ShipEngine Carriers US

For US-based ShipEngine accounts, you have immediate access to discounted DHL Express, 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.

Requirements

  • 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

Activate ShipEngine Carriers

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:

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.

Carriers Setup up with Carrier ID column highlighted for ShipEngine Carrier Accounts

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.

Available Features for US ShipEngine Carriers

The US ShipEngine Carriers support the following standard features:

Common Features

The carrier can be used to create domestic shipping labels.

The carrier can be used to create international shipping labels.

ShipEngine will submit international customs declarations electronically to the carrier.

The carrier can be used to create domestic return labels.

When an API call is made to the Rates endpoint, ShipEngine will return estimated shipping rates for the carrier based on the connected account information and shipment details.

Shipment insurance, provided by the shipment's selected carrier, can be added to the shipment in ShipEngine. This insurance would be in addition to any default coverage already provided by that carrier.

Shipping labels created for this carrier will include a tracking number that can be used to view the shipment status on the carrier's tracking website. Tracking may not be available for all shipping services.

Shipment manifests and End of Day documents are submitted electronically to the carrier by ShipEngine.

Shipment manifests and End of Day documents are generated as PDF files that can be printed along with shipping labels. Because these documents are not electronically submitted, physical copies must be provided to the carrier.

ShipEngine can print your brand logo on shipping labels from carriers that support this feature. Add your logo in the ShipEngine Dashboard.

ShipEngine can include additional information on a shipping label that is specified in the label request, if supported by the carrier.

This carrier can be used to create multi-package shipments, where multiple labels are created for a single shipment and the individual packages are linked together in a single shipment record with a master tracking number.

The carrier can be used to create domestic shipping labels.

The carrier can be used to create international shipping labels.

ShipEngine will submit international customs declarations electronically to the carrier.

The carrier can be used to create domestic return labels.

When an API call is made to the Rates endpoint, ShipEngine will return estimated shipping rates for the carrier based on the connected account information and shipment details.

Shipment insurance, provided by the shipment's selected carrier, can be added to the shipment in ShipEngine. This insurance would be in addition to any default coverage already provided by that carrier.

Shipping labels created for this carrier will include a tracking number that can be used to view the shipment status on the carrier's tracking website. Tracking may not be available for all shipping services.

Shipment manifests and End of Day documents are submitted electronically to the carrier by ShipEngine.

Shipment manifests and End of Day documents are generated as PDF files that can be printed along with shipping labels. Because these documents are not electronically submitted, physical copies must be provided to the carrier.

ShipEngine can print your brand logo on shipping labels from carriers that support this feature. Add your logo in the ShipEngine Dashboard.

ShipEngine can include additional information on a shipping label that is specified in the label request, if supported by the carrier.

This carrier can be used to create multi-package shipments, where multiple labels are created for a single shipment and the individual packages are linked together in a single shipment record with a master tracking number.

Available Services

Click to view the available services for DHL Express, USPS, and UPS from ShipEngine.

DHL Express from ShipEngine Services

USPS from ShipEngine Services

USPS Service Details

The following table provides further details about USPS Services:

Service

Description

Supports Dangerous Goods advanced option for USPS Ground Advantage

If your shipment contains dangerous goods, be sure to include the Dangerous Goods advanced option in your Create Label call.

Currently, shipments containing dangerous goods can only be shipped using USPS Ground Advantage as a service with ShipEngine.

This carrier may have other requirements when shipping dangerous goods. Check with your account representative to understand what qualifies as dangerous goods and any requirements your carrier may have for these shipments.

Cubic Pricing with USPS from ShipEngine

Cubic pricing is available by default for all USPS from ShipEngine shipments.

Cubic rates are ideal for small, heavy packages since the pricing is based on the volume of the package instead of the weight.

To receive cubic rates in ShipEngine:

  1. Choose USPS Ground Advantage (formerly Parcel Select Ground) or a domestic Priority service.

  2. Choose a package type of Package.

  3. Enter the package weight & dimensions.

ShipEngine will automatically apply the cubic rate whenever it's cheaper than the Priority rate.

UPS from ShipEngine Services

The carrier can be used to create domestic shipping labels.

The carrier can be used to create international shipping labels.

ShipEngine will submit international customs declarations electronically to the carrier.

The carrier can be used to create domestic return labels.

When an API call is made to the Rates endpoint, ShipEngine will return estimated shipping rates for the carrier based on the connected account information and shipment details.

Shipment insurance, provided by the shipment's selected carrier, can be added to the shipment in ShipEngine. This insurance would be in addition to any default coverage already provided by that carrier.

Shipping labels created for this carrier will include a tracking number that can be used to view the shipment status on the carrier's tracking website. Tracking may not be available for all shipping services.

Shipment manifests and End of Day documents are submitted electronically to the carrier by ShipEngine.

Shipment manifests and End of Day documents are generated as PDF files that can be printed along with shipping labels. Because these documents are not electronically submitted, physical copies must be provided to the carrier.

ShipEngine can print your brand logo on shipping labels from carriers that support this feature. Add your logo in the ShipEngine Dashboard.

ShipEngine can include additional information on a shipping label that is specified in the label request, if supported by the carrier.

This carrier can be used to create multi-package shipments, where multiple labels are created for a single shipment and the individual packages are linked together in a single shipment record with a master tracking number.