Tracking Canada Post with EasyPost

EasyPost is a multi-carrier shipping solution. The EasyPost API is one integration point for 100+ carriers, including Canada Post. Leverage push notifications, flexible webhooks, customizable tracking pages and more to enhance your brand experience. Learn more about EasyPost's Tracking API integration for Canada Post shipments today. EasyPost standardizes the inconsistencies across carrier tracking and shipping APIs with its RESTful interface.

For access to all of the Canada Post API functionality through EasyPost, just sign up or get in touch with one of our shipping experts.

Thinking of trying the Canada Post Tracking API? There are a number of points to consider, many of which will affect cost, performance, and integration times.

First off, the Canada Post Tracking API is a SOAP / XML API. This can introduce problems of its own when attempting to parse responses from their API.

Additionally, Canada Post doesn't provide any supported client libraries. Regardless your programming language, you'll need to write your own client library.

Info about the Canada Post Tracking API can be found on the Canada Post Developer Program page. It often takes at least a week to get access to their API, so prepare to wait a bit.

Fortunately, there are alternatives to such a slow integration process. EasyPost is a multi-carrier API with quick technical support and client libraries for all major programming languages.

Here's a thorough breakdown of the differences between the Canada Post Tracking API and the EasyPost Tracking API:

Truck
Tracking Packages

Track packages across all major carriers.

Mailbox
Address Verification

Validate domestic and international addresses.

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International & Customs

Learn how to handle international shipping seamlessly.

Money
Shipping Insurance

Shipping insurance for all items sent with EasyPost.

EasyPost: Built for Developers

The EasyPost Tracking API is designed to seamlessly fit into your brand eco-system. Redefine your customers' post-purchase journey, and compete with Amazon in customer experience and cost!

Use EasyPost Tracking for:

  • Tracking packages across all of your carriers
  • Improving NPS / CSAT scores
  • Easy Integration - get up and running in a matter of days
  • Cut operations expenses by reducing WISMO (Where is My Order) call volume
  • Earn repeat business by delighting your customers

The EasyPost API also uses webhooks so we POST to your endpoints when there is a change in status of your packages, giving you near real-time tracking updates for you and your customers.

Reach out to us and we can share with you all of the awesome ways our customers have used our tracking data to drive sales and a better customer experience.

tracker = easypost.Tracker.create(
    tracking_code="1Z204E38YW95204424",
    carrier="UPS"
)
            
{
  "tracking_code": "9400110897700004277226",
  "status": "delivered",
  "tracking_details": [{
    "object": "TrackingDetail",
    "datetime": "2014-07-22T10:09:00Z",
    "message": "Your item was delivered at 10:09",
    "status": "delivered"
  },{
    "object": "TrackingDetail",
    "datetime": "2014-07-21T10:12:00Z",
    "message": "Arrival at Post Office July 21",
    "status": "in_transit"
  },{
    "object": "TrackingDetail",
    "datetime": "2014-07-19T03:12:00Z",
    "message": "Electronic Shipping Info Received",
    "status": "pre_transit"
  }],
  "shipment_id":"shp_..."
}
            

Let's Compare the EasyPost API with the Canada Post Tracking

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