Why UPS Shipping Methods are not listed under WooCommerce Shipping Zones?

With this guide, we’ll tell you why WooCommerce Shipping Methods for UPS services are not listed under the WooCommerce Shipping Zones. Read along to know more.

When do you need to configure the Shipping Zones?

The WooCommerce Shipping Zones is a great feature offered by WooCommerce as it lets you create geographical regions that can be used to categorize actual shipping areas.

Using the WooCommerce Shipping Zones, you can calculate shipping rates for shipping methods like Flat rate, Free shipping, and Local pickup. So you are limited by these shipping methods and thus, have only a little to play around with.

Advanced WooCommerce shipping plugins offer more shipping options and let you all types of shipping scenarios like conditional shipping or table rate shipping.

Why UPS Shipping Services are not shown under WooCommerce Shipping Zones?

The WooCommerce UPS Shipping Plugin is a brilliant solution for store owners wanting to ship items via UPS services. The plugin offers real-time shipping rates directly from the UPS APIs based on the serviceable areas defined by UPS itself. So the UPS shipping services aren’t available under shipping zones, specifically.

WooCommerce shipping zones become redundant in this case and tend to be a complete overkill, so to speak. Since the shipping rates are calculated by UPS, there’s no need to add another layer of WooCommerce shipping zones to the process. Doing otherwise will only result in configuring the same shipping settings multiple times for each of your shipping zones.

In addition, the WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin is an independent shipping plugin and offers all the necessary features requires to set up an order delivery system. Apart from the live shipping rates on the cart/checkout, you get label generation, live shipment tracking, freight shipping, packaging options, etc., things you don’t get in WooCommerce alone.

Here is the image showing the WooCommerce Shipping Zones and the shipping methods present under them:

woocommerce shipping zones

And following are the default shipping methods offered by WooCommerce.

woocommerce shipping methods

How to Display WooCommerce UPS Shipping Methods on Your Cart/Checkout Page?

To access the WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin’s shipping methods, you need to follow the below steps:

UPS shipping method

The UPS shipping methods will be accessible once you click this option.

Here is a screenshot of all the UPS shipping methods available:

UPS Shipping services in the plugins settings

You can select any UPS Shipping method based on your business case as well as your shipping source and destination countries.

After enabling these settings based on the source and destination of the shipment, the UPS Shipping methods should be available on the cart page as well as on the checkout page.

The image below UPS Shipping plugin showing UPS Shipping Methods on the cart page:

Cart page with woocommerce ups shipping methods

How to restrict WooCommerce UPS Shipping methods based on various conditions?

WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin allows you to restrict shipping methods to certain zones. For instance, you can restrict the shipping methods to Germany and France, and for that, you need to specify the destination countries under the Specific Countries as shown below.

woocommerce restrict shipping methods

You can also restrict WooCommerce shipping methods by individually enabling the UPS shipping services under the plugin settings page. In the image below, you can enable the desired UPS shipping services that work only in a particular region, state, or country.

UPS Shipping services in the plugins settings

Now, if you want to hide UPS shipping methods based on Shipping Class and Shipping Zone, then you have to go with the PH Hide WooCommerce Shipping Methods & Rate Adjustments plugin. As the name suggests, using the above plugin along with the WooCommerce UPS Shipping Plugin, you would be able to hide/show UPS shipping methods on the cart and checkout pages.

Apart from the above shipping conditions, there are others as well that may be of your interest. For instance, some business owners would like to offer UPS shipping rates for certain products and free shipping for other product categories.


We hope this guide would have helped you offer UPS shipping methods based on WooCommerce Shipping Zones. You can check out the WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin if you’d like to know more about the features offered.

Now, if you’re facing problems and need help with setting up UPS shipping methods on your WooCommerce then feel free to Contact PluginHive Customer Support.

Happy selling!

2 thoughts on “Why UPS Shipping Methods are not listed under WooCommerce Shipping Zones?

  1. Sten
    Sten says:

    Is this still the case that UPS shipping should appear without being set under shipping zones? The UPS methods are not showing up for me, despite several UPS methods being enabled

    • PluginHive Editorial Team
      PluginHive Editorial Team says:

      Hi Sten,

      Yes, our plugin works independent of WooCommerce zones, you just have to enable ‘Real-time’ rates and services in the plugin settings.

      If you are getting “No shipping methods”, then possible reasons are :
      -When the product weights & dimensions are missing
      -Invalid/Incorrect credentials
      -Incorrect shipper/destination address
      Can you please ensure all the above setting up are configured correctly and then try again?

      If you still face any issues, Kindly share the UPS Request and Response via the support ticket you have raised in Premium forum.


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