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

    If you would like to subscribe to API Shipping, Tracking API or the Local Collect API please contact your Royal Mail account manager who will initiate your API integration. If you do not have a Royal Manager account manager, please contact the Business Helpdesk on 08457 950 950 or email business.customer.service@royalmail.com
    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.