How to set up UPS shipping on WooCommerce websites

To set up UPS shipping on a WooCommerce website, following the steps below.

There are additional resources at the end of the article for any additional questions :)

  1. Create a UPS account and add a Payment Option, by going up to the right corner, clicking your name, and selecting Payment Options.
  2. Once you go through the steps you will arrive on an Account page with your new information. Make note of your Account Number. Otherwise, you will need to call UPS to get it.
  3. Find your login credentials, the Account #, product weights & dimensions, and what type of packaging you are using (UPS packaging or custom boxes).
  4. Go here to get an Access Key: www.ups.com/upsdeveloperkit?loc=en_US
  5. Select Request an Access Key
  6. Install & Activate the UPS WooCommerce extension if you haven’t already done so. There are free UPS plugins, but they have limited settings.
  7. Go to WooCommerce > Settings > Shipping > UPS. Add the UPS User ID, Password, Access Key, and Account number. The customer classification is usually “Rate chart from shipper’s country.”
  8. Go to Shipping Zones, select Add shipping zone. The Zone name usually refers to the location, like “United States”, add the zone region, and then select “Add shipping method,” and select UPS.
  9. Once it’s added, click on “UPS.” From here, input the Origin city, Postcode, scroll down, and add a Fallback shipping rate. Put in your best guess on the average shipping cost of the items your client ships.
  10. From this point on, you may need to change things depending on the clients’ needs, such as the Parcel Packing Method. It’s recommended to choose “Pack into boxes with weights and dimensions,” and then choosing the UPS packaging (UPS letter, Small express box, Medium Express Box, etc.) or if the customer is using custom box sizes, get those sizes from them to input in the Custom Boxes section.

More Resources can be found in the Shipping Zones plugin and also the UPS Shipping Method plugin. You can find more information on this process here.

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