If your OMS or WMS operates on carton values, as opposed to consignment codes, then this method creates the labels and customs documents for a particular carton ID within an allocated consignment. The documents are created in a Base64-encoded format.


It is assumed that you have worked through Creating your first Request to a Service and are familiar with the Properties needed to Call or Create a Consignment and Printing Properties.

How to submit a request

Proceed as follows:

  1. If you have not already done so, open a new project using the WSDL ConsignmentService.xml.

  2. Create a new request under createPaperworkForCarton.

  3. Enter the authorisation for the request.

  4. Specify the code of the existing consignment for which paperwork is to be generated.

  5. Specify the cartonId (which can be associated with more than one parcel).

  6. Enter the parameters for document generation.

  7. Click Arrow.png to submit the request.

Example Request

<soapenv:Envelope xmlns:xsi="" xmlns:xsd="" xmlns:soapenv="" xmlns:ser="urn:DeliveryManager/services" xmlns:soapenc="">
      <ser:createPaperworkForCarton soapenv:encodingStyle="">
         <consignmentCode xsi:type="soapenc:string">DMC4BY1V3SHJ</consignmentCode>
         <cartonId xsi:type="soapenc:string">08K02JTY8</cartonId>
         <parameters xsi:type="ser:ArrayOf_tns1_Property" soapenc:arrayType="typ:Property[]" xmlns:typ="urn:DeliveryManager/types"/>

For an example response and how to process the information, see below.

Example Response

<soapenv:Envelope xmlns:soapenv="" xmlns:xsd="" xmlns:xsi="">
      <ns1:createPaperworkForCartonResponse soapenv:encodingStyle="" xmlns:ns1="urn:DeliveryManager/services">
         <createPaperworkForCartonReturn xsi:type="ns2:Paperwork" xmlns:ns2="urn:DeliveryManager/types">
            <documents xsi:type="soapenc:base64Binary" xsi:nil="true" xmlns:soapenc=""/>
            <labels xsi:type="soapenc:base64Binary" xmlns:soapenc="">JVBERi0xLjQKJeLj.....JlZgo5NzEyNQolJUVPRgo=</labels>

Decode and Print the Labels and Customs Documents

The results are generated in up to two strings at the bottom of the response: a labels string containing the label(s) for each parcel, and a documents string containing the customs documents.

In the example response, the Base64-encoded strings have been truncated for aesthetic purposes.

To generate the labels or documents from the string, you need to copy and load the string into a Base64 decoder. For more information about this, refer to Store the Paperwork and Print Later.