Some of Shipmondo's shipping modules might require a Google API Key in order to enable map view (pick-up point/parcelshop selector).

Follow this guide to see how you can obtain a free Google 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 USD 200 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

1. Go to https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/get-api-key.

Click on Get started at the top of the page.

2. Choose New project from the dropdown and give the project a name, e.g. "Shipmondo", as shown below.

Click on Next.

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. Follow the on-screen instructions.

3. Select Maps and click on Continue.

4. Select you industry and click on Skip.

5. Activate your Google APIs by clicking on Enable.

Google will then create a Google 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 API Key to a specific domain, to avoid potential misuse. This can be done by clicking on the API Console, as shown below.

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