Python wrapper for the USPS API
This is a simple Python wrapper for the USPS API. Instead of having to deal with XML, use this library and receive nicely formatted JSON back while tracking shipments, creating shipments, and validating addresses.
To install usps-api, use pip:
pip install usps-api
Or to install from source:
python setup.py install
Note: In order to use any of these APIs, you need to register with USPS and get a USERID https://www.usps.com/business/web-tools-apis/welcome.htm. For the create_shipment endpoint, you will also need to request further permissions by emailing email@example.com about Label API access.
from usps import USPSApi usps = USPSApi('XXXXXXXXXXXX') track = usps.track('00000000000000000000') print(track.result)
The create_shipment function needs a to and from address, weight (in ounces), service type and label type. Service types and lable types can be found in usps/constants.py. Defaults are SERVICE_PRIORITY and LABEL_ZPL.
from usps import USPSApi, Address from usps import SERVICE_PRIORITY, LABEL_ZPL to_address = Address( name='Tobin Brown', address_1='1234 Test Ave.', city='Test', state='NE', zipcode='55555' ) from_address = Address( name='Tobin Brown', address_1='1234 Test Ave.', city='Test', state='NE', zipcode='55555' ) weight = 12 # weight in ounces usps = USPSApi('XXXXXXXXXXXX', test=True) label = usps.create_label(to_address, from_address, weight, SERVICE_PRIORITY, LABEL_ZPL) print(label.result)
from usps import USPSApi, Address address = Address( name='Tobin Brown', address_1='1234 Test Ave.', city='Test', state='NE', zipcode='55555' ) usps = USPSApi('XXXXXXXXXXXX', test=True) validation = usps.validate_address(address) print(validation.result)
MIT. See LICENSE for more details.
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