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.

This article includes:

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.

    SECarriers_BillingModal.png

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.

CONN_Carriers_SC-CarrierID_MRK.png

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.

    CONN_AddFundsBTN_MRK.png
  2. Enter the amount of funds you would like to add, then click the Purchase button.

    CONN_SC_AddFundsPU-PurchaseBTN_MRK.png

Available Features

Common Features

Feature

USPS from ShipEngine

UPS from ShipEngine

Domestic Shipping

Green checkmark. Supported feature. Yes.

Green checkmark. Supported feature. Yes.

International Shipping

Green checkmark. Supported feature. Yes.

Green checkmark. Supported feature. Yes.

Electronic Customs Submission*

Red X mark. Unsupported feature. No.

Green checkmark. Supported feature. Yes.

Return Labels

Green checkmark. Supported feature. Yes.

Green checkmark. Supported feature. Yes.

Estimated Rates

Green checkmark. Supported feature. Yes.

Green checkmark. Supported feature. Yes.

Carrier Insurance

Green checkmark. Supported feature. Yes.

Green checkmark. Supported feature. Yes.

Tracking

Green checkmark. Supported feature. Yes.

Green checkmark. Supported feature. Yes.

Automatic Tracking

Green checkmark. Supported feature. Yes.

Green checkmark. Supported feature. Yes.

End of Day (Electronic)

Green checkmark. Supported feature. Yes.

Green checkmark. Supported feature. Yes.

End of Day (PDF)

Green checkmark. Supported feature. Yes.

Red X mark. Unsupported feature. No.

Label Branding

Green checkmark. Supported feature. Yes.

Green checkmark. Supported feature. Yes.

Label Messages

Green checkmark. Supported feature. Yes.

Green checkmark. Supported feature. Yes.

Multi-package Shipping

Red X mark. Unsupported feature. No.

Green checkmark. Supported feature. Yes.

Domestic ShippingInternational ShippingElectronic Customs SubmissionReturn LabelsEstimated RatesCarrier InsuranceTrackingAutomatic TrackingEnd of Day (PDF)Label BrandingLabel MessagesMulti-package Shipping
Domestic ShippingInternational ShippingElectronic Customs SubmissionReturn LabelsEstimated RatesCarrier InsuranceTrackingAutomatic TrackingEnd of Day (PDF)Label BrandingLabel MessagesMulti-package Shipping

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.

Domestic ShippingInternational ShippingElectronic Customs SubmissionReturn LabelsEstimated RatesCarrier InsuranceTrackingAutomatic TrackingEnd of Day (PDF)Label BrandingLabel MessagesMulti-package Shipping