We are having trouble setting up the UPS Surepost shipping option on the check-out page. We have all the information for UPS setup on the back end and it is pulling our discounted rates, but it does not seem provide UPS Surepost as one of the shipping options. Below are the shipping options provided:
Just trying to get some help to see if I am missing a step, or there is some other kind of integration necessary, or if we need to use an application to complete the process. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Trey here from Shopify!
It doesn't look like UPS SurePost rates are built into the standard carrier calculated shipping feature that Shopify provides, I can bring this up with our team to see what could be done about a possible integration in the future.
For the time being, this means that an app solution would need to be used to take advantage of UPS SurePost rates being offered to customers on the checkout pages of your shop. Apps like Advanced Shipping Manager and Flexible Shipping should be able to help out with this.
Hope that helps :)
Yes, Surepost services are a special set of services that need to activated for your UPS account. Shopify's inbuilt UPS integration provides all major services like UPS Ground, Next Day Air, Second Day Air, etc which are used by almost the complete spectrum of store owners. However, for cases where you need to use SurePost as a service, you can get an account with UPS and use that account in the multi carrier shipping label app to get these rates.
Also, with SurePost, you have to make sure that the packages must be at least four inches high, six inches long, and .75 inches thick, may not exceed 130 inches in length and girth combined, and no single dimension may exceed 60 inches in length. The maximum weight of a UPS SurePost package is 70 pounds.