Negotiated Rates are the contract rates established with UPS and your UPS Account Representative. Enabling Negotiated Rates within your shipping or rating systems allows you to view the most current and accurate rates for your UPS account.
Note: Post-shipment charges, such as address corrections, will affect the actual rate billed and may be different from the rates displayed within your system.
Improving Your Business Processes
Negotiated Rates can help eliminate time-consuming and costly manual processes used to estimate discounts, including:
Invoicing: Negotiated Rates provided at the time of shipment allow you to invoice your customers sooner rather than waiting for receipt of the UPS carrier bill. You reduce Days Sales Outstanding.
Order Entry: Negotiated Rates allow you to provide better service to your customers by providing accurate rate information at order entry.
Cost Allocation: Negotiated Rates allow you to accurately allocate charges among functions or departments.
UPS Systems that Support Negotiated Rates
When you add UPS accounts to WorldShip or your ups.com profile, those accounts will automatically be enabled to display Negotiated Rates when you are creating a shipment or requesting and online quote. Please know you'll need a copy of your invoice to add an account to either WorldShip or your profile. You'll need to provide details from the bill before we add you as an authenticated user of the payment account.
You will no longer be required to contact your UPS account representative for assistance with activation in the following systems:
Negotiated Rates will be available within each system within 24-48 hours (or sooner) once you have authenticated the UPS account.
How to Authenticate Accounts to View Negotiated Rates within Your UPS System
In WorldShip you can request to view Negotiated Rates by selecting the Request Rates button in the Shipper Editor.
Once you have authenticated your payment accounts you must choose how they will be displayed using settings within the Shipper Editor.
Viewing Negotiated Rates in Our Shipping and Rating APIs
If you use one of our application programming interfaces (APIs), you'll need to add the payment account to your ups.com profile, and the NegotiatedRatesIndicator must be passed in the XML Request.