Future Day Coding Details

The following ShipService WSDL elements are required to code a future day shipment:

Element Requirements
ShipmentSpecialServicesRequested/ SpecialServiceTypes Future day shipping is considered a special service. For future day shipping, FUTURE_DAY_SHIPMENT must be included in the ship request.
ProcessShipmentRequest/ RequestedShipment/ShipTimestamp The ShipTimestamp must be included in the Ship request. For future day shipping, the following parameters apply:
  • For Express shipping, entry must be less than or equal to 10 days in the future.
  • For Express freight, entry must be less than or equal to 5 days in the future.

The date format must be YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS-xx:xx. The time must be in the format: HH:MM:SS using a 24-hour clock. The date and time are separated by the letter T (e.g., 2009-06-26T17:00:00). The UTC offset indicates the number of hours/minutes (e.g. xx:xx) from UTC (e.g., 2009-06-26T17:00:00-04:00 is defined as June 26, 2009 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time).

See Time Zones for more information.