bol: shipping labels [beta]
About this article
This article describes how to purchase and generate bol's shipping labels, and how to use them in your shipments. This article is about shipping labels without Verzenden via bol. If you want to use Verzenden via bol, refer to the bol: verzenden via bol (VVB) article.
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To turn the shipping label feature on, please contact your customer success manager or the Support team.
When you create a shipment, you can choose to purchase bol's shipping label.
You can then input the dimensions and weight of the package. The Shipment method dropdown shows the available options (e.g.: parcel, mailbox, etc.), whether bol recommends it or not, and the price.
Once the shipment has been exported, the Download shipping label button appears – as seen below.
carriersendpoints is available to retrieve the available carriers.
- Use the
/v2/shipments/channelmethodendpoint to create the shipment. Set the code from the desired carrier to
- After the shipment has been exported to the channel (see below), the
shippinglabelendpoint can be used to get the shipping label PDF.
- On exporting the shipments, the shipping label is created first. bol does not provide the label immediately, so ChannelEngine has to wait until the next export shipments task to retrieve the label.
- During the next export of shipments, ChannelEngine downloads the finalized label. Only then the shipment is exported to bol.
- The shipping label is then available to download via the UI and via the API.