About our roadmap
For modern APIs to be useful, they must evolve to meet your needs as they emerge. Our Roadmap shows you our planned timeline for updating new APIs and features, and we welcome your feedback on how our development plan aligns with your needs. Please note that while we will do our best to deliver to stated forward looking commitments, these are subject to change. Any changes that occur will be reflected back in this living roadmap.
Timeline of Platform Updates
|2017 Q1 Platform Update (17.1)||2017 Q2 Platform Update (17.2)||2017 Q3 Platform Update (17.3)||2017 Q4 Platform Update (17.4)|
Business Reports API (New)
Container API (New)
• Improved delivery date estimates
• Display all shipping options update
Vendor API (New)
Warehouse API (New)
Carrier API (New)
• Field validation upgrade
Channels API (New)
Report a Problem API (New)
Analytics API (New)
Supplier Purchase Order API (New)
|Webhooks||Purchase Order Posted Webhooks||Fulfillment Order Posted Webhooks|
The Rate API has been updated with 2 new changes:
- We have improved both our v3.0 and v3.1 Rate API to provide more accurate delivery dates.
- Our v3.1 Rate API now surfaces all possible shipping options available at checkout. This change is not implemented for our v3.0 Rate API.
The Container RESTful API is now available. This new API enables merchants and retailers with Shipwire Anywhere or dropship vendor locations to enter and manage shipping container and boxes across their network.
The Address Validation RESTful API is now available. This API enables Platform users to validate addresses entered by end customers as part of the checkout process. Previously, if an entered address was invalid, the Shipwire Platform would put the order on hold and require the Platform user to log into the application to resolve the issue. The new API should significantly cut down on order delays as a result of invalid address holds by enabling the end customer to correct the issue in real time.
The Purchase Order API has been upgraded to allow freight summary information, shipping windows and must arrive by windows to ensure retail compliance. The Shipwire Platform is currently shipping retail replenishment orders to the following retailers: Amazon, BestBuy, Costco, Eurpac, Kohls, Marbles, MicroCenter, Navarre, ProAudioStar, Target, ThinkGeek, Toys R Us, VintageKing and Walmart.
The Webhooks RESTful API has been upgraded so that users can subscribe to be notified of a new “stock.transition.good ” Stock Webhook topic. This new topic enables users to get notified when the “Good” (e.g. when an order is placed or inventory is received at a warehouse) stock for a given SKU has changed in the Shipwire platform.
Fulfillment Relay, a feature of Dropship for Retailers, has been released. Shipwire Platform customers can now automatically receive or dispatch orders to or from other Shipwire Platform accounts.
The Product API has been upgraded so that returned API errors are more specific and granular. This helps those developing around the API to better understand how to handle various error conditions.
The Purchase Order API is now available. Use this API to create new purchase orders, or to update, cancel, approve or to get information about already created purchase orders.