Create Label Tool: SmartRate-powered label suggestions
This article covers how EasyPost customers that use our Create Label Tool in the EasyPost dashboard are getting access to SmartRate-powered insights.
What is SmartRate?
SmartRate is our patented shipment-level optimization API that provides shippers with highly accurate, Shipment-level transit time predictions which can be used to save money, improve on-time delivery, and provide end customers with reliable delivery estimates.
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What is the Create Label Tool?
EasyPost provides its customers with a simple tool, which utilizes our trusted APIs, to create, purchase and print shipping labels for 100+ shipping carriers.
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How does SmartRate support the Create Label Tool?
All carrier and service level options are assessed by the SmartRate API and evaluated for which carrier/service level option is historically the fastest and which one is the best, based on SmartRates' predictions. The best and fastest options are then displayed on the Carrier & Service tab of the tool.
How does EasyPost define 'best' and 'fastest'?
- Best: Lowest rate that will likely arrive within 5 transit days, per SmartRate's predictions.
- Fastest: Shortest time in transit, per SmartRate's predictions.
What does 'Days in Transit' mean?
Days in Transit are the number of days that 95% of packages are predicted to arrive within once being passed over to the carrier's network via a dropoff or scheduled pick up. The days in transit will account for weekends and holidays.
What is 'Estimated Delivery Date'?
Estimated Delivery Date is the date that the package will most likely arrive on.
Is this available for shipping labels for all addresses?
No, this feature is currently supported for shipping labels within the United States.