The CreateShipment operation purchases shipping and returns PDF, PNG,
or ZPL document data for a shipping label, depending on the carrier. Amazon compresses the
document data before returning it as a Base64-encoded string. For information about
extracting document data from a compressed file, see How to extract a shipping label file. The CreateShipment
operation also returns a Base64-encoded MD5 hash to validate the document data. For definitions, see Terminology.
For more information, see How to fulfill Seller Fulfilled Prime orders.
- The CreateShipment operation returns a
ShipmentId value. Be sure to store this value for future use,
as it is a required request parameter for the GetShipment and
- Do not resize or edit the contents of the shipping labels returned by this
operation. Carriers might not be able to successfully scan a modified label.
This operation is only available in the Canada, US, Mexico, Spain, UK, France,
Germany, Italy, and India marketplaces.
This operation has a maximum request quota of 10 and a restore
rate of five requests every second. For definitions of throttling
terminology and for a complete explanation of throttling, see Throttling: Limits to how often you can submit requests in the Amazon MWS Developer Guide.