Getting started

It's easy to get started

Get set up in no time and be ready for API integration. Follow our four-step guide to get started.

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  1. Step 1

    Find the right API for your business

    Whether it's printing your own postage or letting your customers track their deliveries, we've a range of APIs that can help you make your business better. Take a look through our API library to find one that suits your business needs.

  2. Step 2

    Create your free API account

    Next you'll need to create an account - it only takes a few minutes. Once you have an account, you'll be able to manage all your applications and APIs from one place.

    Create an API account

  3. Step 3

    Register your application

    Once you've chosen an API, you'll need to register your application in the 'My Apps' section of your account. When you register, your application is assigned a unique client ID and client secret. These will be used to identify your application when you want to intergrate to one of our APIs.

  4. Step 4

    Subscribe to a Royal Mail API

    After you've registered your application, simply select and subscribe to the API you want. Some APIs are subject to approval; this usually takes less than a week. Then you're all set to intergrate the API with your app, website or business system.