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What UPS APIs are Available?

By integrating UPS transportation functionality like rating, shipping, or tracking directly into your enterprise business applications and e-commerce website, your employees can become more efficient and your customers can benefit from improved user experience. Possible business applications include:

  • Ordering: Improve accuracy of orders with Street Level Address Validation, Rating or Time in Transit APIs.
  • Shipping: Automate fulfillment and global shipping processes with Collection, Shipping and UPS Tradeability® APIs.
  • Customer Service: Provide visibility to customers and your customer service center with Quantum View®, Rating, Tracking, UPS Signature Tracking®, and Locator APIs.

Below are the UPS APIs offered within the UPS Developer Kit:

  • Address Validation API: Verify the city, state and postal code information is valid.
  • Address Validation Street Level API: Verify the street address, city, state and postal code information is valid.
  • Gemini API: Integrate UPS air freight shipping and rating functionality directly into your business systems and web sites.
  • Locator API: Search for UPS shipping locations based on type (drop box, UPS Store, customer counter, etc.) and services offered at that location (office supplies, packaging, etc.).
  • Collection API: Request a collection for you or for one of your customers.
  • Quantum View API: Stream visibility data over the web into internal applications from your Quantum View Data subscription. 
  • Rating API: Compare delivery services and shipping rates to determine the best option to meet your customers' needs.
  • Shipping API: Print UPS labels from your internal business systems.
  • Paperless Document API: Upload documents and link to your international shipments.
  • Tracking API: Obtain accurate package status information for your shipments.
  • Time in Transit API: Compare shipping transit times of UPS services.
  • UPS Signature Tracking API: Obtain proof of delivery information, which contains a digitised signature and full delivery address.
  • UPS TradeAbility API: Prepare and manage international shipments with the following capabilities; Denied Party Screener, Landed Cost, licence, and Import Compliance.

The UPS Developer Kit provides a detailed list of APIs available in your area.  Please review the Steps for Planning API Integration page and the Instructions for Developers page before downloading any software developer kits (SDKs).

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