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How to connect your eParcel, Parcel Send, On Demand, or Startrack account to ReadyToShip
How to connect your eParcel, Parcel Send, On Demand, or Startrack account to ReadyToShip

Connect to your eParcel/Parcel Send, OnDemand and Startrack accounts so ReadyToShip can print labels and send consignments.

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Written by Nathan Huppatz
Updated over a week ago

NOTE: The process below applies to all eParcel/Parcel Send, OnDemand and Startrack accounts. Just enter the appropriate account number in Step 3 as shown.

Step 1: Create an eParcel, Parcel Send or Startrack account.

If you don’t have one already, set up an eParcel / Parcel Send / Startrack account. Contact Australia Post to create an account and find out about rates.

Step 2: Create an Australia Post Developer Centre account

Visit the AusPost registration site and register for a new Developer Centre account. You will receive an activation email from Australia Post. Use this to activate your new account and log in.

Step 3: Apply for access to the Shipping and Tracking API

Log in to the Developer Centre with your newly created account, and navigate to the APIs page (

Click on the Register your interest today link at the bottom of the 'Shipping and Tracking' section.

If you see a 'Register' screen below, click 'Complete Registration'

Fill in your eParcel, OnDemand, or Startrack account number and email address.

​Select Yes in the following screen as ReadyToShip is a Platform Partner

AusPost generally takes around one business day to link your eParcel/OnDemand account to your newly created AusPost Developer Account. You should then receive an email from them with a PDF containing your API Key, Secret and Account number to enter into the ReadyToShip form (see example below).

If you haven't received a response from AusPost within one full business day we suggest you contact them directly at

Step 4: Create your carrier in ReadyToShip

Now that you have all the required information, log in to ReadyToShip, go to Settings ⇒ Carriers and click Add Carrier. Select eParcel from the list.

Enter your API key, your password/secret and your account number, then click Test Connection.​

You should receive confirmation that we were able to connect to your account. If there is an error, check the steps above to ensure you have created and correctly entered the details.

Tip: It is best to copy and paste API keys, API Secret, and Account Numbers rather than type them manually, and ensure there is no space at the beginning or end of each field.

Video: How to get an eParcel or StarTrack API

Notes on Rate Quotes and Displayed Prices

Australia Post eParcel and Startrack quoted prices include all fuel and security surcharges and GST. Some extra charges eg, Startrack oversize fee may not be included in quoted rates as this information is not provided to 3rd party apps.

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