How to get UPS access key and configure WooCommerce UPS integration

UPS WooCommerce
Author Bartosz Gajewski
Updated:
2019-03-19
Reading time:
2 minutes read

In this article, I’ll show you how to register a UPS account and grant API access key to integrate your UPS account with WooCommerce store. We’ll start with the very basic things.

What will you learn?

How to register a UPS profile,
How to grant a UPS API access key,
How to configure UPS integration using UPS WooCommerce Live Rates and Access Points PRO.

What do you need?

– UPS WooCommerce Live Rates and Access Points plugin
The plugin has a free and paid versions. Integration is the same in both plugins, so I’ll use free version as an example.

UPS WooCommerce Live Rates and Access Points

Offer UPS Access Points support and live shipping rates in WooCommerce.

Download for free or Go to WordPress.org
9,000+ Active Installations
Last Updated: 2022-08-29
Works with WooCommerce 6.6 - 6.9.x


– UPS account
If you don’t have UPS account or UPS Access Key and don’t know how to do it – relax, and let us go through it in this post. If you already have UPS  account configured – you can skip it and just go to Configuring the Integration part of this post.

Registering a UPS profile

First, go to UPS.com and click the Sign Up link on the top bar.

UPS profile registration - main page

You’ll see a sign-up screen. You can enter your own information or use one of your Facebook, Twitter, Google or Amazon accounts.

UPS profile registration - signing up

Click Sign Up button and you’ll be redirected to welcome screen. After that, check your inbox to confirm your e-mail address and click the verification link.

UPS profile registration - e-mail verification

Great! You’ve got a UPS profile. Now you can configure it and grant an API access key.

Granting an API access key

First, you have to log in. Then go to ups.com/upsdeveloperkit and select the Request an access key option.

UPS Developer kit - request an access key

Scroll down the new page and click the Open a UPS Account link.

opening a UPS account

Provide your company’s address and click Next.

getting UPS access key - signing up

Set your payment account options and again click Next.

getting UPS access key - setting payment options

Now, choose your pickup type.

getting UPS access key - choosing pickup type

The last thing. Add payment card to complete registration. Enter your card information and click on Save.

Add payment card in UPS account regitration

UPS will make card authorization and if everything is correct, you’ll be redirected to the confirmation page.

confrmation page in new ups account

Congratulations! Your account is ready. Go again to  ups.com/upsdeveloperkit/requestaccesskey. Your UPS Account id should be displayed here.

getting UPS access key - requesting access key

Click the Request Access Key button, and you’ll see your Access Key. Save it in the safe place. It’s crucial, because you’ll need it for WooCommerce UPS integration.

getting UPS access key - confirmation

 

Configuring UPS integration using UPS WooCommerce Live Rates and Access Points

Go to WooCommerce → Settings → Shipping → UPS:

Configuring UPS integration - settings

Now, enter your UPS account credentials.

Configuring UPS integration - account credentials

Click Save on the bottom of this screen and API Status should change to OK. Great! You’re connected!

Summary

You have just learned a lot about WooCommerce UPS integration. We hope that we made it as simple as it can be. So, did this guide help you? Let us know in the comments section below.

 

 

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Shushanna
Shushanna
3 years ago

Hi Bartosz Gajewski, I’ve got an Issue: after “Choose your pickup type” step, I get “Add Payment Type” screen, when I enter valid or test Payment Card information I get an Error and can not get an Access Key. But here I do not see “Add Payment Type” step.

Bartosz
Bartosz
Reply to  Shushanna
3 years ago

Hi Shushanna! Thanks for your comment. When I was writing this article, I didn’t have to add payment card. I just made a new account and updated the article. Unfortunately I didn’t get any problem that you are talking about. I think that you should contact UPS customer service. Good luck!

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