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Rule to Allocate a Courier for Metro and Regional Destinations
Rule to Allocate a Courier for Metro and Regional Destinations
Updated over a week ago

Couriers can specialise in certain destinations, weights and dimensions. This often means that some couriers may offer more competitive rates and transit times in metro areas whilst other carriers may have extensive regional networks and faster transit times for regional areas.


To highlight how you can create rules to allocate different couriers for metro or regional regions, we've outlined an example of how you can prevent CouriersPlease from being allocated to orders being delivered outside of metro regions.

Step 1

Switch on CouriersPlease, in your Carrier Settings.


Step 2

Select 'Cheapest' in your Allocation Settings.


Step 3

Refer to Australia Post's postcode definitions to see which postcode ranges are considered metro or regional. Based on the 2023 Australia Post eParcel definitions, the ranges are:

  • Sydney Metro postcodes: 1000-1920, 2000-2239, 2555-2574, 2740-2786

  • Canberra Metro postcodes: 0200-0250, 2600-2620, 2900-2914

  • Melbourne Metro postcodes: 3000-3207, 3335-3341, 3750-3810, 3910-3920, 3926-3944, 3975-3978, 3980-3981, 8000-8785

  • Brisbane Metro postcodes: 2484-2490, 4000-4370, 4373-4381, 4400-4405, 4500-4580, 4600-4610, 4614-4615, 9016-9464, 9726

  • Adelaide Metro postcodes: 5000-5171, 5800-5950

  • Perth Metro postcode: 6000-6214, 6800-6997

Step 4

Create a rule and add conditions for Delivery Postcodes that are outside the ranges specified above.

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Input all of the ranges, then in the actions, select Do not allocate and enter CouriersPlease.

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Step 5

Click on Save and enable the rule. Make sure you enable the rule so that new orders get processed under the rule.

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What happens next

  • For new orders addressed to metro destinations: The cheapest valid quote will be automatically allocated to each new order.

  • For new orders that have non-metro destinations: CouriersPlease quotes will be disregarded in allocation logic and the cheapest remaining quote will be allocated instead.

To learn more, check out our other support articles on the Rules Engine.

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