Automation to optimize operational and administrative processes, as well as avoid human error, is often one of the top priorities of any growing online business. We at euShipments understand this and over the last 8 years, we have focused on investing in the development of our IT infrastructure. Creating API integration is one of the main factors that allows us to best meet the needs of any online store in this regard.
The developed API integration of euSipments enables each e-merchant to process his orders and deliver his shipments through the services of more than 20 courier companies across Europe, printing directly the so-called “Last mile” waybill. Through this same API integration, online retailers can place orders for execution in any of the 10 warehouses of the euShipments fulfillment network. The difference between the two operating models is explained in detail below.
It is important to note that the two models can be used separately or together.
In any case, no matter how many warehouses you will use and to which countries your shipments will be directed, our API integration is only one and completely unites all the information on the logistics part of your online business:
Before starting to work with euShipments, each online merchant must have an account created in the system, which corresponds to a unique access code – API token. There can be more than one company/entity in each account as sub-accounts. This is necessary when the online store works through several companies, for example, a separate company for sales in different countries.
In the case of cross-border road courier delivery, the online store prints the waybills that it has generated through its API integration with us and prepares and packs its shipments itself. We take the finished shipments from the address of the online store and transport them to the depot of the local courier and our partner in the respective country of delivery.
This web service is used to create consignment notes for land courier delivery:
This web service is used to create orders for delivery from the euShipments fulfillment warehouse:
In this case, in addition to the usual information about the shipment (recipient, delivery address, cash on delivery, etc.), the online store also provides us with the products that the warehouse must pack in the relevant order:
Products with their SKU codes and barcodes must be created in advance in the euShipments system. To make our API integration as easy as possible, we use product codes the way they are created in the online store platform, so no product code mapping is required.
A retailer with an online store from Plovdiv sells in Poland, Romania, and Spain.
He uses the web service https://api1.inout.bg/api/v1/createAWB to generate Romanian and Polish waybills, prints them, prepares and packs his shipments, and sticks the respective waybill on each shipment. euShipments sends its courier daily to the merchant’s warehouse in Plovdiv to pick up his shipments. They are transported to Ruse and then the trader sees through its API integration the status of “Warehouse Ruse”. The shipments are then loaded on the euShipments groupage line, which transports them to the courier depots in Romania and in Poland. The courier scans them as received and they enter the delivery network.
Through the same API integration, the online store submits its orders for Spain to the euShipments system using this web service: https://api1.inout.bg/api/v1/fulfilment/create-order. The system automatically distributes these orders to our warehouse in Valencia, where administrators generate the Spanish courier’s waybills, print them out, pack the orders and hand them over to the courier for delivery the next business day. In this case, the trader has previously sent the goods to our warehouse in Valencia and monitors the availability of his products daily in the euShipments system.
In both cases, the online merchant has complete information about its orders in the form of status and detailed history. He can check when an order exactly was packed, shipped, and delivered to the end recipient.
The API integration created by us allows with a small investment on the part of the online store to save a lot of time and resources when processing orders for a long period of time. Your trusted euShipments account manager, as well as our IT department, are at your disposal at any time for assistance and support. This way you can really completely forget about logistics. euShipments will take care of this so that you can focus on business development and sales.
Using our network of international courier services, each online store can deliver its shipments simultaneously with more than one courier company and to allow its customers/recipients of shipments to choose based on their preference. We could also choose together with the online retailer to determine which courier company to deliver to an office, which to an address and/or APS, perfectly balancing parameters such as delivery time, price, and quality.
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