At the end of September 2019, UPS introduced their flat rate shipping option, UPS Simple Rate. This service enables shippers to use their own packaging to ship up to 50 lbs anywhere in the U.S. for a flat fee based on the package size.
Keep reading this article to learn more about UPS Simple Rate – the flat rate box sizes, shipping costs, and the services supported by UPS Simple Rate.
UPS Simple Rate Box Sizes
The maximum size limit for the UPS flat rate box is 1,728 cubic inches and 50 pounds. Check the table below to know the five UPS box sizes for Simple Rate:
UPS Simple Rate Cost
For UPS Simple Rate the cost of the package is determined by the cubic inches of the box as well as the service/s chosen. UPS Simple Rate prices start at $9.45 for an extra-small package and $24.30 for an extra-large package.
UPS Services Offered with Simple Rate
There are 4 UPS services offered with convenient shipping speeds for UPS Simple Rate:
- UPS Ground: Delivery Within Five Days
- UPS 3 Day Select: Delivery Within Three Business Days
- UPS 2nd Day Air: Second Day Delivery
- UPS Next Day Air Saver: Next Day Delivery
UPS Simple Rate Costs for Shipping Boxes
- UPS Simple Rate for Shipments Between the 48 Contiguous States based on the shipping services
- UPS Simple Rate for shipments from the 48 contiguous states to Metro Alaska and Hawaii & Remote Alaska and Hawaii:
Note: 3-day select and Next-day air saver is unavailable for shipments originating in or to Alaska and Hawaii.
WooCommerce Shipping with UPS Simple Rate
Shipping with UPS Simple Rate is easy for WooCommerce store owners with the UPS-certified shipping solution, WooCommerce UPS Shipping Plugin with Print Label.
- You can easily enable the UPS Simple Rate service within the plugin
2. UPS Simple Rate boxes are also listed within the plugin so that you can choose as per your requirements.
3. The plugin supports all the UPS shipping services for the UPS Simple Rate. Make sure you enable these services as per your preference.
4. Once this is done, customers will be able to see the shipping options along with UPS Simple Rate on the WooCommerce checkout, as shown below.
5. WooCommerce store owners can also use the plugin to fulfill the order and print the UPS shipping label directly from their WooCommerce orders page.
Advantages of UPS Simple Rate
Now that we have covered all the details about UPS Simple Rate and how you can use it on your WooCommerce store, here are some of the benefits of UPS Simple Rate:
Maximize shipping for a flat fee
Whether you are selling small, medium, or large-sized products, you can ship them quickly with UPS Simple Rate. With no limitation on the product size, you can import products in boxes up to 1728 cubic inches for a fixed fee.
Shipping Services for Every Need
UPS Simple Rate users can pick from four delivery speeds: UPS Ground, 3 Day Select, 2nd Day Air, and Next Day Air Saver. So no matter how urgent the delivery is, you can ship it with UPS Simple Rate.
Liability Coverage by UPS
For expensive products, UPS Simple Rate provides liability coverage of up to $100. This coverage or the “Declared Value” can be claimed for up to $100 amount if the shipment is lost, stolen, or damaged in transit.
UPS guarantees delivery of all the Simple Rate packages for the date quoted or your money is refunded.
Frequently Asked Questions about UPS Simple Rate
- My individual products weigh about 2 lbs & customers often buy in bulk. Is there a weight limit to using UPS Simple Rate?
UPS Simple rate is offered for parcels up to 50 lbs in weight without any limitations to the number of products.
- Does UPS Simple Rate support UPS 2nd Day Air A.M.?
UPS Simple Rate supports four domestic services:
UPS 3-Day Select
UPS 2nd Day Air
UPS Next Day Air Saver
- I ship my products in a 5x5x5 box. Can I use UPS Simple Rate?
The size limit for the UPS Simple Rate box is between 64 to 1,728 cubic inches and up to 50 pounds. Any box within this volume range can be used under UPS Simple Rate.
Read more – UPS Simple Rate Box Sizes
- My customers are spread across the US and Australia. Can I ship with UPS Simple Rate?
You can ship domestically within the US with UPS Simple Rate. However, UPS Simple Rate is not applicable for international shipments.