The service provides rate quotes, delivery estimates, label and shipping document creation, and pickup/delivery scheduling for parcel shipments related to e-commerce sales and other small package transactions. It automates interactions with a number of couriers to quote shipping rates and delivery terms offered, with ability to choose an available option, complete documents including address label and customs declarations, and schedule pickup. The service interacts with shippers for package tracking and delivery status inquiries.
API methods support submitting customer information, delivery address, shipment contents, and other particulars to generate shipping options from a list of available couriers. Methods also support shipping document creation, including bill of lading, and finalization of the shipping transaction. The API provides tracking number and other delivery status information.