UPS Developer Guide & API Credentials

This developer guide shows how to access UPS API via Postmen, and UPS web services / XML services. See also the required API credentials / keys for UPS integration.

Get UPS Developer Credentials

  1. Register / Login to UPS account. Connect your  existing shipper account under  My UPS > Account Summery. If you do not have a shipper account, please contact UPS local sales team.
  2. Click "Request an access key" at  UPS Developer Kit site, make sure you login to your UPS account.
  3. Verify or update your contact information, then click Request Access Key

  4. Copy your Access Key from the confirmation screen that displays. The key will also be sent to your UPS account email. You can use the same Production credentials for the Test (Sandbox) environment. 

Activate UPS negotiated rates

      • Login to > My UPS tab > Maintain Your UPS Account
      • Select your account number > click on Continue 
      • Follow steps to authenticate your UPS account by providing your invoice and charge information
      • Read UPS Express API docs
      • It takes 24-48 hours for UPS to authenticate your account

        Required UPS API credentials

        Credentials Environment Description
        access_key Sandbox / Production UPS API Developer Kit Access Key
        user_identifier Sandbox / Production User ID to login your My UPS account
        password Sandbox / Production Password to login your My UPS account
        account_number Sandbox / Production Your shipper account number

        UPS Developer Resources

        Read UPS Express API docs   

        Supported UPS Express service types

        Postmen UPS technical support:

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