This improvement is for shipments originating outside the United States, the maximum length is expanding from 270 cm to 274 cm. Customers who ship packages originating outside the US will need to update their interfaces to take advantage of the length increase. Impacted APIs include the Package Shipping and Rating APIs.
The UPS Rating and Shipping APIs for Package shipments will include specified countries' additional commodities including: seeds, perishables, tobacco, plants, alcoholic beverages and special exceptions. The shipments must have the applicable ISC contract or they will be rejected.
Customers using the Proactive Monitoring accessorial must now have their contract in place. If no contract is in place, the accessorial will be rejected at the time of shipment via the Shipping API as well.
100% backwards-compatibility with customers who do not take advantage of the new Subversions is available.
This initiative introduces three general service offering (GSO) surcharges; a transportation-based peak surcharge (implement as a GSO for existing US/PR and International shipments), an additional handling peak surcharge and a large package peak surcharge. Impacted APIs include the Package Shipping and Rating APIs as well as the LTL Freight Rating API.
This improvement will allow Domestic Canada extended area surcharges be rated and incented using unique surcharge values for the following new subtypes: Delivery Area Surcharge, Delivery Area Surcharge – Extended and Delivery Area Surcharge – RemoteBD. Impacted APIs include the Package Shipping API.
This improvement allows a shipper to process consolidated Business to Consumer (B2C) shipments to Canada. This service streamlines the experience for the consignee by providing clearance through the simplified entry process, compliant with Canada Customs laws. Impacted APIs include the Package Shipping and Rating APIs.
These improvements expand Mail Innovations (MI) functionality for commodities, which now supports a new maximum number of 30. This new capability will be displayed on the MI Combination CN22 Label for postal compliance. The MI Return label will now have a two-dimensional matrix barcode that contains the USPS IMpb tracking number as well as the shipment’s destination postal code.
MI Outbound and Return labels will now have the ability to print package reference fields 3, 4 & 5 for non-CN22 labels only. Impacted API includes the Package Shipping API.
This improvement expands UPS Address Classification via the Address Validation Street Level (AVSL) API to new countries including Greece and Luxembourg. Classification is now supported in the AVSL API in 35 countries. Impacted APIs include the Address Validation Street Level API.
Effective from 16 October 2017, UPS Paperless Invoice has expanded to include several new origin and destination countries with 35 new destination countries and 82 new origin countries.
Impacted APIs include the Package Shipping API.
Expansion of pickup capability in fifteen new countries for a total of 41 countries. There are some restrictions regarding pickup and drop-off requests for WorldWide Express Freight shipments in specified countries outlined within the developer guide for the Package Pickup API.
The UPS APIs now have new Subversion Appendices at the end of each developer guide. The Subversion Appendix outlines what new elements and functionalities are available with each subversion release. Subversioning allows UPS customers/developers/UPS Ready Providers to determine what functionality they would like to include in their integration while maintaining 100% backward compatibility with customers who do not take advantage of the new Subversions available. Consult the most current developer guide at ups.com UPS Developer Kit for details.
The UPS APIs now support Saturday delivery of Three Day Select and Ground shipments to eligible US locations. Customers and UPS Ready Providers using the Time in Transit API must update their XML Request to include the ‘ResidentialAddressIndicator’ element within their XML Request. If the address is eligible, then a day of SAT will be returned along with a DATE of Saturday date. Consult the most current developer guide at ups.com UPS Developer Kit for details.
Scan descriptions will be returned in the language specified in the XML Request when using the Web Service version of the API. Only the scan event description will be translated, other elements will still be returned in English. Please consult the most current developer guide at ups.com UPS Developer Kit for details.
The Shipping and Rating APIs have been updated to support HazMat shipping and rating for both US and International shipments. These APIs will not however generate HazMat labels and forms. This will still need to be done using HazMat software or other applications.
In addition, there will be two new APIs for HazMat shipping and validation:
The Developer Guides for all APIs have been redesigned for easier use and more effective reference. In addition, all APIs now support JSON (Rest) messaging structure.
LTL Freight Rating API now supports a unique 'Quote Number' to track customer requests for LTL Freight rate quotes.
Paperless Invoice has been expanded to support United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
The UPS Developer Kit Community has been updated with additional security features for ease of use.
Whether it's pre-shipment or tracking, UPS Developer Kit APIs can help provide a seamless, positive customer experience.
The UPS Developer Kit APIs offer various services to enhance shipping and tracking systems. For all rate and service changes or enhancements, refer to the UPS Service and Tariff Guide. For all technical changes and enhancements, refer to the Developer's Guide specific to each API.
The UPS Developer Kit APIs for January 2014 offer new enhancements, including:
For support for the Zebra ZT230 printer for the Shipping API, refer to the API Developer Guide.
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