labels can be printed for the following delivery services:

  • Matkahuolto: Bus Parcel, Near Parcel, XXS Parcel
  • Posti: Postal Parcel (with oversized additional service), Home Parcel (with oversized additional service), Small Parcel, Parcel Connect (with oversized additional service), Express Parcel (with oversized additional service)
  • Posti: Express Parcel, Postal Parcel, Home Parcel, Small Parcel, Parcel Connect, Express Freight
  • Matkahuolto: Bus Parcel, Near Parcel, Delivery Parcel, XXS Parcel
  • Posti: Express Parcel, Postal Parcel, Home Parcel, Small Parcel, Parcel Connect, Express Freight
  • Matkahuolto: Bus Parcel, Near Parcel, Delivery Parcel, XXS Parcel
  • Express Parcel
  • Postal Parcel
  • Posti Parcel Baltic
  • Home Parcel
  • Small Parcel
  • Parcel Connect
  • Express Freight
  • MyPack Collect
  • MyPack Home
You can enable the printing of return labels in the Additional services section in the shipping method's settings.