Add UPS Simple Rate
We are adding UPS's new shipping program called Simple Rate, we need this added to ShipStation.
We are now working with UPS to discover what would be needed to add Simple Rate to the UPS integration with ShipStation.
Thanks for your feedback and your patience!
Robert Rydzewski Matcha Outlet commented
You have Post Office flat rate added.
You have FedEx flat rate added.
How hard is it to add UPS flat rate?
Make it work if you want to keep your customers.
Erik McGuire AmmunitionPlanet.com commented
FINALLY!!!!!!!! We use UPS Simple Rate exclusively now, as everything we ship is HEAVY, and USPS does not let you ship ammo in the mail. We have been having to manually create all the shipping labels for over one year now!
This request has been open for almost three years now! Are there any developers left at shipstation?
Abigail LaCourse Southern Farmhouse commented
This is a must have for us!
Isaiah Loksen Sprinting commented
Any update on this? We need this ASAP.
Dave Cumberland Sales Company, Inc commented
Is this in the works? USPS is flailing right now with delayed shipments. Would be super helpful to be able to switch a good chunk of our flat rate shipments to UPS.
Curious Baby commented
+1 need to have UPS Simple Rate in SS thanks!
UPS simple rate is needed - used shipstation for years - now looking into other platforms that allow it.
still waiting for UPS simple rate to get added, very important, ive started shipping most of my orders now using UPS simple rate or Amazon buy shipping, what am i even paying shipstation for anymore..
Terry Gould Metalpowdersusa, Inc commented
Shipstation guaranteed we would be able to ship UPS Simple rate and so we signed up with them. Now they ignore any request for the program and keep telling me I can ship USPS flat rate... Very irritating.
Karen Arey Alpine Viking commented
YES, must have the Simple Rate option like USPS and FedEx.... PLEASE
Ryan Henning R2 Manufacturing commented
A poke for me as well. Our UPS rep sold us on Simple Rate, sees perfect for us, until we saw we can't use it with ShipStation, which puts us at a quandary
BENJAMIN MACRAE CORNER TOY STORE commented
Any update on this? I'd really like to use UPS Simple Rate
Peter White Abstract Ocean commented
That makes sense. We now have 3 UPS accounts, one for domestic, one for domestic Simple Rate, and one for international. It's a massive pain, whenever I'm creating rules on the Shopify side, I have to do everything 3x over. We have a great rep, but that changes last year, the current rep missed our renewal, so we got to pay rack-rate for 3 months (still waiting on that refund), and the only quick-fix was to spin up another account.
If Shipstation could compare the rates and pick the cheapest, having 3 accounts might not be so bad, but that's not an option, so I've created rules for the typical scenarios, but the edge cases all need human intervention.
Cory Howard United Defense LLC commented
I talked to my account rep about this last night. UPS was up in the air about keeping simple rate in the first place. They have written it into their API for third parties like shipstation and waiting for them to role out the update in the coming days. World ship will also be getting it in 2021 in Q2. I did send shipstation an email this morning seeing if they had any dates.
Brewhouse Brands Brewhouse Brands, Inc. commented
Last week we had our UPS rep initiate a second account for us to utilize the Simple Rate as Mark had mentioned. Everything seemed to be going through, and just got this response from our UPS rep:
I have bad news. UPS has removed the ability to add Simple Rate pricing agreements, this was a recent change announced on September 29th.
The reason we can no longer add these agreements to an account is because UPS is looking to make Simple Rate a service level on the next Worldship upgrade in 2021. So for now, the service offering will only be available on UPS.com.
I am so sorry I did not find this out sooner. I know that you were looking to have this service level on ShipStation, so I’m going to see if our tech team has a solution that does not involve a new account/agreement. But I can’t guarantee that they will have a solution.
Mark Piscopo Celestial Fire Glass commented
UPS Simple Rates says up to 50 lbs. on their website and there's no place to enter a weight when creating a shipment. The labels I print from ShipStation do show the weight so you may want to contact your account manager at UPS and ask if you can enter a lower number for the weight since it doesn't affect the rate. If so, then you can enter the lower weight number as a workaround.
car parts seller here, we also often ship out 45lb packages that fit in a medium/large flat rate, so a 30lb limit would not do for us either
We are a steel company and ship out a couple hundred items per week, all under 50 lbs but using SImple Rate. We can get over 30 lbs in a 12 x 6 x 6 box (crazy I know), but the rate jumps up to the "Large" Simple Rate when you enter 30 vs 31 lbs. My understanding on the UPS website is that weight doesn't matter as long as it's under 50 lbs, but isn't the case in SS. The UPS Simple Rate guidelines doesn't mention weight being a factor either, as long as under 50 lbs.