Setup Your Own Shipper Accounts

Learn how to setup carrier shipper account, and enter carrier integration credentials at Postmen before you can calculate rates or print shipping labels. Unlike using Postmen shipper account, you need to open a shipper account and sign contracts with courier. By using your own carrier accounts, you can apply negotiated shipping rates to your shipments. Postmen will only charge you for the 1¢ fee per label, carrier will bill you directly for the cost of the shipment. If you're looking for easy shipping solution, check out the  guide to setup Postmen shipper account.  

Setup Shipper Accounts at Postmen

  1. Login your Postmen account
  2. Select Sandbox or Production > Shipper Accounts > You Shipper Account
  3. Select carrier, then enter carrier integration credentials, and shipper account address

What are Sandbox and Production?

Postmen Sandbox environment is a testing environment for users to test the carrier integration before moving to production. Any labels generated at Sandbox environment will be only for testing and cannot be used for actual shipping, and of course you won't be charged either. Most carriers provides both testing credentials and production credentials, and you can enter them separately at Postmen.

Some users actually go straight to production as many carriers (e.g. UPS) do not charge for the production labels printed as long as it is shipped. Those carriers will only charge when shipment is picked up and scanned.

Some carriers like DHL or FedEx require users to print out testing labels for verification before they can provide production credentials or enable label printing function for production credentials.

How to get carrier integration (API) credentials for sandbox and production?

Simply enter your courier name at  Postmen FAQs to view the guide for getting carrier integration credentials.

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