Getting created date for Fulfillment Inbound API (SP API)


In the developer docs for Fulfillment Inbound API there isn’t a way that’s listed to get the created date for a shipment. Referencing this 6 year old forum post, we can parse the shipment name to get it. Seems like a big omission to include a simple date field in the response…


It’s not a big omission if the date isn’t really relevant to Amazon. Also more surprising that you aren’t logging the date yourself with the response. When you make the call to create the shipment a successful response returns a shipment id. I would save that id with the date it was created. Then you wouldn’t need to retrieve it from Amazon.