In order to create a Carrier Account with Australia Post, you will need to obtain an API key. This can be accessed by going to the link below and filling out the form.
You will need to sign up for the Australia Post developers centre and fill out the below registration form. Please ensure you are signing up for a Shipping and Tracking API key.
Once completed, Australia Post will send through the API key and then you can complete the specific options shown below.
The fields are:
Shipping and Tracking API Account Number - This will be your account number with Australia Post. This needs to be 10 digits in length. If your account number is less then 10 digits please add 0's as a prefix to get it to 10 digits. e.g if your account code is 123456 then enter it into this field as 0000123456.
Shipping and Tracking API Username - This will be the API key provided by Australia Post above
Shipping and Tracking API Password - This will be the secret password which will have accompanied the API key
Save and create the account.
Unlike other carriers, MachShip hits the Australia Post API in order to obtain pricing. As such, there is no need to upload your individual rate card, rather all you will need to upload is the below which will provide you access to the full range of Australia Post service options available on your account. Please ensure that you set the account code field in the below to match your carrier account.
|Carrier||Account||Service||From Zone||To Zone||Reciprocal||Cubic Conversion||Basic||Minimum||Break Type||Item Type||Break From||Break To||Price|
Once this is completed you will be able to create quotes, consignments and generate jobs with Australia Post. If you need help with importing this rate card please follow the instructions at this link.