Request shipping rates

Things to note:

  • Shipments rates requested after 6 PM (GMT +1) will be scheduled for processing the following day.

  • You can only request a shipment for a maximum of 3 days from the current date of request.

  • The successful rate response will indicate which courier is the cheapest, fastest and best value for money, which is a combination of speed, price, and reliability.

  • A rate request token expires after 7 days of lookup.

  • The total value found in each courier rate object is inclusive of the vat value. only charge your customers with the total value

For your package items

Strive to be as accurate as possible when shipping! The more accurate your information is, the better the rate quote you will receive from the couriers.

Additionally, if the shipping information is incorrect, most carriers will follow up with a charge to make up the difference.

POST https://api.shipbubble.com/v1/shipping/fetch_rates

Request Body

NameTypeDescription

sender_address_code*

int

address code of label pickup (gotten from Addresses API)

reciever_address_code*

int

address code of label pickup (gotten from Addresses API)

pickup_date*

string

specified date for shipment processing(format: "yyyy-mm-dd")

category_id*

int

package item category

package_items*

Array

An array of items to be shipped, a sample package item object looks like { name:'Jameson', description:'Too sweet', unit_weight:'0.002', unit_amount:'5000', quantity:'2' }, all object items are required, item weight unit is in KG

service_type

string

filter rates by their service types ex. dropoff or pickup

delivery_instructions

string

additional delivery instructions for package

package_dimension*

Object

Dimension pf package to be delivered (in CM), if you are not sure of your dimension, you can make use of the Package Dimensions API

{ "length":12, "width":10, "height":10 }

{
    "status": "success",
    "message": "Retrieved successfully",
    "data": {
        "request_token": "b6130ff493a30a6065f677a45b0ee1dd92edd07e80e473837248e99edaa029cd",
        "couriers": [
            {
                "courier_id": "sendstack",
                "courier_name": "Sendstack",
                "courier_image": "https://res.cloudinary.com/delivry/image/upload/v1653144587/courier_images/sendstack_ijfbxw.png",
                "service_code": "sendstack",
                "insurance": {
                    "code": "not available",
                    "fee": 0
                },
                "discount": {
                    "percentage": 10,
                    "symbol": "%",
                    "discounted": 95
                },
                "service_type": "pickup",
                "waybill": false,
                "tracking_level": 7,
                "pickup_eta": "Next day pickup",
                "pickup_eta_time": "2022-07-26 11:29:53",
                "dropoff_station": null,
                "pickup_station": null,
                "delivery_eta": "Next day delivery",
                "delivery_eta_time": "2022-07-27 11:29:53",
                "info": [
                    "Shipment will be processed by Sendstack for next day pickup July 26th 2022 ",
                    "Shipment estimated delivery time is 24hrs (July 27th 2022) from day of pickup"
                ],
                "currency": "NGN",
                "vat": 71,
                "ratings": 4.4,
                "total": 1121
            },
            {
                "courier_id": "N",
                "courier_name": "DHL Nigeria",
                "courier_image": "https://res.cloudinary.com/delivry/image/upload/v1639728337/courier_images/dhl.png",
                "service_code": "dhl-nigeria",
                "insurance": {
                    "code": "not available",
                    "fee": 0
                },
                "discount": {
                    "percentage": 50,
                    "symbol": "%",
                    "discounted": 5835
                },
                "service_type": "pickup",
                "waybill": true,
                "tracking_level": 7,
                "pickup_eta": "Before 17:00 (GMT +1) July 25th 2022",
                "pickup_eta_time": "2022-07-25 17:01:00",
                "dropoff_station": null,
                "pickup_station": null,
                "delivery_eta": "Estimated 1 day (s)",
                "delivery_eta_time": "2022-07-26 10:00:00",
                "info": [
                    "Shipment placed after 4 PM (GMT +1) will be processed to the next day",
                    "Download waybill document from shipments page after shipment has been processed",
                    "Attach waybill document to your packaged items",
                    "Items to be shipped must be wrapped or packaged before pickup"
                ],
                "currency": "NGN",
                "vat": 437.63,
                "ratings": 4.6,
                "total": 6272.63
            }
        ],
        "fastest_courier": {
                "courier_id": "N",
                "courier_name": "DHL Nigeria",
                "courier_image": "https://res.cloudinary.com/delivry/image/upload/v1639728337/courier_images/dhl.png",
                "service_code": "dhl-nigeria",
                "insurance": {
                    "code": "not available",
                    "fee": 0
                },
                "discount": {
                    "percentage": 50,
                    "symbol": "%",
                    "discounted": 5835
                },
                "service_type": "pickup",
                "waybill": true,
                "tracking_level": 7,
                "pickup_eta": "Before 17:00 (GMT +1) July 25th 2022",
                "pickup_eta_time": "2022-07-25 17:01:00",
                "dropoff_station": null,
                "pickup_station": null,
                "delivery_eta": "Estimated 1 day (s)",
                "delivery_eta_time": "2022-07-26 10:00:00",
                "info": [
                    "Shipment placed after 4 PM (GMT +1) will be processed to the next day",
                    "Download waybill document from shipments page after shipment has been processed",
                    "Attach waybill document to your packaged items",
                    "Items to be shipped must be wrapped or packaged before pickup"
                ],
                "currency": "NGN",
                "vat": 437.63,
                "ratings": 4.6,
                "total": 6272.63
            },
        "cheapest_courier": {
                "courier_id": "N",
                "courier_name": "DHL Nigeria",
                "courier_image": "https://res.cloudinary.com/delivry/image/upload/v1639728337/courier_images/dhl.png",
                "service_code": "dhl-nigeria",
                "insurance": {
                    "code": "not available",
                    "fee": 0
                },
                "discount": {
                    "percentage": 50,
                    "symbol": "%",
                    "discounted": 5835
                },
                "service_type": "pickup",
                "waybill": true,
                "tracking_level": 7,
                "pickup_eta": "Before 17:00 (GMT +1) July 25th 2022",
                "pickup_eta_time": "2022-07-25 17:01:00",
                "dropoff_station": null,
                "pickup_station": null,
                "delivery_eta": "Estimated 1 day (s)",
                "delivery_eta_time": "2022-07-26 10:00:00",
                "info": [
                    "Shipment placed after 4 PM (GMT +1) will be processed to the next day",
                    "Download waybill document from shipments page after shipment has been processed",
                    "Attach waybill document to your packaged items",
                    "Items to be shipped must be wrapped or packaged before pickup"
                ],
                "currency": "NGN",
                "vat": 437.63,
                "ratings": 4.6,
                "total": 6272.63
            },
        "checkout_data": {
            "ship_from": {
                "name": "Lebron James",
                "phone": "+2348057575855",
                "email": "lebron@james.com",
                "address": "Alh. Masha Rd, Surulere 101241, Lagos, Nigeria"
            },
            "ship_to": {
                "name": "Lebron James",
                "phone": "+2348057575855",
                "email": "lebron@james.com",
                "address": "Kafayat Abdulrasaq Street, Lekki Phase I 106104, Logos, Nigeria"
            },
            "package_amount": "₦1,510,000",
            "package_weight": "2.00KG",
            "pickup_time": "December 19th 2022, 10:57:44 PM"
        }
    }
}

There are currently two types of service delivery types, pickup, and dropoff.

If a service type is marked as pickup, it means the selected courier would pickup the package at the sender's address and deliver it to the receiver's address

If a service type is marked as dropoff, it means that the sender must deliver the package to a courier dropoff station. In this case, a dropoff station and pickup station object will be included in the response. it will contain the name and address of the dropoff station.

Check the example response for object definition

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