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Understanding Apply Best Rate vs Cheapest Rate Orderbots
This article explains the difference between the cheapest rate and the best rate.
What's the Difference?
The cheapest shipping rate prioritizes finding the most economical option, regardless of the delivery date. On the other hand, the best rate seeks the most affordable option while ensuring delivery within the specified time window.
The Deliver By field in the accompanying image represents the delivery date.
Some shipping providers don't support rate shopping:
- Amazon Services for no Amazon orders
- DHL Ecommerce
- UPS Mail Innovations
- UPS SurePost - API limitation from UPS.