Creates an order to ship a parcel to the given delivery address.

You can send parcels domestically inside Australia, Canada, or the United States, or internationally from Australia. With our API you can tell us the parcel size, origin, and destination, and we'll do the work to find the best route and price for your order.

Since this is a POST request, the params need to be sent in the body of your request as a JSON object. Fill out some fields below and see how the data is sent in the request example box.

If you need more information on GET vs POST requests, the Mozilla MDN has a nice summary.

We decide which currency to charge based on where the parcel is being sent from, so AUD for Australian, CAD for Canadian, and USD for U.S. parcels. This is the currency you'll be charged in.

You'll need a card for the currency you're creating orders in, so an AUD credit card, CAD credit card, or a USD credit card. If you don't have the correct currency enabled for your card then you'll receive an error in the response.

Here are a few things to keep in mind while using this endpoint:

  • A valid postcode and suburb name must be given. The suburb name is validated against the postcode, and they must match.
  • Make sure you send the Content-Type: application/json header, since you're sending the JSON body.
  • Look at the Parcel Weights and Dimensions page for advice on parcel sizes.
  • Look at the First Mile page to see how parcels enter our mail network.
  • All strings (names, addresses, …) must include only Latin characters. That's A-Z along with certain accented characters like á, é, í, ó, and ú. Characters may show without accents on the physical label, but this will not affect deliverability.
  • If the product_code parameter is not given, the product object may not be included in the response.

And when sending international orders:

  • International orders can only be picked up – drop-off isn't available right now.
  • Identification matching the sender name on the label must be provided for the first three pickups of international parcels. That means the first three times international parcels get picked up, not the first three international parcels that you send.
  • The sender name can't be a URL (or URL-like, e.g. because of shipping restrictions.
  • HS codes (in parcel_contents) speed up customs processing, and are required when sending to certain countries and regions. For example, you can lookup 6-digit codes here.

You can prevent duplicate orders by including an idempotency key when sending requests to this endpoint.

While testing idempotency keys, pressing 'Try It!' every time will show you a new response for each request. If the response doesn't change, that means you were sent the same response and your idempotency key is working.

Click Try It! to start a request and see the response here!