API: Your digital interface for freight forwarding

Do you run an online store or want to make your internal shipping processes more efficient? You have come to the right place!

With our interfaces for freight forwarding, you can automate the entire shipping process. Requests and orders by e-mail or via an online form are a thing of the past.

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What is an interface or an API?

The terms interface and API can be used synonymously.

The abbreviation API stands for Application Programming Interface. A software can be made available to other programs and systems via an API. In simple terms, the interface enables communication between two programs, establishing communication at the source code level.

Data exchange or data processing takes place via this interface. It allows processes to be automated and simplified.

The interface is programmed by a developer and then works automatically. It does not come into contact with the user, but processes received data and transfers it to the target system.

For example, an API or interface can …

  • request the creditworthiness of the customer with a credit card report
  • conclude an insured shipment
  • perform a payment transaction
  • book a shipment via Cargoboard
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The Cargoboard API

The Cargoboard API is an interface for connecting your internal systems to the my.cargoboard platform.

With this connection, you can have your merchandise management system, your online store or your ERP system communicate independently with our platform.

Take a look at the API documentation or use the contact form to get in touch with our tech team.

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Your advantages with the Cargoboard interface

With our interface, you are able to process and provide the generated data automatically and in real time. This makes your processes faster and more efficient.

With this API you have the possibility to let your merchandise management system, your online store or your ERP system communicate independently with our platform.

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The advantages of our interface at a glance

Automated price requests

Automatically calculate and adopt transport prices

Convert quotations into orders

Place an order based on a previously made price request

Place orders via the API

Automatically place shipment as an order via the interface

Retrieve invoices

View and retrieve transport invoices with the API

Create barcode labels

Generate barcode labels for shipments

Track & Trace

Get shipment status and status history for your orders

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How to integrate the interface

With the help of our online documentation, you can quickly and easily set up the interface between your system and ours. The API documentation is available online and contains possible requests and answers that have already been delivered. In addition, it is possible to check individual requests via a test system.

The Cargoboard API is freely accessible to people who have a Cargoboard account and are thus registered as a customer.

The required authentication data are:

  • E-mail address of the user account
  • API key assigned by Cargoboard

If you have any questions about the connection or our interfaces, please fill out our contact form. We will get in touch with you shortly after.

Frequently asked questions about the shipping interface

How much will it cost me to use the shipping interface?

The interface and our support with the connection is completely free of charge for you. As usual, you only pay the freight price agreed with us.

I cannot find what I am looking for. Who can I contact?

If you have any unanswered questions, you can reach us via Live Chat (bottom right), Mail, WhatsApp or by phone