Release Notes for July 2020

Enhancements (Cog_High_Green_Touchup.png) and fixes (Bug_High_Yellow_Touchup_Darker.png) released in July 2020

Imperial Weights and Measures (API).

Users can now choose whether they create consignments in centimetres or inches, kilograms or pounds, and millilitres or ounces, respectively. Refer to ??? A type of measurementUnits can be included in the consignment array, to specify the properties to use for length, weight, and/or volume.

Shipping API

Imperial Weights and Measures (Setup).

Delivery Manager now allows consignments and rules to be created in units of inches, pounds and ounces, and an associated system property has been created for the use of new customers.


If you are an existing customer shipping in Metric units, you should contact Metapack Support if you are considering using Imperial units.

Delivery Manager Setup

Imperial Weights and Measures (Mouseover Conversion Display).

When the new property is set to IMPERIAL (see above), consignment field values and rules are displayed in units of inches, pounds and ounces. By hovering over the values, users can see what the same field values would be in METRIC.

Delivery Manager

The parcel.trackingCode is now persisted during allocation.

Previously, the barcode identifier was being returned in the parcels object of the API allocation response. We have now corrected this and the carrier’s tracking identifier is being returned instead, e.g. 

<trackingCode xsi:type="soapenc:string">
<trackingUrl xsi:type="soapenc:string">

Delivery Manager

Help Centre links

The FAQs at the top of each Delivery Manager page now point to the relevant parts of the new Metapack Help Centre rather than the old Dev. Centre.

Delivery Manager