Compare Rates With Order Calculator

Explains how to compare estimated shipping rates when using the Rate Calculator in the Configure Shipment Widget

With the Rate Calculator in an order’s Shipping Sidebar, you can compare the rates between the postage providers connected to your ShipStation account, and their available services, for the order’s Ship From and Ship To address.

Select a service in the Rate Calculator to apply it to the shipment when you’ve decided which service to use.

To compare rates for an order:

  1. Set the Weight for the shipment.

    For the most accurate rates, we recommend you set the Size as well.

  2. Click the Rate Calculator icon in the Configure Shipment Widget. 

    V3 shipping sidebar. Red box highlights the rate calculator next to the Ship From drop-down
  3. Click on the Carriers in the list to see the available services for that carrier.

    Only shipping services that are valid for the shipment (based on weight, dimensions, and destination) will appear in the service list.

  4. Select the Carrier and Service you want to use.

    Package Types

    By default, the Rate Calculator will assume you are using the standard Package package type. If a different package type is selected in the Configure Shipment Widget, the Rate Calculator will retrieve rates for that package type instead.

  5. Click Configure Label.

    V3 Rate Browser pop-up from Orders sidebar. choose carrier and service, arrow points to Configure Label button

The carrier and service you selected will be set in the Configure Shipment Widget so you can proceed to create the label.