PB Presort: Services, Parcel Types, and Label Sizes

Services

The following are the supported services for PB Presort.

ID Service
BPM Bound Printed Matter
STANDARD Standard Mail


Special Service

The following special service is supported for PB Presort.

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

ID Special Service Services Supporting the Special Service Input Parameter
DelCon Delivery Confirmation STANDARD

Input parameters are not required for DelCon. To use DelCon, add the following to the rates.specialServices array:

{ "specialServiceId": "DelCon" }


Parcel Types

The following are the supported parcel types for PB Presort.

ID Parcel Type Services Supporting the Parcel Type
LGENV Large Envelope/Flat. BPM, STANDARD
PKG Package BPM


Label Sizes and Formats

Please read the following considerations before printing a PB Presort 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_4X6 PDF

ZPL2 [1]
URL

BASE64
DOC_6X4 PDF

ZPL2 [1]
URL

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_6X4",
    "fileFormat": "PDF",
    "contentType": "URL",
    "printDialogOption": "NO_PRINT_DIALOG"
} ]

Example documents array, as returned in the response:

"documents": [ {
    "type": "SHIPPING_LABEL",
    "size": "DOC_6X4",
    "fileFormat": "PDF",
    "contentType": "URL",
    "contents": "http://.../781dfacdfb9f40fe9d4a6cc419c7b589.pdf"
} ]