Selecting A Rate

In order to ship with a carrier you first need to select a rate. To do this you can call our rates endpoint to retrieve a list of rates and services. This endpoint is especially useful if you want to provide shipping quotes prior to an order being placed. A typical example of this would be displaying rates live for a customer to select from at checkout.

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Live shipping rates in a shopping cart

1. Request a rate

In order to retrieve a list of rates, you need to first provide information on the product you are intending to ship. This includes the addresses and parcel information.

When requesting a rate, you need to include origin_postal_code, destination_country_alpha2 & destination_postal_code. You can also denote whether the duty is paid by the sender or receiver and if it is insured. As a default, it is set to the sender and no insurance included.

The object has a number of required attributes (including weight, dimensions and product category), which can be found in the API Reference here

{
  "origin_postal_code": "WC2N",
  "destination_country_alpha2": "US",
  "destination_postal_code": "10030",
  "taxes_duties_paid_by": "Sender",
  "is_insured": false,
  "items": [
    {
      "actual_weight": 1.2,
      "height": 10,
      "width": 15,
      "length": 20,
      "category": "mobiles",
      "declared_currency": "SGD",
      "declared_customs_value": 100
    }
  ]
}
curl --include \
     --request POST \
     --header "Content-Type: application/json" \
     --header "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR EASYSHIP API TOKEN>" \
     --data-binary "{
   \"origin_country_alpha2\": \"SG\",
  \"origin_postal_code\": \"WC2N\",
  \"destination_country_alpha2\": \"US\",
  \"destination_postal_code\": \"10030\",
  \"taxes_duties_paid_by\": \"Sender\",
  \"is_insured\": false,
  \"items\": [
    {
      \"actual_weight\": 1.2,
      \"height\": 10,
      \"width\": 15,
      \"length\": 20,
      \"category\": \"mobiles\",
      \"declared_currency\": \"SGD\",
      \"declared_customs_value\": 100
    }
  ]
}" \
'https://api.easyship.com/rate/v1/rates'
require 'uri'
require 'net/http'

url = URI("https://api.easyship.com/rate/v1/rates")

http = Net::HTTP.new(url.host, url.port)
http.use_ssl = true

request = Net::HTTPrequire 'rubygems' if RUBY_VERSION < '1.9'
require 'rest_client'

values = '{
  "origin_country_alpha2": "SG",
  "origin_postal_code": "WC2N",
  "destination_country_alpha2": "US",
  "destination_postal_code": "10030",
  "taxes_duties_paid_by": "Sender",
  "is_insured": false,
  "items": [
    {
      "actual_weight": 1.2,
      "height": 10,
      "width": 15,
      "length": 20,
      "category": "mobiles",
      "declared_currency": "SGD",
      "declared_customs_value": 100
    }
  ]
}'

headers = {
  :content_type => 'application/json',
  :authorization => 'Bearer <YOUR EASYSHIP API TOKEN>'
}

response = RestClient.post 'https://api.easyship.com/rate/v1/rates', values, headers
puts response::Post.new(url)
request.body = "{\"origin_country_alpha2\":\"SG\",\"origin_postal_code\":\"WC2N\",\"destination_country_alpha2\":\"US\",\"destination_postal_code\":\"10030\",\"taxes_duties_paid_by\":\"sender\",\"is_insured\":\"false\",\"items\":{\"actual_weight\":1.2,\"height\":10,\"width\":15,\"length\":20,\"category\":\"mobiles\",\"declared_currency\":\"sgd\",\"declared_customs_value\":100}}"

response = http.request(request)
puts response.read_body
var request = require('request');

request({
  method: 'POST',
  url: 'https://api.easyship.com/rate/v1/rates',
  headers: {
    'Content-Type': 'application/json',
    'Authorization': 'Bearer <YOUR EASYSHIP API TOKEN>'
  },
  body: "{  
     \"origin_country_alpha2\": \"SG\",  
     \"origin_postal_code\": \"WC2N\",
     \"destination_country_alpha2\": \"US\",
     \"destination_postal_code\": \"10030\",
     \"taxes_duties_paid_by\": \"Sender\",  
     \"is_insured\": false,
     \"items\": [    {      
        \"actual_weight\": 1.2,      
        \"height\": 10,      
        \"width\": 15,      
        \"length\": 20,      
        \"category\": 
        \"mobiles\",      
        \"declared_currency\": \"SGD\",      
        \"declared_customs_value\": 100    }  ]}"
}, function (error, response, body) {
  console.log('Status:', response.statusCode);
  console.log('Headers:', JSON.stringify(response.headers));
  console.log('Response:', body);
});
from urllib2 import Request, urlopen

values = """
  {
    "origin_country_alpha2": "SG",
    "origin_postal_code": "WC2N",
    "destination_country_alpha2": "US",
    "destination_postal_code": "10030",
    "taxes_duties_paid_by": "Sender",
    "is_insured": false,
    "items": [
      {
        "actual_weight": 1.2,
        "height": 10,
        "width": 15,
        "length": 20,
        "category": "mobiles",
        "declared_currency": "SGD",
        "declared_customs_value": 100
      }
    ]
  }
"""

headers = {
  'Content-Type': 'application/json',
  'Authorization': 'Bearer  <YOUR EASYSHIP API TOKEN>'
}
request = Request('https://api.easyship.com/rate/v1/rates', data=values, headers=headers)

response_body = urlopen(request).read()
print response_body
<?php
$ch = curl_init();

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, "https://api.easyship.com/rate/v1/rates");
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, TRUE);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, FALSE);

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POST, TRUE);

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, "{
  \"origin_country_alpha2\": \"SG\",
  \"origin_postal_code\": \"WC2N\",
  \"destination_country_alpha2\": \"US\",
  \"destination_postal_code\": \"10030\",
  \"taxes_duties_paid_by\": \"Sender\",
  \"is_insured\": false,
  \"items\": [
    {
      \"actual_weight\": 1.2,
      \"height\": 10,
      \"width\": 15,
      \"length\": 20,
      \"category\": \"mobiles\",
      \"declared_currency\": \"SGD\",
      \"declared_customs_value\": 100
    }
  ]
}");

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array(
  "Content-Type: application/json",
  "Authorization: Bearer  <YOUR EASYSHIP API TOKEN>"
));

$response = curl_exec($ch);
curl_close($ch);

var_dump($response);

The API will respond with a list of rates

{
  "rates": [
    {
      "courier_id": "8ea55285-d53f-4b94-b788-17c4e5eefb5e",
      "courier_name": "Singapore Post - ePack",
      "min_delivery_time": 5,
      "max_delivery_time": 7,
      "value_for_money_rank": 2,
      "delivery_time_rank": 7,
      "shipment_charge": 30.38,
      "fuel_surcharge": 0,
      "remote_area_surcharge": null,
      "shipment_charge_total": 30.38,
      "warehouse_handling_fee": 0,
      "insurance_fee": 0,
      "ddp_handling_fee": 0,
      "import_tax_charge": 0,
      "import_duty_charge": 0,
      "total_charge": 30.38,
      "is_above_threshold": false,
      "effective_incoterms": "DDU",
      "estimated_import_tax": 0,
      "estimated_import_duty": 0,
      "courier_does_pickup": false,
      "courier_dropoff_url": "https://www.easyship.com/drop-off/directlink/sg",
      "tracking_rating": 2,
      "payment_recipient": "Easyship",
      "courier_remarks": null,
      "currency": "SGD",
      "box": {
        "name": null,
        "length": 20,
        "width": 15,
        "height": 10
      }
    },
    {
      "courier_id": "16691987-a149-441b-a777-727ffe5c3325",
      "courier_name": "UPS Worldwide Saver - Battery",
      "min_delivery_time": 2,
      "max_delivery_time": 5,
      "value_for_money_rank": 1,
      "delivery_time_rank": 4,
      "shipment_charge": 52.08,
      "fuel_surcharge": 5.859,
      "remote_area_surcharge": 0,
      "shipment_charge_total": 57.939,
      "warehouse_handling_fee": 0,
      "insurance_fee": 0,
      "ddp_handling_fee": 0,
      "import_tax_charge": 0,
      "import_duty_charge": 0,
      "total_charge": 57.94,
      "is_above_threshold": false,
      "effective_incoterms": "DDU",
      "estimated_import_tax": 0,
      "estimated_import_duty": 0,
      "courier_does_pickup": true,
      "courier_dropoff_url": null,
      "tracking_rating": 3,
      "payment_recipient": "Easyship",
      "courier_remarks": null,
      "currency": "SGD",
      "box": {
        "name": null,
        "length": 20,
        "width": 15,
        "height": 10
      }
    },
    {
      "courier_id": "200ff5db-6866-4fb9-851d-8943e8796b16",
      "courier_name": "Singapore Post - Airmail",
      "min_delivery_time": 6,
      "max_delivery_time": 8,
      "value_for_money_rank": 3,
      "delivery_time_rank": 9,
      "shipment_charge": 43.6,
      "fuel_surcharge": 0,
      "remote_area_surcharge": null,
      "shipment_charge_total": 43.6,
      "warehouse_handling_fee": 0,
      "insurance_fee": 0,
      "ddp_handling_fee": 0,
      "import_tax_charge": 0,
      "import_duty_charge": 0,
      "total_charge": 43.6,
      "is_above_threshold": false,
      "effective_incoterms": "DDU",
      "estimated_import_tax": 0,
      "estimated_import_duty": 0,
      "courier_does_pickup": false,
      "courier_dropoff_url": "https://www.easyship.com/drop-off/directlink/sg",
      "tracking_rating": 2,
      "payment_recipient": "Easyship",
      "courier_remarks": null,
      "currency": "SGD",
      "box": {
        "name": null,
        "length": 20,
        "width": 15,
        "height": 10
      }
    },
  ]
}

2. Select Your Preferred Rate

Once you have your rates you will also receive a number of related to the service level of the couriers. You will normally receive them ordered by value_for_money_rank. Alongside this, you'll also receive the courier_id.

When you have selected the service to be used you can store and reuse the courier_id": "638ac885-8105-422c-b2cc-4c57152772f7, to create the shipment in the Easyship system.


What’s Next

Now you have your selected rate, you can now go on to create the shipment in Easyship.