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UPS Time In Transit

24 Apr 2008 . category: blog . Comments

Time In Transit has been committed to the UPS API repository. Time in transit allow you to check the amount of time it would take to ship a package using different UPS Services. From the UPS OnlineTools Website:

With UPS Time in Transit, You Can:

  • Improve customer service by providing consistent, up-to-date shipping information based on the origin and destination addresses and the date the shipment is needed.</li>
  • Plan and manage inventory levels by controlling when your company receives merchandise.</li>

Your Customers Can:

  • Review delivery options when placing their order at your Web site.</li>
  • Synchronize the arrival of multiple packages with different points of origin.</li>

Besides the usual buildRequest() method, UpsAPI_TimeInTransit contains two specialized methods. getServices() returns an array of the UPS shipping services and their transit times. getNumberOrServices() returns the number of services that were returned by UPS.

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James Armes is a software engineer and open source enthusiast from central Pennsylvania.