Adding a cost account in PitneyShip Pro

Cost accounts allow you to assign shipping labels and postage refills to an account. This can help you track how you spend your postage funds.
Products affected: PitneyShip™ Pro

Cost accounts allow you to assign shipping labels and postage refills to an account. This can help you track how you spend your postage funds.

The features and options you see may vary depending upon your role. If you have any questions regarding your permissions, please contact your administrator.

  1. Select Settings > Manage Cost Accounts.
  2. Select +Add Account.
  3. Enter the Account Name (maximum 25 characters), Code, and Description (optional). Leave the Status set to Active.
  4. To make the account billable, select Billable.
  5. To protect the account with a password, select Required Password and enter the password. This allows you to control whether users can assign charges to the account.
  6. To restrict the account to a Division, select Division, then select the desired Division from the menu.
  7. To restrict the account to one or more Locations, select Locations, then select the desired Locations from the menu.
  8. To set up budgeting for this account, select Set Budget Amount and Notifications. This feature provides notifications when the budget threshold is nearing or reached. It does not stop you or your users from shipping or mailing, it only notifies you. If you have Analytics, you can report on users who have exceeded their budgets.
    1. Select the desired budgeting options:
      • Time Period: Monthly, Quarterly, or Yearly
      • Budget Amount: The amount that is budgeted for the specified time period.
      • Fiscal Year Begins: Select the calendar icon to choose the date on which your fiscal year begins.
      • Email budget amount notifications: Select this if you want to send email notifications when the budget is nearing or reached.
      • Send mobile text budget amount notifications: Select this if you want to send text notifications when the budget is nearing or reached.
      • Notification Threshold: (Required) The amount at which you want the notifications to be sent.
      • Turn off system alerts for budgets: Select this if you do not want users to see notifications in the system when they approach or exceed their budget.
  9. Select Save and Close.

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UPDATED: April 18, 2022

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