Hey Friends! Does anyone have a workaround for the below conversation?
Full chat transcript below. All timestamps in UTC timezone.
21:48 William Schumacher: Attempting to get my USPS account number so that i can get my shopify rates but use a separate fulfillment software?
21:54 James B: Hi William, let me just double check with someone about this to make sure it is possible. Just bare with me.
21:55 William Schumacher: sounds good
21:56 James B: just waiting on a reply from our shipping team.
21:57 William Schumacher: great
21:59 James B: I have just talked to our shipping team and we are unfortunately unable to share that info because of security reasons.
21:59 William Schumacher: oh noooooooo
21:59 William Schumacher: this is bad
22:00 James B: I know it isn't ideal, that is their policy though.
22:01 William Schumacher: hmmmm can an outside app "tell" the shopify system to fulfill orders using our shopify fulfillment rates
22:01 William Schumacher: basically, build an interface that works exactly like the Shopify fulfillment interface but more robust minus it knowing the account number
22:03 James B: Yeah I know what you mean. However, I wouldn't know if that is possible. You could possibly ask this question in the Shopify Community forums or ask an expert.
22:03 William Schumacher: another question would be, is it possible to read the shopify shipping rates withing the API?
22:04 James B: I wouldn't think so, they will keep everything pretty secure I would imagine.
22:04 William Schumacher: ugh
22:05 James B: I would check out the Shopify Community if I was you, you might be able to find a work around. Or ask your question and see if a dev has a solution.
Hey @LoaferAndChief ,
This won't be possible - there is no way to get your account number to get Shopify's negotiated rates through a third-party.
Normally I try to provide a longer answer or some sort of alternative, but unfortunately in this case there is just no way that this can be accomplished.
If you manage to find out the Shopify's USPS account number that would be a security violation :)
On a serious note, there is no way a third party solution can use Shopify's account and get discounted rates from it. This is because that account is a private account and this is what gives Shopify it's USP - discounted rates. however, if you are using your own account and are in need of a solution that an fetch negotiated rates, you can try the Multi Carrier Shipping label app for this purpose.