Thursday Postmen

Learn about the latest features Postmen and thoughts behind the product on every Thursday.

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Postmen Rates v3 API (beta) - Request Structure

Today I am going to walk through the basic structure of Postmen rates API to calculate shipping rates. Note that we expect to make some changes in Q2 2016. You can refer to our previous post about Postmen labels API's request structure [http://blog.postmen.com/postmen-label-api-beta-request-structure/]. You can specify one or multiple shipper accounts to calculate shipping rates of your shipper accounts via Postmen RESTful JSON Rates API. If you do not specify shipper accounts, Postmen will use

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2016 Q1 Plan for Postmen

Every quarter we set objective and key results for the company, teams and individuals. In 2016 Q1, the main goal is to let users test Postmen shipping APIs, and improve our products. 1. Supported 50 couriers (now 23) 2. Launch 3 shopping cart apps by Mar (now 0) 3. Finalize design of Postmen API v4 (now v3) 4. Launch web interface for users to create label by Jan (now api only) 5. Support CSV upload to create label by Jan (now api only) 6. No longer need to choose database regions by Jan

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What is Address Validation? Does Postmen support it?

Postmen API does not support address validation for now as we are still focusing on integrating more carriers for label printing and rates calculation. In this post, I am going to tell you different options for address validation in the market that you can choose from. What is address validation? To be precise, address validation is also called address verification, address suggestion or address correction. In general, it refers to Street-level address validation which returns single or multipl

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Postmen Labels v3 API (beta) - Request Structure

Today I am going to walk through the basic structure of Postmen labels API for generating shipping labels of a carrier. Note that we expect to make some changes in Q2 2016. When using Postmen RESTful JSON API to create shipping labels, you are not required to make a separate request to create objects for address, box or parcels etc. Postmen Labels API - Request structure: > Blue background colour = required fields Postmen Labels API (dhl) - Request Payload: Read Postmen Label API doc [

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Postmen now supports 23 couriers

We have actually paused integrating new couriers, even though we can. Reason is that we are cleaning up some codes and collecting user feedback before we are going to accelerate the integration speed in Q1 2016. Postmen now support 23 couriers [https://www.postmen.com/courier]: * Aramex [https://www.postmen.com/courier/Aramex] * [Bpost International](https://www.postmen.com/courier/Bpost International) * Bring [https://www.postmen.com/courier/Bring] * Canpar [https://www.postmen.com/courie

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Postmen the name

Weekend is almost here :) Today is Postmen Thursday which I will talk about the brand name Postmen. Why we call it Postmen 1. Great name. Postmen is plural form of postman, which represent the idea of Postmen API supporting multiple shipping carriers. What means by many? More than 100 carriers. Period. 2. We get Postmen**.com** at a reasonable price. Yeah. 3. We dont want the word SHIP in the name, as there are too many companies called ship xyz, or xyx ship. We are proud of the

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Why do we need another shipping API?

Every Thursday, we will be talking about how/why/what for Postmen which you will learn about new features, updates or even team culture at Postmen. Today I will talk about our reason of developing this Postmen product and struggles about the pricing plan. Salute to awesome shipping APIs and apps: There are quite a number of startups / companies providing shipping APIs (aka stripe for shipping [http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/06/easypost-a-stripe-for-shipping-raises-850k-seed-round-sees-transact