InterFulfillment RateShop Overview
RateShop is an exciting feature that once enabled allows the system to shop rates from your preferred carriers in order to find the most cost-effective way to ship your orders.
But don't worry, you can still specify any specific shipping carrier or service you would like for a specific order even with RateShop enabled.
That is the beauty of the RateShop feature. Maximum savings with all the same shipping flexibility you want.
Enabling RateShop for Your Orders
To enable the RateShop feature for your account, simply reach out to email@example.com with your request.
Using RateShop for Manual Order Uploads Once it is Enabled
Once RateShop is enabled, you may be wondering how you can actually use it when uploading orders to the InterFulfillment system and how the system knows when to apply RateShop services to the order and when to ship with your exact shipping service choice.
The answer is simple. When you would like to ship via RateShop, add RATESHOP as the 'ShipCarrier' and 'ShipService' on the order.
Using RateShop for Pre-Wired Connections Once it is Enabled
If you are integrated via the REST api and would like to use the RateShop feature on certain shipping options all you need to do is send in a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your account must have RateShop enabled.
It is important to specify which shipping method name you would like to set up RateShop for and the exact text string that will be transmitted to our system.
For this example, we will look at a request to set up RateShop on orders being transmitted from a Shopify store to our system with the text 'Standard Shipping to Canada' in the shipping field.
Our support team will set up a shipping method mapping which ensures that whenever an order enters our system with that specific string of text (Standard Shipping to Canada) we will process and ship the order using the RateShop feature.
You can learn more about implementing Ship Method Mapping for all your pre-wired connections here: Implementing 'Ship Method Mappings' for Pre-Wired Connections