Set Up Rate Cards
  • 19 Apr 2023
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Set Up Rate Cards

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Article Summary

You can set up rate cards for carriers and your Own Fleet, by entering the financial terms of your contract with each carrier or your own delivery costs. Bringg uses rate cards to calculate the cheapest option for every order, to help you cut costs with more accurate rate calculation.

You can use rate cards even if your carrier doesn't provide automatic or accurate price estimates (carrier quotes), by entering the rates that you agreed with your carrier.

You can then compare the invoice that you receive from your carrier with the cost that Bringg estimates for each order and for all orders you fulfilled with that carrier.

Enter contract details to calculate carrier costs


By default, Bringg requests a live carrier quote and uses that price when choosing the best carrier for an order. However, you can choose to override that default, preferring to take the rate card's price instead.

Typically the carrier price has two components:


Type of charge


Base fee

Base fee is the core price of the delivery before adding surcharges. The base fee can sometimes be flat, or it can be variable based on mileage, weight or some other unit.

If an order fulfills the conditions of more than one base fee, Bringg chooses the more expensive base fee, in line with standard carrier contracts.


Surcharges are fees which a carrier adds to the base fee in certain cases, like city center deliveries which may incur a surcharge for congested roads, or a surcharge for goods which are fragile or require special installation fees.

Before You Begin

  • Confirm you have a Bringg user of type Admin.
    If you also want to give access to dispatchers, select Drivers > Privileges > Allow access to setting page.
  • Find and connect to carriers for each of your locations and fulfillment offerings, using the Delivery Provider Catalog. Learn more.
  • (Optional) Add your Own Fleet to the Delivery Hub to utilize a hybrid delivery network. Learn more.
  • To configure Bringg to automatically select the cheapest carrier for each order, configure the carrier selector. (learn more).
    Rate cards show which carrier is cheaper so carrier selector can choose the cheapest


  • Review the financial terms of each of your carrier contracts.

Step 1: Select Delivery Hub > My DPs from the navigation bar, then select the carrier which you want to configure.

Access rate cards


Step 2: Add a term to enter a base fee by selecting Rate Cards > Base Fee > Add New Term.

Add a term to enter a base fee


Step 3: Select Add Attribute to select a property of the order, and enter the value which must be true to apply this base fee to a delivery.

For example, to add a congestion charge if the address is on Broadway, select Add Attribute > Waypoint 2 > Address then select Contains and enter Broadway.

Define the base fee's conditions


Step 4: Enter the base fee for this term in Rate, when the order's properties match the term's conditions.

The currency is part of your system-wide settings of the Bringg Platform.

Enter the base fee






Enter a fixed price if these conditions are true.


Select if the base fee depends on the distance from the fulfillment center to the order's destination. Then enter the price per mile, or other unit of distance as configured during setup.


Select if the base fee depends on the number of items of goods to deliver. Then enter the price item.


Select if the base fee depends on the weight of the goods to deliver. Then enter the price per kilogram, or other unit of weight, as configured during setup.

Step 5: Give a meaningful name to the term with its baseline fee, so you can easily identify the cost in a later report to understand how Bringg calculated the price.

For example, if there's a congestion fee for city center destinations, label it Congestion.

Step 6: If your carrier contract stipulates several choices of base fee, depending on the circumstances, select Add New Term for each base fee, and enter its conditions.

If an order fulfills the conditions of more than one base fee, Bringg chooses the more expensive base fee, in line with standard carrier contracts.

You can quickly add a similar term by selecting Duplicate on an existing term, then adjust it.

Be sure not to leave any gaps in your conditions, so Bringg can automatically handle any order which arrives. For example, if your terms are based on the service plan, verify your terms cover all possible service plans.

Step 7: Add a surcharge to the baseline by selecting the Surcharge tab.

Add all possible surcharges for this carrier


Add each potential surcharge as a term along with any conditions about the order's properties, by selecting Add New Term > Add Attribute.

Bringg adds all the surcharges which apply to a particular order to its final calculated price.

Step 8: You can ask Bringg to ignore a live carrier quote in favor of this price calculation, by selecting Use in Quotes.

By default, Bringg uses the live carrier quote, if available.

For example, if you receive carrier quotes which only give a very rough estimate, you can select Use in Quotes to use the contract terms instead, so you can always make the most informed choices.

Step 9: Select Save and Deploy.

Step 10: If some fees are seasonal, you can deactivate them when they don't apply by selecting its toggle , or delete them completely if they are no longer relevant.

Step 11: When you receive invoices from your carrier, you can confirm that the charges align with the amount that Bringg estimates based on quotes and rate cards.

To do this, go to Delivery Hub > Billing Portal and compare the data in the Estimated Delivery Cost field.

If your invoice is lower than the amount that Bringg estimated, it might mean that you have a better deal with the carrier. A higher amount can point to an incorrect number in your rate cards, or a miscalculation from your carrier.

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