Parcel Monkey Developer Tools
Our free and powerful parcel delivery API.
If you have your own website and sell products online, our API (Application Programming Interface) can help you streamline your distribution process saving you both time and money. Rather than typing in the details of each shipment on our website, you can use the API to automatically book your deliveries as soon as a sale is made with no need for manual entry of data.
How the API can help you
Save time and money
The Parcel Monkey API eliminates the need to spend hours manually booking collections and deliveries on our website. This leaves you free to work on other tasks such as generating more sales for your business. Further savings can be made by always selecting the lowest cost service.
Manage your customers
You can notify your customers (and yourself) of tracking changes automatically. This allows you to proactively manage deliveries and exceptions, reducing incoming customer service enquiries and impressing your customer with a high level of service.
One simple interface
Using the API you can book multiple couriers and services through one simple XML interface. This means you don't have to maintain multiple carrier integrations and you have the added benefit of being able to log in to the Parcel Monkey website to review any of your bookings.
How much does it cost?
Using the API is completely free. The only cost involved is that of the deliveries you book at the same price you would can buy on our website. Paying for your deliveries is simpler too, all you need to do is top up your prepay account by logging into your account at parcelmonkey.co.uk.
How to get started
If you don't already have a Parcel Monkey account, sign up free. Once logged in, navigate to your dashboard and select the 'Prepay/API' tab from the top menu. Follow the instructions there to register for the developer program and download the documentation and code samples.