It's easy to add UPS Mail Innovations support to your ShipStation account!
You'll need to make sure you are already using our standard UPS integration. If you're having trouble adding your UPS account, please check out this article.
If you already have your UPS account added.
Head to your Account Settings (the wrench icon in the upper right).
Next, select Shipping and then Carriers & Fulfillment from the sidebar on the left.
Then, click on the Account Settings link associated with your UPS integration. Once you do that, you'll see a dialog box like the one below:
Check the box to Enable Consolidation Services (Mail Innovations).
Choose an MI Endorsement option from the drop-down menu
Enter your MI Cost Center (this is simply a text value provided by your UPS representative).
If you are not sure which values to enter, please contact your UPS Mail Innovations account manager here.
From now on, when you select UPS as the carrier for an order, UPS Mail Innovations service and package types will appear as options. Here's an example of what that looks like for an international shipment:
Here is a list of all possible UPS Mail Innovations services and package types:
|UPS MI Domestic||UPS MI International|
Here are a few things to keep 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 supports up to 30 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; ShipStation will automatically send your shipment's information just like we do for regular UPS shipments.