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.
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 Services||FedEX Delivery Times|
|FedEX Ground:||1-7 Business days|
|FedEx Express Saver||3 Business days|
|FedEx 2Day||2 Business days|
|FedEx Standard Overnight||Next business day|
|FedEx Priority Oveernight||1-7 Business daysMid-morning on the next business day|
|FedEx First Overnight||Morning on the next business day|
|FedEX International Shipping Services||FedEX Delivery Times|
|FedEX International Ground||2-7 business days|
|FedEX International Economy||2-5 business days|
|FedEX International Priority||1-3 business days|
|FedEX International First||Early morning delivery in 1-3 days|
|FedEX International Next Flight||ASAP - next available flight|
|UPS Domestic Service||UPS 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 Service||UPS 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.