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Quick Access to Frequent Shipping Tasks
Automate your shipping process and reduce paperwork. Information assets such as address books help ensure correct shipping information, while shipping histories and e-mail notifications give you better shipping insight. Your address book can hold up to 1,000 distribution lists containing up to 100 addresses each. With type-ahead filtering, your address book and distribution list search functionality just got faster and easier. Batch file shipping is another dynamic feature that enables you to create up to 250 shipments at one time by importing a .csv file.
Use the shipment time and cost feature to compare service options and estimate the time and cost of your shipment, so you can pay for exactly the kind of service you need.
No Need to Download Software
From any desktop with an Internet connection, you can schedule a collection, create a shipping or return label, or cancel your shipment. If you need to tailor UPS Internet Shipping capabilities to fit your business needs, you can set your personal preferences and customise your profile, saving you time.
Improve Your Shipping Capabilities
What was once true only for large enterprises is now available for your business. UPS Internet Shipping can expand your shipping capabilities and let you do what you do best.
UPS Automate Global Shipping
The WorldShip software provides an easy way to automate your UPS shipping tasks. You can quickly process all your UPS® shipments, print labels and invoices, electronically transmit daily shipping information to UPS and track your shipments.
If shipping is a critical part of your business, we can relate. You need to get shipments out as quickly as possible without error, keep your customers informed, and analyse your shipping history. WorldShip allows you to:
- Print labels
- Upload customs documentation
- Set up shipment alerts
- Track shipments
- Export shipment data
- Run reports
From package to LTL and air freight, UPS WorldShip enables you to process shipments easily, remain compliant, and reduce costly errors. The Windows-based software is available in 20 languages and more than 140 origin countries or territories.
UPS WorldShip Integration
WorldShip integration gives you several options for getting the information required to generate shipping labels. You can import an address book and manage addresses to simplify entry of recipient address details. If you connect to a data file, you can pull complete shipment information one order at a time or as a batch. You can even automate label generation by telling WorldShip how often to scan for new shipments.
WorldShip’s benefits extend beyond the warehouse, too. By setting up data feeds into and out of WorldShip, you can streamline order entry, customer service, accounting, procurement, and billing processes.
Business is better when systems communicate. Start using WorldShip’s time-saving features and integration capabilities.
WorldShip to End Compatibility with Unsupported Versions of Windows®
Data security is very important to UPS, and we know it is important to your company too. Microsoft® no longer supports versions of its Windows operating system older than Windows 7. Computers running those unsupported versions might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses*. Therefore, after August 31, 2018 UPS will no longer accept WorldShip data transmissions from computers running operating systems older than Windows 7.
We recommend you check all of your computers on which WorldShip is installed and ensure they are running Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10. If not, an upgrade to your operating system will be necessary. Any WorldShip installation on a computer running an older version of Windows (XP, Vista, etc.) will become unable to produce valid UPS shipping labels after August 31, 2018.
WorldShip Backup and Install Process
If you are upgrading your operating system or are moving your WorldShip installation to a new computer, we recommend you install the latest version of WorldShip. In addition to performance and security benefits, WorldShip 2018 provides access to all the latest UPS products and services. These instructions explain how to back up your data and complete the installation:
Moving UPS WorldShip data to a New PC or another PC
If you are upgrading your existing PC from one operating system to another, the following procedures should be followed before upgrading your operating system to save your WorldShip data. These procedures should also be used when moving your existing WorldShip system from one PC to another. The install type must remain the same on the upgraded system or the New PC (for example, single workstation to single workstation or admin to admin, etc.).
Please be aware that these instructions are only to back up WorldShip data. Please refer to Microsoft® for instructions on how to back up data and programs not associated with WorldShip.
- Step 1: Run WorldShip End of Day for pending data prior tobacking up your WorldShip data
- Step 2: Determine Your Import/Export ODBC DSN Names If you perform import/export within WorldShip, go to Step 6: Determine Your Import/Export ODBC DSN Names. If not, proceed to Step 3: Back Up WorldShip Data Using the WorldShip Support Utility.
- Step 3: Back Up WorldShip Data Using the WorldShip Support Utility
- 1. Click on the Start menu.
- 2. To open the Support Utility, choose Programs or All Programs >UPS > WorldShip Support Utility.
Note: If you are using Windows 7, make sure to right-click on WorldShip Support Utility and select Run As Administrator.
- 3. If you already know your install type, skip this step. If not, go to Step 7: Determine Your Install Type.
- 4. From the main screen of the Support Utility, double-click Data Maintenance
- 5. From the Data Maintenance screen, click Backup to back up the WorldShip database. You do not need to back up the UPSNRFRvlDB. This is optional.
- 6. When the backup completes successfully, the Support Utility will notify you of the location of your backup. It is important to make note of this location. Note: If you receive a message indicating there are users connected to the database, click the OK button and click Backup again.
- 7. Click OK.
- 8. Exit the Support Utility.
- 9. Using My Computer or Microsoft® Windows Explorer®, browse to the location of the database backup noted in step 7 above. Copy the folder to a network drive or an external drive. Note: Please do not copy folders to a local drive on the PC. During the operating system upgrade, the files and folders on the local PC will be deleted.
- 10. Using My Computer or Microsoft Windows Explorer, browse to the folder where WorldShip is installed. Example: C:\UPS\WSTD. Copy the following folders and all of the contents to a network drive or to an external drive:
- a. \UPS\WSTD\Archive
- c. \UPS\WSTD\ImpExp
- Note: If this is an Admin workstation, the \UPS\WSTD\ImpExp folder is found in the Admin Shared folder.
- 11. This procedure has saved your WorldShip data only. Please refer to Microsoft for instructions on how to backup other programs and data. Once your operating system has been upgraded, you may proceed with Step 5: Install WorldShip on the New Operating System or the New PC.
- Step 4: Upgrade Your Operating System Pleaserefer to Microsoft for instructions on how to:
- Back up data and programs not associated with WorldShip.
- Upgrade your operating system.
- Step 5: Install WorldShip on the New Operating System or the New PC
- 1. If you are running on a 32-bit operating system: You can install WorldShip 19.0.22 or higher.
- 2. If you are running on a 64-bit operating system: You can install WorldShip 19.0.22 or higher.
- 3. Install WorldShip to the new system. Make sure that you choose the same WorldShip install type, LAN Admin or Single, as the original WorldShip install type.
- 4. When the system reboots, WorldShip will start up.
- 5. Configure communications but CANCEL WorldShip startup when you get to the registration process. You will restore your backed up database (which makes this step unnecessary). Acknowledge that you wish to quit the registration process by clicking OK.
- 6. Copy the database backup folder noted in step 7 of Back up WorldShip Data using the WorldShip Support Utility to the system.
- 7. Restore the following folders to the same directory structure on the newly installed WorldShip system.
Note: If this is a LAN Admin workstation, the \UPS\WSTD\ImpExp folder is found in
the Admin Shared folder.
- 8. Open the Support Utility by choosing Programs or All Programs >UPS > WorldShip Support Utility. Note: If you are using Windows 7, make sure to right-click on WorldShip Support Utility and select Run As Administrator.
- 9. From the main screen of the Support Utility, double-click Data Maintenance. Note: If you receive a message indicating there are users connected to thedatabase, click the OK button and click Restore again.
- 11. Highlight the file under the Available Backups window and click Restore.
- 12. Click Yes to restore all files in the directory.
- 13. Click OK on the screen indicating that your backup files were restored successfully.
- 14. Exit the Support Utility.
- 15. If you perform import/export within WorldShip, go to Step 8: RecreateODBC DSN’s. If you do not, proceed to the next step.
- 16. Start WorldShip. If the registration screen appears during WorldShipstartup, click Finish to complete the registration process.
- 17. Reinstall printer drivers. Thermal printer drivers should be installedthrough WorldShip.
- 18. You have completed installing WorldShip.
- Step 6: Determine Your Import/Export ODBC DSN Names If you perform import/export within WorldShip, you will need the existing Import/Export ODBC DSN Names so that they can be recreated on the upgraded or newsystem. Follow these steps to find the existing Import/Export ODBC DSN names.
- 1. Start WorldShip.
- 2. Select Import/Export Data from the toolbar.
- 3. Choose Create/Edit Map…
- 4. Note the names and exact spellings of each entry displayed under the “Map ODBC DSN” column. These entries are ODBC DSN names. Note: In order to continue to use WorldShip Import/Export functionality on the New PC, you will have to configure the same ODBC DSNs in the exact same manner as you configured them on the old PC.
- 5. Close WorldShip.
- 6. Return to Step 3: Back Up WorldShip Data Using the WorldShip Support Utility.
- Step 7: Determine Your Install Type
To determine your install type, choose View > WorldShip Information from the
main screen of the Support Utility.
- 1. Your Install Type is displayed under the Shipper box on the left side of the screen.
- 2. Make note of your Install Type. Note: These procedures can only be used when the install type will be the same on the new or upgraded PC.
- 3. Click Exit to return to the main screen of the Support Utility.
- 4. Return to Step 3: Back up WorldShip Data using the WorldShip Support Utility.
- Step 8: Recreate ODBC DSNs If you perform import/export within WorldShip, you must recreate the ODBC DSNs.
- 1. To launch ODBC Administrator on a 32-bit system a. Click Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Data Sources (ODBC)
- 2. To launch ODBC Administrator on a 64-bit system
- a. From My Computer, choose Local Disk (C:)
- b. Navigate to Windows > SysWOW64
- c. Select “odbcad32.exe” to launch the ODBC Administrator
- 3. Create new ODBC DSNs using the information from step 6. Remember, the ODBC DSN names have to be exactly the same as on the old computer, they are case sensitive.
- 4. Return to Step 5: Install WorldShip on the New Operating
System or the New PC.
* Source: Microsoft https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14223/windows-xp-end-of-support
UPS Dangerous Goods Shippers
For shippers that manage chemical tables through an external database or by import/export mappings, new fields required for WorldShip 2017 must be added before Dangerous Goods shipments can be completed.