When will the shipment calculator be available?
The first release will be in the fourth quarter of 2017.
What is the development language?
The RESTful APIs are written in PHP.
WHAT IS THE DATA FORMAT?
The APIs take JSON as input and will return JSON as output.
Is an account required to use the API?
Yes. An account is required and an API key will be needed to access the APIs.
What is the cost?
Pricing has not been set.
Is international shipping supported?
No. The Shipment Calculator is limited to US addresses (including Alaska and Hawaii). The currency is also limited to US dollars.
How is default shipping determined?
Part of the payload for a shipment cost request is a list of default shipping cost values. The list will include estimates, from the shipping location, to Eastern, Midwestern, Western, and nonContiguous (Hawaii and Alaska) states. If the call to the vendor shipping service fails, and default shipping cost is supported, the Shipment Calculator will select a value from the default list. The value is selected by using the destination zip code to determine the region. All items in a box are scanned. The item with the highest cost to the region is selected as the default cost for the box.