Shipping Method Calculations
DSDI calculates shipping using various methods, depending on the specific merchandise purchased via the ordering process. Following is a list of shipping methods utilized by DSDI for wholesale drop ship distribution:
FLAT RATE -- For many oversized products such as sculptures and certain furniture pieces, a standard flat rate applies to all shipments for delivery within the 48 contiguous United States. Shipments to Alaska and Hawaii involving flat rate merchandise will require a quotation request to verify actual cost. Sorry, FLAT RATE inventory only ships via GROUND or equivalent method (faster methods are unavailable).
FREE SHIPPING -- DSDI offers free shipping for a number of its products, including certain furniture lines and imported goods. Free Shipping may not necessarily qualify for shipments to Alaska or Hawaii. CLICK HERE to browse all products that currently qualify for FREE SHIPPING. Sorry, FREE SHIPPING inventory only ships via GROUND or equivalent method (faster methods are unavailable).
UPS RATES -- Most wholesale inventory involves shipping costs based on actual UPS rates below published prices. In most cases, DSDI charges a delivery cost lower than (non-billed) residential rates published at http://ups.com. Fees are based on product weight, postal zip code origin (varies by manufacturer) and the delivery destination zip code (specified during checkout). By default, UPS RATES inventory ships via GROUND unless otherwise indicated during order checkout. Please note that DSDI may ship merchandise via either UPS or FedEx Ground in this case.
All shipping data is freely available via the Inventory Data Export Feed: https://dropshipdirect.com/warehouse/vendor_export_speedup.php