Hunter Express Setup



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Setting up Hunter Express as a shipping method requires several steps prior creation.

Import shipping zones

The Hunter Express zones need to be imported so that postcodes in Australia can be grouped into geographic zones.

  1. Download the Hunter Express - Shipping Zones file and save it to your computer.

  2. From the Neto Dashboard, navigate to Setup & Tools > Shipping.



  3. Select Shipping Zones.



  4. Select Import Shipping Zones.



  5. Click Choose File and upload the Hunter Express zones file downloaded in step one.



  6. Select Upload File, and the Hunter Express zones will be imported into Neto.



Preparing your data

Hunter Express will provide your rates in an excel spreadsheet which isn’t able to be imported into Neto as is. The data will need to be transposed into Neto’s template for it to be imported.

  1. Open the excel spreadsheet provided by Hunter Express. It should look similar to this.



  2. Select everything on the sheet (Ctrl-A/Cmd-A) and copy it to your clipboard (Ctrl-C/Cmd-C). On a new sheet, paste the values only. You can do this by right clicking the new sheet, selecting, Paste Special and then Values.



  3. Delete the blank and header rows, but keep the fuel levy, as it will be used later. It may be easier to move it over to the right so it doesn’t get deleted accidentally. There’s also some extra rows at the bottom of the sheet that can be deleted also.



  4. Move the data on the right hand side so that all information runs down the page, and delete any other blank rows.



  5. You’ll now need to do a series of find and replace (Ctrl-H/Cmd-H) functions on the data, to change the estimated delivery days. For the first one, replace Overnight, with 1.



  6. Next, enter *- in the Find field (asterisk, hyphen, space), and replace with nothing.



  7. Replace days (note the space at the start) with nothing as well.



    You can now close the find and replace window, and the last column should only have numbers in each row.

  8. Once column will be made up of suburbs and zone numbers. These need to be changed so they have the word Zone and the zone number. Do do this, type the formula =TEXTJOIN(,,"Zone ",B2) where B2 is the first zone number, as in the example below. Then copy this formula for the entire column.



  9. We now need to transpose the data into our rates template. Download the Hunter Express - Shipping Rates template and open the file.



  10. Copy the Zone # column into the template under Zone Names. Make sure you paste the values only, using the same method in step 2. Paste the same data in Zone Code as well.



  11. The next column in the data from Hunter Express is the 1st Parcel charge. Copy and paste it into the rates template.



  12. The next column in the data from Hunter Express is the Per KG rate. Copy and paste it into the rates template.



  13. The next column in the data from Hunter Express is the Minimum Charge amount. Copy and paste it into the rates template (take care not to get this mixed up with the Minimum column, which is pre-populated with 0).



  14. The last column in the data from Hunter Express is the Delivery Time. Copy and paste it into the rates template, and save the template file.



Import the shipping rates

Now that the template of rates is complete, it can be imported into Neto.

  1. From the Neto Dashboard navigate to Setup & Tools > Shipping.


  2. Select Shipping Services & Rates.



  3. In the top right corner, select Add New.



  4. Enter a Name, set the Status to Active, Charge Type to Weight/Cubic, Cubic Weight Modifier to 250, uncheck Ship to PO Box, set the tracking URL to Hunter Express, and add in your Fuel Levy %. When done, click Save.



  5. Scroll down the page and select Import Zones and Rates .CSV File [+], then Choose File to upload your rates.



  6. You’ll be given a preview of the rates. Check a few and confirm the data is correct, then Save.



Create the shipping method

The shipping method is what displays to customers on the front end of your site. To create a shipping method:

  1. From the Neto Dashboard navigate to Setup & Tools > Shipping.
  2. Select Shipping Methods.



  3. In the top right corner select Add New.



  4. Enter a Name, set the status to Active, Visible To Customer to Yes, and turn delivery to PO Boxes off, then Save.



  5. At the bottom of the page select Add Shipping Category, select the default (or your own defined shipping category), and choose Hunter Express for the rates. Check the indicated checkbox, and Save.



  6. Complete the Shipping Carrier Label Setup form and Neto staff will configure your labels as a free service.


  • Last Modified: 30/05/2017 Neto Version: 6.9