La Poste API

Integration and Tracking


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La Poste Services

Shipping services  

  • Letter and Parcel Shipments via Colissimo

  • Courier Services via ChronoPost

  • Expedited Delivery to French overseas territories and other countries

Special services

  • Housekeeping and Home Gardening Facilities Domestically

  • Regular Postman visits from one to six times a week

  • Home Delivery of Medication and Pharmaceuticals

Technology services

  • Mobile and Remote Teleassistance Services

  • Banking and Insurance Services through La Banque Postale

  • Digital Mobile Application to keep track of Documentation

About La Poste

La Poste is the largest and most widely used postal service based in France. It provides a number of services both domestically and internationally, ranging from mail and letter to express and parcel delivery options. In addition to the standard postal services, it also offers banking and insurance facilities. It operates in mainland France, as well as the numerous French enclaves and overseas regions located throughout the world.

La Poste was established in the year 1991 as a public-owned company. It was founded after the split of the French PTT, a government agency that dealt with mail, telegraph, and telephone services in France. The primary objective behind the establishment of La Poste was to separate postal services from the national telephone company, improve efficiency and encourage private competition.  It processed as many as 15 billion messages in the year 2012. It is also Europe's second-largest parcel delivery service, with a market share of over 15%.

La Poste offers three tiers of delivery services: First Class Letter, Second Class Letter, and Green Letter. The Green Letter Delivery option is its most recent addition, introduced in 2011. It emits about 15% less CO2 than First Class Letters. Regarding parcels and shipment delivery, La Poste also offers three delivery options: standard delivery with priority letters exclusively in metropolitan France, Colissimo Delivery for domestic shipments, and Colissimo Expert Delivery for international shipments.

The company claims their standard delivery shipments are ‘economical and fast’, and are free for orders above a minimum amount of 25 Euros. The Colissimo Delivery shipments can be picked up from several pick-up points above 10,000 post offices and 15,000 local merchants in France. They are also free above a minimum amount of 40 Euros. The Colissimo Expert International Deliveries are the most expensive, with a minimum amount of 12 Euros per shipment, and free only on orders above 60 Euros. ClickPost has a tracking and shipping API integration with La Poste that allows businesses to access its services and ensure a hassle-free shipping and delivery experience for their customers in France.

FAQs about La Poste


1) How can I track my La Poste parcel or package?

To track packages and parcels, you can use the online tracking tool provided by La Poste. All you need to do is enter your tracking or consignment number in the space provided in the tool. You can also use your dispatch number or its partner number in the case of international shipments.


2) How long will I be able to track my shipment?

Using the La Poste tracking tool, you can access your order tracking data for up to 60 days after depositing your shipment in case of domestic shipments and up to 90 days for international shipments. In other words, in most cases, the order tracking functionality will be available for a maximum of three months.

List of La Poste 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 La Poste 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?

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Step 1 - Select The Courier


Step 2 - Enter API Key


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