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Rate Shopping

As a retailer who ships to your customers, have you struggled to choose the carrier that suits best for your business? With simple, direct 3PL pricing, ShipWizard makes it easy for eCommerce stores like yours to fill orders and keep customers happy. You focus on having the right products and pursuing the sale while we get the correct order out on time, every time. ShipWizard 3PL pricing helps you grow by only charging you for what you need and never adding any hidden or hidden fees.

3PL Rate Shopping 101

Rate shopping is not specific to the ecommerce world; in fact, rate shopping is most often tied to things like mortgage rates or insurance. The concept is very similar.
In the world of 3PL fulfillment, rate shopping means finding the best rates for each package sent on behalf of each of our customers. Rate shopping multiple carriers at a shipment level is a powerful tool to ensure least-cost alternatives and benefit from the value regional carriers could offer. At ShipWizard, we shop all carriers to bring you the best rate, always. Depending on how frequently you ship and the type and weight of your shipments, you may actually benefit from a mix of USPS, UPS, and FedEx.

The top carriers are:


offers the following service types for non-freight shipments within the US – FedEx SameDay, FedEx SameDay City, FedEx First Overnight, FedEx Priority Overnight, FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx 2Day A.M., FedEx 2Day, FedEx Express Saver, FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery, and FedEx SmartPost. The carrier offers the following service types for non-freight international parcels – FedEx International Next Flight, FedEx International First, FedEx International Priority, FedEx International Economy, FedEx International MailService, FedEx International Priority DirectDistribution, FedEx International Economy DirectDistribution, and FedEx International Ground.

FedEX Domestic Shipping ServicesFedEX Delivery Times
FedEX Ground:1-7 Business days
FedEx Express Saver3 Business days
FedEx 2Day2 Business days
FedEx Standard OvernightNext business day
FedEx Priority Oveernight1-7 Business daysMid-morning on the next business day
FedEx First OvernightMorning on the next business day
FedEX International Shipping ServicesFedEX Delivery Times
FedEX International Ground2-7 business days
FedEX International Economy2-5 business days
FedEX International Priority1-3 business days
FedEX International FirstEarly morning delivery in 1-3 days
FedEX International Next FlightASAP - next available flight


offers non-freight shipping service types for both domestic and international shipments – Within the US: UPS Express Critical – Domestic, UPS Ground, UPS Next Day Air Early, UPS Next Day Air, UPS Next Day Air Saver, UPS 2nd Day Air A.M., UPS 2nd Day Air, and UPS 3 Day Select. International: UPS Express Critical – International, UPS Worldwide Express Plus, UPS Worldwide Express Shipping, UPS Worldwide Saver, UPS Next Day Air, UPS Worldwide Expedited, UPS 2nd Day Air, and UPS Standard.
UPS Domestic ServiceUPS Delivery Times
UPS Standard:3+ days
UPS Ground:1-5 days
UPS Hundredweight Service:1-5 days
UPS 3Day Select:3 days
UPS 2nd Day Air:2 days
UPS Next Day Air:Next business day
UPS Express Critical:Same day
UPS International Shipping ServiceUPS Delivery Times
UPS Express Critical:Same day
UPS Worldwide Express:1-3+ days
UPS Worldwide Expedited:2-3+ days


DHL operates a gamut of services to cater to the shipping needs of its customers – Some of its domestic non-freight service types are DHL SameDay Sprintline, DHL Express 9:00 Domestic, DHL Express 10:30 Domestic, DHL Express 12:00 Domestic, DHL Express 18:00 Domestic, and DHL Express Easy. Its international non-freight offerings include DHL Sameday Jetline, DHL Sameday Sprintline, DHL Express 9:00, DHL Express 10:30, DHL Express 12:00, DHL Express Worldwide, DHL Express Envelope, DHL Express Easy, and DHL Globalmail Business.

At ShipWizard, we leverage DHL’s expedited e-Commerce rates.



How Ecommerce 3PLs Use Rate Shopping to Reduce Shipping Costs

ShipWizard is committed to meeting your fulfillment goals, such as controlling costs or minimizing days in transit. All parcels we ship can use the Rate Shopping feature to compare across carriers and select your best option, such as cheapest on-time or cheapest postal service. Inquire about our Rate Shopping service for your industry.