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Online sellers who rely on to manage shipping now have a choice beyond USPS postage. is opening its platform to USPS rival UPS. had made big news in February when its CEO Ken McBride said he no longer saw an exclusive partnership with the USPS as the right strategy for the company. Today that strategy of expansion was put in motion.’s customer base of over 740,000 shippers will have access to UPS shipping rates with discounts of up to 55 percent off daily rates, including various waived surcharges. “ customers will have seamless UPS connectivity for ecommerce fully integrated within their familiar platforms.”

UPS also announced it’s working on additional collaborations with ecommerce companies that specialize in demand generation, order management, web store hosting, shipping and returns:

“The UPS Digital Access Program helps e-commerce platforms provide a comprehensive suite of order management, fulfilment and delivery services to simplify logistics complexity. This gives SMBs the opportunity to provide the same high-quality customer experience as large e-commerce companies.”

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See the full UPS Press Release.

Update 10/21/2019: We’ve confirmed that the new rates will be available in 5 of the properties: ShipStation, ShippingEasy, ShipWorks, and Endicia. (Metapack will not have these rates since their customer base is made up of very large brands and retailers.)

While most of the other platforms already offered UPS shipping options, the discounts offered through the new program should be significantly larger than small- and medium-sized businesses currently receive.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to

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