Learn how to setup Postmen shipper account for generate labels easily at Postmen without courier contract. Use Postmen’s shipper accounts to save time on carrier setup and enjoy any discounted shipping rates. Postmen will charge you for the shipping fee only and 1¢ transaction fee will be waived when using Postmen shipper account. If you have a carrier contract, and want to use your own carrier account for shipping, you can follow this guide to setup your own shipper account.
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Postmen Shipper Account vs Your Own Shipper Account
|Postmen Shipper Account||Your Own Courier Account|
|Do not require carrier contract||Require carrier contract|
|Discounted shipping rates||Retail or negotiated shipping rates|
|Simple setup||Complicated setup|
|Postmen deduct shipping fee from your account balance||Carrier bill you directly on shipping fee|
|1¢ Postmen transaction fee is waived||1¢ Postmen transaction fee when generating one label|
Setup Shipper Accounts at Postmen
- Login your Postmen account
Shipper Accounts> Add >
Postmen Shipper Account
- Select carrier, then enter shipper address
What are Sandbox and Production?
Postmen Sandbox environment is a testing environment for users to test the carrier integration before moving to production. Any labels generated at Sandbox environment will be only for testing and cannot be used for actual shipping, and of course you won't be charged either. Most carriers provides both testing credentials and production credentials, and you can enter them separately at Postmen.
Some users actually go straight to production as many carriers (e.g. UPS) do not charge for the production labels printed as long as it is shipped. Those carriers will only charge when shipment is picked up and scanned.
Some carriers like DHL or FedEx require users to print out testing labels for verification before they can provide production credentials or enable label printing function for production credentials