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USPS Web Tools Can Make Your Global Business Click

The Postal Service™ now offers Application Program Interfaces (APIs) for Global Priority Mail and Global Airmail parcel post shipping labels through USPS Web Tools. These new international online shipping APIs allow customers to print shipping labels that combine mailing information with PS Form 2976, Customs Declaration CN 22 - Sender's Declaration (green label), and PS Form 2976-A, Customs Declaration and Dispatch Note - CP 72, thereby eliminating the need for a separate customs form.

Business customers can install the APIs into their e- commerce Web sites or their own shipping operations to make it easy for them or their customers to print shipping labels without leaving their Web site or work station.

The APIs are easy to use and available at no charge. Business customers simply go to to register and review Postal Service technical guides that provide step-by-step instructions for integrating the USPS Web Tools.

If customers have any questions during installation of the APIs, the Postal Service provides technical support through its Internet Customer Care Center.

All the Web Tools You Need to Grow Your Global Business!

APIs support a variety of shipping options to meet the customers' international shipping needs. The Postal Service's new Web Tools for its popular Global Priority Mail and Global Airmail parcel post products allow businesses such efficiencies as eliminating manual writing of forms as well as the ability to interface with the internal and external systems of their employees, business partners, and customers.

Calculate Rates

The international rates API allows customers to calculate international rates for Global Express Guaranteed, Global Priority Mail, Global Express Mail, Global Airmail services (letter and parcel post), and Global Economy services (letter-post and parcel post). Along with service standards for each class of service, the international rates API returns all the necessary Postal Service and country- specific mailing restrictions, prohibitions, observations, and customs declaration forms.

Print Shipping Labels

The shipping label API allows customers to generate Postal Service shipping labels complete with sender and recipient addresses, barcodes, customs declarations, and mailing receipts for Global Express Mail, Global Airmail parcel post, and Global Priority Mail. Customers do not need separate customs forms when using these shipping labels.

Generate Customs Forms

If the customer just needs to generate customs forms, the customs forms API allows them to generate the customs forms complete with addresses, barcodes, and customs declarations for PS Form 2976 and PS Form 2976-A.

Use Track & Confirm

The Track & Confirm API allows customers to check the status on their international shipments. Customers just need to enter the article numbers to get the status on shipments, and they can check up to five articles per transaction.

— International Product Development,
Product Development, 9-14-06


International Customized Mail

The International Customized Mail (ICM) updates now appear on the Postal Service™ Internet Web site at

To read the latest updates:

• Go to

• Click All Products and Services, then International Customized Mail Updates.

(The direct URL is

— Pricing Strategy,
Pricing and Classification, 9-14-06