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Release Notes thru 2016-01-16

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Updates:

ShippingEasy:
  • Added new email template variable: {{shipment.tracking_number}} This new variable displays the shipment tracking number in the email without making the tracking number a clickable link. A custom hyperlink can be added if desired. Learn more about customizing email templates
UPS:
  • On UPS outbound domestic shipments, do not include a “DESC” with the shipment’s description on the label. On UPS return shipments and on UPS international shipments, the term “Merchandise” will be displayed on the label as the “DESC” value. 
USPS:

USPS implemented rate and service changes on January 17th. The following updates to ShippingEasy were made to accommodate the USPS changes. Learn more.

Rates:

Services:

  • Removed Priority Mail Regional Rate Box C and all Priority Mail Express Flat Rate boxes because USPS has discontinued supporting these package types.
  • Extended domestic First Class rates to 15.9 oz for all customers.
  • Added error messaging to the Order details to alert when a Shipping Rule is trying to assign a package type that no longer exists, per USPS service changes.
  • Updated the display of included insurance on READY TO SHIP for USPS international Priority Mail shipments, as USPS is now providing $200 of included coverage on international Priority Mail shipments (with the exception of Small Flat Rate box and Flat Rate envelopes).

International Customs Forms:

  • Removed support for the 8.5" x 5.33" international USPS label because USPS is standardizing on 4" x 6" for all international labels. Customers who had 8.5" x 5.33" selected for international USPS labels will have their label setting for international shipments set to 4" x 6". Learn more about available label sizes.
  • Allow more than 5 line items on USPS PS Form-2976, which is used on all international First Class and some Priority Mail shipments. If more than 5 line items are present, then an additional “continuation page” label will be included.
  • Include the free electronic delivery confirmation (e-DELCON) on USPS First Class and Priority Mail shipments to these four countries that USPS is adding to the e-DELCON program as part of the January rate change: Slovakia, Turkey, Lebanon, and Norway. Learn more about e-DELCON.
  • The “Sender’s Copy” will no longer print for customs PS Form 2976-A, so shipments requiring this form will only require 3 labels. 
  • Display “2976-B” as the customs form name on READY TO SHIP when Priority Mail Express is the chosen service, as USPS now requires the PS Form 2976-B for Priority Mail Express international shipments. Learn more about USPS customs forms.
  • Display “2976” as the customs form name on READY TO SHIP when Priority Mail is the chosen service and the destination is either APO or a US Territory (Guam, Palau, etc.). Learn more about USPS customs forms.
  • Print only a single page on customs form PS Form 2976-A or PS Form 2976-B if the destination is APO, US Territory, Canada, Australia, or Costa Rica, as USPS now only requires a single page customs form for these destinations.

Consolidator Services:

  • Change to a new format for the ePacket shipping labels, as Endicia has update this label format. The new format is a single page, 4x6 label (instead of the former 2-page 4x4 labels). NOTE: we are working to address an issue that is see when an ePacket label is printed with a packing slip in tandem.

 

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