When are parcel vs. LTL freight rates displayed?

The Small Package Quotes and LTL Freight Quotes products are engineered to work together to display accurate and relevant rate estimates to your shoppers during the checkout process. The following is a summary of the rules that govern which rates are displayed when both products are installed and properly configured.

Only small package (parcel) rates will be displayed if:

  • All items in the cart are defaulted to parcel;
  • The total weight of the cart is less than or equal to 150 LBS;
  • The shipment will contain 10 or fewer packages;
  • None of the carrier's dimensional restrictions are violated.

Both small package (parcel) and LTL freight rates will be displayed if:

  • All items in the cart are defaulted to parcel;
  • The total weight of the cart is more than 150 LBS;
  • The shipment will contain 10 or fewer packages;
  • No package in the shipment weighs more than 150 LBS;
  • None of the carrier's dimensional restrictions are violated.

Only LTL freight rates will be displayed if:

  • The cart contains one or more items defaulted to LTL freight.  In this case it is assumed that all of the items in the cart will be consolidated into the same LTL freight shipment.
  • All items in the cart are defaulted to parcel but one or more of the parcel carrier's service restrictions is being violated. These include restrictions on package weight, dimensions and the maximum number of packages permitted per shipment. 
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