For US-based ShipEngine accounts, you have immediate access to discounted USPS and UPS shipping labels with ShipEngine Carriers. There’s no need to create and connect individual carrier accounts. Simply activate ShipEngine Carriers by adding the billing method you wish to use to purchase your labels and add funds to your ShipEngine Balance.
To learn more about our discounted rates, contact our sales team.
Activate ShipEngine Carriers in your ShipEngine Account (steps included in the following section)
Add funds to your ShipEngine Balance
UPS shipments: require a Company name in the Ship From address
To start using ShipEngine Carriers, you must activate it by adding the payment method you wish to use for your labels. Log into ShipEngine and do the following:
Select your desired plan and click Continue.
Agree to the carriers' Terms of Service and click Continue.
Add your billing information in the pop-up window, then click the Continue button.
You will now see your available carriers under Setup > Carriers, where you can also find their unique Carrier IDs. You can also make a List Carriers call to view all of your Carrier IDs and available services.
Be sure to also add funds to your ShipEngine Balance so you can start purchasing your labels!
Connecting Your Own Carrier Accounts
You can also connect your own USPS (Stamps.com) or UPS accounts through the My Carrier Accounts section of the Carriers settings page.
The US ShipEngine Carriers support the following standard features:
Click to view the available services for USPS and UPS from ShipEngine.
Cubic pricing is available by default for all USPS from ShipEngine shipments.
To receive cubic rates in ShipEngine:
Choose USPS Ground Advantage (formerly Parcel Select Ground) or a domestic Priority service.
Choose a package type of Package.
Enter the package weight & dimensions.
ShipEngine will automatically apply the cubic rate whenever it's cheaper than the Priority rate.