Applies to Version(s): 3.9.0 R1 or Current

Complexity Level: Easy

Estimated Time for Completion: 8 minutes 

In this article, you will learn

How to register for an account with UPS

Obtain your XML Access Key from the UPS Developer Resource Center

Adding UPS into PinnacleCart


UPS is one of the Real-Time Shipping options built in your cart. It communicates with your UPS account to pull in shipping rates for where you're delivering.

Note: Before setting up any Real-time Shipping Method, you will need to add weight to your products and setup an Origin Address. Learn how to add weight at Adding a Product and adding an origin address at How to Enable Shipping - Start Here.

Registering for your UPS Account

If you don't already have a UPS account, you will need to create one before adding UPS into Pinnacle Cart. Follow the steps below:

1. Go to

2. Click Register

3. On the Application Profile page, Fill out the appropriate options here, making sure you write down your user ID and password you put here for later.

4. Make sure you agree to the License Agreement or it will not let you continue.

5. Once you arrive at the Confirmation page, you will want to look for an email from UPS. to confirm your account is setup.

Obtaining your UPS XML Access key

1. On the page after the confirmation page, click on the request an access key link.


2. Make sure on this page you fill out the secondary contact information.

3. Now, check your email account for the xml access key as you will need this for the steps below.

Adding UPS to your Cart

Next step is adding UPS to your Cart. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings > Shipping & Delivery > Shipping Methods.
  2. Select the Add Domestic Method if you're shipping to the Country in your origin settings.
  3. Below you will see the options for your country, Select UPS in this case and can choose your methods you wish to allow.

        4. Next, click Shipping Settings and then the Realtime Shipping Methods tab..

        5. Scroll down to the UPS Settings section, fill out the form with all of the FedEx credentials provided to you in your confirmation email.

That's it! Now just add a product to your cart and checkout to make sure UPS is being quoted properly.

Links to Related Articles

Adding a Product.

How to Enable Shipping – Start Here