UPS

United Parcel Service offers domestic and international shipping services by land and air to more than 220 countries.

UPS is discontinuing support of HTTP for its standard CGI service gateway. If a standard UPS account integration is already enabled for your Magento installation, make sure that the Gateway URL uses the HTTPS protocol in the UPS Shipping Method configuration. If needed, update the Gateway URL manually to change the protocol to HTTPS. If you are enabling a new UPS configuration for your Magento installation, use the default “United Parcel Service XML” UPS Type.

UPS uses dimensional weight to determine some shipping rates.

Step 1: Open a UPS Shipping Account

To offer this shipping method to your customers, you must first open an account with UPS.

Step 2: Enable UPS for Your Store

  1. On the Admin sidebar, click Stores. Then under Settings, choose Configuration.

  2. In the panel on the left, under Sales, choose Shipping Methods.

  3. Expand the UPS section. Then, do the following:

    • Set Enabled for Checkout to “Yes”.

    • For a UPS XML account (default), set UPS Type to “United Parcel Service XML”. Then do the following:

      • Enter the following UPS credentials: User ID, Access License Number, Password

      • Set Mode to “Live” to send data to the UPS shipping system over a secure connection. (Development mode does not send data over a secure connection.)

      • Verify the Gateway XML URL that is required to send requests by XML file.

      • Set Order of Shipment to the region where the shipment originates.

      • If you have special rates with UPS, set Enable Negotiated Rates to “Yes”. Then, enter the six-digit Shipper Number assigned to you by UPS.

    • For a standard UPS account, set UPS Type to “United Parcel Service”. Then do the following:

      The standard United Parcel Service type is scheduled for deprecation. For new configurations, you should use the default “United Parcel Service XML” type. The XML type is also required to generate shipping labels.

      • Set Live Account to one of the following:

        Yes Runs UPS in production mode, and offers UPS as a shipping method to your customers.
        No Runs UPS in a test mode.
      • In the Gateway URL field, enter the URL that is used to calculate UPS shipping rates.

        UPS is discontinuing support of HTTP, which is used in the current default (system value). You must clear the Use system value checkbox and modify the URL to use HTTPS. Example: https://www.ups.com/using/services/rave/qcostcgi.cgi

  4. In the Title field, enter the name of this shipping option as you want it to appear during checkout. By default, this field is set to “United Parcel Service”.

    Enable UPS

Step 3: Complete the Container Description

  1. Set Packages Request Type to one of the following:

    • Use origin weight (few requests)
    • Divide to equal weight (one request)
  2. In the Container field, specify the typical packaging type that is used for shipment.

    • LBS
    • KGS
  3. Set Weight Unit to the system you use to measure product weight. The weight system supported by UPS varies by country. If in doubt, ask UPS which weight system you should use. Options include:

  4. Set Destination Type to one of the following:

    Residential Most of your shipments are business to consumer (B2C).
    Commercial Most of your shipments are business to business (B2B).
    Define Automatically UPS determines the destination as either residential or commercial, and uses the appropriate rate from the merchant’s UPS account.
  5. Enter the Maximum Package Weight allowed by the carrier.

  6. Set Pickup Method to one of the following:

    • Regular Daily Pickup
    • On Call Air
    • One Time Pickup
    • Letter Center
    • Customer Counter
  7. Enter the Minimum Package Weight allowed by the carrier.

    Container Description

Step 4: Set Up Handling Fees

  1. Set Calculate Handling Fee to one of the following methods:

    • Fixed
    • Percent
  2. Set Handling Applied to one of the following:

    • Per Order
    • Per Package
  3. Enter the amount of the Handling Fee to be charged. To enter a percentage, use the decimal format. For example, enter 0.25 for 25%.

    Handling Fee

Step 5: Specify Allowed Methods and Applicable Countries

  1. In the Allowed Methods list, select each UPS method offered to your customers. The methods appear under UPS during checkout. (Hold the Ctrl key down to select multiple options).

  2. Set Free Method to the UPS service you want to use for offers of free shipping. Then, do one of the following:

    • Set Free Shipping with Minimum Order Amount to Enable. Then, enter the Minimum Order Amount for Free Shipping.

    • Set Free Shipping with Minimum Order Amount to Disable.

  3. In the Displayed Error Message box, type the message customers see if UPS shipping becomes unavailable.

    Allowed Methods*

  4. Set Ship to Applicable Countries to one of the following:

    All Allowed Countries Customers from all countries specified in your store configuration can use this shipping method.
    Specific Countries After choosing this option, the Ship to Specific Countries list appears. Select each country in the list where this shipping method can be used.
  5. Set Show Method if Not Applicable to one of the following:

    • Yes–To list all UPS shipping methods to customers, regardless of their availability.

    • No–To list only the methods which are available to customers.

    Applicable Countries

  6. To create a log file with the details of UPS shipments made from your store, set Debug to Yes.

  7. In the Sort Order field, type a numeric value to determine the order in which UPS appears when listed with other shipping methods during checkout. The number with the highest priority is zero, which puts it at the top of the list.

    Debug and Sort Order

  8. Click Save Config.