Some of Shipmondo's shipping modules might require a Google maps API key in order to enable map view (pickup point/parcelshop selector).
Follow this guide to see how you can obtain a free Google maps API key.
Link your credit card to your Google account
Google will ask you to create a Google account and link a valid payment card to it, but that doesn't mean that using Shipmondo's shipping module will cost you money.
Google gives each Google account 200 USD in credit per month, corresponding to approximately 4.000 free Google Maps listings pr. day.
That is a lot of free searches and most of the webshops never reach this amount, so you probably needn't worry. If you, against expectation, should exceed the limit, the cost per. 1.000 additional searches is only around USD 2.00 (Click here to read more about Google Maps pricing plans).
How to create the Google API Key
Otherwise click on Get started at the top of the page.
2. Select Maps and click on Continue.
3. Choose Create a new project from the dropdown and give the project a name, e.g. "Shipmondo shipping", as shown below.
Click on Next.
4. If you don't already have a payment card linked to your Google account, then you'll be asked to create a Google Billing Account and link a valid payment card to it. Select Create Billing Account and follow the on-screen instructions.
Once you've done that, you can select your project from step 3 and enable enable Google Maps.
Click on Next.
5. Google will then create a Google Maps API key, which you need to save for setting up your shipping module later on.
N.B. We recommend limiting the use of your Google maps API key to a specific domain, to avoid potential misuse. This can be done by clicking on the API Console, as shown above.