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Announcements and API Updates

January 2017

Global Dangerous Goods Expansion

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:

  • Dangerous Goods API - validate Air, Ground, and International dangerous goods (hazardous materials) shipments are acceptable to UPS.
  • Pre-Notification API - notify UPS of dangerous goods shipments after shipment processing.

Other Enhancements

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.

July 2016

  • The Developer Guides for some APIs have been redesigned for easier use and more effective reference.
  • The Shipping, Rating, and Address Validation APIs were updated to support the expansion of residential surcharges globally.
  • The Shipping API has been updated to support VAT ID for shipments, returns to Portugal, additional handling, and new seasonal surcharges. In addition, the Shipping API now supports consignee email address for international import shipments.
  • All UPS Developer Kit APIs have been updated and now support JSON version.

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January 2016

  • The UPS Developer Kit will now be available for download in 23 new countries for the Rating, Shipping, Tracking, and Tim in Transit APIs.
    • Algeria, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Burundi, Cameroon, Djibouti, DR of Congo, Estonia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Serbia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • Pickup/Collection API will now be available in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.
  • The Developer Guides for some APIs have been redesigned for easier use and more effective reference.
  • UPS Freight® LTL will be rebranded to UPS® Standard LTL for US-MX movements and has a new service code outlined in the UPS Ground Freight Shipping and Rating API developer guides.
  • There are new General List and Regional rate types internationally that will return new values within the API responses for international shippers dependent upon their account.
  • New payment types will be allowed for Small Package shipments including PayPal.

July 2015

  • The UPS Developer Kit will now be available for download in 19 new countries for the Rating, Shipping, Tracking and Time in Transit APIs.
    • Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Croatia, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, South Africa, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates.
  • The UPS Developer Kit will now support JSON versions of the APIs for the Address Validation Street Level, Rating, Shipping, Tracking and Time in Transit APIs.
  • The Tracking API will now support rail movements in the XML response.
  • The Rating API developer kit and developer guide have changes to improve usability. Customers can provide feedback at the UPS Developer Kit Community https://developerkitcommunity.ups.com/index.php/Main_Page. The link can be found at the UPS Developer Resource Centre under 'We're here to help'.

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January 2015

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 Rate and Service Guide. For all technical changes and enhancements, refer to the Developer's Guide specific to each API.

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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 US State Department Licence-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.

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