Creating a shipment is the starting point for everything which can be accomplished within Carrier Connect.
Using createShipment creates a shipment and returns a unique shipment number after successfully creating the shipment.
This shipment number can be used to reference the shipment when adding futher operations to the shipment later on.
<result> <hasErrors>false</hasErrors> <hasOnlyRetryableErrors>false</hasOnlyRetryableErrors> <hasWarnings>false</hasWarnings> <shipmentNumber>0007544</shipmentNumber> ... </result>
However, createShipment also allows to create a complete shipment with packages, items, etc., set the shipment to 'complete' and request all related documents within one call!
This provides a quick and easy process if all necessary data is available before creating the shipment.
See also our SOAP Java documentation.
Updated over 2 years ago