The Admin Console in Optimizely <<product-name>> manages all carriers used for all websites. This centralized management allows for carriers to be updated in one location and then have those updates apply to all assigned websites. A carrier must have at least one service assigned before it is visible on the website.
## Create a carrier
Go to **Admin Console** \> **Shipping & Fulfillment** \> **Carriers**.
Click **Add Carrier**.
Enter the Carrier's name in the **Name** field.
Optionally, enter the appropriate information for **Contact Name**, **Phone**, **Email** and **Image Path.**
If the new carrier should be the primary carrier, change the **Primary Carrier** toggle to **YES.**
Enable the Carrier by changing the **Enabled** toggle to **YES**.
When configured, the **Tracking URL** field provides order tracking information.
Use the **Live URL** and **Test URL** fields to employ a rating service. When the **Is Live** toggle displays **Yes,** the console uses the **Live URL** to run the rating service. When the **Is Live** toggle displays **No,** the console uses the **Test URL**.
The **Rating Service** is the method the console uses to get real-time or flat-fee pricing for each shipping option.
A **Rating Service** must be selected. Not specifying a **Rating Service** results in the Carrier not being available on the website's checkout screen.
A **Zones** finger tab displays if the **ZoneWeight** is selected as the **Rating Service**, allowing for the configuration of the necessary zones.
Depending on the selected Rating Service, populate the **Account Number**, **User Name**, **Password**, and **Access Key** fields.
## Modify the carrier packages
After the first order is placed on a website, a default package appears under the Carrier's **Packages** finger tab. The system uses this package to determine shipping charges for customers when using the Carrier or package rating services. Use the steps below to customize the package or add an additional package:
Go to **Admin Console** \> **Shipping & Fulfillment** \> **Carriers**
Click **Edit** for the desired Carrier.
Select the **Packages** finger tab.
Click **Add Carrier Package** to add a new package.
Populate the following fields: **Name**, **Length**, **Width**, **Height**, and **Max Weight**.
Click the **Active** toggle to display **Yes**, which makes this package the default for the package rating service. Activating a new Carrier Package deactivates the formerly active Carrier Package.
Although many package sizes can be customized, only one can be active at a time.
Click **Save** or **Save and Add New**.
## Carrier rules
After you create a carrier, you may want to create **Rules**, which determine when the carrier does or does not appear as a selectable option on the website. If there are no rules assigned, the carrier always appears on the site, provided it is set up correctly.
For example, Carrier A is only available to customers in Canada. A user could create a carrier rule that stated the carrier appears if **Order Ship To Country = Canada.** This prevents the carrier from appearing if the user's selected Ship To Country is any other country.
To create carrier rules:
In the Admin Console, go to **Shipping & Fulfillment \> Carriers**.
Click **Edit** next to a carrier.
Select the **Rules** finger tab.
Use the rules engine to create one or more rules.
## Assign the carrier to the website
A carrier must be assigned to a website before a user may select it.
Click **Websites** on the left side of the Admin Console.
Click **Edit** for the desired website.
Click the **Carriers** finger tab.
Click **Assign Carriers**.
Select the check box for the desired Carrier.
Click **Assign** and click **Done** to save.