- REST protocol.
- Combines the functionality of the DeliveryDate, Location and Timeframe webservices.
- Timeframes and PostNL pickup locations based on the date, postal code and/or delivery option(s).
- Webshop customers are in control about the arrival of the parcels.
Why use the Checkout API?
The Checkout API combines the functionality of the DeliveryDate, Location and Timeframe webservices. From now on you only need 1 API for all delivery options. So it will be easier to implement the PostNL delivery options and there is less overhead in requesting the PostNL services by using this 3 in 1 API.
This API provides the possible day(s) of delivery, timeframes and PostNL pickup locations to display in the checkout of a webshop. Based on the address of the customer, orderdate and specified delivery options, you get timeframes and nearest PostNL pickup locations in the response. The given timeframes are an indication in a number of hours when the parcel can be received. The indication is based on past experience and is dynamic data. The request must be done for each day because it is not guaranteed that for a given postal code the timeframe is the same a week later.
Using the Checkout API gives your customers more information and control about the arrival of the parcels. But it is good to realize that it gives you, the webshop, also a responsibility to deliver the parcel on time by PostNL.
Who can use it?
- E-commerce parties / merchants with a PostNL Parcels contract.