Questions to Ask When Evaluating Products that Offer Shipping Rate Comparisons
- Side-by-Side Rate Comparison: Are the rates for all the carriers & services you use shown side-by-side, in one screen?
- Time to Transit: Is the time in transit also displayed, next to the rates?
- Real-time Transit Times: Are the transit times the true estimates currently available?
- Carrier Filter: Can you set up filters, so you only see the carriers/services you actually use?
- View Contracted Rates: Can you see your actual contract discounted rates?
- Automation: Can you set automation rules that trigger on real rates and real times in transit?
Sample of the Competition’s Rate Comparison Dashboard:
- Side-by-Side Rate Comparison: No
- Time to Transit: No
- Real-time Transit Times: No
- Carrier Filter: No
- View Contracted Rates: No
- Automation: No
Competitor’s Rate Comparison Capabilities:
Competitor’s Rate Comparison Static Tables – on web site, not in application: