Your shop with parcelLab, Part I: The Integration

Your shop with parcelLab, Part I: The Integration
Published on: Mar 28, 2017
Updated: Aug 18, 2022

As part of our series Your Shop with parcelLab, we would like to show exactly how the use of our services looks - from the integration, to the features, to the individual benefits and results of a cooperation.

Part I: The Integration

The first part of our series looks at the details of the integration of our service: What exactly does the data transfer look like? How much effort does this mean for the retailer? What technical requirements are necessary? We know how overwhelming the first steps can look. But the technical integration is not only easier, but also many times faster than perhaps initially assumed.

What data do we need?

So what exactly do we need for integration? Which data do retailers have to provide, which can be provided as a supplement? Basically, in order to enable cooperation, a fairly small amount of data is required. Only the consignment number, name, email address, postcode and destination country are mandatory. Other data is optional, but enriches the data record, for example order or item numbers. We receive the status updates on the shipment progress directly from the logistics service provider, so the retailer does not have to do anything here either.

Image Data transmission via BCC e-mail of the shipping confirmation

What are the data transmission options?

Data transmission is possible in three ways:

  1. BCC email of dispatch confirmation
  2. CSV upload to a server
  3. Restful API

All three methods involve little effort on the part of the trader, with the simple addition in the BCC line of the shipping confirmation probably being the simplest variant. Nevertheless, all three options offer advantages, also in terms of the data we can access and the resulting diversity of detail in our offer.

Image Simple data transmission with parcelLabs Intelligent Data Layer

Numerous shops trust parcelLab

Many of the biggest online retailers in Germany already trust parcelLab, for example Tchibo, Chal-Tec , Cyberport, or HS-Fachmarkt. You can read about the advantages of working with us directly from the retailer's point of view: Click here to read the success stories of fashionette and Chal-Tec.

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