An Access Key provides your business access to UPS systems which hold the information you or your customers need to ship, track, or rate a package. There are two types of Access Keys - XML and HTML. An XML Access Key is required for access to all available XML versions of the UPS OnLine Tools. An HTML Access Key is required for access to all available HTML versions of the UPS OnLine Tools.
The following are a few suggestions to more effectively utilize your company's Access Key(s):
- If your business is interested in integrating either the UPS Signature Tracking or the UPS Shipping tool, we require that you first complete a request form for the specific tool and receive authorization before requesting an Access Key.
- If multiple locations or departments will be accessing the tools, a great way to monitor and assess usage is to have an Access Key per location.