UPS Mail Innovations (US)

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

After you've connected your UPS account to ShipEngine: 

  1. Go to the Connections section in your ShipEngine Dashboard.
  2. Click Edit for the UPS account.
  3. 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.
  4. Click Confirm.

If you are not sure which values to enter, please contact your UPS Mail Innovations account manager.

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

Available UPS Mail Innovations services and package types: 


UPS MI Domestic

UPS MI International


  • Expedited Mail Innovations
  • Mail Innovations - First Class
  • Mail Innovations - Priority
  • Priority Mail Innovations
  • Economy Mail Innovations

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
  • MI Int'l - Flats
  • MI Int'l - Parcels
  • MI Int'l - BPM


Keep the following in mind regarding UPS Mail Innovations:

  • ​UPS MI shipping rates are not available through the UPS API. The actual rate for shipment will appear on your bill from UPS.
  • 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.
  • Label logos appear on domestic UPS MI labels, though 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.