Labelling webservice

Key features

  • SOAP and REST protocol 
  • Create labels for your parcels 
  • Confirmation service is included (optional) 
  • Provide multiple kinds of data like pdf, jpeg or ZPL II shipping labels.

Why use the labelling webservice?

In our distribution process, labels are used to guide the parcels on its way to delivery. Scanners use the information that is stored in the bar code to keep the parcel on the right track. These scanners and the people that work in the distribution centres rely on the correct information that is printed on the label. This makes it a vital step in the journey of the parcel from the sender to its receiver.

Labels can be created with this service, but it is also possible to send a confirmation directly to our server so PostNL knows a parcel is coming. This API has an integrated service that combines the two services. The labelling service sends the confirmation to our systems and upon receiving the confirmation, the service sends back a filled in label to be printed out and to be put on the parcel. This way, the information we receive and the information that is printed on the label always matches. This guarantees a smoother process in our distribution. Once you use this service,it is always up to date; changes to the label at our side are instantly processed.

The labelling service provides you the possibility to produce a label for domestic use (in The Netherlands and Belgium) as well for Parcels EU and GlobalPack (worldwide) parcels. In the second case, your label can contain the information PostNL and our European partner need to deliver your parcel to its destination in case you use combilabel product codes.

Who can use it?

  • Merchants 
  • System integrators 
  • E-Commerce platform providers

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