FileMaker Shipping

NRGship to support UPS RESTful APls in 2024

Recently, UPS customers have been receiving messaging regarding UPS access keys being retired in June of 2024. NRGship communicates with UPS servers using this interface and has been actively redeveloping using the newer RESTful APIs for release in 2024. Updating to the newer release before June 2024 will provide longterm compatability with future UPS updates.

If you are a FileMaker Developer and have done your own UPS integration with legacy APIs then you may want to evaluate using NRGship FM for UPS instead of investing development resources into your own efforts. NRGship FM is the only carrier-certified solution for UPS, FedEx and USPS shipping from FileMaker Pro. Watch this video to see how you can quickly add UPS rating and shipping in under 10 minutes without the need to do any complex coding.

If you are using the older UPS API on your website or thru some other means be sure to contact those developers for their transition plan.

If you have any questions about the API retirement, please contact NRG support.

2024-01-23T19:50:56+00:00January 8th, 2024|FileMaker Shipping, Mac Shipping|

Create FedEx Shipping Labels from FileMaker Pro in under 10 Minutes

In this video we will show you how to quickly integrate NRGship FM for FedEx with your Claris FileMaker Pro database by adding an external data source, creating relationships with the NRGship tables, and building a basic shipping script. While this video utilizes our FedEx solution, the process is similar for other carriers.

With NRGship FM for FedEx you can create shipping labels with simple scripting. There is no need to utilize complex CURL, JSON or other functions. NRGship FM for FedEx is a carrier-certified FedEx Compatible solution which means you don’t need to worry about future service compatibility such as current WSDL retirement.

Contact NRG Sales if you have questions about migrating from internally-developed integrations to NRGship.

 

2023-12-31T03:49:12+00:00December 31st, 2023|FileMaker Shipping|

NRGship to support FedEx RESTful APls in 2024

Recently, FedEx customers have been receiving messaging regarding FedEx WSDLs being retired in May of 2024. NRGship communicates with FedEx using this interface and has been actively redeveloping using the newer RESTful APIs for release in 2024. Note that only tracking and address validation will be impacted in older versions of NRGship, however updating to the newer release before May 2024 will provide longterm compatability with future FedEx updates.

 

If you are a FileMaker Developer and have done your own FedEx integration with SOAP APIs then you may want to evaluate using NRGship FM for FedEx instead of investing development resources into your own efforts. NRGship FM is the only carrier-certified solution for FedEx, UPS and USPS shipping from FileMaker Pro. Watch this video to see how you can quickly add FedEx rating and shipping in under 10 minutes without the need to do any complex coding.

If you have any questions about the WSDL retirement, please contact NRG support.

 

 

2024-01-08T04:37:43+00:00December 11th, 2023|FileMaker Shipping, Press Releases|

Enable UPS Paperless® for Commercial Invoices by April 2024 for International Shipping

UPS customers need to switch to UPS Paperless® for commercial invoices to avoid being charged for using paper invoices.

Why is there a surcharge for using paper invoices?
Ongoing regulation changes around the world are increasing the cost to service paper commercial invoices and creating potentially longer handling times. 

What is the timing?
The surcharge is now planned to be implemented starting April 2024.

How much is the surcharge and when will it start?
Beginning in April 2024, there will be a $1.00 USD surcharge for using paper documents. This fee will increase to $3.00 USD at the beginning of July 2024 and to $5.00 USD at the beginning of October 2024.

Want to avoid the surcharge? Go paperless!
UPS Paperless® for commercial invoices digitally transmits your data to UPS and customs offices around the globe. You get great benefits:

  • Save time with faster customs clearance and shipment processing
  • Eliminate lost or damaged documents in transit
  • Streamline shipping preparation and lower labor costs
  • Minimize redundant data entry and reduce the chance of error
  • Keep customs values confidential when shipping directly to customers

It’s simple to enable paperless invoices for free at UPS.com. See the attached PDF for instructions.

If you need help or have questions, please contact your UPS Account Manager or call 1-800-782-7892.

2023-12-07T05:50:59+00:00December 7th, 2023|FileMaker Shipping, Mac Shipping|

We can’t wait to see you at Claris Engage 2024

We  look forward to meeting fellow Claris FileMaker Pro developers at the Claris Engage Conference in Austin, TX taking place between Feb 6-8, 2024 at the Austin Apple Campus. Stop by our booth to see the lastest updates to our award winning, carrier-certified shipping solutions for Claris FileMaker Pro. As a Zebra ISV Partner, we will also be showcasing FileMaker mobile solutions built using Zebra mobile computers and printers for high-performance scanning and labeling.

2023-11-12T19:05:00+00:00October 31st, 2023|FileMaker Shipping, Mac Shipping, Press Releases|

NRGship Pro Offers Address Auto-Complete

Recent builds of NRGship Pro for UPS, NRGship Pro for FedEx and FileMaker Pro integrated solutions all include address auto-complete during entry. Using auto-complete, you can reduce your entry of city, state and postal code to insure proper shipment addressing. Coupled with existing address validation features, NRGship solutions provide you with the best shipment deliverability.

2023-08-17T15:58:50+00:00August 17th, 2023|FileMaker Shipping, General, Mac Shipping, Press Releases|

NRG shipping supports new USPS Ground Advantage

On July 9, 2023, USPS introduced a new ground-based package service: USPS Ground Advantage. This service replaces USPS First-Class Package Service, Parcel Select Ground, and Retail Ground. First-Class Mail Letters and Large Envelopes/Flats will continue to be available. Ground Advantage delivers packages within the Continental United States in 2-5 business days with free tracking and $100 of USPS insurance for packages between 0 and 70 lbs.

Recent builds of Ship Connect Multi-Carrier and NRGship FM for USPS support the new USPS Ground Advantage option. Previous builds have existing First-Class and ParcelSelect services re-mapped to the new USPS Ground Advantage. Cutomers using these services should plan to upgrade their solution files before end-of-year 2023 for continued service availability.

2023-07-25T14:32:22+00:00July 25th, 2023|FileMaker Shipping, General, Mac Shipping, Press Releases|

Migrating from FileMaker Single Carriers to Ship Connect

We’ve had a lot of interest recently from customers who are interested in moving from a single carrier solution to multi-carrier. We see this quite often when you have a primary shipping carrier but want to take advantage of other carriers for third-party shipments or offer alternative shipping services for specific orders. Migrating to Ship Connect is a fairly simple process, but Ship Connect is not presently a user-downloadable offering. NRG will configure Ship Connect based on the desired carriers that you need and will provide solution files. Ship Connect is more robust than single carrier solutions – it supports multiple locations and custom printer/scale settings for each workstation. Ship Connect presently supports carriers like UPS, FedEx, USPS via Stamps.com/Endicia, DHL, Australian Post, Amazon Seller-Fulfilled Prime, GLS and Spee-Dee along with numerous LTL and freight brokers.

 

If you’re interested in learning more about Ship Connect, please contact our sales department.

2023-07-24T15:55:37+00:00July 24th, 2023|FileMaker Shipping, Mac Shipping|

FedEx to retire COD services

Be aware that future releases of NRGship will have COD functionality removed.

Effective July 31, 2023, FedEx Ground Collect on Delivery (C.O.D.), FedEx Ground Electronic Collect on Delivery (E.C.O.D.), and FedEx Express Collect on Delivery within and to the U.S. will be retired and no longer available. FedEx Ground C.O.D. within and to Canada and Express Freight C.O.D. will remain available for shipments at this time.

If you require COD shipping functionality, please contact us for alternative collection options.

2023-07-20T13:24:06+00:00July 20th, 2023|FileMaker Shipping, General, Mac Shipping, Press Releases|

Ship Connect now supports Spee-Dee Delivery

Spee-Dee Delivery is a west coast regional carrier that provides parcel delivery services in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and select cities in Michigan, Misssouri and Nebraska. Regional carriers can reduce shipping costs 10 to 40% over working solely with major carriers.

In Ship Connect, you can now rate, ship and track packages with Spee-Dee alongside other major carriers. Our integration with Spee-Dee includes support for carrier features like signature options and COD.

If you’re interested in hearing more about how NRG can connect your FileMaker database, ERP or ecommerce system with providers like Spee-Dee, please contact our sales department.

 

 

2023-12-26T21:00:16+00:00July 10th, 2023|FileMaker Shipping, General, Mac Shipping, Press Releases|
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