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Get Credentials to Access Royal Mail Shipping API

AfterShip Shipping is the best multi-carrier shipping software and API that enables you to automate shipping processes across USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL, and 90+ other couriers. Get the required credentials and access Royal Mail shipping API via AfterShip Shipping in just a few steps.

Royal Mail shipping feature is available for Enterprise only, please contact with your Account Executive for details.

Get Royal Mail Developer Credentials

Please talk with your Account Executive to enable the Royal Mail shipping feature for you. It usually takes 1~2 business days to enable it.
Make sure you have below information from Royal Mail, and input the details in your AfterShip carrier account after feature enabled:
Shipping fieldRoyal Mail fieldDescription
Account NumberRoyal Mail Account Numbera 10-digit number assigned by Royal Mail
Posting Location CodePosting Location Codealways a 9000xxxxxx number
NameContact Namecontact name
Company name (optional)Company Nameas known to Royal Mail Group
Phone numberContact Phone Numbercontact phone number
EmailOBA Email Addressthis is the email address that customer registered with OBA, maybe the same or different with Royal Mail Account Registered Email. Refer to this guide to activate your OBA email address and understand more details.
Address line 1Company Addresscompany address
Address line 2 (optional)Company Addresscompany address
Address line 3 (optional)Company Addresscompany address
CityCompany Towncompany town
Country/RegionCompany Countrycompany country
State (optional)Company Countycompany county
Postal codeCompany Postal Codecompany postal code
Type (optional)Company Address Typethe type of address
Tax id (optional)-Tax id

Once click "save" the carrier account, AfterShip Shipping team sends your data to Royal Mail team for a 2-step verification:
step 1: verify the input information matches your registered info in Royal Mail system. If yes, you can save the carrier account in AfterShip system successfully.
step 2: Royal Mail team needs another 3-5 business days to enable you use AfterShip to create your shipping labels.
Once the verification is finished, your AfterShip Account Executive will notify you the account is ready to use.

Read Royal Mail docs
Supported Royal Mail service types and service options
AfterShip Shipping Royal Mail technical support:

Updated on: 04/12/2023

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