Yodel is one of the UK’s fast-growing eCommerce delivery companies offering 24, 48 and 72-hour delivery solutions with over 10,000 staff around the UK. Yodel supports dozens of the UK’s sectors, including; fashion, leisure, health and beauty, home and garden, electrical, gifts, publishing and entertainment. They also offer special-handling services for delicate items, making them a valued partner for many online stores.
With over fifty depots around the UK, Yodel has built an impressive infrastructure to support timely UK deliveries. The company has also built partnerships with Fastway Couriers, Guernsey Post, and Jersey Post for deliveries to the Republic of Ireland and the Channel Isles. The Yodel ‘XPect’ service offers shipping Monday to Saturday with a timed delivery and option to deliver to a parcel shop as standard.
Yodel has the longest-established links of any courier with the Collect + network, which offers retailers more places to have parcels sent to when customers are not at home. Yodel has won awards for its customer feedback programme that digitally surveys over 7,000 customers each day to help the company improve its service. Customers can track deliveries via the Yodel mobile application, making it easy to stay on top of delivery and provide guaranteed arrival times.
eCommerce businesses all around the UK use Yodel to provide fast and affordable deliveries of their products. Many UK companies find that connecting external courier software such as Yodel courier software management software to your website can be a real challenge, especially for SMEs and microbusinesses.
Couriers like Yodel use software known as APIs which facilitate data responses between their system and your eCommerce website. Unfortunately, enabling multiple shipping software to function correctly with your website is not straightforward – it can be expensive and time-consuming. API technology is useful because it allows your website to communicate with another company’s platform. But, eCommerce retailers who need to use more than one carrier (Yodel for UK deliveries and another carrier such as TNT or P2P for international deliveries) often discover they need to invest in API integration development. If that expertise is not available in-house, companies need to ask a web developer to build integration with each courier service website they use. The cost can quickly run into thousands of pounds and causes delays in allowing you to switch between services while retaining your online systems.
Courier API are the proud creators of a Shipping API that enables companies to integrate as many couriers as they want for eCommerce business. We developed this software to support our warehouse management system. We realised that what we had created could be used to allow eCommerce businesses to access all the UK’s primary national and international transport and logistics services – and we have done just that. So far we have 44 carriers available for integration, including; Royal Mail, Amazon Shipping, TNT, DHL and many others.
Courier API’s forward-thinking API provides consolidated Yodel Shipping management which can be used in conjunction with over forty other UK postal solution providers. Courier API was developed by developers for developers and features a REST API-based system that allows eCommerce retailers to quickly and easily combine multiple shipping channels to your website at the click of a mouse.
The main reason clients come to us is to reduce their integration costs. We have testimonials from hundreds of customers that have been faced paying thousands to developers to build individual solutions for one carrier. Our service is different. Courier API provides integration for dozens of company’s shipping software at a low monthly cost.
However, the low cost isn’t all we are offering. eCommerce companies are operating in a competitive marketplace, and focus has to be on customer satisfaction and convenience. Our service allows for seamless shipping functionality, removing the hassle of adapting complex carrier APIs into your website. Courier API can save you hundreds of hours in development time as well as giving you access to our team of developers and cybersecurity specialists, available to support your integration and troubleshoot your system integrity.
Finally, there’s our world-class service. We have helped our customers modernise not just their integrations, but also encryption and warehouse systems. The automation potential from using Courier API can add considerable value to your shipping operations. We provide customisable labels, courier and customer data security using industry-leading AES-256 encryption as well as the tractability to exchange dispatch provider without intruding on your systems rapidly. That’s one of the reasons Courier API software has printed over 40 million labels for our customers.
Why not see for yourself? We provide a free demo to allow you to experience what Courier API can do for your web sales and delivery times. Contact us today to speak to one of our experienced developers and explore how Courier API can deliver an integrated shipping solution for your Yodel tracking and more.