Select Cheapest Service
i would like shipstation to be able to choose the cheapest shipping method for each order that comes in. currently, i use UPS & USPS and i have to manually select between the 2 services to see which one is cheaper. this process is very time consuming and needs to be done on an order by order basis. i would like shipstation to automatically upload the cheapest shipping method so i can print all the labels at once.
We are currently working on a feature that displays the best way to ship (either based on best price or fasted delivery time). The goal is to show the best way to ship across all of your connected carriers.
The next phase of this feature will include automation options. We’ll update this post when the development work has begun.
Brian Mitchell CCS commented
This is a deal breaker that this does not exist. The exact functionality exists in Ship Works. Why not in Ship Station??? We are considering moving over to Ship Station, but with processing thousands of orders a day, there is no way we can do this manually.
What is the delay in this SHIPSTATION? you guys already have a calculator doing this job if we do it manually one by one integrate it in bulk already we pay thousands of dollars per month especially when you are SFP when this should be the 1st feature that you guys have we need to spend endless hours a day searching for the cheapest options when its your job and service we pay for is for you to save us money and time and your failing with this!!!!
I use a "Retail Standard" as a mapped option from our ERP. I would like to see it as: If Retail standard, pick least expensive between UPS ground & Fedex Ground.
Thanks for working on this!
Sally Robertson Platte Productions, LLC commented
Yes, please make this happen. Shippers don't want to spend time researching each order. At least let us make our preferred carrier the default on the calculator! Thanks.
Gabriel Daner Absolute Medical Supplies commented
please add a feature that automatically chooses the cheapest service for each order. its very time consuming for me to select the cheapest service for each order.
Joshua Steinmetz Steintex MFG NY LLC commented
making a rule that will automatically assign the order to the cheapest carrier
Natalie Harvey Xtreme Mats, LLC. commented
Time is money. Pick a preferred shipper, negotiate a discount, and ship that way always. The $5 you saved on shipping you spent on labor trying to sort the cheapest option out.
Gina Davis Dog Threads commented
Make it possible to default to the least expensive shipping option with branded returns portal, or at least have the option to default to original shipment method. Been having customers not able to create a shipping label because it it over the weight of first class.
Anthony Lannarelli CorrosionX commented
This will be great. Need to be able to over ride with automation things such as hazardous materials that can be put into a filter
Linsey Kilmartin SportsPower Geelong commented
Would be great if shipstation could select the best rate/service out of the ones you have activated. If one carrier is cheaper then allocate it to that one, if you want the fastest always not matter the cost then if you could set that as well.
Please make sure the rate comparison is included at the scan feature. Every day we spend hours once weight from the scale is loaded and the box size is verified to see which carrier is the least expensive and the transit days. I can look at it in orders but there is no scan feature so the order number has to be entered manually and additional steps have to be taken once you select the carrier options to see rates and ship it. This should be top on the list. Lots of wasted hours looking up rates. Thank you for the message above that you have considered it please make sure it is included in the scan feature ASAP. Thanks Mike
This is key reason I am leaving ShipStation. One would think this would be biz 101 for shipping, have a automated rate selection based on coast, speed and carrier % of on time delivery to that zip code.
That would be a create idea if the system will automatically pick the lowest shipping cost for the shipment after you configure shipping weight and dimensions both from main order screen and scan screen
Peter Schmidt Homations Liquidations commented
I switch between both my UPS carriers hours every week selecting between shipping accounts for every order which is cheaper because of weight, size or location. Every order is at least 5 dollars difference just between the 2 UPS accounts we have. Have been doing it for months and is getting really old.
This has been a topic on this board for over 3 years. Can ShipStation add this as a feature please! Is ShipStation working on it? Thank you.
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laila salameh bee & m inc commented
Please do this so many other companies do this by default
How is it possible that ShipStation has turned a blind eye to this? We have been forced to hire people literally to do this and waste their time when they could be doing other things.
Makes no sense
Jewish Voice Jewish Voice Ministries commented
ShipStation obviously has the ability to do this because I am getting a note that I could save $xx if I used UPS. Problem is, I use FedEx Smartpost which is always cheaper than UPS. Shipstation needs to worry less about pleasing UPS and more about pleasing their customers.
Michael Sarazin Vinyl Storage Solutions commented
Same here. Probably easier to look at another program. I've shipped over 5000 packages in the last 18 months and this is without a doubt the most annoying part of shipping.
I see that this has been suggested for over 3 years, without any comment from Shipstation. I guess I will look at other programs.