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Get Access to UPS Shipping API with OAuth 2.0

💡 UPS has implemented an OAuth 2.0 security model. This requires you to use OAuth to authorize AfterShip Shipping for actions like accessing UPS rates or printing UPS labels. ⚠️ All UPS customers must re-authorize their accounts by July 31, 2024.

How to Create a New UPS Account and Register to a Profile

If you don't already have one, create a new UPS profile using this link.
After creating the account and signing in, select Accounts and Payment.
From the Add a Payment Method dropdown, select Add Existing Account. You'll be asked to add your UPS Account Number, a nickname, and postal code.
You'll need either Invoice Data or a PIN to verify your account. These should have been sent to the original email address used when creating the account.
Once UPS successfully validates your Invoice Data or PIN, the registration process on is complete.

If you already have an existing profile, ensure you have the account's username and password, and confirm that the UPS account number is registered to the profile.

How to Authorize UPS in AfterShip Shipping

Log in to AfterShip Shipping and navigate to Carriers.
Click Add carrier and search UPS.
Click the logo of UPS, and click Login with UPS.
Follow the prompts on the UPS authorization page. Check Agreement, input with your username and password.
Redirect back to AfterShip Shipping and input your UPS account number and address information accordingly.

How to Find Your UPS Address

Please login UPS portal and find Addresses as below.
UPS account number and address doesn’t support to update after creation. It’s because of when setup the account, UPS must verify the account details including account number, address, phone, email should match the info in UPS system. If you have updated account info in UPS, please re-connect your UPS account with us.

FAQ about upgrading your UPS account

1. When do I need to upgrade my UPS account?

To continue accessing shipping and accessing rates with UPS, verify your UPS shipping account by Jul 31, 2024.

2. How can I ensure that this change doesn't affect my use of UPS via AfterShip Shipping?

Please register your UPS shipping account to an existing profile if you haven't done so already. You'll need your profile's username, password, and UPS account number for verification.

Go to the AfterShip Portal, click Update, and authorize your account with your UPS account ID.

3. What should I do if I have multiple UPS account numbers?

If you have multiple UPS account numbers, register all of them under a single profile.

Log in to UPS with your username and password, and select Accounts and Payment.
From the "Add a Payment Method" dropdown, select "Add Existing Account". You'll be asked to add your "UPS Account Number", a nickname, and postal code.
Please do the same for your other account numbers.

4. Who should I contact if I need help creating a new profile or registering my account?

Contact UPS through their Contact Us Page.

Other UPS Developer Resources

UPS OAuth 2.0 Migration Guide:
Read UPS docs:
Supported UPS Service Types And Service Options:

UPS servie codeAfterShip Shipping service_typeAfterShip Shipping service_name
01ups_expressUPS Express®
01ups_next_day_airUPS Next Day Air®
02ups_2nd_day_airUPS 2nd Day Air®
02ups_expeditedUPS Expedited®
03ups_groundUPS® Ground
07ups_expressUPS Express®
07ups_worldwide_expressUPS Worldwide Express®
08ups_expeditedUPS Expedited®
08ups_worldwide_expeditedUPS Worldwide Expedited®
11ups_standardUPS® Standard
12ups_3_day_selectUPS 3 Day Select®
13ups_express_saverUPS Express Saver
13ups_next_day_air_saverUPS Next Day Air Saver®
14ups_express_earlyUPS Express Early
14ups_next_day_air_early_amUPS Next Day Air® Early
17ups_worldwide_economy_dduUPS Worldwide Economy DDU
54ups_express_earlyUPS Express Early
54ups_express_plusUPS Express Plus®
54ups_worldwide_express_plusUPS Worldwide Express Plus®
59ups_2nd_day_air_amUPS 2nd Day Air A.M.®
65ups_express_saverUPS Express Saver
65ups_saverUPS Worldwide Saver®
70ups_access_point_economyUPS Access Point Economy
71ups_express_freight_middayUPS Worldwide Express Freight® Midday
72ups_worldwide_economy_ddpUPS Worldwide Economy DDP
74ups_express_1200UPS Express® 12:00
82ups_today_standardUPS Today Standardâ„ 
83ups_today_dedicated_courierUPS Today Dedicated Courierâ„ 
85ups_today_expressUPS Today Express
86ups_today_express_saverUPS Today Express Saver
92ups_surepostUPS SurePost®
93ups_surepostUPS SurePost®
96ups_worldwide_express_freightUPS Worldwide Express Freight
M2ups_first_class_mailUPS First Class Mail
M3ups_priority_mailUPS Priority Mail
M4ups_expedited_mail_innovationsUPS Expedited Mail Innovations
M5ups_priority_mail_innovationsUPS Priority Mail Innovations
M6ups_economy_mail_innovationsUPS Economy Mail Innovations

AfterShip Shipping UPS technical support:

Updated on: 04/06/2024

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