Optima Guide

Want to use EasyPost to ship with Optima? This guide will break down all the necessary steps to make it happen.

If you haven't generated your first shipping label with EasyPost, we recommend reading our Getting Started Guide to learn how.

Optima Overview

Optima is a regional last mile delivery service covering the New England region (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont). Offering next-day delivery to 1000+ zip codes in the region, a dedicated customer service team, and a 99% on-time delivery rate, shippers can ship parcels with Optima confidently.

Service Levels and Coverage Area

Service Levels

Optima delivers 6 days per week (Mon-Sat).

Transit Time
Max Dimensions (inches)
Max Weight (ounces)
NxtDayMaximum length: 48inMaximum width: 32inMaximum height: 32in800

See service levels for all EasyPost-supported carriers.

Coverage Area

Optima supports 2-day delivery throughout the New England region (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont).

Setting Up Your Optima Account

Follow the instructions below to start shipping with Optima through EasyPost. If you have not created an EasyPost account, sign up now!

  • Register for a Optima shipper account:

    • Register for a Optima shipper account on their website, and Optima will contact you.
    • Let them know you will be using EasyPost's API to purchase labels.
    • Acquire rates and align any additional shipping needs.
  • Link your Optima shipper account to EasyPost:

    • Log in to your EasyPost account and navigate to the Carrier Accounts page.
    • Add your Optima carrier account credentials to reflect their service levels in our shipping API.
    • Begin purchasing labels through the EasyPost shipping API!

Receiving Accurate Rates

Your agreed-upon rates with Optima will return from the Shipping API in real-time, once you set up your Optima account within EasyPost.

Generating Shipping Labels

Generating shipping labels for Optima is the same as generating them for any other carrier with EasyPost. See our Getting Started Guide for help generating your first shipping label.

EasyPost offers native Optima labels in PNG, ZPL, and PDF formats.

Manifests and Pickups

Optima can support pickups for any customer based on their agreement. Regular pickups can be arranged with the Optima team during the registration process; however, cannot be scheduled through the EasyPost API.

Tracking Your Optima Packages

Tracking statuses are available for all Optima shipments. Creating a Tracker for Optima is identical to creating a tracker with any other carrier through EasyPost.

Take a look at our Tracking Guide for support in creating your first Tracker.

Need More Info About Optima?

Our Carrier Metadata endpoint can programatically return information about Optima including service levels, predefined packages, supported features, and shipment options.

Use this information to quickly integrate with Optima or make educated decisions about your carrier mix. You can also use the Carrier Metadata endpoint to retrieve information about all the carriers on the EasyPost platform.

Talk to a Shipping Expert

Any questions about how to start shipping with Optima through the EasyPost API?