eBay Trading APIVersion 1217

ShipmentTrackingDetailsType

This type details the shipping carrier and shipment tracking number associated with a package shipment. It also contains information about the line items shipped through the Global Shipping program.

Types that use ShipmentTrackingDetailsType:

Calls that use ShipmentTrackingDetailsType:

Fields

ShipmentLineItem ( ShipmentLineItemType ) [0..1]
Contains information about one or more order line items in a Global Shipping Program package. Required or returned if the value of ShippingCarrierUsed is PBI.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use ShipmentLineItem.

ShipmentTrackingNumber ( string ) [0..1]
The tracking number assigned by the shipping carrier to the item shipment. This field and the ShippingCarrierUsed field are mutually dependent. When you submit ShipmentTrackingNumber, you must also supply a value for ShippingCarrierUsed. When you submit ShippingCarrierUsed, you must also supply a value for ShipmentTrackingNumber.

The seller is responsible for the accuracy of the shipment tracking number, as eBay only verifies that the tracking number is consistent with the numbering scheme used by the specified shipping carrier, but cannot verify the accuracy of the tracking number. For order management calls,

For GetOrders, GetOrderTransactions, GetSellerTransactions, and GetItemTransactions only: This field is only returned if a valid tracking number is set. With the exception of the GetSellerTransactions (where it is only returned to the seller and not buyer), the tracking number will only be returned to the seller or buyer. If a user is using a Trading WSDL Version 1019 or above, this field will only be returned to the buyer or seller, and no longer returned at all to third parties. If using a Trading WSDL older than Version 1019, this field is returned to third parties, but the string value returned in the field will be Unavailable.

Note: The Trading API only supports alphanumeric characters, and any other characters are not supported, including spaces, hyphens, and all other special characters. Users should not enter spaces even if spaces are shown for the tracking number on the shipping label.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use ShipmentTrackingNumber.

ShippingCarrierUsed ( string ) [0..1]
The name of the shipping carrier used to ship the item. This field and the ShipmentTrackingNumber field are mutually dependent. When you submit ShippingCarrierUsed, you must also supply a value for ShipmentTrackingNumber. When you submit ShipmentTrackingNumber, you must also supply a value for ShippingCarrierUsed.

When the site ID is Austria, Poland, or UK, ShippingCarrierUsed can be any value, because it is not checked by eBay. For all other sites, only the following characters are allowed: letters (a-z, A-Z), numbers (0-9), space, and dash (-). The site ID is specified in the CompleteSale request header.

Note: Commonly used shipping carriers can be found by calling GeteBayDetails with DetailName set to ShippingCarrierDetails and examining the returned ShippingCarrierDetails.ShippingCarrier field. ShippingCarrierCodeType also has a list of valid shipping carriers, but eBay cannot guarantee that this enumerated type contains a full, updated list of shipping carriers. For the CompleteSale call:
  • This field is not case sensitive in the CompleteSale request.
  • When using UPS Mail Innovations, supply the value UPS-MI. Buyers will subsequently be sent to the UPS Mail Innovations website for tracking status.
  • When using FedEx SmartPost, supply the value FedEx. Buyers will subsequently be sent to the FedEx web site for tracking status.
For the Get calls: When using the Global Shipping Program, this field returns a value of PBI.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use ShippingCarrierUsed.