It is possible to add a schedule to shipping rules so that shipments can be sent to carriers at a later date. By default, all shipments that match a rule with a carrier and service on will be booked instantly. However, sometimes you may like to hold orders placed on a certain day, or after a certain time and ship them the next day.


In the advanced settings from the edit/add rule page, you will see the below field...



This field excepts a number of natural language terms. Supported terms are below. All are case insensitive.


Supported Terms:

  • Next x_day
  • First x_day of x_month
  • Last x_day of x_month
  • + x_number days
  • + x_number hours
  • + x_number minutes
  • tomorrow


For example, to set up a rule that creates labels on the following Monday when the time the shipment is received by Shiptheory, you would enter "Next Monday":

Or to add a 2 hour delay to shipments matching the rule, you would  enter "+ 2 hours":



Placeholders Explained
x_day

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

x_month
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
x_number
Whole number. 1, 10, etc.