StarShip v15.3 and higher supports UPS Web Services. Shipments are sent
to UPS in real-time and labels/forms are returned and printed by StarShip.
There's no end-of-day upload of the PLD.
Follow these steps to set up a UPS Account.
Important : If your account
has been issued an invoice in the past 90 days, you must fill out the
Rating section (Step 8) with the invoice information.
- Select Setup > Carrier Interface > UPS.
- On the Main tab, accept the UPS Terms and Conditions.
- Accept the UPS Developer Kit Tracking Terms and
Conditions. When you click the check box, a dialog with Tracking Terms
and Conditions pops up. Click "Yes, I Do Agree" and then
- Click the Accounts tab. Available UPS accounts are
defined by your registration key. Select the UPS Account from the
Accounts grid and click the Edit button. You can also
double-click the account.
- The UPS Developer Kit License and Registration Wizard
appears. Click Next.
- Type in the account address information. You can
also select a previously set up Address ID from the drop-down list
to populate the address fields. Click Next.
- The UPS Developer Kit License and Registration Wizard
helps you to complete the necessary requirements for registering the
UPS Developer Kit. You will need to register each account individually.
Complete the steps provided by the wizard.
Please read the terms and conditions of the UPS technology agreement
required for use of the UPS Developer Kit. You must scroll to the
end of the agreement in order to enable the “Yes, I Do Agree” radio
button. You can also print the agreement by clicking the Print button.
When you have agreed to the terms by clicking Yes,
I Do Agree, the Next button is enabled and you can continue
with the setup process.
- Invoice Information
Entering the invoice information will add the account to your UPS profile.
This will allow shipping with UPS Web Services and access to the account's
negotiated rates. Check this option if have a UPS invoice from the
past 90 days : "This account has been issued a UPS invoice
within the past 90 days". Then, fill in the Invoice information
from your last UPS Delivery Service Invoice.
Dimensional Weight Factor
For each UPS service, you can enter custom dimensional weight
divisors that are used to calculate the billed weight. Although UPS
calculates and returns both the list (published) and custom rates,
only the list value of the billed weight is returned. The dimensional
weight factors below are used by StarShip to calculate and display
the custom billed weight value on the Ship screen.
The factors default to list (published) values, but can be modified
here to reflect contract rates. This will not
affect the charges, only the billed weight that shows on-screen.
So, for example, If you have any freight
rules that use the billed weight field, it will be updated so
that freight rules work correctly.
Use the Revert to Defaults button to reset values to the original
The default dimensional weight for U.S. domestic service packages and
Canada Origin packages to the U.S. are calculated as follows :
The account is registered. Click OK.
- U.S. domestic services packages that are greater
than 1,728 cubic inches use a 139 divisor to calculate dimensional
- U.S. domestic services packages less than or
equal to 1,728 cubic inches use a 166 divisor to calculate dimensional
The wizard then steps you through the Settings
and Accessorial Charges setup
Next, configure Contract
Settings for your approved contract services:
Select or deselect your registered contract services based on what
you want to allow. If you select a service for which you are not registered,
you will get an error when you try to rate/ship.
UPS Mail Innovations and UPS SurePost
When you enable one or both of these options, you will be able to select
the Services to include and add or maintain USPS Cost Centers on the
next screen, UPS Mail Innovations and UPS SurePost.
Request UPS Hazardous forms
When shipping UPS HazMat shipments prior to StarShip v9.1, users had
to use a different system, such as Labelmaster DGIS (previously Masterform),
to generate the hazardous forms. With StarShip v19.1 and higher, UPS
Web Services can now validate HazMat shipments and return the required
Check this option if you want to use the UPS-generated hazardous forms.
A few notes before you select this option:
UPS Web Services does not allow the combination of hazardous packages
and non-hazardous packages in the same shipment. When the option to
Request UPS Hazardous forms is checked, you will be required to create
different shipments for hazardous and non-hazardous packages. If you
want to create shipments with both hazmat and non-hazmat packages,
you can leave this option unchecked and continue to use Labelmaster
to generate your UPS HazMat shipping documents.
Also, when you check this option, you will need to use different label
stock to print the hazardous forms.
For more information on acquiring and printing the required forms,
see UPS HazMat/DG Shipments.
Certain items that UPS lists as restricted can still be shipped on
a contractual basis but you must have a contract with regular volume
and be able to adhere to all regulations before UPS accepts it. Once
your contract has been approved to ship restricted articles, you can
select those items you were approved for here.
and UPS Mail Innovations®.
If you enabled the UPS SurePost service, at least one SurePost service
must be selected. If the "Only UPS SurePost APO/FPO & PO
Boxes" box is selected, SurePost will only be available to those
When shipping from multiple locations with a single account, you can
use the Cost Center to differentiate between locations. In the field
provided, enter a Cost Center code and click Add. The code may be
alphanumeric and is limited to 50 characters. You can add multiple
cost centers, which appear in the list below. The Cost Center is optional
for both Mail Innovations and SurePost shipments.
Next, configure International settings. The first
section allows you to select the International documents to request
from UPS when you process an International shipment. The documents
will be compiled together into one PDF file, called the "UPS
International Forms" in Printing Setup. For more information,
Company is AES4 approved
If you are AES4 Approved, check this box so you can file the EEI post-departure. This setting must be enabled in order
for the EEI post-departure option to appear on the International tab
when processing International shipments.
These are the list and contract charges for some
accessorials for your UPS account. Only the accessorials not supported
by the UPS Developer Kit will be shown in this grid. If you are currently
using the Contract charges, you can use the Revert to List Charges
button to go back to list rates.