How to specify Dangerous Goods shipping and Regulation type [Step-by-Step Guide]

Modified on Wed, 27 Mar 2024 at 12:37 PM

When shipping orders with Dangerous Goods you will need to specify so and under which regulation. TechShip allows such action for the carriers that support it.

There are three places in the platform where this is done: 

  • On the Order Level, specifying if the order ships dangerous goods or not
  • On the Client and Billing Account level, where you can define which regulation applies to the case
  • At the SKU level

WARNING: Dangerous Goods is not available for FedEx REST connections, since FedEx hasn't implemented it yet, if you ship Dangerous Goods, continue using the SOAP connection

NOTE: This feature is available for techSHIP Plus and techSHIP Enterprise only, since it requires Items management from the Items module.

WARNING: The carriers might not return all the necessary labels that might be required to ship dangerous goods. You might need to print additional labeling according to the case separately from the labels returned by the carrier, or contact Techdinamics staff to request custom generation of additional labels that cover these needs. 

NOTE: This article is applicable to Carriers supporting Dangerous Goods, yet, your might require to set up additional information for some Carriers.

Feel free to follow the step-by-step guide written below or the video guide, as you prefer:


1. Find the order through any of the possible ways (after Import Orders, Batches, Order History, etc) as it applies to the case

2. Click the edit button of the order you wish to change

3. Check the Dangerous Goods box in the Carrier Options Tab


4. Press Save to apply the changes

CLIENT / BILLING ACCOUNT LEVEL (different, depending on the carrier)

1. Access Clients under the Maintenance menu

2. Click on the client related to the order

3. Edit the Billing Account related to the order and error


4. Select the Carrier Options tab

5. Select the regulation from the Dangerous Goods Regulation list that applies to the case and account

NOTE: STEP 5 is figurative, but makes reference to setting fields in the Carrier Options section.

6. Press Save to apply the changes


Carriers require providing Dangerous Goods information at the SKU level.

For this you can upload a file with the SKUs, and add these details manually in techSHIP. 

To do so:

1. Access Clients under the Maintenance menu


2. Select the Client

3. Press the Items tab

4. Select the file and press Import & Replace Items

5. Edit the Item(s)

6. Open the Dangerous Goods section and complete the information accordingly; not all fields might be needed depending (you can complete information for multiple carriers simultaneously for the same SKU)

Check Enable Dangerous Goods and define:

  • UNID: Define the UN ID
  • Hazard Class: Complete with the Hazard Class
  • Packing Group: Select the Packing Group (I, II, III) from the dropdown list
  • Proper Shipping Name: Complete with the Proper Shipping Name
  • Quantity: Indicate the quantity
  • Authorization: Complete with the Authorization value accordingly
  • Transportation mode: Select the Transportation mode from the dropdown list; note that other fields can be required/related depending on the transportation mode
  • Subclasses: Complete with the DG Subclass
  • Packing Instructions: Complete with packing instructions
  • Technical name: Enter the Technical Name of the dangerous good (not trade name)
  • UOM: Select the UOM from the dropdown
  • Label text: Complete with the label text
  • Label text options: Select the label text mode (Override, Standard, Append)
  • Quantity type: Select from the dropdown if the quality is gross or net
  • Reportable Qty: Check if this quantity is reportable, if unchecked, it indicates it's not reportable
  • Customer Supplied Label Text: Complete with the customer supplied label text

6A) You can add more than one set of details (if the SKU is comprised of several dangerous items)

7. Press Save to apply the changes, and repeat steps 5 and 6 for as many SKUs as needed

This will allow to properly report Dangerous Goods information to the Carrier.

Remember this doesn't imply that the labels the Carrier returns when you process the order are all the labels required for Dangerous GoodsReview and print additional labeling according to the case.


Additionally, some carriers, like FedEx or DHL, require providing Dangerous Goods information at the SKU level.

For this you can manually add these to techSHIP through an additional section in the Items menu.

To do so:

1. Open the section according to the Carrier for which you will complete the DG information (you can complete information for multiple carriers simultaneously for the same SKU)

2. Press Save to apply the changes 

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