Can I schedule a pickup in ShipEngine?

ShipEngine includes the ability to schedule carrier pickups for supported carriers. For shipments created with non-supported carriers, you must schedule pickups with the carrier directly. 

At this time, you can schedule pickups with ShipEngine for the following carriers: 

Schedule a Pickup

Schedule pickups via the /v1/pickups endpoint. To schedule pickups, you will need a list of label IDs

The pickup location will be the Ship From location or the warehouse ID’s origin address that you used when creating the specified labels. 

NOTE: All label IDs must have the same carrier and warehouse ID for the pickup to be scheduled successfully.

Cancel a Pickup 

There may be times when you need to cancel previously scheduled pickups. To cancel a previously scheduled pickup, you will need the pickup ID. The pickup ID will be included in the response data when scheduling a pickup. Below is an example response where you can find the pickup ID:

{
    "pickup_id": "pik_3YcKU5zdtJuCqoeNwyqqbW",
    "label_ids": [
      "se-28529731"
    ],
    "created_at": "2018-09-23T15:00:00.000Z",
    "cancelled_at": "2018-09-23T15:00:00.000Z",
    "carrier_id": "se-28529731",
    "warehouse_id": "se-28529731",
    "confirmation_number": "292513CL4A3",
    "contact_details": {
      "name": "string",
      "email": "john.doe@example.com",
      "phone": "strings"
    },
    "pickup_notes": "string",
    "pickup_window": [{
      "start_at": "2019-11-11T15:00:00.000Z",
      "end_at": "2018-11-11T15:00:00.000Z"
    }]
  }

You can also list your pickups to find pickup IDs.

NOTE: Some carriers have rules pertaining to how close to the pickup window a pickup can be cancelled. Please check with the carrier for more information.