You can find the bpack integration manual, various examples and XSD files via the following link:

http://bpost.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/4000037653-where-can-i-find-the-most-recent-bpack-integration-manual-



To automate the creation of shipping labels and announcements, there are 4 possibilities: 


1. Via a generic front end module on your website

More information on this can be found in the following section of the bpack integration manual:

  • Section “B.2 Shipping Manager Frontend”

Additional information is also available on the following link: http://bpost.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/104494

 

2. Via plug-ins, available for certain e-commerce platforms

We have a plug-in for:

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3. Via webservices:
More information on this can be found in the following sections of the bpack integration manual:
  • Section “B.3 Shipping Manager API – Create Order”
  • Section "B.4.1 GEO6 webservices (bpack@bpost & bpack parcel lockers)"
  • Section “C.3 Shipping Manager API”
  • Section "D.2 Announcement API"
  • Section "E.3 Track & Trace APIs"

4. Via EDI (LCI files)
More information on this can be found in the following sections of the bpack integration manual:
  • Section “C.4 Own generated labels”
  • Section “D. Parcels Announcement”
  • Section 'E.4 Large customer interface - outputs"


Printing of labels. 

For options 1, 2 & 3, bpost generates the labels for you.

For option 4 you will need to generate your own labels, following the bpost specifications. Optionally, you can add your own logo to the label.


Delivery methods.

Options 1 and 2 put all 3 bpost delivery methods for national deliveries at your disposal immediately (@home, bpack@bpost and bpack24/7), as well as international deliveries.


Level of IT integration.

Options 2 and 3 require a deeper level of IT integration then option 1 as you will need to integrate the logic in your own graphic interface.

These integrations are deeper, and the processing time will be influenced by the complexity and the desired functionalities.

 

Platform.

Options 1, 3 and 4 are completely independent of the platform you are using for your website.



More information can also be found in our knowledge base on http://bpost.freshdesk.com/support/home.