Bulkmail webservice

The BulkMail web service allows you to compose different types of messages from your own system and send them to the PostNL BulkMail web service in a request message. These messages enable you to directly give advance notification for shipments with PostNL and directly register shipments as a presented shipment. In the response message from the shipment offered, you will receive the P1700 order form with which you can offer your shipment. Both the advance notification and the presented shipment can be consulted and processed further in MijnPost. All messages which can be sent agree with the manual entering or importing of shipments in the MijnPost module BulkMail. 

You can also have your address file be verified and sorted. If you want to present a sorted shipment, you will receive in the response message the result of the address verification and the sorted address database, along with the bundling and roll container labels (or pallet labels). 

Why use the BulkMail web service?

Customers who have multiple shipments in one day can save time and effort through integration with their own ERP/Workflow systems. Integration with your own ERP/Workflow system can avoid the need to enter your shipments twice. Less effort means lower costs, but also less chance of error (no double entry), and management from your own workflow system / process while keeping all the benefits of MijnPost. 

Large customers who have multiple shipments in one day can save time and effort through integration with their own ERP/Workflow systems:

  • BulkMail web service
  • Advance notification
  • Address verification
  • Sorting
  • Invoicing

Who should use the BulkMail web services?

In general, the BulkMail web service is available for all large MijnPost customer and mailing houses. Whether the benefits mentioned compensate for the investment depends on the number of hours employees enter and manage shipments in MijnPost. PostNL can help you make this decision. 

How and when do I start to implement the BulkMail web service?

You can let your account manager know that you are interested in or want to use the BulkMail web service. You will then be contacted to discuss all the steps which must be taken to actually be able to start the implementation. 

You will receive the following items to start your implementation: 

  • a user guide for the BulkMail web service, with a description of the web service, the messages and which information must be included in the various fields;
  • the WSDL; 
  • the URL of the web service in PostNL's test environment;
  • a certificate;
  • an account which is linked to MijnPost, your customer number and the certificate;
  • the procedure for starting and testing.

What does the BulkMail web service cost?

There are no costs associated with the BulkMail web service.