January 2021 Update


Another hectic month here at Shiptheory’s headquarters. We have added a new channel integration: OnBuy and introduced many new features and updates to our services.

Also, we worked closely with our partners to ensure full compatibility post-Brexit. Nevertheless, several carriers are still working on updating their operations and technical specifications to support Brexit. As and when we hear from such partners, we will prioritise any work required on our end.

OnBuy Integration

Founded in November 2016, OnBuy is the world’s fastest-growing marketplace. With a fair, transparent and seller-friendly approach, OnBuy offers online retailers a wealth of benefits.

Shiptheory fully integrates with OnBuy to automate your shipping process and help you seamlessly ship your OnBuy orders with Royal Mail, Parcelforce, DPD, FedEx, and the rest of the world’s top carriers.

We are proud to be an Official OnBuy Partner, and we work closely with the OnBuy team to provide the best possible shipping experience.

You can register for an OnBuy account here.

Reach millions of buyers around the world with Shiptheory and OnBuy!

DHL Parcel UK New API

DHL Parcel UK (previously known as UK Mail) has released a new API. The new integration is already available within Shiptheory, and if you ship to the EU, it is imperative to switch over from the current integration to the new one!

You will need to contact your DHL Parcel UK Sales/Account Manager and ask for your account to be enabled for the new DHL Parcel UK Web API as soon as possible.

After you have done that, you need to connect the DHL Parcel UK API to your Shiptheory account and then remove the old integration.

The new integration works in the same way as the current one and includes the recent Brexit-related changes and specifications.

For more information, please read our new setup guide.

Other additions of note that we implemented in the last month:

Bluepark: Add Support for Royal Mail Safe Place

If you are creating Royal Mail Tracked, or Royal Mail 24 and 48 shipping labels with Royal Mail from Bluepark, it is now possible to connect the Bluepark Safe Place field to Royal Mail via the advanced settings in your Shiptheory account. For more information, please read here.

DHL.de: Display Order Numbers on Shipping Labels

Now the order reference will be shown under the customer reference field on DHL.de shipping labels.

Get Available Return Services Over API

You can now see what return services are available via API.

Support Shopify Product Variant Titles and Show on Integrated Labels

You are now able to import Shopify product variants and display them on your integrated labels.

If you have any queries regarding the above integrations and updates, please do not hesitate to reach out to support. We are more than happy to give you a hand to get these up and running.

Otherwise, create a free Shiptheory account and start shipping smarter and faster today!

Stathis Kampylis

Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Shiptheory