Defaults to Cheapest Shipping Option
I want the ability on a default shipping option of "flat rate" or "free shipping" to automatically check for the cheapest shipping option that I have enabled on shipstation. Say for example an order comes in that 2 lbs and USPS Priority is $10.99 and FedEx SmartPost is $8.78 it will automatically set the default to FedEx Smart Post. Then if another package to say Alaska comes in the USPS Priority is $10.99 and FedEx SmartPost is $20.00 the option will default to USPS Priority.
Emma Hamilton Jancor Agencies commented
Is it possible to get some feedback on this topic here in the forum from a ShipStation employee?
Is this something on the Ship Station list of improvements currently being worked on or is there an ETA? I put all of my 3 votes on this, so I am really eager to hear some news! Thank you.
Jewish Voice Jewish Voice Ministries commented
I ship out hundreds of packages a day, and I currently need to click on every one to compare rates. This is taking way too much time, and we should be able to select the "lowest shipping" option based on criteria we choose. Please make this happen ASAP.
To be honest, I might not have moved my entire shipping system to this software if I had know this was not an option.
Naak Inc. Naak commented
We need to see this happend. Shipstation is a KEY in our business.
Don't get me wrong there are other KEY's available...
Sales Team Prima LLC commented
We would really like this feature. It is a really nice thing that ShipWorks can do and a key reason that we switched over to them for a time. We offer free shipping which means that we choose between either UPS Ground or USPS Priority mail, so it would be nice for that to be done automatically.
Would be nice for those of us that ship primarily with the least expensive shipping method, to be presented with the lowest rate for quicker label creation. We use Fedex, UPS and USPS and using the Calculator window is basically like playing the slot machine. Carriers and prices show up and dance around in random order while calculating and it ends up landing on any old carrier, regardless of the price or days to ship. If there was a way to display the lowest price on top, that would save a ton of time. And, it would be more productive to just display this information in the main ship screen instead of always popping up new windows. Not overly intuitive.
Is there a way to integrate from our website, the lowest shipping option presented on our Shipstation platform? for example, if someone buys our product on our website, is it possible to have shipstation immediately input the lowest shipping option it has available between multiple carriers? (fedex, usps, ups, etc)
I would like to see this feature as well
Kelly Parisi ToiletTree Products commented
There should be a way that Shipstation is able to pick the cheapest rate from you carriers. I ship using UPS, Fedex and USPS. When shipping out orders, we use the most cost effective option. When we have so many products with different weights and we are shipping all over the country, we cannot default one over the other since rates are always changing based on ship to location and the product. It would be nice if shipstation would automatically default to the cheapest option.
Rob Little CAIRN OUTDOORS LLC commented
This has been up here for 2 years and has ~80 votes...what's the plan to implement it!?
there's no automation without this feature and shipstation must have it
Amy Baxter MMJ Labs commented
This would be huge - there is no reason that the cheapest options shouldn't win, it's not favoring any carrier.
Simon K. commented
I saw this in a demo for Seller Cloud. It would be very handy, especially for Ground Shipments where time isn't a factor.
Diana Irineo Isolator Fitness Inc commented
This will be a great feature to have . Including FBA Rates.
William Faust commented
This is exactly what I am looking for!
Chris Caouette Gorilla Fitness commented
Absolutely, I have been looking for this feature. I know some competitors have it but I like Shipstation so hopefully, they develop this. Opportunity to upsell.
This would be an awesome feature but ShipStation can't do this because of contracts ShipStation has will shipping carriers.