PostNL API

If you are using any of the Parcels EU productcodes for sending to Belgium, change the productcode for shipments to Belgium to a Parcels Netherlands-Belgium productcode in your pre-announcements and labelling requests. Please make sure you use the Parcels Netherlands-Belgium before 01-01-2022.

See the table below for the advised codes. Please note that not the included services can differ, the services included are stated in the table below per product.

You can use Parcels Netherlands – Belgium from 01-01-2021 and onwards. If you want to use the products before 01-01-2021, please contact your PostNL contact person.

Please use our Labeling API version 2.0 or higher; version 2.2 is advised.

OLD SITUATION: parcels EU to Belgium*
(these productcodes can be used until 31-12-2021)

NEW SITUATION: parcels Netherlands-Belgium
(to use from 01-01-2021 onwards)

4938Deliver to stated address only4912Parcel Netherlands-Belgium + Signature upon delivery
4940Parcels EU to Business
(Delivery to neighbor)
4914Parcel Netherlands-Belgium + extra cover**
4932Parcels EU: Pick up at a PostNL location Belgium***4936Parcel Netherlands-Belgium + Pick up  at PostNL***
4938Parcels EU to Belgium
(Delivery to stated address only)
4941Parcel Netherlands-Belgium + Deliver to stated address only
4944Parcels EU to Consumer
(Delivery to neighbor)
4946Parcel Netherlands-Belgium
4983Belgium + Deliver to stated address only + Return when not home (Monday to Saturday)
4950EPS, toB Combilabel
4952EPS, toC Combilabel
4983EPS business delivery (EU) - Ma t/m Za
4985EPS business delivery (EU) - Ma t/m Vr
4993Pakketten EU via Pickup point
4996Pakketten Belgie. RBGG

*all Parcels EU products include standard signature on delivery and standard coverage of €500,-.
** Business rules Insurance amount (type 02) is required and cannot exceed the maximum allowed amount (€ 5000,-) Please find more information in the confirming and labelling API specifications that will be available from the 1st of January 2021.
*** It is possible to let your customers choose pick up points in Belgium. It is mandatory to use a frontend solution to let your customer choose a pick up point. See for more information the paragraph Pickup Points (Dutch domestic products).

Please note: if you send parcels to other EU destinations with Parcels EU codes, you can still use these codes for EU destinations other than Belgium.

Please note: for the returns no change is needed. Please see ‘Destination Belgium’ and ‘Return label’ for the most up to date information on returns.