UPS & FedEx Estimated Arrival Dates - Required for Walmart 2 day shipping

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Enhancement Request: Need to see estimated delivery date from UPS and FedEx on the Orders page when each service is requested. This should also be able to be seen when you are looking at an order on the "ready to ship" tab.
 
Justification/Reason for Enhancement: 
  • Walmart 2 day Shipping Option: Walmart now offers a free 2-day shipping option. In order to be able to offer this to the largest area possible that I can reach in 2 days by still sending our product ground rates - I need to leverage both UPS and FedEx. Our preferred carrier is UPS and we have lower negotiated rates with them, however FedEx offers a larger footprint for shipping ground. So when it is outside of the footprint that UPS can reach with their ground service, I need to switch to FedEx. This should be able to determined by the estimated delivery date that each service would provide. This allows me to offer my products to the largest selection of customers at the lowest price possible.
  • Shipping 101: This is a very basic shipping need when running shipping for a company. We are moving from Shipworks to Shipping Easy and had this option before. It should not be something we have to give up. As the Walmart 2-day shipping becomes even bigger, this will be a deal breaker for me and I am sure other clients. 
Since you are already interfacing with UPS and FedEx on some level because you provide pricing based on weight/dimensions I am positive that they have to have some kind of API for you to interface with to make this happen.
 
I am going to put this under a shipping features request, however it really could also easily be a productivity and profit one as well. This feature will cost me both time and money to not have.
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Hi Mercantile Station, 

We greatly appreciate your post to our feature request forum. Your active feedback helps us to consider what future features to look into. 

Your detailed explanation is very helpful! We have logged your request, and it will be under consideration for prioritization. If there are any updates, we will be sure to update this post, and direct other customers to share their feedback here as well!

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Thanks! I also thought I'd add, I just had to add 25 shipping rules to try to accommodate not having this and I am not even half way through my products yet. Each SKU requires two rules because FedEx has Home Delivery and Ground, so I need one for residential and one for commercial to indicate which states need to go FedEx since I can't see it in the system.

Then just to mention one more time that sending an entire state FedEx costs me extra too since my negotiated rates are with UPS and they can hit part of the states, but since I can't see the estimated delivery I can't determine this within the system.

I would REALLY REALLY love to see this one happen. If there is anything I can do to help detail anything I would be happy to.

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Hi Mercantile Station, 

Thanks for the additional details. We made sure to note the request with this information. If there are any updates, we will be sure to let you know. 

 

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