The WooCommerce REST API enable external apps use a set of API endpoints to read and write various parts of WooCommerce data. The AST plugin extends the WooCommerce Rest API and adds Shipment Tracking endpoints that allows to create, view, and delete shipment tracking information in orders.
To use the Shipment Tracking endpoint, you’ll need to generate a Rest API Key for your WooCommerce store. These API keys are the permission for external systems to connect with your store’s API.
The Shipment Tracking endpoint support following methods like get, post, delete and URL is
Shipment Tracking Properties
These are the available meta field that can be used when updating the Shipment Tracking API:
API date format – in the plugin’s general settings you can select the date format that is received from the external service, (DD/MM/YYYY or MM/DD/YYYY)
Add Shipment tracking
With this endpoint you can add new tracking info to orders:
Get shipment tracking
With this endpoint you can list all tracking info added to an order. You will need to pass order id and you’ll get respond with array of tracking numbers added to that order,
Delete Shipment Tracking
You can delete tracking numbers from orders, you will need to pass the order id and the tracking_id for this tracking number:
Please check screenshot for setup in postman.
Create new request and set method Post. Insert URL and in the Body section insert all the tracking information.
Than go to the Authorization section and select Type Basic Auth. Use REST API Consumer key and consumer secret in the username and password field and click on Send.
Support for older Shipment Tracking API endpoints
AST supports endpoints from older versions of shipment tracking API.
Please note: AST also supports the WooCommerce Shipment Tracking API endpoint: wc-shipment-tracking
Tracking per item with the API
If you use the Tracking Per Item Add-on, you can add tracking to the API endpoint to specific line items (products) using the product SKU and the quantity shipped properties.
For example, if you received an order of 5 items and want to send them in s packages with different tracking numbers:
tracking number – 123456
- t-shirt x 1
- blue-jeans x 1
tracking number – 456789
- t-shirt x 1
- blue-jeans x 2
Create a shipment tracking per Item
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