UPS Help - Importing Batch Shipping Files

Batch File Shipping Help
Batch File Shipping enables you to create up to 250 shipments using a .csv (comma separated value) or.ssv (semicolon separated value) file format. The origin address must be the same for all the shipments but the destination addresses can be different.

The table below contains a country/territory for your reference.
File NameDate Created
07/12/2020

Batch File Import Format

Note: The import file uses a comma/semicolon as the field delimiter. The import file must include the comma/semicolon delimiter, even for optional fields. Column headers should not be included.

If a particular record fails validation during the import, the system will create an error file with the records that the system could not import. Review the report and make any corrections necessary. Once the errors have been resolved, try the import process again.

Batch File Import Format
The Batch File Import format contains a .csv/.ssv extension.
Field NameField TypeMaximum Field LengthRequiredValid Values
Contact Name Alphanumeric 35 Yes (for an international movement or a UPS Next Day Air Early service) Name of recipient (# entered in front of the first field results in an error)
Company or Name Alphanumeric 35 Yes Company or name of recipient
Country Alphanumeric 2 Yes Recipient's country (See Country or Territory Code table for valid codes.)
Address 1 Alphanumeric 35 Yes Address 1 for recipient (required)
Address 2 Alphanumeric 35 No Address 2 for recipient (optional)
Address 3 Alphanumeric 35 No Address 3 for recipient (optional)
City Alphanumeric 30 Yes Recipient's city
County/Province/Other Alphanumeric 30 Conditional Required for certain destination countries(See State/Province code table for valid codes.)
Postal Code Alphanumeric 10 Conditional Required for certain destination countries 
Telephone Alphanumeric 15 Conditional Required for international destinations and UPS Next Day Air Early service
Extension Alphanumeric 5 No Recipient's telephone extension
Residential Indicator 0/1 1 No 1=Residential; 0=Commercial
E-mail Address Alphanumeric 50 No Recipient's e-mail address
Packaging Type Alphanumeric 2 Yes See Packaging Type table for valid codes
Customs Value Numeric 15 Conditional Required from U.S.-to-CA and U.S.-to-PR movements. Currency defaults to USD. Decimals allowed.
Weight Numeric 5 Conditional Required for a packaging type of Other Packaging = 2. Weights are accepted optionally for a packaging type of Letter/Envelope. If you use commas in numeric fields, such as weights (10,0) they would have to encase that field in double-quotation marks.
Length Numeric 4 No Defaults to inches for U.S./PR; centimeters everywhere else. CA has choice between inches and centimeters.
Width Numeric 4 No Defaults to inches for U.S./PR; centimeters everywhere else. CA has choice between inches and centimeters.
Height Numeric 4 No Defaults to inches for U.S./PR; centimeters everywhere else. CA has choice between inches and centimeters.
Unit of Measure LB/KG 2 No Defaults to pounds/lbs. (U.S./PR) or kilograms/kgs. CA has choice between lbs./kgs.
Description of Goods Alphanumeric 35 Conditional Conditionally required when Ship to/Ship from countries or territories are not the same
Documents of No Commercial Value 0/1 1 No Indicates the shipment does not contain any dutiable items
GNIFC (Goods not in Free Circulation) 0/1 1 Conditional Required for movements within the EU when the goods are dutiable
Declared Value Numeric 7 No Must be less than US$1000 or local equivalent if entered. Denominaton will default to the currency of the shipment origin country. UPS's liability for loss or damage to a package. No decimals allowed.
Service Numeric 2 Yes See Service table for valid values.
Delivery Confirmation Alphanumeric 1 No See Delivery Confirmation table for valid values.
Shipper Release/Deliver Wthout Signature 0/1 1 No A shipper may request UPS release a package on the first delivery attempt without a signature. UPS will not be liable to shippers or third parties for any damages arising from the release of the package. (Not supported outside of U.S.)
Return of Document 0/1 1 No Only used for Poland-to-Poland movements.
Deliver on Saturday 0/1 1 No Available with select services (Refer to service guide for additional information.)
UPS carbon neutral 0/1 1 No Request the option to offset the climate impact of your shipment.
Large Package 0/1 1 No Applied when length plus girth (2 * width) + (2 * height) combined exceeds 118 inches but is less than 157 inches. Surcharge assessed. (Outside of U.S., large package limit is 400cm.)
Additional Handling 0/1 4 No For U.S.: Applied when an article is encased in an outside shipping container made of metal or wood, packages exceed 70 lbs. or 32 kg., longest side exceeds 150cm. Refer to service guide for additional information. Outside of U.S.: If weight exceeds 32 kg. or the longest side exceeds 150cm then additional handling will be automatically supplied.
Reference 1 Alphanumeric 35 No Used to record information about a package
Reference 2 Alphanumeric 35 No Used to record information about a package
Reference 3 Alphanumeric 35 No Only used in UPS CampusShip package level packaging (U.S., PR, and CA)
E-mail Notification 1 - Address Alphanumeric 50 No E-mail address that will receive the specified notification (ship, exception, or delivery)
E-mail Notification 1 - Ship 0/1 1 No E-mail notification sent when the package is shipped
E-mail Notification 1 - Exception 0/1 1 No E-mail notification sent when there has been an exception in delivering the package
E-mail Notification 1 - Delivery 0/1 1 No E-mail notification sent upon package delivery
E-mail Notification 2 - Address Alphanumeric 50 No E-mail address that will receive the specified notification (ship, exception, or delivery)
E-mail Notification 2 - Ship 0/1 1 No E-mail notification sent when the package is shipped
E-mail Notification 2 - Exception 0/1 1 No E-mail notification sent when there has been an exception in delivering the package
E-mail Notification 2 - Delivery 0/1 1 No E-mail notification sent upon package delivery
E-mail Notification 3 - Address Alphanumeric 50 No E-mail address that will receive the specified notification (ship, exception, or delivery)
E-mail Notification 3 - Ship 0/1 1 No E-mail notification sent when the package is shipped
E-mail Notification 3 - Exception 0/1 1 No E-mail notification sent when there has been an exception in delivering the package
E-mail Notification 3 - Delivery 0/1 1 No E-mail notification sent upon package delivery
E-mail Notification 4 - Address Alphanumeric 50 No E-mail address that will receive the specified notification (ship, exception, or delivery)
E-mail Notification 4 - Ship 0/1 1 No E-mail notification sent when the package is shipped
E-mail Notification 4 - Exception 0/1 1 No E-mail notification sent when there has been an exception in delivering the package
E-mail Notification 4 - Delivery 0/1 1 No E-mail notification sent upon package delivery
E-mail Notification 5 - Address Alphanumeric 50 No E-mail address that will receive the specified notification (ship, exception, or delivery)
E-mail Notification 5 - Ship 0/1 1 No E-mail notification sent when the package is shipped
E-mail Notification 5 - Exception 0/1 1 No E-mail notification sent when there has been an exception in delivering the package
E-mail Notification 5 - Delivery 0/1 1 No E-mail notification sent upon package delivery
E-mail Message Alphanumeric 150 No Additional messaging or special instructions to be provided in the e-mail notification
E-mail Failure Address Alphanumeric 50 No E-mail address that will receive a notification if the e-mail notification to the recipient failed delivery
Lithium Ion Alone 0/1 1 No If the package is contained with Lithium Ion Alone battery the column will display 1 (yes)otherwise it will be empty or 0
Lithium Ion In Equipment 0/1 1 No If the package is contained with Lithium Ion In Equipment battery the column will display 1 (yes)otherwise it will be empty or 0
Lithium Ion With_Equipment 0/1 1 No If the package is contained with Lithium Ion With Equipment battery the column will display 1 (yes)otherwise it will be empty or 0
Lithium Metal Alone 0/1 1 No If the package is contained with Lithium Metal Alone battery the column will display 1 (yes)otherwise it will be empty or 0
Lithium Metal In Equipment 0/1 1 No If the package is contained with Lithium Metal In Equipment battery the column will display 1 (yes)otherwise it will be empty or 0
Lithium Metal With Equipment 0/1 1 No If the package is contained with Lithium Metal With Equipment battery the column will display 1 (yes)otherwise it will be empty or 0

NOTE: If more than 3 Lithium Battery fields are selected, the Shipment is rejected, and the error message is added to the error file.

Field Name Field Type Maximum Field Length Required Valid Values
Weekend Commercial Delivery 0/1 1 No Available with select services (Refer to service guide for additional information.)


The Import Batch File Processing format contains a field named Packaging Type. The valid codes for this field are:

Packaging Type Codes
1=UPS Letter/Envelope
4=UPS PAK
3=UPS Tube
S=UPS Express Box (Small)
M=UPS Express Box (Medium)
L=UPS Express Box (Large)
21=UPS Box
25=UPS 10 KG Box
24=UPS 25 KG Box
2=Other Packaging
30=Pallet (valid only for PL to PL)

The Import Batch File Processing format contains a field named Service. The valid 2-digit codes for this field are:

Service Type Codes
01 = Next Day Air
02 = 2nd Day Air
03 = Ground
07 = International Express
08 = International Expedited
11 = International Standard
12 = 3 Day Select
13 = Next Day Air Saver
14 = Next Day Air Early
54 = International Express Plus
59 = 2 Day Air A.M
64 = UPS Express NA1
65 = UPS Saver
70 = UPS Access Point Economy
74 = UPS Express 12:00
82 = UPS Today Standard
83 = UPS Today Dedicated Courier
84 = UPS Today Intercity
85 = UPS Today Express
86 = UPS Today Express Saver
92 = SurePost Standard Parcel (not supported)
93 =SurePost Parcel Select
94 = SurePost Bound Printed Matter
95 = SurePost Media Mail

The Import Batch File Processing format contains a field named Delivery Confirmation. If you do not want delivery confirmation leave the field blank, otherwise enter a valid code. The valid codes for this field are:

Delivery Confirmation Codes
S=Signature Required
N=Delivery Confirmation with No Signature
A=Adult Signature Required
V=Verbal Confirmation