Royal Mail is known as the UK’s most trusted mail provider and is undoubtedly one of the best-known courier service brands in the UK. While now a private company, Royal Mail has been delivering post for over 500 years since being established in 1516 by the government as a public service. Today, Royal Mail remains one of the most popular choices by customers in the UK, particularly for letter delivery and eCommerce shops frequently use Royal Mail Software for their online deliveries.
Whilst no longer a public service, Royal Mail has an unparalleled infrastructure that includes 11,500 post offices across the UK which offer a range of services and now provides Click and Collect and online services. The Royal Mail has over 160,000 employees, 37 regional mail delivery and sorting centres. It is legally required to provide universal postal service throughout the UK, despite the market being open to competition. Universal service means the company is obligated to ensure a standardised delivery service for all post within the UK, unrelated to distance or ease of access.
Royal Mail is the number one solution for large letter e-commerce traffic, in large part because of the affordability and simplicity of their pricing structure. Equally, none of their competitors is currently able to compete with the business’s ability to offer one fixed price for delivery to the whole of the UK.
Many eCommerce retailers choose Royal Mail, attracted by six days a week delivery and excellent pricing structures, particularly for packages up to 2kg. What can be challenging for those trying to manage the conflicting priorities that online business demands is that many will choose to use multiple courier services. Transport and logistics companies tend to have specialisms and to get the best value for money and provide the best service to your company often involves using Royal Mail solution in conjunction with other competitors.
Unfortunately, the use of multiple courier services can be both time-consuming and costly for small businesses. Building Royal Mail integration for your website can be expensive, and many companies simply cannot afford - nor have the time or expertise - to devote to ensure their systems stay streamlined. That leaves eCommerce businesses facing a hard choice between taking advantage of the best courier services and maintaining the effectiveness and adaptability of their online operations. Courier API can help solve this problem.
Courier API from Despatch Cloud provides Royal Mail API, which solves critical business integration issues quickly and cheaply. Courier API is designed to be simple, and once an initial Royal Mail integration is completed, it can be replicated for over forty well-known couriers, with new companies being added regularly.
Courier API integrates with Royal Mail Software, making it instantly available to sync with your online platforms. Want to switch to another courier channel? No problem. You can consolidate tracking data from multiple courier channels and pick the best value money service for your customers without affecting your online processes or incurring additional costs.
Creating a Royal Mail Link allows you to connect via our unifying API integration tools, giving you the freedom to take advantage of the Royal Mail Tracking System and Royal Mail management software via your existing platforms. You can combine with other courier APIs including FedEx, Hermes, DHL and many others.
Integration with all of the leading national and international couriers means the end of complex carrier APIs and protocols and lets your eCommerce operation concentrate on what is essential – increasing profitability and shipping functionality hassle-free.
Courier API is designed to be flexible and reduce the need for costly development that can rapidly eat into your company’s margins. We manage your Royal Mail Integration making sure your shipping software works for your business. Our Shipping API has a range of functions that can help speed up your order times and business processes including multi-label generation options, customer data encryption and advanced rapid courier realignment technology.
Contact us to find out how our industry-leading API can support your Royal Mail Integration – and so much more. Book a demo to find out more about our products and join the thousands of eCommerce stores who have revolutionised their shipping management software.