Postmen - shipping service

ERPAG has decided to integrate with the POSTMEN API (Application Programming Interface) because this service has support for 46 carrier services and includes almost all the best-known carrier services worldwide and the cost of using this service is very acceptable.

By connecting ERPAG and Postman users get the following benefits:

1) Calculate shipping rates, and get available service types and expected delivery time

2) Generate labels in PDF format with tracking number. Easily print labels from our system with thermal or laser printers

In order to set up this integration, the first step is to download the API keys from the Postmen.

In your browser open page https://www.postmen.com and log in using your Postmen account. Then click on the "API Keys":

Select PRODUCTION or TESTING (Sandbox) environment and copy the key.

In order for ERPAG to communicate with your Postmen API service, you need to enter the pre-received API key in ERPAG.

In order to do so, go to:

Administration > ERPAG account

Then, in the "Shipping" section, enter the API key in the "Postmen API key" field, select the type (Production or Sandbox) and click on the "Verify" button to verify that the key is correct. Save the changes.

In order for the sending process to be possible, the following information is necessary:

  • Who is sending goods (full address, contact name, telephone, email)

The adjustment is made for each warehouse from which the goods are sent by any carrier service. Go to:

Administration > warehouses list
> open/create the wanted warehouse

Then, enter valid information about Address, Contact person, Phone, email address and record changes.

  • Who receives goods (full address, contact name, telephone, email)

The adjustment is made for each customer individually, to which you send goods by any carrier service. Go to:

Sales > customers > open/create the wanted customer

Then, enter valid information about the Name (Customer name or Company name), Address, Contact Person (including email, cell phone and/or home phone number), Phone.

If your customer has multiple locations where you can also send goods, in the Ship To section, you will need to enter all the information for the specified location. Save the changes.

  • What is sent (list of articles with quantity, price and weight)

Setup is done for each item individually.

Inventory > products and services
> create/open the wanted product

In the Additional info section, enter the Gross Weight and UOM (Weight UOM) data.

  • What carrier service do you use (Carrier Services that you defined in Postmen)

Go to:

Sales > carriers > add new

By activating the Postmen (API) option ERPAG downloads your list of carriers that you have entered into your Postmen service.

With the Manual entry option, you can enter any carrier service that is not supported through the Postmen service, but in this case, you can not calculate the shipping rate or print a shipping label.

  • In which parcels you send goods (parcel dimensions, maximum parcel weight)

In the Basic Info section, enter all the information (the data will be filled in the way you defined it in Postmen). In the Parcels section, enter all the packages you use for packing and shipping.

Start shipping!

Once you've gone through all the steps, you can start shipping the items from your sales orders. In order for the items to be shipped, you need to pack them by clicking the Pack button. Now it's possible to send the goods. Click on the Ship button and select the Packing list you want to send.

Select carrier and select parcel. After the selection, click on the Ship button.

If the selected carrier has more services, the Rates will be generated where you can choose the way you want to send the parcel, otherwise, shipping label will be generated immediately. Carrier will generate rates based on the address of the sender, recipient's address, size and weight of the package.

Choose the service that suits you the best and click on the 'create shipping' button.

If the request meets all the necessary criteria, ERPAG gets tracking information as well as shipping label.

Now you can print out the shipping label, or download it to your computer.

ERPAG will also save the label in the attachment of your sales order.

To read a detailed instruction about this integration, go to:

https://blog.erpag.com/2018/11/postmen-and-erpag-integration.html