How it Works
Think of the Global Server Component as a framework for creating new carriers. You
add information specific to your carrier into the framework and it can
then be used just like UPS, FedEx, or any of the
other carriers we provide.
Information you provide may include shipping rates, shipping label requirements,
tracking number formats, or rules to determine if the type of shipment you are requesting
is allowed by the carrier.
Normally when you request a new shipment, you send the name of an existing carrier and
service, for example "UPS Next Day Air", to
and you get the corresponding carrier's shipping label in response. But after you have created a new carrier with
the Global Server Component, you instead send the name of your custom carrier and service,
for example "ABC Super Fast", and you get your customized ABC shipping label in response.
Notice the customized shipping label pictured here. The Global Server Component includes our
module which allows you to create not only shipping labels but also other documents such
as packing lists, invoices, or pick tickets.
|Example of a custom shipping label