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PostNL Tracking API

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Tracking PostNL with EasyPost

EasyPost is a multi-carrier shipping solution. The EasyPost API is one integration point for 100+ carriers, including PostNL. All PostNL functionality is accessible using the EasyPost API, including tracking as a stand alone product. EasyPost standardizes the inconsistencies across carrier tracking and shipping APIs with its RESTful interface.

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PostNL is a European carrier that operates in the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Belgium, and the United Kingdom. PostNL was spun off from the demerger from TNT N.V. in May 2011, with the remaining piece renaming itself to TNT Express.

PostNL is the current universal postal service for the Netherlands, delivering mail throughout the Netherlands from Tuesday to Saturday.

You can track a single PostNL package on the PostNL Track & Trace.

Thinking of trying PostNL's Tracking API? There are few factors to consider:

  • First off, the PostNL API uses outdated SOAP/XML code. This can introduce problems of its own when attempting to parse responses from their API.
  • Most developers report that a PostNL integration can take months to fully deploy.
  • Finally, PostNL doesn't provide any supported client libraries. So no matter which programming language you use, you'll have to write your own client library and documentation to support the integration.

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. You can sign up and get set up with PostNL tracking in the same day.

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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
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  • 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_rw34eUHi"
}
            

Let's Compare the EasyPost API with the PostNL Tracking

FeaturePostNL TrackingEasyPost Tracking API
RESTful JSON
SOAP / XML
Tracking API with Webhooks
Multi-Carrier API
Fast and Free Technical Support
Public Documentation and Tutorials
Instant API Access
Supported Client Libraries
Ruby Gem
Python Module
Java Library
Node.js Module
.NET Library
PHP Library

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