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Information Needed to Setup an Easypost Account

Infoplus integrates with EasyPost to connect with parcel carriers. You will need to set up an EasyPost account to ship out of Infoplus.

EasyPost is a 3rd party company that we use to interface with all the various parcel carriers. Rather than build out custom integrations with UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc, Easypost does a lot of that work for us and makes it much simpler to generate parcel labels when using Infoplus.  For UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc., the cost of the labels are billed back to the parcel accounts and invoiced by those carriers.

To setup an EasyPost account different information is needed for each specific carrier. This article will define the information that is needed specifically for each carrier.

Note: This article is going to outline the most commonly used carriers and how to set them up. There are several third-party carriers and other carriers that require test credentials, tracking information, country codes, etc. All this additional information must be collected from that specific carrier associated with the warehouse, this information does not come from Infoplus or from EasyPost. 

Connecting USPS 

To connect a USPS account, we will need 

  • Client billing address 
  • Phone number 
  • Email address        

Please keep in mind that with USPS it will be billed through your EasyPost account and you will receive commercial plus pricing plan.  

To learn about rates, please select this link: https://www.easypost.com/usps-rate-chart

Here is the info required to set up a USPS account:

Connecting UPS

To Connect a UPS account we will need:

  • Account's Billing Address
  • Company Information
  • information from an Invoice issued within the last 90 days
    • This includes Invoice Number, Invoice Date, Invoice Amount, Invoice Currency(if applicable), and Invoice Control ID

Note: If it is a new account, the Invoice Fields will not be needed.

Here is the info required to set up a UPS account:

UPS SurePost registration

You must contact EasyPost support (support@easypost.com) directly to add UPS SurePost to an EasyPost Account.

EasyPost is looking for the UPS Account Number, UPS User ID, and UPS Password to set up SurePost for you. These are typically the same credentials used for the standard UPS account.

Connecting FedEx

FedEx Registration

Here is the info required to set up a FedEx account:

FedEx SmartPost Registration

Here is the required info to register for FedEx SmartPost: 

  • SmartPost Account Number
  • Meter Number, Access Key
    • Access Key Password are the same that are used when creating the standard FedEx account (I.E. FedEx SmartPost Account Number = FedEx Production Account Number).  The Account Number is typically 9 digits and the HubID is typically a 4 digit number.

Connection DHL

DHL Registration 

Here is the information required to set up a DHL account in Easy Post:

Carrier Certification

Some of the carriers required sample labels for certification.  Each one is a little different.  Here are some notes on this:

  1. FedEx 
    1. No verification required.
  2. UPS
    1. No certification required.
  3. UPS Mail Innovations
    1. Client must provide all rates(domestic & international) so EasyPost can load them.
  4.  GSO
    1. Certification was as simple as sending a couple of sample labels to the GSO account representative