Pitney Bowes has been a leader in shipping management since 1920. Volusion offers integration with Pitney Bowes services and software products through the Volusion API so you can better manage your store's orders using their products and services.

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Getting Started

The integration Volusion provides with Pitney Bowes is a basic XML export that can be run from the Volusion API menu within the Admin Area. The export outputs information from Volusion's orders table in a format specified by Pitney Bowes. The implementation of this export is limited. Please contact Pitney Bowes for support in using this XML export with their products and services.

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Volusion's Pitney Bowes XML Export

The export generated through the API contains the following fields and information:

OrderNumber
Equivalent to the OrderID in the Volusion Orders database table.

CosigneeID
Equivalent to the CustomerID in the Volusion Orders database table.

Customer Name
Equivalent to the ShipFirstName and ShipLastName fields in the Volusion Orders database table.

Att
This field is required by Pitney Bowes but no data is passed through it by Volusion. The value by default is null.

Address1
Equivalent to the ShipAddress1 in the Volusion Orders database table.

Address2
Equivalent to the ShipAddress2 in the Volusion Orders database table.

City
Equivalent to the ShipCity in the Volusion Orders database table.

State
Equivalent to the ShipState in the Volusion Orders database table.

ZipCode
Equivalent to the ShipPostalCode in the Volusion Orders database table.

PhoneNumber
Equivalent to the ShipPhoneNumber in the Volusion Orders database table.

CountryCode
Equivalent to the ShipCountry in the Volusion Orders database table.

CarrierID
Equivalent to the ShipAddress2 field in the Volusion Orders database table.

ToCity
Equivalent to the ShippingMethodID in the Volusion Orders database table.

Generating Exports for Pitney Bowes

The process for generating the initial export for Pitney Bowes integration is as follows:

  1. Go to Inventory > Import / Export.
  2. Click on the Volusion API tab.
  3. Click the Run button next to Shipping/Pitney Bowes.
  4. Click the Run button on the following page to generate the export.
  5. Click Download or visit the URL provided to view the XML export.

Summary

Volusion's API provides extra ways for you to extend the usability of your store to process orders and shipments with third-party applications and services.

Please note, as stated above, Volusion's integration with Pitney Bowes was designed based on specifications provided by Pitney Bowes. Any questions regarding using this export with Pitney Bowes products should be forwarded to Pitney Bowes customer support which can be reached online at www.pitneybowes.com.

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