Sendcloud API seamlessly connects you to a huge range of carriers worldwide, giving you access to a diverse catalogue of shipping methods and service levels to fit the needs of any e-commerce business. We’re continuously integrating new carriers and methods with our platform across the national and international delivery landscape.
Receive discounts on your shipping labels
You don’t need to have a carrier contract to access shipping methods in Sendcloud. You can create shipping labels using Sendcloud rates, and receive a discount on your label price based on your subscription plan. The higher your plan, the more discount you’ll receive.
Connect your own direct contract
If you have a direct contract with a carrier, you can add it in your Sendcloud account and create labels in Sendcloud using your contracted rates.
Retrieve shipping rates through the API
Through the Sendcloud API, you can access rates for a host of shipping methods, and directly compare pricing for domestic and international delivery options in a single API call.
We’ve created a step-by-step guide on how to access shipping methods via the API, so you can easily compare pricing and service levels across the entire catalogue.
Get rates for all shipping methods
If you don’t know which method you want to use, or if you want to compare pricing, you can retrieve a list of all available methods and rates by making a GET request to the Get shipping methods endpoint.
Get shipping prices
You can access rates for a specific shipping method by making a GET request to the Shipping price endpoint.
You’ll need to know some basic information before you can make your request:
shipping_method_id. This is the internal reference Sendcloud uses to identify shipping methods. You can retrieve an
idvia the Shipping methods or Shipping products endpoints. See the following for a quick start guide to retrieving shipping methods via the API: Choose a shipping method.
weightof your parcel, in a
from_countrywhere the parcel will be sent from
- (Optional) The
null, unless you have uploaded your own contract pricing (beta).
This example retrieves the Sendcloud shipping rates for method PostNL Abroad for a parcel shipping from the Netherlands to France with a weight of 2kg.
1curl "https://panel.sendcloud.sc/api/v2/shipping-price?shipping_method_id=3&from_country=NL&to_country=FR&weight=2&weight_unit=kilogram" --user "YOUR_API_KEY:YOUR_API_SECRET"
If your request is successful, you’ll receive a response that looks something like the example below. If you didn’t specify a
to_country, the response will include prices for all the shipping destinations that are applicable to this method.