Shipment API

API change history

REST JSON interface that exposes methods related to:

  • Submitting a shipment to the notime platfom
  • Checking a shipment's status
  • Cancelling a shipment
  • Updating shipment parameters after submission

6. Approve Shipment

This method is used where shipment data is submitted via the notime Widget.
Before the shipment can be processed it needs to be approved .
Shipments that are submitted via the Submit Shipment method are automatically approved by default.

Please contact us on info@notime.eu for more information.

Try it

Request URL

Request headers

(optional)
string
Media type of the body sent to the API.
string
Subscription key which provides access to this API. Found in your Profile.

Request body

Name Type Mandatory Note
ShipmentId Guid Yes Guid identifying a shipment. The shipment should be in unapproved state.
Dropoff POI Yes, if the shipment of type HomeDelivery
EndUser EndUser Yes, if the shipment of type ParcelPoint Contanct information of person who will pick up the shipment from Pickup Point.
Barcodes Array of String It's an obsolete property, use Parcels instead.
Parcels Array of Parcel objects The parcels, barcodes and sizes that make up this shipment. Parcel data can also be submitted at a later stage in the lifecycle of the shipment. For this use the method: Update Shipment.
Reference String This is the shipper's own reference to this shipment. This reference can be used for search and customer support.
Labels Array of String Labels are used to describe the requirements that go with a certain shipment and the feature a deliverer offers. A typical requirement label could mean: "Must be transported under 10C". "Must be transported flat". Labels are identified by their name. If this is provided we try to find it in the database otherwise it logs an error.
Some of the preconfigured labels are listed here


Name Type Mandatory Default Note
Reference String If this is provided we try to find the corresponding item in the database. If found the rest of the POI object can be empty (so use only reference to specify POI object). If, together with a valid reference, the fields Name, ContactName, Note, Phone are provided, they will be replaced in the corresponding database entry. If a new reference is entered, a new POI is created in the database. The reference has to be unique within a GroupGuid.
Name String StreetAddress
Phone String Main phone number.
Phone2 String Additional phone number.
Phone3 String Additional phone number.
StreetAddress String Yes, if no valid Reference
PostCode String Yes, if no valid Reference
City String Yes, if no valid Reference
CountryCode String Yes, if no valid Reference Country code e.g. "CH", "DE", "FR", "AT"
ContactName String
ContactEmailAddress String
Note String
Labels Array of String Labels are used to describe the requirements that go with a certain shipment and the feature a deliverer offers. A typical requirement lable could mean: "Must be transported under 10C". "Must be transported flat". Labels are identified by their name. If this is provided we try to find it in the database otherwise it logs and error.


Name Type Mandatory Default Note
ParcelNumber String Custom identifier of a parcel
Barcode String
Size String Optional information about the size of the parcel. E.g. "XS", "S" etc. For more information please contact support.
Weight Double Optional information about the weight of the parcel in kg.


Name Type Mandatory Default Note
FullName String Yes Full name of the recipient.
Phone String Yes Main phone number which is used to send out the FolloMe SMS.
Phone2 String Additional phone number. This number will be given to the operation manager in case the recipient is not reachable.
Phone3 String Additional phone number. This number will be given to the operation manager in case the recipient is not reachable.
Email String Yes Email address under which the recipient can be contacted. This email is used for our FollowMe emails.

{
"ShipmentId":"FDDBA08C-0B5F-48E4-AA84-801181F1EFB7",
"Reference":"order01",
"Dropoff":
{
"Name":"notime AG",
"Phone":"+41 44 508 48 48",
"ContactEmailAddress":"customer@gmail.com",
"City":"Z\u00fcrich",
"CountryCode":"CH",
"Postcode":"8003",
"Streetaddress":"Birmensdorferstrasse 94"
},
"Parcels":
[{
"ParcelNumber":"01",
"Barcode":"Unique value which is not used for another shipment",
"Size":"S",
"Weight": 0.5
}]
}

Response 404

Returned in case if specified shipment in unapproved state is not found. Reason phrase is specified as 'Unapproved shipment with id = [guid] not found'.

Response 200

With all result codes the following object is sent back:

Name Type Description
ResultCode Int 0: success
ResultText String Result description
ShipmentGuid String The reference of the shipment
PickupReference String The reference of the pickup
DropoffReference String The reference of the dropoff
ErrorString String Error description

{
  "ResultCode": 0,
  "ResultText":"Success",
  "ShipmentGuid":"Shipment-ref-1",
  "PickupReference":"Pickup-ref-1",
  "DropoffReference":"Dropoff-ref-1",
  "ErrorString":null
}

Response 400

Returned in case if submitted request body doesn't fit validation rules or business rules.

{"request.Dropoff":["The Dropoff field is required."]}

Code samples

@ECHO OFF

curl -v -X POST "https://v1.notimeapi.com/api/shipment/approve"
-H "Content-Type: application/json"
-H "Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key: {subscription key}"

--data-ascii "{body}" 
using System;
using System.Net.Http.Headers;
using System.Text;
using System.Net.Http;
using System.Web;

namespace CSHttpClientSample
{
    static class Program
    {
        static void Main()
        {
            MakeRequest();
            Console.WriteLine("Hit ENTER to exit...");
            Console.ReadLine();
        }
        
        static async void MakeRequest()
        {
            var client = new HttpClient();
            var queryString = HttpUtility.ParseQueryString(string.Empty);

            // Request headers
            client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Add("Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key", "{subscription key}");

            var uri = "https://v1.notimeapi.com/api/shipment/approve?" + queryString;

            HttpResponseMessage response;

            // Request body
            byte[] byteData = Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes("{body}");

            using (var content = new ByteArrayContent(byteData))
            {
               content.Headers.ContentType = new MediaTypeHeaderValue("< your content type, i.e. application/json >");
               response = await client.PostAsync(uri, content);
            }

        }
    }
}	
// // This sample uses the Apache HTTP client from HTTP Components (http://hc.apache.org/httpcomponents-client-ga/)
import java.net.URI;
import org.apache.http.HttpEntity;
import org.apache.http.HttpResponse;
import org.apache.http.client.HttpClient;
import org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpGet;
import org.apache.http.client.utils.URIBuilder;
import org.apache.http.impl.client.HttpClients;
import org.apache.http.util.EntityUtils;

public class JavaSample 
{
    public static void main(String[] args) 
    {
        HttpClient httpclient = HttpClients.createDefault();

        try
        {
            URIBuilder builder = new URIBuilder("https://v1.notimeapi.com/api/shipment/approve");


            URI uri = builder.build();
            HttpPost request = new HttpPost(uri);
            request.setHeader("Content-Type", "application/json");
            request.setHeader("Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key", "{subscription key}");


            // Request body
            StringEntity reqEntity = new StringEntity("{body}");
            request.setEntity(reqEntity);

            HttpResponse response = httpclient.execute(request);
            HttpEntity entity = response.getEntity();

            if (entity != null) 
            {
                System.out.println(EntityUtils.toString(entity));
            }
        }
        catch (Exception e)
        {
            System.out.println(e.getMessage());
        }
    }
}

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>JSSample</title>
    <script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
</head>
<body>

<script type="text/javascript">
    $(function() {
        var params = {
            // Request parameters
        };
      
        $.ajax({
            url: "https://v1.notimeapi.com/api/shipment/approve?" + $.param(params),
            beforeSend: function(xhrObj){
                // Request headers
                xhrObj.setRequestHeader("Content-Type","application/json");
                xhrObj.setRequestHeader("Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key","{subscription key}");
            },
            type: "POST",
            // Request body
            data: "{body}",
        })
        .done(function(data) {
            alert("success");
        })
        .fail(function() {
            alert("error");
        });
    });
</script>
</body>
</html>
#import <Foundation/Foundation.h>

int main(int argc, const char * argv[])
{
    NSAutoreleasePool * pool = [[NSAutoreleasePool alloc] init];
    
    NSString* path = @"https://v1.notimeapi.com/api/shipment/approve";
    NSArray* array = @[
                         // Request parameters
                         @"entities=true",
                      ];
    
    NSString* string = [array componentsJoinedByString:@"&"];
    path = [path stringByAppendingFormat:@"?%@", string];

    NSLog(@"%@", path);

    NSMutableURLRequest* _request = [NSMutableURLRequest requestWithURL:[NSURL URLWithString:path]];
    [_request setHTTPMethod:@"POST"];
    // Request headers
    [_request setValue:@"application/json" forHTTPHeaderField:@"Content-Type"];
    [_request setValue:@"{subscription key}" forHTTPHeaderField:@"Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key"];
    // Request body
    [_request setHTTPBody:[@"{body}" dataUsingEncoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding]];
    
    NSURLResponse *response = nil;
    NSError *error = nil;
    NSData* _connectionData = [NSURLConnection sendSynchronousRequest:_request returningResponse:&response error:&error];

    if (nil != error)
    {
        NSLog(@"Error: %@", error);
    }
    else
    {
        NSError* error = nil;
        NSMutableDictionary* json = nil;
        NSString* dataString = [[NSString alloc] initWithData:_connectionData encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];
        NSLog(@"%@", dataString);
        
        if (nil != _connectionData)
        {
            json = [NSJSONSerialization JSONObjectWithData:_connectionData options:NSJSONReadingMutableContainers error:&error];
        }
        
        if (error || !json)
        {
            NSLog(@"Could not parse loaded json with error:%@", error);
        }
        
        NSLog(@"%@", json);
        _connectionData = nil;
    }
    
    [pool drain];

    return 0;
}
<?php
// This sample uses the Apache HTTP client from HTTP Components (http://hc.apache.org/httpcomponents-client-ga/)
require_once 'HTTP/Request2.php';

$request = new Http_Request2('https://v1.notimeapi.com/api/shipment/approve');
$url = $request->getUrl();

$headers = array(
    // Request headers
    'Content-Type' => 'application/json',
    'Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key' => '{subscription key}',
);

$request->setHeader($headers);

$parameters = array(
    // Request parameters
);

$url->setQueryVariables($parameters);

$request->setMethod(HTTP_Request2::METHOD_POST);

// Request body
$request->setBody("{body}");

try
{
    $response = $request->send();
    echo $response->getBody();
}
catch (HttpException $ex)
{
    echo $ex;
}

?>
########### Python 2.7 #############
import httplib, urllib, base64

headers = {
    # Request headers
    'Content-Type': 'application/json',
    'Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key': '{subscription key}',
}

params = urllib.urlencode({
})

try:
    conn = httplib.HTTPSConnection('v1.notimeapi.com')
    conn.request("POST", "/api/shipment/approve?%s" % params, "{body}", headers)
    response = conn.getresponse()
    data = response.read()
    print(data)
    conn.close()
except Exception as e:
    print("[Errno {0}] {1}".format(e.errno, e.strerror))

####################################

########### Python 3.2 #############
import http.client, urllib.request, urllib.parse, urllib.error, base64

headers = {
    # Request headers
    'Content-Type': 'application/json',
    'Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key': '{subscription key}',
}

params = urllib.parse.urlencode({
})

try:
    conn = http.client.HTTPSConnection('v1.notimeapi.com')
    conn.request("POST", "/api/shipment/approve?%s" % params, "{body}", headers)
    response = conn.getresponse()
    data = response.read()
    print(data)
    conn.close()
except Exception as e:
    print("[Errno {0}] {1}".format(e.errno, e.strerror))

####################################
require 'net/http'

uri = URI('https://v1.notimeapi.com/api/shipment/approve')

request = Net::HTTP::Post.new(uri.request_uri)
# Request headers
request['Content-Type'] = 'application/json'
# Request headers
request['Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key'] = '{subscription key}'
# Request body
request.body = "{body}"

response = Net::HTTP.start(uri.host, uri.port, :use_ssl => uri.scheme == 'https') do |http|
    http.request(request)
end

puts response.body