PB Standard Delivery FAQs

Parent Topic: All FAQs

Note: These FAQS pertain to PB Standard Delivery. For PB Standard Returns, see PB Standard Returns FAQs.

Is the Rates API supported for PB Standard Delivery shipments?

Not currently. You cannot use the Rates API to retrieve rates for PB Standard Delivery shipments.

Does my shipper rate plan apply to PB Standard Delivery shipments?

No. Shipper rate plans apply only to prepaid USPS shipments. They do not apply to PB Standard Delivery shipments.

Does my postage account get charged when I print a PB Standard Delivery label?

No. PB Standard Delivery labels are post-paid labels and do not incur a charges at print time.

What is the default value for NON_DELIVERY_OPTION?

With no endorsement specified, the default USPS treatment of packages that are undeliverable is as follows: Parcel Select (PRCLSEL) is treated as “Forwarding Service Requested,” and Parcel Select Lightweight (PSLW) is destroyed by USPS.

Are PB Standard notifications supported?

Yes. You can subscribe the shipment to receive provisioned notifications by including the NOTIFICATIONS special service in the request. The merchant must be configured for PB Standard notifications to use this feature. For more information, see the Notifications section on the PB Standard Delivery page.

Can shippers pass reference fields to PB Standard?

Yes. To pass merchant-defined reference fields or reference IDs, see this topic on the PB Standard Delivery page.

Can I use the APAC Services to create a shipment and default services to manifest or void it?

No. If you use the Asia-Pacific (APAC) Services to create a shipment, you must also use the APAC Services if you manifest or void the shipment. The opposite is also true. If you use the default services to create a shipment, you must use the default services if you manifest or void the shipment.

Why is “Exception Label” printed on the label?

If a label prints with the words “Exception Label,” the label is still a fully compliant and valid label. “Exception Label” indicates that the sort information was not available at the time of print.

Exception Label