UK Based Multi-Courier Shipping API

Courier API from Despatch Cloud offers a unified courier API integration with access to over 32 couriers. Contact us to find out more about our Shipping API.

Shipping API

How Our Shipping API Works

Courier API from Despatch Cloud is built on top of world-leading Cloud infrastructure providers. All our servers are located in the UK and our infrastructure providers all meet the ISO/IEC 27001 information security standard. All courier and customer data on our servers is encrypted with AES-256 as standard.

Create Account

To get started with Courier API, simply register for an account and we will contact you once your account is approved.

Integrate Courier API

Our simple single format REST API integration makes it easy to integrate your application into Courier API.

Create Labels

Once your application is integrated into Courier API, you will be ready to create courier labels for over 32 couriers.


Courier API comes jam-packed with industry-leading, innovative features built right into the fabric of the application from intelligent address reformatting to standardising label outputs. Courier API has you covered.

Intelligent Address Formatting

Correcting common address errors to boost the delivery success rate.

Standardised 4x6 S17 or S19 PDF Labels

Standardised 4x6 PDF labels make Courier API easily compatible with your application.

Smart Commercial Invoice Generation

Generate your commercial invoices easily, accurately and fast at the same time you submit your API requests.

Comprehensive Request & Response Logs

Keeping detailed track of all your activities allows you to detect and prevent any errors.

Courier & Customer Data Encryption

We respect your privacy and keep your data confidential with AES-256 encryption and multi-factor authentication.

World-leading Infrastructure

Never worry about your data security again thanks to our UK-based, world-leading server infrastructure.

Customer Reviews

At Courier API we use Trustpilot for our reviews, used by millions daily as a trusted source of feedback. Please explore our range of testimonials below.

Highly recommended company that has helped us triple our online sales. I looked at many options before choosing Despatch Cloud and am very happy I went with them.

Simon Blake

Professional from the very start. Highly recommended - has made my life so much easier.

Tim Butler

It's made all the difference and cut hours off the time spent processing orders and also updates the stock for all our outlets with ease I don't know how we managed before Mazeys.

David Sedman

Good Service from Matthew and His Team. Always looked after my ecommerce websites and hosting and has never let me down.

Brian Cormell

I have used for over 1 year now. On their Gold plan, Matthew and his team created a plug in which makes a huge difference to processing orders to our specifications and makes a significant annual cost saving... Read More

Kirsty Archer

Absolute time & money saver - the most critical part of running our ecommerce business. We sell on various sales channels (Shopify, OnBuy, Fruugo, Amazon, eBay etc) and all orders are pulled directly into Despatch Cloud and shipped with one click... Read More


API shipping label creation for...

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a question about our Shipping API not covered in our FAQs?

We are always happy to assist new or existing clients. Please feel free to call us on 01377 455 180 or send us an email with your enquiry at [email protected] and our customer services team will be quick to help assist you.

Contact Us

Can I use your courier accounts?

Yes! Courier API is fully compatible with Despatch Cloud Shipping which can offer courier services from a range of UK couriers. In addition to this, Despatch Cloud has partnered with a number of fulfilment centres and courier aggregators. So, if you need to create courier labels but do not have your own courier account, please contact us; we will be happy to talk over the options with you.
We created Courier API with security in mind, SSL is standard for all API requests and all courier and customer data on our servers is encrypted with AES-256 as standard, and Courier API supports and encourages the use of multi-factor authentication on system login. If you would like to find out more about the security aspects that we have at Courier API, then by all means, please do get in touch with us and we'll provide further details.
Yes! - Courier API offers a comprehensive user interface that allows users to find, analyse and download courier log files for all Courier API requests. If you would like to find out more on how you can do this, don't hesitate to contact us, the Courier API customer services team will help to assist you.
No long contracts, no tie downs. We price our API service per label. Our prices vary depending on monthly volume and are based on a flexible monthly rolling subscription. So, you can cancel or adjust your plan anytime. If you have any questions with regards to our pricing options for the shipping API then please let us know and we will be happy to help you.
No need to worry about failed label attempts as we do not charge for them. In such cases, the Courier API allows you to retry and print the correct label and you will only be charged for the labels that will be of use to you.
No! We apply a per order charge. Our system recognizes the labels based on order, so, even when your order contains multiple packages which require multiple labels, you will only be charged for one label per order.
Yes! Courier API is compatible with a number of international couriers, so, you can print labels and ship orders via these international couriers as if you were in the UK even when you are abroad.
Our Courier API is currently integrated with 32 couriers.
It is possible to cancel a label where the courier itself supports this feature. In this case, Courier API makes a label cancellation request to the API, thus allowing for labels to be cancelled. Although this feature is not yet compatible with all the couriers Courier API is integrated with, our team is working on extending the selection of couriers which support this.