Create a Label from a Rate

Similar to our example in Quickstart: Create a Label, we're going to request a label using USPS with the Stamps.com carrier that's included with your account.

When you use a rate_id to create a label you have already done the hard part. We persist all of the rate information, just pass us the rate_id. Update the cURL command below to use a rate_id you gathered from a previous command.

Example

POST v1/labels/rates/:rate_id

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POST /v1/labels/rates/se-2128728 HTTP/1.1
Host: api.shipengine.com
API-Key: __YOUR_API_KEY_HERE__
Content-Type: application/json
{
"label_format":"pdf",
"label_layout": "4x6"
}
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{
"label_id": "se-test-2128728",
"status": "completed",
"shipment_id": "se-2128728",
"ship_date": "2019-07-25T05:00:00.000Z",
"created_at": "2019-07-25T18:43:15.038Z",
"shipment_cost": {
"currency": "usd",
"amount": 0.0
},
"insurance_cost": {
"currency": "usd",
"amount": 0.0
},
"tracking_number": "9999999999999",
"is_return_label": false,
"is_international": false,
"batch_id": "",
"carrier_id": "se-0",
"service_code": "usps_priority_mail",
"package_code": "package",
"voided": false,
"voided_at": null,
"label_format": "pdf",
"label_layout": "4x6",
"trackable": false,
"carrier_code": "stamps_com",
"tracking_status": "unknown",
"label_download": {
"pdf": "https://api.shipengine.com/v1/downloads/6/Q2OLdnGaqk-UzkN6pFH0lg/testlabel-202923521.pdf",
"png": "https://api.shipengine.com/v1/downloads/6/Q2OLdnGaqk-UzkN6pFH0lg/testlabel-202923521.png",
"zpl": "https://api.shipengine.com/v1/downloads/6/Q2OLdnGaqk-UzkN6pFH0lg/testlabel-202923521.zpl",
"href": "https://api.shipengine.com/v1/downloads/6/Q2OLdnGaqk-UzkN6pFH0lg/testlabel-202923521.pdf"
},
"form_download": null,
"insurance_claim": null
}

That's it, your label is available for download using the label_download.href URL provided in the response.