Newgistics Services, Parcel Types, and Label Sizes

Services

The following are the supported services for Newgistics.

ID Service
BPM Bound Printed Matter
PRCLSEL Parcel Select
PSLW Parcel Select Lightweight
FCM First-Class Mail
PM Priority Mail

Special Services

The following are the supported special services for Newgistics.

Important: Do not include a special service unless you intend to apply it.

ID Special Service
DelCon Delivery Confirmation
Sig Signature Confirmation
NOTIFICATIONS Subscribe to provisioned transit triggers.


Parcel Type

The following parcel type is supported for Newgistics.

ID Parcel Type Services Supporting the Parcel Type
PKG Package BPM, PRCLSEL, PSLW, FCM, PM


Label Sizes and Formats

Please read the following considerations before printing a Newgistics label:

  • The label size, as specified in the documents.size field, uses an upper-case X. Using a lower-case x will result in an error.
  • If you choose to retrieve the label through a URL, the URL is available for 24 hours after the shipment is created.
  • By default, the APIs print ZPL2 labels using the Unicode character set. If you have an older printer that does not support Unicode, see this Troubleshooting topic.
  • Advise shippers on correct label placement. Please see What is the correct placement for a shipping label?
Label Size File Format Content Type
DOC_4X5 PDF

PNG

ZPL2 [1]
URL

BASE64

BASE64
DOC_4X6 PDF

PNG

ZPL2 [1]
URL

BASE64

BASE64
[1](1, 2) By default, the APIs print ZPL2 labels using the Unicode character set.
If you have an older printer that does not support Unicode, see
this troubleshooting topic.

Example documents array, as sent in the request:

"documents": [ {
    "type": "SHIPPING_LABEL",
    "size": "DOC_4X6",
    "fileFormat": "PDF",
    "contentType": "URL"
} ]

Example documents array, as returned in the response:

"documents": [ {
    "type": "SHIPPING_LABEL",
    "fileFormat": "PDF",
    "contentType": "URL",
    "contents": "https://.../4c81f9019ffc464ca1901c19cf48c517.pdf"
} ]