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Starlinks Global Guide

Starlinks Global offers domestic and international shipping services for shipments originating in the United States and United Kingdom.

This guide provides developers an overview of shipping services that Starlinks Global offers and the service codes and other details that you will use to create Starlinks Global shipments.

Connect Your Account

ShipEngine API allows you to connect your Starlinks Global accounts programmatically without logging in to the ShipEngine API dashboard. This is useful if you have wrapped a custom UI around the ShipEngine API toolset and want to add or disconnect existing carrier accounts without exposing your end users to the API dashboard.

These APIs can be used in parallel with the ShipEngine Partner APIs to programmatically create new ShipEngine users, and then connect existing Starlinks Global accounts all via the API without logging in to a dashboard. Together these APIs empower you to completely white-label the ShipEngine experience for your end users.

Continue below for instructions on how to programatically connect Starlinks Global using the ShipEngine API.

For instructions on connecting Starlinks Global via the ShipEngine dashboard, go to our Starlinks Global help article.

usernameYour Starlinks Global account usernameStringrequired
api_keyYour Starlinks Global account API keyStringrequired
accept_fm_parcelsAccept FM parcelsBooleanoptional

Your username and API key are availale in your Starlinks customer pack.

Example POST Call

POST /v1/connections/carriers/starlinks

POST /v1/connections/carriers/starlinks HTTP/1.1
Content-Type: application/json
"username": "mystarlinksusername"
"api_key": "123456789",
"accept_fm_parcels": false

Example Response

Your account will now appear in your carriers list with an assigned carrier_id that you will specify when creating Starlinks Global shipments.

"carrier-id": "se-1234567"

Starlinks Global offers both domestic and international services.

Domestic Services

ServiceCarrier CodeAPI Code
Starlinks Cross Border Standard Domesticcross_border_standard_domesticstarlinks_cross_border_standard_domestic
Starlinks Cross Border Direct Domesticcross_border_direct_domesticstarlinks_cross_border_direct_domestic
Starlinks Cross Border Final Mile Domesticcross_border_final_mile_domesticstarlinks_cross_border_final_mile_domestic
Starlinks Domestic Final Miledomestic_final_milestarlinks_domestic_final_mile
Starlinks Express Cross Border Final Mile Domesticexpress_cross_border_final_mile_domesticstarlinks_express_cross_border_final_mile_domestic

International Services

ServiceCarrier CodeAPI Code
Cross Border Standardcross_border_standardstarlinks_cross_border_standard
Cross Border Expresscross_border_expressstarlinks_cross_border_express
Cross Border PUDO*cross_border_pudostarlinks_cross_border_pudo
Starlinks Cross Border Directcross_border_directstarlinks_cross_border_direct
Starlinks Cross Border Final Milecross_border_final_milestarlinks_cross_border_final_mile
Starlinks Express Cross Border Final Mileexpress_cross_border_final_milestarlinks_express_cross_border_final_mile

*Cross Border PUDO services requires weight and dimensions to successfully create a label.

Package Types

NameAPI CodePackage Attributes

Return Services

Return services are not supported for this carrier.

Adding Shipment Insurance

Stalinks Global supports adding insurance to your shipments. Review the Parcel Insurance page for details on adding shipment insurance with ShipEngine.

Advanced Options

Starlinks Global supports the following advanced options:

OptionTypeOption API Codes
Collect on Delivery (COD)Objectcollect_on_delivery

For more details about using the Collect on Delivery advanced option, see the Collect on Delivery page.

To ensure you always have the most up-to-date information, use the List Carrier Advanced Options call.

  • ShipEngine does not currently submit customs declarations for international shipments. Merchants must generate their own customs documents and submit them electronically to Starlinks. See section 8 "Customs Clearance - All Countries" on page 7 of the Startlinks Global Terms and Conditions PDF for details.
  • ShipEngine does not currently support multi-package shipments when using Starlinks Global.

You are now ready to create shipments using CarrierName via ShipEngine!