ShipEngine Carriers (US)

ShipEngine Carriers gives you one payment method that can buy labels from multiple carriers. Currently, ShipEngine Carriers includes USPS and UPS service providers.

ShipEngine Carriers works like a single postage account in ShipEngine for you to create labels. There’s no need to create individual carrier accounts. With ShipEngine Carriers, you set up the billing method you wish to use and purchase your labels.

In addition to managing multiple carriers from one postage account, ShipEngine Carriers gives you access to discounted rates from both USPS and UPS, including cubic pricing for USPS shipments! To learn more about these discounted rates, reach out to our sales team.

Connect ShipEngine Carriers

To start using ShipEngine Carriers, log in to the ShipEngine dashboard and follow these steps:

  1. Add your billing information in the pop-up window, then click the Continue button.

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You will now see Stamps.com (USPS services) and UPS listed under ShipEngine Carrier Accounts. Each carrier will have a unique Carrier ID. You can also make a List Carriers call to view all of your Carrier IDs and available services.

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Note

With ShipEngine Carriers, you will not have access to your own USPS or UPS account. You are still able to connect separate USPS or UPS accounts through the Connect My Own Carriers process.

Add Funds to ShipEngine Carriers Balance

After you have set up ShipEngine Carriers, you will need to add funds to begin making labels. All labels created using ShipEngine Carriers are prepaid and use a shared pool of funds.

To add funds to your ShipEngine Carriers balance:

  1. Click the Add Funds button in the ShipEngine Carrier Accounts section. This will open the Add Funds pop-up window.

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  2. Under the One-Time Purchase tab, enter the amount of funds you would like to add, then click the Purchase button.

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Enable Auto-Funding

We recommend using auto-funding to ensure your postage balance never falls below a set threshold amount. This will help you avoid errors that interrupt your workflow when creating labels.

To set your ShipEngine account to auto-fund your balance:

  1. Click the Add Funds button in the ShipEngine Carrier Accounts section.

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  2. Go to the Auto-Funding tab and toggle auto-funding On. Set the minimum balance before more postage is automatically purchased.

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    For example, if you wanted to purchase $100 any time your account balance is below $250, set the When balance falls below amount to ‘250’ and the Add the following amount to ‘100’. Then enter the maximum number of times ShipEngine should automatically purchase postage in a day next to Stop after this many times per day.

  3. Click the Save button.

Available Features

Common Features

The carrier integration can be used to create domestic shipping labels.

The carrier integration can be used to create international shipping labels.

ShipEngine will submit international customs information electronically to the carrier.

The carrier integration 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.

Additional carrier insurance can be purchased through ShipEngine.

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.

The carrier integration can be used to create multi-package shipments, where multiple individual packages are linked together into a single shipment record with a master tracking number.

The carrier integration can be used to create domestic shipping labels.

The carrier integration can be used to create international shipping labels.

ShipEngine will submit international customs information electronically to the carrier.

The carrier integration 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.

Additional carrier insurance can be purchased through ShipEngine.

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.

The carrier integration can be used to create multi-package shipments, where multiple individual packages are linked together into a single shipment record with a master tracking number.

Cubic Pricing

Cubic pricing is available by default for all ShipEngine users creating labels with USPS from ShipEngine.

Cubic rates are ideal for small, heavy packages since the pricing is based on the volume of the package instead of the weight. Any package that measures 0.50 cubic feet or less and is 20 pounds or less is eligible.

To receive cubic rates in ShipEngine:

  1. Choose a USPS 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.

The carrier integration can be used to create domestic shipping labels.

The carrier integration can be used to create international shipping labels.

ShipEngine will submit international customs information electronically to the carrier.

The carrier integration 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.

Additional carrier insurance can be purchased through ShipEngine.

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.

The carrier integration can be used to create multi-package shipments, where multiple individual packages are linked together into a single shipment record with a master tracking number.