Japan Post API Integration and Tracking


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Table Of Contents

Japan Post Services

Shipping services  

  • Express Mail Services

  • Date-specified Delivery services

Special services

  • Packing Materials

  • Pickup Requests


Technology services

  • Shipment Tracking services

  • MyPage Shipping management

About Japan Post

Japan Post is the official postal service provider of Japan that provides mail and parcel services in the country. The postal service is responsible for offering reliable yet affordable post, logistics, and courier services in the country. The specialty of the postal service is that it provides express mail services and international parcel services to serve the growing ecommerce sector in the country. As it is a postal service, it allows businesses to reach every corner of the country with its 100% geographical coverage.

The current edition of the postal service, i.e., the Japan Post, was founded on Oct 1, 2003. With its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, the postal service struggled to provide a hassle-free service to the citizens. As a result, Japan's government started privatizing the postal service in 2007. 

The privatization of the Japan Post was completed in 2021, ending its tenure as a government-run organization. Currently, Japan Post has over 24,700 post offices in the country that are managed by a workforce of over 400,000 employees.

The Japan Post has focused on providing reliable and quicker mail and parcel services within the country. The express mail delivery services allow you to deliver within 1-7 business days, depending on the delivery location. If you are looking to get a parcel or an order delivered by a specific date, the carrier also provides a date-specified delivery service. To make it easier for businesses to ship their orders safely across the country, the postal service also offers packing materials.

Japan Post does offer pickup on requests with its express deliveries, or you can choose to use any of the post offices in the country to avail of their services. The postal service does offer to track services on its parcel, which will enable you to provide a better post-purchase experience to your customers. 

To make it easier for businesses to manage their shipments with the carrier, the postal service offers a MyPage dashboard that allows for better order and delivery management. ClickPost has shipping and tracking API integration with Japan Post, which will enable you to have a better shipping reach in Japan within 24 hours.

FAQs about Japan Post


1) Does Japan Post have tracking?

Japan Post does offer tracking services with its parcel. To avail of these services, you must go to the Japan Post website and use the order tracking number in the Track my order section to get an update about your order. The carrier offers tracking options on its parcel up to 100 days from the day of shipping.

2) How long does Japan Post take to deliver an order?

Japan Post offers a variety of Standard and Express mail deliveries. According to your chosen service, a delivery with Japan Post can take between 1-7 business days. If you want a parcel delivered within a specific time frame or on a particular date, you can choose the date-specified delivery service.

List of Japan Post APIs

API Description
Manifestation and shipping label generation API:

Create order on Courier Partner, fetch waybill and shipping label and place pickup request

Track Shipment API: Track your Japan Post shipment using AWB and Courier Partner
Cancellation API Cancel shipment manifested on Courier Partner for faster returns
EDD API: Show estimated delivery date for shipments on the order checkout page
NDR Action update: Updates the after NDR action directly on courier company’s database
Return Web-hooks: Track your return shipment using AWB and Courier Partner using web-hooks




How does it work?

Once integrated with ClickPost, you will never have to manually integrate with any other carrier EVER AGAIN


Step 1 - Select The Courier


Step 2 - Enter API Key


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