UPS Mail Innovations®

If your UPS account includes access to UPS Mail Innovations® (UPS MI), you can enable these services for use in ShipEngine, as well.

Before you enable UPS Mail Innovations®, you must first connect your UPS account to ShipEngine. Once connected, you can then enable Consolidation Services and start creating Mail Innovations labels.

Enable Mail Innovations in ShipEngine

To enable Mail Innovations services:

  1. Click the vertical ellipsis next to your connected UPS account and select Edit.

    Actions menu open for UPS connection, with "Edit" option selected.

    This will open the Edit Carrier window.

  2. Check the box next to Enable Consolidation Services (SurePost, Mail Innovations), choose an MI Endorsement option from the drop down menu, and enter your MI Cost Center.


    If you are not sure which values to enter for Endorsement and Cost Center, please contact your UPS Mail Innovations account manager.

  3. Click the Save button.

UPS Mail Innovations service and package types will now appear as options when using the List Services and Package endpoints.

Mail Innovations Available Services

The following services and package types are available to use in ShipEngine for domestic and international shipping with UPS Mail Innovations:

Domestic Services

  • Expedited Mail Innovations

  • Mail Innovations - First Class

  • Mail Innovations - Priority

Domestic Package Types

  • MI - Irregulars (< 1 lb)

  • MI - Parcel Post (> 1 lb)

  • MI - Machinables

  • MI - MI - Priority (< 1 lb)

  • MI - First Class

  • MI - BPM Parcel

  • MI - Media Mail

  • MI - BPM Flat

  • MI - Standard Flat

International Services

  • Priority Mail Innovations

  • Economy Mail Innovations

International Package Types

  • MI Int'l - Flats

  • MI Int'l - Parcels

  • MI Int'l - BPM

Notes About Mail Innovations with ShipEngine

  • UPS MI supports e-VS (Electronic Verification System) shipping through the UPS API. You will see "eVS" above the USPS barcode on domestic shipping labels as confirmation that the label supports e-VS. International shipments through UPS do not show eVS though, as UPS does not use that feature to move packages internationally.

  • If you are shipping to the US Territories, UPS MI supports shipping to Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands only.

  • Label logos appear on domestic UPS MI labels, but not international labels.

  • UPS MI only supports up to 1 line item on the integrated customs form and label (CN22).

  • Label messages are not available for UPS MI labels.

  • You do not need an End of Day form for UPS MI. We will automatically send your shipment's information just like we do for regular UPS shipments.