Ship Date

Specifying a shipping date can help you to schedule a pickup, receive a more accurate rate request, or more importantly, enable you to Create a manifest for USPS.

Setting Up Your Request

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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": {
"service_code": "usps_priority_mail",
"ship_date": "2019-7-25",
"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"
},
"packages": [
{
"weight": {
"value": 1.0,
"unit": "ounce"
}
}
]
}
}
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{
"label_id": "se-test-41860047",
"status": "processing",
"shipment_id": "se-41860047",
"ship_date": "2019-07-25T05:00:00.000Z",
"created_at": "2019-07-25T15:24:46.657Z",
"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": true,
"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 will now be available to download using the label_download.href URL provided in the response.