What is a Unified API?

Created by: Saina Bayat

Modified on: Wed, 6 Jul, 2022 at 4:04 PM

Unified APIs are our solution if you are looking for an API that covers multiple Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL) divisions. 

DPDHL is organized into five operating divisions: Post & Paket Deutschland, Express, Global Forwarding / Freight, Supply Chain, and eCommerce Solutions.

Currently, we offer the following 2 Unified APIs in the API Developer Portal:

1) Shipment Tracking - Unified - covers the following DPDHL divisions:

  • Post & Parcel Germany (incl. mail/letter tracking)
  • DHL Global Forwarding (incl. DHL Same Day)
  • DHL Freight
  • DHL Express
  • DHL Supply Chain
  • DHL eCommerce Solutions
    • Asia-Pacific
    • US, Canada
    • EU (Belgium, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom)

2) Location Finder - Unified - covers the following DPDHL divisions: 

  • Post & Parcel Germany (incl. mail / letter tracking)
  • DHL Express
  • DHL eCommerce Solutions in EuropeEU

Although the unified APIs cover most DPDHL divisions and aggregate data from different sources, it is recommended to use the divisional APIs (i.e MyDHL, eCS EU..) for a higher level of details and accuracy for tracking shipments; especially for users having shipments handled by one division only.  

Saina is the author of this solution article.

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