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Announcements and API Updates
January 2014
The UPS Developer Kit APIs for January 2014 offer new enhancements, including:
  • Paperless Document API: The Paperless Document API is now a stand-alone API at the UPS Developer Kit home page. This API can now be used with any UPS PLD-compliant manifesting system.
  • AES/SDL Shipment Processing: new functionality has been added to the Shipping API to support contract service and State Department License-required fields. This will be available via Package services from United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands origins to European Union, Switzerland, and Norway destinations.

For support for the Zebra ZT230 printer for the Shipping API, refer to the API Developer Guide.

July 2013
There are new enhancements to the UPS Developer Kit APIs, Developer Resource Center, and the new UPS Developer Kit Community for July 2013.

  • Thirty nine new origin ship-from countries are available for customers implementing the Shipping API for Small Package.

For the following enhancements, please refer to the respective API Developer Guide for more details:

  • UPS Worldwide Express Freightnow supports Return Services and Import Control, and will be available in the following APIs: Shipping, Rating, Tracking, Time-in-Transit, Address Validation, and Pickup.
  • The Shipping and Rating APIs for Small Package can now convert Worldwide Standard to Transborder services and implement Transborder and Worldwide Standard services between Croatia and the 27 European Union member countries.
  • UPS Mail Innovations, a contract service that offers an efficient, cost-effective method for sending lightweight parcels and flat mail to global addresses, can now be integrated using the Shipping API for Small Package.
  • International Rate and Zone enhancements will impact the Rating, Shipping, and Time-in-Transit APIs.

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January 2013
There are new enhancements to the UPS Developer Kit APIs, Developer Resource Center, and the new UPS Developer Kit Community for January 2013. The enhancements include the following:

  • System Status Page: A new "System Status" page is now available at the UPS Developer Kit Community. Developers who register can then subscribe to the System Status Page for proactive email alerts. Email alerts will be sent when there are changes to the system status, including system maintenance. The email will direct them to the System Status Page for details of the change.
  • Paperless Document API: There is a new Paperless Document API that is used with the Shipping API package for International Forms capabilities. The documentation and sample code can be found within the Shipping Zip file under the Shipping link at the UPS Developer Kit.
  • Resources: A new "UPS Developer Kit User Guide" and "UPS Developer Kit Quick Reference Guide" are available for download at the UPS Developer Resource Center. These include instructions on how to gain access to documentation, test/production development environments, and technical support.

For the following enhancements, please refer to the respective API Developer Guide for more details:

  • UPS WorldWide Express Freight is now supported by the following APIs: Shipping, Rating, Tracking, Time in Transit, Address Validation, and Pickup;
  • Dimensional weight enhancements for the Shipping and Rating APIs;
  • UPS Freight® Guaranteed A.M. affects the Tracking API as well as the Ground Freight Shipping and Rating APIs;
  • Expanded UPS Worldwide Expedited® destinations for Europe and North America that will affect the Rating, Shipping, and Time in Transit APIs;
  • UPS Smart Pickup® Enhancements for Pickup API; and 
  • International Rate and Zone enhancements will impact the Rating, Shipping, and Time in Transit APIs.
  • LTL Freight Rating and Shipping APIs now include "Days In Transit" tags that provide days to delivery, a new feature for these APIs. The days in transit does not include a delivery date nor time. Customers will have to include any calculations necessary to account for UPS holidays, weekends, and service levels.

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July 2012
There are new enhancements to the UPS Developer Kit APIs and the Developer Resource Center for July 2012. The enhancements include the following:

  1. New Air Freight support for shipping and rating using the Gemini APIs
  2. Expanding the Rating, Shipping, Time in Transit, and Tracking APIs to 14 Americas countries
    • Bahamas, Bermuda, Bolivia, Cayman Islands, Columbia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, U.S. Virgin Islands, Venezuela
  3. Improved email Technical Support hours for 1st Level Email Tech Support
    • 1st Level email Tech Support hours of operation: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST Saturday and Sunday
    • 1st Level email Tech Support email response time is planned to be within four business hours of the initial request
    • Business hours are defined as hours of operation of the Tech Support desks when service technicians are working
    • 1st Level email Tech Support is not available on UPS Holidays
  4. Escalation Tech Support--If you receive an email that your case log has been escalated the following hours apply
    • Escalation Tech Support hours of operation: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday
    • Escalation Support desk response time is planned to be within 24 hours during normal hours of operation
    • Escalation Tech Support is closed weekends and on UPS Holidays.

For more details, download and review the latest updated Developer Guides.

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