Collect on Delivery

With the Collect on Delivery option you can now allow your customers to defer payment until they receive their shipment instead of paying at the time of their order.

Check Carrier support

First check that the carrier that you're using supports the Collect on Delivery option. Please see the following reference guide for further details

Collect on Delivery Fields

When creating a shipment, label, or rate in ShipEngine, you can use the advanced_options.collect_on_delivery field to specify the Collect On Delivery options.

Example Snippet

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{
"advanced_options": {
"collect_on_delivery": {
"payment_type": "cash",
"payment_amount": {
"amount": 10.7,
"currency": "usd"
}
}
}
}
PropertiesDescription
payment_typeenumerated string, required
any, cash, cash_equivalent, none
amountdecimal, required
currencyenumerated string, required
usd, cad, aud, gbp, eur, nzd

Please check with your selected carrier if this will be relevant to you or your customer.

Select Collect On Delivery

You can designate collect on delivery with the following API calls:

  • POST /v1/shipments
  • PUT /v1/shipments/{shipment_id}
  • POST /v1/labels
  • POST /v1/rates

Shipment Example

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POST /v1/shipments HTTP/1.1
Host: api.shipengine.com
API-Key: __YOUR_API_KEY_HERE__
Content-Type: application/json
{
"shipments": [
{
"advanced_options": {
"collect_on_delivery": {
"payment_type": "cash",
"payment_amount": {
"amount": 10.7,
"currency": "usd"
}
}
},
"service_code": "ups_ground",
"validate_address": "no_validation",
"ship_to": {
"name": "Amanda Miller",
"phone": "555-555-5555",
"address_line1": "525 S Winchester Blvd",
"city_locality": "San Jose",
"state_province": "CA",
"postal_code": "95128",
"country_code": "US",
"address_residential_indicator": "yes"
},
"ship_from": {
"company_name": "Example Corp.",
"name": "John Doe",
"phone": "111-111-1111",
"address_line1": "4009 Marathon Blvd",
"address_line2": "Suite 300",
"city_locality": "Austin",
"state_province": "TX",
"postal_code": "78756",
"country_code": "US",
"address_residential_indicator": "no"
},
"confirmation": "none",
"insurance_provider": "none",
"tags": [],
"packages": [
{
"weight": {
"value": 1,
"unit": "ounce"
}
}
]
}
]
}
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{
"shipments": [
{
"advanced_options": {
"bill_to_account": null,
"bill_to_country_code": null,
"bill_to_party": null,
"bill_to_postal_code": null,
"contains_alcohol": false,
"delivered_duty_paid": false,
"non_machinable": false,
"saturday_delivery": false,
"dry_ice": false,
"dry_ice_weight": null,
"freight_class": null,
"custom_field1": null,
"custom_field2": null,
"custom_field3": null,
"collect_on_delivery": {
"payment_type": "cash",
"payment_amount": {
"currency": "usd",
"amount": 10.7
}
}
},
"errors": [],
"address_validation": null,
"shipment_id": "se-1020109",
"carrier_id": "se-95",
"service_code": "ups_ground",
"external_shipment_id": null,
"ship_date": "2019-09-25T00:00:00Z",
"created_at": "2019-09-25T19:03:49.0116799Z",
"modified_at": "2019-09-25T19:03:49.0126795Z",
"shipment_status": "pending",
"ship_to": {
"name": "Amanda Miller",
"phone": "555-555-5555",
"address_line1": "525 S Winchester Blvd",
"city_locality": "San Jose",
"state_province": "CA",
"postal_code": "95128",
"country_code": "US",
"address_residential_indicator": "yes"
},
"ship_from": {
"company_name": "Example Corp.",
"name": "John Doe",
"phone": "111-111-1111",
"address_line1": "4009 Marathon Blvd",
"address_line2": "Suite 300",
"city_locality": "Austin",
"state_province": "TX",
"postal_code": "78756",
"country_code": "US",
"address_residential_indicator": "no"
},
"warehouse_id": null,
"return_to": {
"company_name": "Example Corp.",
"name": "John Doe",
"phone": "111-111-1111",
"address_line1": "4009 Marathon Blvd",
"address_line2": "Suite 300",
"city_locality": "Austin",
"state_province": "TX",
"postal_code": "78756",
"country_code": "US",
"address_residential_indicator": "no"
},
"confirmation": "none",
"customs": null,
"external_order_id": null,
"order_source_code": null,
"insurance_provider": "none",
"tags": [],
"packages": [
{
"package_code": "package",
"weight": {
"value": 1.0,
"unit": "ounce"
},
"dimensions": {
"unit": "inch",
"length": 0.0,
"width": 0.0,
"height": 0.0
},
"insured_value": {
"currency": "usd",
"amount": 0.0
},
"label_messages": {
"reference1": null,
"reference2": null,
"reference3": null
},
"external_package_id": null
}
],
"total_weight": {
"value": 1.0,
"unit": "ounce"
},
"items": []
}
]
}

Label Example

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POST /v1/labels HTTP/1.1
Host: api.shipengine.com
API-Key: __YOUR_API_KEY_HERE__
Content-Type: application/json
{
"shipment": {
"advanced_options": {
"collect_on_delivery": {
"payment_type": "any",
"payment_amount": {
"amount": 10.7,
"currency": "usd"
}
}
},
"service_code": "ups_ground",
"external_shipment_id": "__YOUR_EXTERNAL_ID_HERE__",
"ship_to": {
"name": "John Stuckey",
"phone": "6625905259",
"company_name": "John Stuckey",
"address_line1": "3412 Pemberton Square Blvd",
"address_line2": "Ste 2-241",
"city_locality": "VICKSBURG",
"postal_code": "39180-5541",
"country_code": "US",
"state_province": "MS",
"address_residential_indicator": "unknown"
},
"ship_from": {
"name": "Fulfillment Center",
"phone": "877-743-2269",
"company_name": "BBQGuys",
"address_line1": "8151 Airline Hwy",
"city_locality": "Baton Rouge",
"postal_code": "70815",
"country_code": "US",
"state_province": "LA"
},
"confirmation": "none",
"packages": [
{
"weight": {
"value": 2,
"unit": "pound"
},
"dimensions": {
"unit": "inch",
"length": 2,
"width": 14,
"height": 17
}
}
]
}
}

The collect on delivery payment option is not shown in the response from creating a label.

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{
"label_id": "se-6615",
"status": "completed",
"shipment_id": "se-1020115",
"ship_date": "2019-09-26T00:00:00Z",
"created_at": "2019-09-26T17:48:59.2732285Z",
"shipment_cost": {
"currency": "usd",
"amount": 27.27
},
"insurance_cost": {
"currency": "usd",
"amount": 0.0
},
"tracking_number": "1Z14Y0487211178222",
"is_return_label": false,
"rma_number": null,
"is_international": false,
"batch_id": "",
"carrier_id": "se-95",
"service_code": "ups_ground",
"package_code": "package",
"voided": false,
"voided_at": null,
"label_format": "pdf",
"label_layout": "4x6",
"trackable": true,
"carrier_code": "ups",
"tracking_status": "in_transit",
"label_download": {
"pdf": "http://localhost:55163/v1/downloads/1/7OC4emEGkEmtutHwzbhvwg/label-6615.pdf",
"png": "http://localhost:55163/v1/downloads/1/7OC4emEGkEmtutHwzbhvwg/label-6615.png",
"zpl": "http://localhost:55163/v1/downloads/1/7OC4emEGkEmtutHwzbhvwg/label-6615.zpl",
"href": "http://localhost:55163/v1/downloads/1/7OC4emEGkEmtutHwzbhvwg/label-6615.pdf"
},
"form_download": null,
"insurance_claim": null,
"packages": [
{
"package_code": "package",
"weight": {
"value": 2.00,
"unit": "pound"
},
"dimensions": {
"unit": "inch",
"length": 2.00,
"width": 14.00,
"height": 17.00
},
"insured_value": {
"currency": "usd",
"amount": 0.00
},
"tracking_number": "1Z14Y0487211178222",
"label_messages": {
"reference1": null,
"reference2": null,
"reference3": null
},
"external_package_id": null
}
]
}