DPD Local are one of the most trusted couriers in Europe – operating across the UK with over 100 depots and 2,500 delivery vehicles. Formerly known as Interlink Express, DPD Local is part of the DPDgroup, an international parcel delivery service that delivered over 1.3 billion packages worldwide in 2019 alone.
Thanks to being part of an ever-growing international conglomerate, DPD Local is able to offer eCommerce clients affordable rates for delivery internationally, particularly in Europe where they have an extensive network. Coupled with their bulk parcel delivery solutions, DPD Local software is known as some of the easiest courier management software to use when selling via popular platforms such as Amazon, eBay and Etsy
DPD Local tracking is some of the best in the business, with ‘in-flight’ changes which can be made via the DPD app even when your consignment is on the move. Delivery is available seven days a week for customers with free email and text notifications as standard and insurance to a maximum value of £50 included.
DPD Local is a popular choice with eCommerce vendors, particularly those with strong overseas markets. However, many carriers are specialists with particular package sizes, locations or service (such as Next Day Delivery or Same Day Collection) – so many eShops may prefer to use a combination of courier transportation solutions rather than just one.
This is where the problems can begin, particularly for small businesses. Integrating multiple couriers can quickly become an expensive headache. Developing API integration requires experienced developers and can cost many thousands of pounds, particularly if required for numerous carriers. Worse of all, the process takes time so seriously hinders the ability of your business to respond quickly to changes in market demands or avail yourself of a temporary offer while maintaining the connectivity of your online systems. If you already use a courier via an API and want to establish a DPD Local link, you may be put off by the cost and hassle of the process.
What Courier API can offer your business is a shortcut to comprehensive shipping software. What do we mean by comprehensive? A modern and straightforward API that integrates with DPD Local software as well as shipping API from many of the UK’s leading postal and logistics operators including Royal Mail, Hermes FedEx, Yodel and Amazon Shipping. With direct integration, Courier API allows you to integrate with multiple carriers by merely signing into our interface with your credentials.
Courier API is affordable – offering simple and transparent pricing to suit your individual business needs, so you don’t end up overpaying and only secure the functionality you need.
Firstly, there is the money saved on costly standalone integrations for each courier. Some of our customers have as many as ten carriers they would like their website to integrate with, developing those APIs individually would cost tens of thousands of pounds. Being able to instantly swap to a new carrier to avail of superior pricing structures or special offers is highly valuable in the competitive online market.
But integration is only part of the package – Courier API allows DPD Local price quoting and tracking systems to be synced centrally. That means we can instantly find you the best price for a particular order and establish courier service presets which help to automate your shipment consignment processes. And it doesn’t end there! Standardised address input fields, intelligent address formatting, comprehensive request and response logs, smart commercial invoice generation – all designed to streamline and automate so your shipping runs like clockwork. Finally, there is the security of our system. Courier API uses industry-leading encryption with AES256 encryption technology. We only use reliable ISO 27001-certified data centres to ensure that we keep your customers’ personal data fully secure and compliant with EU and UK regulations at all times.
It’s no wonder that our customers have printed over 40 million labels with us since Courier API first launched! Contact us to sign up for a demo and find out how our developers can help you reach your business goals today.