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It can sometimes be a little tricky getting the iShip pricing for a particular package to match the pricing quoted directly by the carrier. Invariably, this is because of the many factors that go into getting a 100% accurate price for a given package. It is very easy to enter different information between the two sites that will make the rate come out differently. For some of the carriers, we have provided a list of common errors made when comparing rates.

FedEx

Common mistakes made when comparing rates between the FedEx web site and iShip include:
  1. FedEx now charges a $1.35 per package residential delivery surcharge. iShip will include this charge in the rate if you specify the destination is a residence. FedEx displays this charge separately.
  2. Be sure that you are consistent when specifying your method of tendering the package to the carrier: via drop-off at FedEx location, regular carrier pick-up or calling the carrier for pickup.

UPS

Common mistakes made when comparing rates between the UPS web site and iShip include:
  1. Be sure that you are consistent when specifying whether the destination is a Business or Residential address.
  2. Be sure that you are consistent when specifying your method of tendering the package to the carrier: via drop-off at UPS location, UPS Air drop-box, regular carrier pick-up or calling the carrier for pickup.

USPS

Common mistakes made when comparing rates between the USPS web site and iShip include:
  1. USPS asks whether your shipment is a Large Envelope, Package, Large Package, or Oversized Package. iShip determines this automatically, so it is easy to make a mistake when choosing the packaging type on the USPS site.
  2. After choosing the packaging type on the USPS site, make sure you look at the list of Special Characteristics. These can affect the rate. iShip will include of any dimensional- or weight-based special charges automatically.

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