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Canada Post Tracking API

Ship24's integration with Canada Post's tracking API offers seamless, real-time updates on shipments, enhancing logistics operations with comprehensive, global tracking solutions.

Canada Post Tracking API

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Who is Canada Post?

The Canada Post Corporation (who trade as Canada Post) is owned wholly by the Crown, meaning the monarchy of Canada. They were originally known as Royal Mail Canada which was the operating name of the Post Office Department of the Canadian government founded in 1867, and rebranded to "Canada Post" in the 1960s.

However, there have been problems with the postal service since 1981, when the Canada Post Corporation Act came into effect, this ceased the Post Office Department trading and created what we have now in the Crown Corporation which provides national and international postal service. The reason for the set-up was to set a new business direction in the way of ensuring the postal services' financial security and independence.

The postal service provided delivery to nearly 8.5 billion parcels and packages in 2016 and revenue peaked at $7.87 billion. The delivery methods are traditional 'door to door' type delivery service with a fleet of 13,000 vehicles. There are over 6,000 post offices and drop-off points across Canada. The area that Canada Post covers is huge and has one of the largest areas covered than many other nations, they deliver to the USA, Russia and 190 other countries and with Canada being very rural in some parts they go above and beyond to deliver to all corners of the country. They employ approx. 65,000 full and part-time employees.

In 2000, Canada Post launched Epost, which is a digital delivery platform with bank-grade encryption that facilitates sending and receiving completely confidential messages and documents with one or multiple recipients. It is a seamless and safe collaboration between clients, colleagues, partners and suppliers through one avenue, however, they are discontinuing this service in December 2022.

What is a Canada Post tracking API and can I track internationally?

A Canada Post tracking API (or application programming interface) is a piece of software that links two applications and lets them communicate. For example, when you do the simplest of tasks on an app like TikTok, Instagram, etc even liking someone's post you are using an API as two servers are communicating. A tracking API is essentially the same application but instead is designed for tracking shipments worldwide using a Canada Post tracking number.

A tracking ID number can be used by a business that wants or needs to get updates on the packages or parcels that they send automatically and instantly wherever there may be an update, for example, if a package has been stopped at customs crossing the border from one country to another then the business will be updated and can act appropriately, or if the shipment has simply been passed to another courier and is on a different leg of its journey then again the business will be updated and in turn, they can update their customers accordingly. Using a tracking API to track packages is very straight forward and many market players offer this type of service already.

Canada Post, like many other postal services in other countries, only has a certain scope of the delivery area they can cover, because of this when items are sent internationally they are usually subcontracted out to the respective destination countries' postal carriers for example if you are sending a package from Canada to the UK then it may change hands to the Royal Mail or DPD to use one example, because of this happening it is more important that the business or shop who sent the shipment has access to be able to track their merchandise every step of the way to the customer's destination.

Now, if you were to just use the Canada Post website and you are sending internationally then you may find that from Canada to its destination the updates will not show, this is the main reason why we are so popular as a tracking API service, with our system you can track multiple items on different delivery routes as many times as you want 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

We have over 1,000 couriers we can track and thousands of shops on our system, so Ship24 is the place to go if you want instant updates and live real-time tracking of your shipments. Ship24 does not need the "tracker" of the parcel to know which courier the package is being shipped with as the Ship24 tracking system will use the tracking ID to instantly detect which courier the parcel is with.

The automatic system makes it an easy task to use the Ship24 system and makes us stand out from other tracking API sites in the market. Most other tracking apps or websites require you to enter a huge amount of information like what courier is handling your package. Ship24 only requires your tracking number and let us do the rest.

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Ship24’s tracking API system helps your business to keep track of multiple packages automatically.

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Integrating Ship24 into Canada Post tracking

Integrating Ship24 into Canada Post tracking is a task that can be accomplished with a little technical know-how. To start, you'll need to create an account with Ship24 if you don't already have one. Once your account is set up, you can choose from one of the available plans that suits your business needs. After you've selected a plan, you'll be able to generate a tracking API key. This is a process that involves generating a specific code that allows your business systems to communicate with Ship24's tracking systems.

Reading the Documentation

It is highly recommended to read the documentation provided by Ship24 for a more detailed overview of how to integrate the tracking API. The documentation will provide you with step-by-step instructions, making the process more manageable. Remember, while integrating a tracking API might seem daunting, with the right resources and a bit of patience, it can be a smooth process that can greatly benefit your business operations.

Ship24's Free Canada Post Tracking API

If you're asking, "Can I get Ship24 tracking API for free?" the answer is a resounding yes. Ship24 offers a variety of plans to suit your needs, and two of these plans include free API calls. With the "per-shipment" plan, you receive 10 free API calls. If you opt for the "per-call" plan, you are given 100 API calls at no additional cost.

Benefits of Using Ship24's Tracking API

  • Accurate and up-to-date tracking information
  • Supports multiple carriers, including Canada Post
  • Free API calls with certain plans

Ship24's Integration with Other Couriers

Ship24's tracking API is not limited to Canada Post. It is integrated with a multitude of other courier services as well, providing a comprehensive tracking solution. This includes prominent international courier services such as DHL, FedEx, and UPS. It also includes numerous regional and local courier services across the globe.

List of Couriers Integrated with Ship24

  • DHL
  • FedEx
  • UPS

These integrations allow Ship24's tracking API to provide detailed tracking information from multiple sources, offering a comprehensive view of a parcel's progress, regardless of the courier service used.

How many Canada Post delivery destinations does a tracking API cover?

With Canada Post being owned by the "crown" it has a huge scope of cover not only in Canada itself but also internationally and ships to a whopping 192 countries worldwide, not many companies have more options than Canada Post when it comes to shipping abroad to the U.S. and beyond. Whether you want a quick premium service to deliver your package or parcel or a budget-friendly slower shipment service, then Canada Post has you covered.

The Ship24 tracking API not only covers all the destinations within Canada but will also continue to track your shipment regardless of what courier it might be passed to. This is one of the main reasons that thousands of businesses are deciding to go with Ship24 as their first-choice shipment tracking API system. We track thousands of couriers worldwide, so will always have access to information regarding the whereabouts of your parcel. If you would like to find out more information on tracking API or webhooks or for anything tracking, then please don't hesitate to visit our API or webhook page.

Ship24’s tracking API is a all-in-one tracking solution for your business.

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