UPS Carrier Guide

This article provides the following details about setting up UPS as a carrier in ShipEngine:

United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) is the world's largest domestic and international package delivery company and a fully integrated partner with ShipEngine.

UPS offers basic retail shipping services as well as negotiated rate programs and consolidation services such as Mail Innovations.

Negotiated Rates are the contract rates established with UPS and your UPS Account Representative. Enabling Negotiated Rates within your shipping or rating systems allows you to view the most current and accurate rates for your UPS account.

This guide provides an overview of shipping services that UPS offers and the service codes that you will use to create UPS shipments.

Whether you need to create a new UPS account or are ready to connect an existing one to ShipEngine, the setup guides below can get you started.

UPS Service Levels

Domestic and International Services

ServiceTransit TimeCombined Length and Girth (L+2W+2H)Max WeightService Codes
Ground1-5 Business days165” (419cm)150 Ibsups_ground
3 Day Select3 Business days165” (419cm)150 Ibsups_3_day_select
2nd Day Air2 Business days165” (419cm)150 Ibsups_2nd_day_air
2nd Day Air AM2 Business days (before noon)165” (419cm)150 Ibsups_2nd_day_air_am
Next Day Air Saver1 Business day (End of day)165” (419cm)150 Ibsups_next_day_air_saver
Next Day Air1 Business day165” (419cm)150 Ibsups_next_day_air
Next Day Air Early1 Business day (delivery between 8:00 am-10:00 am)165” (419cm)150 Ibsups_next_day_air_early_am
Standard (International)Delivery times can vary by location165” (419cm)150 Ibsups_standard_international
WorldWide Expedited2-5 Business days (Delivery times can vary by location)165” (419cm)150 Ibs.ups_worldwide_expedited
WorldWide Saver1-3 Business Days (Delivery times can vary depending on location)165” (419cm)150 Ibs.ups_worldwide_saver
WorldWide Express1-3 Business Days (Delivery times can vary depending on location)165” (419cm)150 Ibsups_worldwide_express

Predefined Packages

Predefined Package NamePackage CodeDimensions
UPS Letterups_letter12.5-15in x 9.5in
UPS 10 KG Box®ups_10_kg_box16.5in x 13.25in x 10.75in
UPS 25 KG Box®ups_25_kg_box19.75in x 17.75in x 13.25in
UPS Tubeups_tube Triangular tube for rolled papers
38in x 6in x 6in
UPS Express® Pakups_express_pak16in x 12.75 in
UPS Express® Boxups_express_box12.5in x 3.75in x 18in
UPS Express® Box - Smallups_express_box_small13in x 11in x 2in
UPS Express® Box - Mediumups_express_box_medium16in x 11in x 3in
UPS Express® Box - Largeups__express_box_large18in x 13in x 3in

Additionally, UPS has 10 predefined packages that can be used with the UPS Mail Innovations domestic and international services:

Predefined Package NamePackage CodeMin/Max Weight
MI - BPM Flatmi_bpm_flat0.1 lb. - 15 lbs.
MI - BPM Parcelmi_bpm_parcel0.1 lb. - 15 lbs.
MI - First Classmi_first_class0.1 lb. - 13 lbs.
MI - Irregularsmi_irregulars1 oz. - 16 oz.
MI - Machinablesmi_machinables6 oz. - 16 oz.
MI - Media Mailmi_media_mail0.1 lb. - 70 lbs.
MI - Parcel Postmi_parcel_post0.1 lb. - 70 lbs.
MI - Prioritymi_priority0.9 lb. - 70 lbs.
MI - Standard Flatmi_standard_flat0.1 oz. - 16 oz.
MI Intl - BPMmi_intl_bpm0.1 lb. - 15 lbs.
MI Intl - Flatsmi_intl_flats0.1 oz. - 16 oz.
MI Intl - Parcelsmi_intl_parcels0.1 lb. - 15 lbs.

Account Setup Guides

Create a New UPS Account

  1. Go to and choose your region.

    UPS Region Selection
  2. Click Sign Up at the top of the page.

    UPS New User
  3. Enter your information, check the box to accept the terms of the UPS Technology Agrement, and then click Sign Up.

    UPS Login Settings
  4. Click Manage My Profile to complete your setup (we recommend) or click Continue (not recommended) to return to the UPS home page.

    UPS Continue or Manage My Profile
UPS Manage My Profile

Connect Your UPS Account to ShipEngine

  1. Log in to the ShipEngine dashboard.

  2. Go to Connections, then Carriers.

  3. Click the Connect New Account button in the My Carrier Accounts section.

  1. Select the UPS tile.

    + Add a Carrier pop-up with UPS tile boxed in red
  2. Follow the prompts in the setup wizard to accept UPS’s terms of service and enter your account information.

Your account will now appear in your carriers list with an assigned carrier_id that you will specify when creating UPS shipments