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Royal Mail Package Tracking API

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Royal Mail Package Tracking API

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What is a Royal Mail tracking API?

Royal Mail Tracking API is a digital tool that allows businesses and individuals to access real-time information about their shipments sent via Royal Mail. This tool is designed to provide detailed tracking data, including the status and location of parcels, through an interface integrated into a business's system or website. The API, or Application Programming Interface, is a set of rules that allows different software applications to communicate with each other.

Benefits of Using Royal Mail Tracking API

  • It offers real-time updates on shipments, reducing the guesswork involved in parcel delivery.
  • It enhances customer service by providing accurate and up-to-date information about the status of deliveries.
  • It allows for better logistics management by offering insights into delivery times and potential delays.

Why should you integrate with Royal Mail tracking with Ship24?

The Ship24 tracking API stands out for its comprehensive tracking capabilities. Ship24 offers real-time tracking information for over a thousand couriers globally, including Royal Mail. This means you can track all your packages, regardless of the courier, in one place. The tracking data provided is detailed and updated frequently, giving you a clear picture of your package's journey.

Global Reach and Detailed Information

Ship24's tracking API excels in its global reach and the depth of information it provides. It covers more than just the UK, allowing you to track international shipments with ease. Furthermore, it offers detailed insights into the package's journey, from the moment it leaves the warehouse to when it reaches its destination. This level of detail is not always available with the Royal Mail tracking API.

  • Ship24 offers real-time tracking for over a thousand couriers
  • It provides detailed journey insights
  • It allows international shipment tracking

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

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Integrating Royal Mail with Ship24

Integrating Ship24 into your business operations is a relatively simple process. To commence, you'll need to have an account with Ship24. If you don't already have one, you can easily create it. Once your account is set up, you'll have various plans to choose from, each designed to match different business sizes and needs. After selecting a plan that suits your business, you can generate a tracking API key.

Understanding the Documentation

It's vital to thoroughly read and understand the documentation provided by Ship24. This documentation offers a comprehensive overview of how to effectively utilize the tracking API. It's designed to be user-friendly, providing clear instructions and guidelines to facilitate the integration process.

  • Create a Ship24 account if you don't have one.
  • Select a plan that suits your business needs.
  • Generate a tracking API key.
  • Read and understand the documentation.

Royal Mail Free Tracking API

Yes, indeed, Ship24 does offer a free Royal Mail tracking API. If you opt for the 'per-shipment' plan, you are entitled to 10 free API calls. This is a viable option for those who require limited tracking services. It's a way for you to test the waters and see how the API works without any financial commitment.

Additional Free API Calls with the 'Per-Call' Plan

However, if you need more extensive tracking services, you might consider the 'per-call' plan. With this plan, you receive a whopping 100 free API calls. This is an excellent option for businesses with a larger volume of shipments. It allows you to track multiple shipments simultaneously without worrying about additional costs. Remember, the goal is to provide you with top-notch tracking services without breaking the bank.

  • Per-shipment plan: 10 free API calls
  • Per-call plan: 100 free API calls

Other Couriers Integrated with Ship24

Ship24 offers an expansive tracking API that extends beyond Royal Mail. It supports a multitude of international and domestic couriers, allowing for broad tracking capabilities. Some of the notable couriers integrated with Ship24 include FedEx, DHL, UPS, and China Post. This integration presents a comprehensive solution for tracking parcels across multiple services.

Moreover, Ship24 also collaborates with regional couriers like Australia Post, Canada Post, and India Post. It even covers logistics giants in the eCommerce industry such as Amazon Logistics and AliExpress Standard Shipping. Thus, Ship24's tracking API is not just limited to Royal Mail but extends to a wide array of courier services globally.

Why do I need a tracking API?

An API or application programming interface is a connection between two applications, or in the case of deliveries of packages and parcels a connection between the sender and the parcel. Using Ship24s Royal Mail tracking will give you more time to focus on your business and let us do the hard work of locating your parcels and packages sent to your customers, when you use our service, you will get real-time updates sent directly to you upon request.

You can then relay to your important customers giving them the best customer satisfaction, when using Ship24 tracking API you will be using a best-in-class, one-stop-shop tracking solution with all shipping sector experts to deliver you location and status tracking in real-time. Our tracking API is so powerful that it comes enabled with multi-courier tracking, meaning that we can pull up information on any of your packages that you have sent to a customer and the API can be called at any time to provide you with the most up-to-date information.

There are 4 main points to remember when thinking about Ship24, we use true end-to-end tracking functionality, we are available to use 24 hours a day 365 days a year, we have a built-in AI machine learning system, and we have a dedicated tech support team with SLA/account managers if you need extra assistance. Our system covers thousands of couriers, logistics companies, online shops and marketplaces which means that once you are set up with our system you will have a complete universal specialist multi-courier tracking tool.

When you are searching for a tracking API solution you should make sure you think about whether or not the tracking API has universal coverage, about whether the tracking API covers enough couriers, postal services and shops to make sure it traces hundreds and thousands of different sources and carriers to effectively find the latest details.

You need to make sure that your business tracking API covers door-to-door shipping, and refreshes the data rapidly to ensure you know where your parcel is at all times. And is your tracking API one step ahead of the game to constantly develop new features and services to make the tracking experience the best it can be. You can rest assured that Ship 24 has you covered as we can offer all I have mentioned plus more.

How long does it take to deliver Royal Mail?

The Royal Mail has an aim to provide the highest quality collection and delivery services across the whole of the UK. With collections, they are always trying to improve the quality of service whilst providing collection times that meet your needs. The collection times from post boxes across the United Kingdom are as follows:

  • Commercial Areas - Monday to Friday, 18:30 - 19:30, Saturday 07:00 - 13:00
  • Town/City Area - Monday to Friday 17:30 - 18:30, Saturday 07:00 - 13:00
  • Rest of the UK - Monday to Friday, 16:00 - 17:30, Saturday 07:00 - 13:00
  • Deep Rural Areas - Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 16:00, Saturday, 07:00 - 13:00
  • Business Boxes - Monday to Friday, 17:30 - 19:30, Saturday, 07:00 - 13:00

With deliveries the Royal Mail aims to deliver to all urban areas by 3 pm every working day and addresses in rural areas by 4 pm every working day, there may be exceptions for people in very remote areas, for example, the highlands and islands of Scotland. This is their aim but of course, there will be slight delays at different times and extreme circumstances, for example, traffic delays, weather conditions and with the Covid-19 situation if there is a spike in the infected cases then maybe all mail will be put on hold to counteract that.

Where is the Royal Mail based?

The Royal Mail is based in London, UK where it started 506 years ago, its founder is King Henry VIII. In 2020, they recorded a net income of 161 million English pounds (approx. $217 million) and recorded an operating income of 55 million English pounds (approx. $74 million). Also in 2020, it was recorded that the Royal Mail employed 162,263 staff members including postman, sorting office staff, and post office staff. They have a Parcelforce division which also delivers packages and parcels nationally, and they have multiple subsidiaries including general logistics systems, eCourier, StoreFeeder, Intersoft Systems and programming.

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

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