Rate Quote Recommendations for Instant Rate

uses rate quote recommendations that make getting shipping rates quick and effortless. Rate quote recommendations allow you to get your labels if no other shipping setting applies.

A rate quote recommendation automatically assigns a carrier, service, and packaging option on the ORDERS page to orders that meet the requirements of having a verified address and weight for the order. An eligible order will then display the cost and recommended service to the left of the order:


Rate Recommendations and Shipping Rules

Shipping rules or a default preset that applies to all your orders will take precedence over an instant rate recommendation. This feature will only offer suggestions for orders with no other preset applied to them.

Receiving Recommended Rates for Orders

will assign a carrier and service using a hierarchy. Each entry in the hierarchy overrides all entries below in the following order:

  1. Manually selecting Shipping Presets from the Shipping Selection dropdown menu

  2. Shipping Rules

  3. Previous Selections

  4. Having a Shipping Preset automatically applied by default

  5. Rate Recommendations

Hovering over the "i" icon will show you how the rate was determined.


Orders Not Available for Rate Recommendations

Rate recommendations will not be assigned to:

  • Domestic orders that have no weight: will not be able to recommend a carrier or service.

  • Amazon orders: Merchant Fulfilled order labels are generated through Amazon Buy Shipping API.

  • International orders: does not currently recommend a carrier or service for international shipments.

Purchasing your label with Instant Rate

  1. Find the order you want to ship.

  2. Review the carrier service assigned. If you would like to change the carrier and service, you can select a different Shipping Preset from the dropdown menu.

    instant rate dropdown button


    The "Shipping Selections" dropdown menu contains Automated Selections and Shipping Presets. These options will be displayed separately.

  3. After you select an entry, will display the rate quote.

  4. Click on Buy Label to purchase your label.

    Example of buying a label using Instant Rate.
  5. It is time to print your label!


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