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Import Tracking Numbers Correctly to AfterShip From Your Store.

Below are some ways through which AfterShip users can better control how tracking numbers are added to their AfterShip account.

Adding tracking numbers for a specific courier

For most stores, when a tracking number is added to an order, AfterShip auto detects the courier based on the tracking number format and the active courier list in the user's AfterShip account.

However, if a user wants to assign a tracking number to a specific courier, they can add it by entering the tracking number in this format:


For example: 


This tracking number will be imported as courier DPD and will ignore the AfterShip courier auto detect.

Adding tracking numbers for couriers that require additional parameters

Some couriers, in addition to the tracking numbers, require extra parameters to get the tracking results.

They can be added in this format:




Some such couriers are listed below:

slug: postnl-3s 
required parameters: tracking_destination_country, tracking_postal_code 
sample tracking number: CD707008810NL:AUS:7000

slug: postnl 
required parameters: tracking_postal_code 
sample tracking number: 3STNDH0017348:2935VV

slug: deutsch-post 
required parameters: tracking_ship_date 
sample tracking number: RB860068347DE:20160509

slug: sic-teliway 
required parameters: tracking_account_number, tracking_key 
sample tracking number: 10123456:15637:79

What is a courier slug?

The courier slug is a unique identifier for a courier in AfterShip. 

Courier slugs for AfterShip supported couriers can be found here:

Select the courier and the courier slug will appear in the URL

For example, the courier slug for DPD UK is dpd-uk (case sensitive).

Updated on: 01/06/2022

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