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.
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.
It would be nice if there was a way to set up a "mapping" that if a customer chooses free shipping as an option at checkout, it would import into ship station and the cheapest shipping method would auto populate.
Example: If it is cheaper to ship UPS ground over Priority Mail, it would auto select ups ground when purchasing the label.
Sana Sherali CGH Global, LLC. commented
PLEASE MAKE THIS HAPPEN SHIPSTATION!!!
@ShawnSingh yes indeed! email@example.com
Leslie Rader Source Distribution, Inc. commented
@Shawn Singh Fabric Wholesale Direct
Yes - shane at drumcenternh.com
Krish Khurana Gears Canada commented
@shawn Singh Fabric Wholesale Direct. YES! firstname.lastname@example.org
Shawn Singh Fabric Wholesale Direct commented
Hi, I'm creating a tool where it will be able to automatically rate-shop for you and apply the cheapest service based on your own custom rules.
Is anyone interested in trying? Please comment with your email.
MANSOOR ALI ZAMS SERVICES commented
This version is not easy to use Please do to previous version V3 To V2 Please.
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.
Shipping PC2 Bottles Uncorked commented
Yes this would help me out a ton
Carson Stone commented
I have been doing seller fulfilled prime shipping for almost a year now. I have been using seller central to print off the packing list and buying shipping through there also. The one downfall is having to pair up the shipping label with each packing list.
I have tried using shipstation for these shipments and using a 8.5" x 11" - 2 Label sheet to streamline the process. It makes a HUGE difference. However, what I do not like is having the beautiful feature that seller central does in that it will auto select the BEST shipping method to meet the deliver by date while also using the cheapest option. If ShipStation can include this feature, it would 100% make me fully switch to SS for this method.
I ship on average 300-500 parcels per day, and cannot risk not delivering on time.