Direct: 2-6 weeks
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Get Direct integrations with AWB, Shipping label, Tracking, Cancellation, NDR, Returns API of Saudi Post Courier using ClickPost.
ClickPost already has API integrations with Saudi Post Courier for the complete shipping process.
Saudi Post is a Government-run postal and courier agency that is headquartered in Riyadh. It was established in 1926 and was originally founded as the operations arm of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Post, Telegraph and Telephone. Since then, the company has increased its footprint in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) manifold. It currently operates under the Ministry of Communications and IT. Saudi Post is more popularly known as “al-Bareed” by the citizens of the KSA. Around the world, it is also referred to simply as SPL, or Saudi Post Limited. The agency offers bespoke delivery solutions for individuals, businesses and also serves the Government of Saudi Arabia directly.
SPL has kept up with the latest technological breakthroughs in courier delivery services and is at par with the biggest players in this sector worldwide. When sending a parcel, a client can choose from ‘Express’ or ‘Economy’ service categories. Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) also benefit greatly from Saudi Post’s special offers, some of which can reduce shipping and handling charges by 50%. When receiving a parcel, a client can choose from several options, including doorstep deliveries, on-time guaranteed deliveries to branches, PO boxes and parcel stations dotting the country. Saudi Post uses a Digital Address system when delivering parcels to individual or business premises. A Digital Address, also often called a National Address, was first drafted into law in 2013.
It uses Geographic Information Systems or GIS to locate an address. A ‘National Address’ contains several details including whether it designates private or enterprise ownership, unit numbers in case of multiple-unit buildings, district and city names and a Postal Code. Of these, a Postal Code is of great importance as it is unique and can be located from Saudi Post’s website. The KSA and Saudi Post also use a so-called short address which only has 4 letters based on the National Address, followed by 4 digits which represent a specific building or premises. This 2-pronged address system has played a key role in enabling the proliferation of businesses that provide on-demand and scheduled courier delivery services.
Thanks to the Geocoding of these addresses, the E-commerce industry within the kingdom has witnessed sharp spikes not only in sales volumes but also among the demand graph. The unifying and unique address system dissects the country in several parts, each of which can then be monitored. The same system also helps proper real-time tracking of a specific parcel on its way from its origin to its destination. Saudi Post helms several key technologies to help declutter its delivery chains. It has several prominent services including Par Ex, Gulf Ex and Indian Par Ex. The system targets United Kingdom, other Gulf nations and India. ClickPost offers a specialised Saudi Post express shipping and tracking API integration which enables you to go live in just a single day!