Create shipping labels and send a confirmation

In our distribution process, shipping labels are used to guide the parcels on its way to delivery and PostNL rely on the information on the labels. This makes it a vital step in the journey of the parcel from sender to receiver.

Why use the Labelling API

  • Generate shipping labels

    To produce labels for domestic use (in The Netherlands and Belgium) as well as for Parcels EU and Parcels Non-EU (worldwide).

  • Integrate in your own infrastructure

    You can integrate this service in your IT infrastructure immediately after completed transactions in your checkout.

  • Confirming parcels

    To create a label and the confirmation (optional) toward PostNL and match the receiver and label.

Get started

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Test your integration by copying the endpoint.


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