USPS Direct

Configure your account to use USPS Direct service methods.

USPS Direct requirements

To start using USPS Direct service methods within the Shipium platform, you'll need to ensure your account is authorized to interact with USPS's APIs.

A USPS business account is required to use the USPS Direct service methods. You'll need to provide your:

  • company name;
  • contact name; and
  • contact email address.

You also can create a business account and generate a Mailer ID for label generation via the USPS Customer Onboarding Portal: https://cop.usps.com.

If you already have a USPS business account, you should reach out to your USPS account representative for USPS API onboarding support.

Configure USPS Direct for your account

To set up a carrier contract for USPS Direct, you'll need to access the Shipium Console and follow instructions for adding a carrier contract to a fulfillment context. If your organization doesn't use fulfillment contexts for configuration, you can use the fulfillment configuration workflow.

For either approach, once you reach the step to edit or add a carrier account for USPS Direct, you'll be asked to enter credentials required by USPS, in addition to the fields Shipium requires. All fields are required unless noted as optional.

  • Credentials. You'll select USPS Direct Standard Credentials from the dropdown menu.
  • USPS Direct Consumer Key. Your USPS account Consumer Key
  • USPS Direct Consumer Secret. Your USPS account Consumer Secret
  • USPS Direct CRID. Your USPS account Customer Reference/Registration ID
  • USPS Direct MID. Your USPS account Mailer ID
  • USPS Direct Manifest MID. Your USPS account Mailer ID for manifesting
  • USPS Direct Account Number. Your USPS account number
  • USPS Direct Permit Number. Optional. Your USPS permit number
  • USPS Direct Permit ZIP. Optional but required if providing the USPS Direct Permit Number. The ZIP code associated with your permit number
  • USPS Direct Consumer Key (Test Mode). Your USPS account Consumer Key for test mode
  • USPS Direct Consumer Secret (Test Mode). Your USPS account Consumer Secret for test mode
  • USPS Direct CRID (Test Mode). Your USPS account Customer Reference/Registration ID for test mode
  • USPS Direct MID (Test Mode). Your USPS account Mailer ID for test mode
  • USPS Direct Manifest MID (Test Mode). Your USPS account Mailer ID for manifesting for test mode
  • USPS Direct Account Number (Test Mode). Your USPS account number for test mode
  • USPS Direct Permit Number (Test Mode). Optional. Your USPS permit number for test mode
  • USPS Direct Permit ZIP (Test Mode). Optional but required if providing the USPS Direct Permit Number (Test Mode). The ZIP code associated with your permit number for test mode

Resources

Your Shipium team member is available to help along the way. However, you might find these resources helpful: