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Royal Mail Integration – New International ETOE Services Added

Royal Mail are introducing a set of new International services intended for use by a new Extra-Territorial Office of Exchange (ETOE) in the USA. An ETOE is an office or facility operated by or in connection with a postal operator outside its national territory on the territory of another country.

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Royal Mail Integration – OBA Sales Order Create API Updated with Container ID

The OBA Sales Order Create Request sent to Royal Mail for untracked shipments has been updated to include the Container ID instead of the Manifest Number when shipments allocated to a container are manifested. This helps in reflecting the actual containerisation of the shipments and improves tracking and billing accuracy.

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Royal Mail Integration – Updated the tracking translation for events EVKLS and EVKLC

The Royal Mail tracking events EVKLS and EVKLC pertain to delivery to a collection point for collection, not to the final delivery. To accurately reflect this, the tracking events EVKLS and EVKLC have been remapped to indicate "Ready for Collection," rather than treating them as "Delivered" events. This ensures that the correct tracking information is sent to customers.

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Containers – Number of Add/Remove shipments increased to 10,000

The maximum number of records accepted in the Add/Remove Shipments request under the Containers API has been increased from 99 to 10,000. This means customers can add a maximum of 10,000 shipments to a container or remove a maximum of 10,000 shipments from a container in a single request. This gives greater flexibility for customers using the container functionality and helps in reducing the number of API calls needed to Sapient.

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Parcel Collection Service Added

Parcel Collect Service has been added to Royal Mail Integration. This service enables customers to have their parcels collected from any specified address at their preferred timeslot. It is applicable to Royal Mail shipments that have already been created. Should customers omit selecting a preferred timeslot, the first available collection date will be chosen automatically. Please note, the Parcel Collection service does not cover pick-ups from Safeplace locations or areas with animal warnings.

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DX Integration Added to Sapient

The integration supports single piece shipments only to domestic destinations. The label formats available are PDF and ZPL. The integration doesn’t support any service enhancements. For more information on creating a DX shipment and managing DX shipping accounts, please refer to the API reference page and the DX API section.

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Royal Mail Shipping Account - Registered Billing Postcode Field Added

Registered billing postcode field has been added to Royal Mail Shipping Account API and UI. The field is optional and accepts a GB postcode only. Addition of this field will help Royal Mail in automating the generation of new OBA Access Code API.

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Royal Mail Integration – Allow customers to use addresses set in the Address Book

Customers can now utilize the addresses stored in their Address Book when creating a Royal Mail shipment. When customers provide the AddressId in the create shipment request as a Destination/Shipper/Return To Sender address, then the correspondent address in the Address Book will be used and the address will be filled as per the details stored in Address Book. Additionally, this feature will empower customers to seamlessly add addresses to a Shipping Location by leveraging the addresses stored in their Address Book.

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Evri Integration – Ability to add multiple Child Client IDs to the main Shipping Account

Customers can now select ‘Child Client Departments’ button on the Shipping Account screen to add or remove Child Client subaccounts. It can enable customers selling multiple brands to create separate subaccounts per brand for creating Evri shipments.

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UPS Integration Added

This integration supports multi-piece shipments to domestic and international destinations. The label formats available are PDF, PNG and ZPL. Tracking updates for UPS shipments are also available via the Sapient Tracking Webhook. For more information on creating a UPS shipment and managing UPS shipping accounts, please refer to the API reference page and the UPS API section.