Does ShipStation support DDP?

Yes, ShipStation does support DDP (Delivered Duties Paid). However, not all carriers and services allow you to select DDP for your international shipments. This means the availability of the option in ShipStation is dependent on configuring your shipment with a supported service.

DDP stands for Delivered Duties Paid. A DDP shipment is a shipment where the shipper is responsible for paying any duties, taxes and/or fees assessed on the shipment by the customs authority when it enters its destination country.

In ShipStation, this setting is located in the Other Shipping Options section and is called Bill duties and taxes to payor of shipping charges.

V3 Orders tab Sidebar, Other Shipping Options section, red outline around Bill duties and taxes to payor option

How is a DDP fee billed to my account?

The method of billing may differ depending on your carrier. For balance-based carriers, the fee will be deducted when you purchase the label. For post-billed carriers, any duties, taxes and/or fees assessed applicable to the shipment could be added to your invoice or you may be contacted by the carrier to be billed separately.

If you are unsure how your carrier bills you for DDP shipments, contact your account manager for details.

Carriers that Support DDP

The following carriers support the Bill duties and taxes to payor of shipping charges option. If this option is not present in the Other Shipping Options section after you have selected a service, this means that carrier does not support DDP.

US Carriers:

  • DHL Express (direct integration only, DHL from ShipStation does not support DDP)

  • FedEx

  • UPS

  • UPS from ShipStation

  • USPS (limited to First Class Package International service from the US to Canada only)

    For USPS First Class International shipments to Canada, use the Duties/Taxes drop-down menu to pre-pay duties instead of the Bill Duties to Payor option.

  • GlobalPost Plus Smartsaver (subject to eligibility)

    GP+ is DDP by default, so there is no need to enable the Bill Duties to Payor option in ShipStation. However, your Stamps.com account must first be enabled for GP+. Contact Stamps.com to inquire about eligibility and enable on your account.

Canada Carriers:

  • Purolator

  • DHL Express

UK Carriers:

  • DHL Express UK

  • FedEx

  • Hermes Corporate

Australia Carriers:

  • DHL Express

  • FedEx

  • StarTrack

  • UPS

France Carriers:

  • Details coming soon!

Germany Carriers:

  • Details coming soon!

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