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Simplify your shipping, print your own postage or take advantage of online tracking - there's a range of APIs to help your business run more smoothly. You'll need to set up an API account before you get started.

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Royal Mail Tracking V1 (REST)

Tracking API provides the functionality to enquire on the tracking status of mail items. The API provides the latest tracking information, the tracking history, and the proof of delivery information (minus the signature image) for a single mail item. The API provides an alternative mechanism to using the track and trace function on the Royal Mail website (http://www.royalmail.com/track-trace).

There are no costs to customers for using the Tracking API services, however development costs must be covered by the customer. Royal Mail will not accept any responsibility for these development, implementation and testing costs.

Customers should address initial inquiries regarding development of systems for these purposes to their account handler.

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Royal Mail Tracking V1 (SOAP)

Tracking API provides the functionality to enquire on the tracking status of mail items. The API provides the latest tracking information for single and multiple mail items, the tracking history for a single mail item, and the proof of delivery information (minus the signature image) for a single mail item.

The API provides an alternative mechanism to using the track and trace function on the Royal Mail website (http://www.royalmail.com/track-trace).

There are no costs to customers for using the Tracking API services, however development costs must be covered by the customer. Royal Mail will not accept any responsibility for these development, implementation and testing costs.

Customers should address initial inquiries regarding development of systems for these purposes to their account handler.

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Royal Mail Tracking Token (REST)

Tracking Token API provides the functionality to create Authorization and Session tokens in order to monitor and test the 'Royal Mail Tracking for Client-Side App V2 (REST)'. The API exposes a RESTful web service that allows API consumers to retrieve both an RMG Authorization token to simulate a logged in user, and also an API session token for anonymous user access to the tracking API

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Royal Mail Analytics Capture (REST)

Royal Mail Analytics Capture API provides the functionality to retrieve API data analytics created by IBM API Connect(APIC).

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Royal Mail Health Check (REST)

Health Check API provides the functionality for API consumers to check the system availability of Royal Mail's API Connect (APIC) platform. The API exposes a RESTful web service that allows API consumers to send and receive heartbeat requests and responses from the APIC platform when it is available.

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Royal Mail Local Collect V1 (SOAP)

Local Collect is a delivery enhancement to Royal Mail Tracked & Special Delivery Guaranteed products that enables customers to benefit from ‘Click and Collect’ options by having their parcels delivered to participating Post Offices. The Local Collect API allows customers to retrieve an up-to-date list of Post Offices and confirm selection in a given location, where the item will be held awaiting collection.

There are no costs to customers for using the Local Collect API services, however development costs must be covered by the customer. Royal Mail will not accept any responsibility for these development, implementation and testing costs.

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Royal Mail Local Collect V1 (REST)

Local Collect is a delivery enhancement to Royal Mail Tracked & Special Delivery Guaranteed products that enables customers to benefit from ‘Click and Collect’ options by having their parcels delivered to participating Post Offices. The Local Collect API allows customers to retrieve an up-to-date list of Post Offices and confirm selection in a given location, where the item will be held awaiting collection.

There are no costs to customers for using the Local Collect API services, however development costs must be covered by the customer. Royal Mail will not accept any responsibility for these development, implementation and testing costs.

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Royal Mail Local Collect V2 (REST)

Local Collect is a delivery enhancement to Royal Mail Tracked & Special Delivery Guaranteed products that enables customers to benefit from ‘Click and Collect’ options by having their parcels delivered to participating Post Offices and Royal Mail enquiry offices. The Local Collect API allows customers to retrieve an up-to-date list of Post Offices and Royal Mail Enquiry Offices, where the item can be held awaiting collection.

There are no costs to customers for using the Local Collect API services, however development costs must be covered by the customer. Royal Mail will not accept any responsibility for these development, implementation and testing costs.

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Royal Mail Local Collect V2 (SOAP)

Local Collect is a delivery enhancement to Royal Mail Tracked & Special Delivery Guaranteed products that enables customers to benefit from ‘Click and Collect’ options by having their parcels delivered to participating Post Offices and Royal Mail enquiry offices. The Local Collect API allows customers to retrieve an up-to-date list of Post Offices and Royal Mail Enquiry Offices, where the item can be held awaiting collection.

There are no costs to customers for using the Local Collect API services, however development costs must be covered by the customer. Royal Mail will not accept any responsibility for these development, implementation and testing costs.

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Royal Mail Online Postage V2 (SOAP)

The Online Postage API provides any Royal Mail approved third party Marketplace website the ability to print their own postage labels. The API provides the functionality to obtain a country list for a given carrier, obtain terms and conditions for the mail services, obtain the postage price for an individual item, obtain the postage for an individual mail item and spoil (cancel) that unused postage.

This service is only available to Royal Mail approved third party Marketplace websites. Using the Online Postage API will require development costs that will be covered by the third party developing the solution. Royal Mail will not accept any responsibility for these development, implementation and testing costs.

Customers who are interested should contact their Royal Mail account handler to check eligibility.

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