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API Announcements and Updates

July 2019

Locator Plug-In

The UPS Global Locator Plug-In is now available with the Global Locator API developer kit. Customers will be required to login and obtain an Access Key to download the Global Locator API developer kit, which includes the Plug-In. The Plug-In will be available in the same countries as the Locator API.

Download the Global Locator API developer kit and Plug-in

Locator API

This improvement includes the following Europe Origin Countries to the Global Locator API:

Israel (IL), Russia (RU), Ukraine (UA), and Turkey (TR).

Shipping API

A new contractual service, UPS Worldwide Economy, is a cost-effective, deferred international small- package service designed to address the boom in cross-border e-commerce and help merchants penetrate new markets.

Initially the contractual service will include the United States (US), United Kingdom (GB), Canada (CA), China (CN), and Hong Kong (HK). There will be additional countries launching in September and in January 2020.

January 2019

Pickup API

Additions for the Pickup API include allowing cash as a form of payment in Ireland and Saturday Pickup in Ireland with a charge. Secondly, a postal code expansion to support 4 and 8 digit postal codes for Argentina.

Rating API

Updates to the Rating API include support for the Heavy Goods when an origin and destination is entered to calculate Time in Transit.

Changed the name of Large Package Surcharge to Irregular Package Surcharge to align with the Rate and Service Guide.

Additional support for Saturday Pickup for UPS Worldwide Express Plus®, UPS Worldwide Express®, and UPS Worldwide Saver® shipments with U.S. origins to 62 destination countries.

Shipping API

Updates to the Shipping API include changing the name of Large Package Surcharge to Irregular Package Surcharge to align with the Rate and Service Guide.

Additional support for Saturday Pickup for UPS Worldwide Express Plus®, UPS Worldwide Express®, and UPS Worldwide Saver® shipments with U.S. origins to 62 destination countries.

Time in Transit API

Updates to the Time in Transit API include support for Heavy Goods when the origin and destination is provided.

July 2018

Address Validation Street Level API

This improvement expands address classification for the following countries: Belarus (BY), Jersey (JE), Romania (RO), Russia (RU), Slovenia (SI), Turkey (TR), and Ukraine (UA).

Dangerous Goods API

Additions for the Dangerous Goods API include allowing hazardous material (HazMat) package shipments inside both the Canadian domestic ground network and the US cross-border ground network.

Secondly, the shipper’s account can now be validated for shipping ISC Category B Biological Substances and dry ice.

Locator API

New request elements for UPS Access point functionality have been expanded to Czech Republic, Hungary, and Portugal.

Quantum View API

A new response element now in place is returned in response for Manifest (refer Xpath for details)

Heavy Goods is a contractual service for US/50 shipping of mostly home goods, which are defined as furniture and home furnishings.

Rating API

Updates to the Rating API include allowing hazardous material (HazMat) package shipments inside both the Canadian domestic ground network and the US cross-border ground network. There are also new error codes.

The Rating API will support Dry Ice and Biological Substance chemical validation with new elements.

New charge types for Irregular Packages are now supported.

With the expansion of UPS Access Point, this API will now support shipping to an Access Point location in Czech Republic, Hungary, and Portugal.

Shipping API

Updates to the Shipping API include allowing hazardous material (HazMat) package shipments inside both the Canadian domestic ground network and the US cross-border ground network.

New charge types for Irregular Packages are now supported.

Additional improvements include new error codes, Irregular Package change enhancements, Broker of Choice enhancements, and UPS Proactive Response service enhancements.

Tracking and Signature Tracking APIs

The Signature Tracking developer kit and Tracking developer kit have been combined for ease of use and efficiency.

Tracking data for all scan types, including Signature Tracking Proof of Delivery with Tracking will now be retained for up to 120 days.

SubVersion value “1801” has been added to accommodate two new containers.

Two new XPath elements have been added where SubVersion 1801 is used.