The scans endpoint lets you digitize and extract data from various documents. There are several common scenarios for the scans endpoints. You can test creating scans using the PackageX dashboard.
- Shipping Label - Digitizing and extracting data from a shipping label via API or our Vision SDK. A common use case here is to determine the recipient for a package and then match that recipient to a contact.
- Inventory Label - Get data from complicated labels that may or may not contain a barcode and have quantity values. This is a common use case for some warehouses with plastic wrapped pallets used for inventory staging. Our Vision SDK can automatically detect barcodes and select the optimal scanning method to optimze cost.
- Bill of Lading - (coming soon) Extract data to create an inventory manifest for quicker receiving operations.
- Receipts & Invoices - (coming soon) Extract data from receipts and invoices.
After a scan is created, we'll save the data and store the image for you.
To make the development experience a little easier, all delivery object
ids will be prefixed with
scan_ to make them easy to distinguish.
If you're planning on adding OCR capabilities into a mobile application, you may be interested in using our Vision SDK - an open source low code solution that powers many of the features we use in our own applications.