Patch Needed to Address USPS Shipping Option Name Changes

On Sunday, July 28, the United States Postal Service rolled out changes to their API that impact Priority and Express mail shipping options. USPS is changing the name of these two shipping methods and their Webtools API was updated to match those changes.

To continue utilizing USPS Priority AND Express mail methods, merchants on Magento solutions must install the patches we’ve created to address the issue, and we have included patches for all versions of Magento Community Edition and installation instructions in this post.

For more information, download the official statement from USPS.

Click here for Magento Enterprise Edition patches.

Patch Installation Instructions

Please upload the patch into your Magento root directory and run the appropriate SSH command:

For patch files with the file extension .sh:


Example: sh

For patch files with the file extension .patch:

patch –p0 < patch_file_name.patch

Once that is done, refresh the cache in the Admin under "System > Cache Management" so that the changes will be reflected. We highly recommend you test this patch in a test environment before taking it live.

Patches for Magento Community Edition

Versions before 1.7 require applying an upgrade of shipping methods patch first (if you have not already installed it). Please use the table below to find and download the correct patches for your version.

Target Magento Release Upgrade of Shipping Methods Patch (if not previously applied) USPS API Upgrade Patch
Magento Community Edition 1.7.x Not Required
Magento Community Edition MAGEBP-706_CE_1.6.2.0_v4.patch
Magento Community Edition MAGEBP-706_CE_1.6.1.0_v4.patch
Magento Community Edition MAGEBP-706_CE_1.6.0.0_v4.patch
Magento Community Edition MAGEBP-706_CE_1.5.1.0_v4.patch
Magento Community Edition MAGEBP-706_CE_1.5.0.1_v4.patch
Magento Community Edition 1.4.x MAGEBP-706_CE_1.4.2.0_v4.patch

Please note that the Shipping Methods patch contains several other improvements to the shipping methods. Please make sure to backup the system before applying, test extensively and make sure your custom extensions and third-party modules still work after this change.


Back Older article Newer article

New theme released

Responsive Magento Theme - Gala Marcos

A truly impressive Magento template for fashion store from Galathemes, Gala Marcos. It amazes visitors by modern and high-fashion look, and also, neat design.

Read more

Our services


Magento Custom Development

Magento is the most powerful eCommerce system offering rich customization possibilities by extensions and modules.

We offer custom extension development performed by our full-time Magento experts to ensure the custom extension developed follow Magento code standard, optimized and pass our quality tests.

Read more


Magento Custom Design

Design and development a custom Magento template for your Magento store. Our designers and developers are specialists in Magento Commerce and have strong experience in Magento projects.

We provide all design in PSD files, template package and sample data. We also help you install the theme on your store if required. We start your project instantly and with highest priority.

Read more

Magento Template Conversion

PSD to Magento Theme Conversion

PSD to Magento Theme Conversion is a leading strength of us. We have an intelligent process and experienced staff, so you will save much time.

We easily convert a store designs in PSD format into a fully functional Magento commerce template. Quick and convenient for you to create an online store based on Magento is through "PSD to Magento Theme Conversion" service. We bring the flexibility, user friendly modules, and the extensions to improve the functionality of Magento.

Read more


Magento Site Development

We update our Magento knowledge everyday. Having an excellent knowledge on Magento design, Magento programming and server optimization, we guarantee your project get done perfectly.

We apply the philosophy of agile project management to ensure your project always performs on the right way, you'll get updates frequently, any changes of scope of project can be informed early to minimize risks, time and cost.

Read more


Magento Server Optimization

We realy provide the best service for you. Among them are optimized for Magento server is very important. Your ecommerce shop will flexibility and agility absolute. Connecting with customers, processing speed, the gentle query and sensitive to the search engine is very easy

Read more