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?
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 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.
You'll see a sign-up screen. You can enter your own information or use one of your Facebook, Twitter, Google or Amazon accounts.
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.
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.
Scroll down the new page and click the Open a UPS Account link.
Provide your company's address and click Next.
Set your payment account options and again click Next.
Now, choose your pickup type.
The last thing. Add payment card to complete registration. Enter your card information and click on Save.
UPS will make card authorization and if everything is correct, you'll be redirected to the confirmation page.
Congratulations! Your account is ready. Go again to ups.com/upsdeveloperkit/requestaccesskey. Your UPS Account id should be displayed here.
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.
Configuring UPS integration using UPS WooCommerce Live Rates and Access Points
Go to WooCommerce → Settings → Shipping → UPS:
Now, enter your UPS account credentials.
Click Save on the bottom of this screen and API Status should change to OK. Great! You're connected!
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.