Zonos does not offer consolidation or shipping services. Instead, the Zonos Checkout and Zonos API provide you the cross-border eCommerce connections to any carrier you wish to utilize. Since you own your logistics, it requires you to have a direct relationship and account with the shipping couriers of your choice.
Decoding International Shipping Carriers
There are a lot of different companies that provide international shipping services. Zonos™ is carrier agnostic and multi-carrier; depending on your cross-border strategy, you may use one, two or even ten.
International Shipping Companies
The list of our most supported international shipping companies is below. If you are not using a carrier listed below, contact us or you can use the custom rates to build any carrier profile you like. In-country fulfillment and shipping calculations from additional countries are supported as well as kilos for countries using the metric system.
International Express Shippers
Depending on the destination, UPS, FedEx, and DHL are integrated carriers. Other providers may offer express services, but an actual integrator utilizes and owns its trucks, equipment, and aircraft from pickup to delivery.
International Parcel Mail
Mail and international consolidators are commonly used services offering low-cost prices to your international customers. USPS does not have volume requirements, however many of the below providers require a minimum amount of daily volume to ship with them.
- DHL eCommerce
- UPS Mail Innovations
- FedEx International Mail Service
- RR Donnely Logistics Solutions
- Canada Post
- APC Postal logistics
- DPD (Dynamic Parcel Distribution)
- IDS (International Delivery Solutions)
- Landmark Global (a bpost company)
- Global Access
- Singapore Post
- Australia Post
- Royal Mail
LTL to Canada and Mexico
Zonos Checkout and Zonos API support LTL (less than truckload) shipping calculations. Since many LTL providers do not have an API, Zonos LTL rating capabilities are essential to calculating rates in Canada and Mexico. We support setting classes for your products, and we determine LTL rates based on weight, dimensions and the Freight Classification. Examples of LTL providers supported would be UPS Freight, FedEx Freight, Yellow, XPO Logistics, YRC Freight, Old Dominion, Estes and more.
3PL’s and Resellers
There are a variety of different Third-party Logistics providers (3PL’s) and authorized carrier resellers. In most cases calculating shipping is achieved by utilizing what is in place for the contracted shipping provider of the carrier or reseller. For example, if you work with InXpress, a DHL reseller, we support DHL rate calculations with a DHL API integration custom DHL rate charts allowing you to calculate rates with your reseller.
Zonos is both a certified UPS Ready and UPS CTP provider. This is a quick reference to how our service levels support UPS international services; it is not a full representation of UPS services or offerings. To enable UPS, you must complete the UPS Ready Registration with Zonos. Rates by service level can be calculated either from the UPS API or if preferred, custom shipping rates (e.g. custom rate chart) can be used. To obtain the most up to date information on UPS service levels and transit times visit UPS.com.
We support the below UPS International services from a US origin. In-country fulfillment and shipping calculations from additional countries are supported as well as kilos from metric countries.
|UPS Worldwide Express||115||1-3 days|
|UPS Worldwide Express Saver||220||1-3 days|
|UPS Worldwide Expedited||220||2-5 days|
|UPS Standard||CA, MX||1-8 days|
|ABS for UPS Standard||CA||1-8 days|
UPS Mail Innovations
|UPS Mail Innovations||Countries||Transit||Max Weight||Tracking|
|Economy||200+||7-14 days||4lbs (64 oz)||No Tracking|
Below are some of the FedEx International services that we support from a US origin. In-country fulfillment and shipping calculations from additional countries are supported as well as kilos from metric countries. Rates by service level can be calculated either from the FedEx API or if preferred/needed, custom shipping rates (e.g. custom rate chart) can be used. To obtain the most up to date information on FedEx service levels and transit times visit Fedex.com.
|FedEx International Ground||CA||2-7 days|
|FedEx International Economy||215||2-5 days|
|FedEx International Priority||220||1-3 days|
|FedEx International First||20||1-3 days (early delivery)|
|International Priority DirectDistribution (IPD)||65||1-4 days|
|International Ground Distribution (IGD)||CA||1-5 days from CA hub|
FedEx International Mail
|FedEx International Mail Service||Countries||Transit||Max Weight||Tracking|
|Premium||190||4-7 days||50 lbs||Limited|
|Standard||190||7-11 days||50 lbs||No Tracking|
Below are some of the DHL International services that we support from a US origin. In-country fulfillment and shipping calculations from additional countries are supported as well as kilos from metric countries. Rates by service level can be calculated either from the DHL API or if preferred/needed, custom shipping rates (e.g. custom rate chart) can be used. To obtain the most up to date information on DHL service levels and transit times visit DHL.com.
|DHL Express Worldwide||220||1-3 days|
|DHL Express Time Definite||75||1-3 days (early delivery)|
|DHL eCommerce||Countries||Transit||Max Weight||Tracking|
|Packet International||220||4-8 days||4.4lbs||Limited|
|Parcel International Standard||220||4-14 days||44 lbs (CA-66 lbs)||End-to-end|
|Parcel International Direct||210||3-10 days||44 lbs (CA-66 lbs)||End-to-end|
Zonos supports all USPS international service levels. However, the most commonly used are Priority and First-Class Package International.
|Global Express Guaranteed||180+||1-3 days||66lbs||Trackable||From $62.00, provided by FedEx|
|Priority Mail Express International||180+||3-8 days||66lbs||Trackable||From $40.95, flat rate options available|
|Priority Mail International||180+||6-10 days||66lbs||Trackable||From $23.95, flat rate options available|
|First-Class Package International||180+||1-4 weeks||4lbs (64 oz)||Limited||From $9.03|
USPS or another low-cost mail provider is highly recommended to compliment express carriers and improve conversion. Zonos supports product value thresholds or custom rules for surfacing USPS services.