There are two methods to automatically calculate the number of parcel qtys in advance of packing for orders in Mintsoft:
1) Based on the total order weight, per courier service:
e.g. total order weight = 60KG, Courier is Parcelforce = 2 parcels
2) Based on the number of units per SKU:
e.g. a SKU has 4 units per parcel, 16 units on the order = 4 parcels
Automatically Calculating Parcel QTY based on total order weight
To set this up - navigate to Shipping > Extras > Courier Parcel QTY
Then select a courier and enter a minimum and maximum weight range and the parcel qty as per below example:
Keep adding the rules until you have a grid for desired weight range:
Automatically Calculating Parcel QTY based on number of Units per SKU
To do this you will need to add a QTY of parcels per SKU on each product, you can do this manually by editing each product or in bulk by uploading a CSV file.
To set the QTY manually go to Products > Overview > (search for product) > Actions > Edit > Extra Details tab
If you need to set this value for a bulk range of products Navigate to Products > Extras > Upload Products > Download template
Then simply fill in the stock code (column A) and the UnitsPerParcel (column AO) for the required products.