Workflow for Shipping a Pitney Bowes Parcel through the APIs

The following is the suggested sequence of API operations for shipping a Pitney Bowes parcel:

API Operation


Generate OAuth Token

Generate an OAuth token every 8 hours or if it has expired. Tokens last 10 hours.

Validate Address

Validate the parcel’s destination address.

Rate Parcel

Rate the parcel before you print the delivery label.

Create Shipment

Print the delivery label.

Create Manifest

Create a SCAN form for PB Expedited parcels or a close out for PB Delivery parcels.

Create Container Label

If containerizing PB Delivery parcels, print the container label.

Track Package

Track the parcel.


Retrieve all transactions associated with the parcel.

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