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
|Service||Transit Time||Combined Length and Girth (L+2W+2H)||Max Weight||Service Codes|
|Ground||1-5 Business days||165” (419cm)||150 Ibs|
|3 Day Select||3 Business days||165” (419cm)||150 Ibs|
|2nd Day Air||2 Business days||165” (419cm)||150 Ibs|
|2nd Day Air AM||2 Business days (before noon)||165” (419cm)||150 Ibs|
|Next Day Air Saver||1 Business day (End of day)||165” (419cm)||150 Ibs|
|Next Day Air||1 Business day||165” (419cm)||150 Ibs|
|Next Day Air Early||1 Business day (delivery between 8:00 am-10:00 am)||165” (419cm)||150 Ibs|
|Standard (International)||Delivery times can vary by location||165” (419cm)||150 Ibs|
|WorldWide Expedited||2-5 Business days (Delivery times can vary by location)||165” (419cm)||150 Ibs.|
|WorldWide Saver||1-3 Business Days (Delivery times can vary depending on location)||165” (419cm)||150 Ibs.|
|WorldWide Express||1-3 Business Days (Delivery times can vary depending on location)||165” (419cm)||150 Ibs|
|Predefined Package Name||Package Code||Dimensions|
|UPS Letter||12.5-15in x 9.5in|
|UPS 10 KG Box®||16.5in x 13.25in x 10.75in|
|UPS 25 KG Box®||19.75in x 17.75in x 13.25in|
|UPS Tube|| Triangular tube for rolled papers |
38in x 6in x 6in
|UPS Express® Pak||16in x 12.75 in|
|UPS Express® Box||12.5in x 3.75in x 18in|
|UPS Express® Box - Small||13in x 11in x 2in|
|UPS Express® Box - Medium||16in x 11in x 3in|
|UPS Express® Box - Large||18in 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 Name||Package Code||Min/Max Weight|
|MI - BPM Flat||0.1 lb. - 15 lbs.|
|MI - BPM Parcel||0.1 lb. - 15 lbs.|
|MI - First Class||0.1 lb. - 13 lbs.|
|MI - Irregulars||1 oz. - 16 oz.|
|MI - Machinables||6 oz. - 16 oz.|
|MI - Media Mail||0.1 lb. - 70 lbs.|
|MI - Parcel Post||0.1 lb. - 70 lbs.|
|MI - Priority||0.9 lb. - 70 lbs.|
|MI - Standard Flat||0.1 oz. - 16 oz.|
|MI Intl - BPM||0.1 lb. - 15 lbs.|
|MI Intl - Flats||0.1 oz. - 16 oz.|
|MI Intl - Parcels||0.1 lb. - 15 lbs.|
Account Setup Guides
Create a New UPS Account
Go to ups.com and choose your region.
Click Sign Up at the top of the page.
Enter your information, check the box to accept the terms of the UPS Technology Agrement, and then click Sign Up.
Click Manage My Profile to complete your setup (we recommend) or click Continue (not recommended) to return to the UPS home page.
Connect Your UPS Account to ShipEngine
Log in to ShipEngine and from your left-hand dashboard, click Connections.
Click the + Add a Carrier button to the right of the Other Shipping Providers heading. You will see the Add a Carrier pop-up.
Select the UPS tile in the Add a Carrier popup.
Click Next and then click Confirm to complete the setup process.
Your account will now appear in your carriers list with an assigned carrier_id that you will specify when creating UPS shipments