Yodel

Yodel delivers more than 190 million parcels for many of the UK’s leading retailers and businesses. Connect your Yodel account to ShipStation to create both domestic and international shipping labels in ShipStation.

Interested in a Yodel account? Create an account on the Yodel homepage to get started!

Yodel Integration Requirements

Connection Requirements:

  • An active account with Yodel

  • Your Yodel User ID, Password, and Account ID

Label Creation Requirements

  • Customer email address

Connect a Yodel Account toShipStation

To connect your Yodel account to ShipStation:

  1. Select the Yodel tile and click Connect.

    Yodel logo, button that reads, Connect
  2. Enter your Yodel Username and Password, and Account Number. You have the option to also enter a Contact Number, Meter Number, and SFTP account, but it is not required to connect.

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  3. Click Connect.

Available Features for Yodel Integration

ShipStation's integration with Yodel supports the following standard features and services:

Yodel Available Services

Yodel Package Types

  • Parcel

  • Package

  • Custom Packages

Yodel Domestic Services

  • Xpress 24 POD UK excl. NI

  • Xpress 24 Non-POD UK excl. NI

  • Xpect 24 POD UK excl. NI

  • Xpect 24 Non-POD UK excl. NI

  • Xpress 48 POD UK excl. NI

  • Xpress 48 Non-POD UK excl. NI

  • Xpect 48 XL POD UK excl. NI

  • Xpect 48 XL Non-POD UK excl. NI

  • Xpert Saturday Address Only UK excl. NI

  • Xpert Saturday HVT POD UK excl. NI

  • Xpect Saturday POD UK excl. NI

  • Xpect Saturday Non-POD UK excl. NI

  • Xpert Pre-12 Saturday Address Only UK excl. NI

  • Xpert Pre-12 Saturday HVT Address Only UK excl. NI

  • Xpect Pre-12 Saturday POD UK excl. NI

  • Xpect Pre-12 Saturday Non-POD UK excl. NI

  • Xpert Pre-12 Address Only UK excl. NI

  • Xpert Pre-12 HVT Address Only UK excl. NI

  • Xpect Pre-12 POD UK excl. NI

  • Xpert Pre-12 Non-POD UK excl. NI

  • Xpert 24 Address Only UK excl. NI

  • Xpert 24 BFPO POD UK excl. NI

  • Xpert 24 HVT POD UK excl. NI

  • Xpert 24 POD Desk UK excl. NI

  • Xpert Catalogue Non-POD UK excl. NI

  • Xpect Medium 24 POD UK excl. NI

  • Xpect 24 Medium Non-POD UK excl. NI

  • Xpect 48 Medium POD UK excl. NI

  • Xpect 48 Medium Non-POD UK excl. NI

  • Xpect Mini 48 Non-POD UK excl.

Yodel International Services

  • Yodel 48 POD Channel Islands

  • Yodel 48 Non-POD Channel Islands

  • Yodel 72 POD Channel Islands

  • Yodel 72 Non-POD Channel Islands

  • Yodel 48 POD International

  • Yodel 48 Non-POD International

The carrier can be used to create domestic shipping labels.

The carrier can be used to create international shipping labels.

ShipStation will submit international customs declarations electronically to the carrier.

The carrier can be used to create domestic return labels.

ShipStation will display estimated shipping rates for the carrier based on the connected account information and shipment details.

Shipment insurance, provided by the shipment's selected carrier, can be added to the shipment in ShipStation. This insurance would be in addition to any default coverage already provided by that carrier.

Shipping labels created for this carrier will include a tracking number that can be used to view the shipment status on the carrier's tracking website. Tracking may not be available for all shipping services.

When tracking is available, ShipStation will automatically track the shipment status and update the tracking status on the Shipments tab. This feature allows for other advanced ShipStation features like delayed notifications and the Branded Tracking Page.

ShipStation can close the day's shipments for the carrier and submit the manifest electronically. The End of Day process may be mandatory or optional, based on the carrier and your account with them. A printable file may or may not be available when submitted electronically - see End of Day (PDF).

ShipStation can close the day's shipments for the carrier and create a printable PDF of the manifest to provide to the carrier. The End of Day process may be mandatory or optional, based on the carrier and your account with them. The file may or may not be submitted electronically - see End of Day (Electronic).

ShipStation can print the store's logo on shipping labels created for this carrier. Label branding may not be available for all services supported by this carrier.

ShipStation can print information on the label as a label message (configure in Label Document Options). The carrier may or may not support all 3 label message fields and label messages may not be available for all services supported by this carrier.

This carrier can be used to create multi-package shipments, where multiple labels are created for a single shipment and the individual packages are linked together in a single shipment record with a master tracking number.

You can connect this carrier to ShipStation multiple times using different accounts and choose which account will be used to create each shipment.

Additional Details About the Yodel Integration

  • Ship Date can be set to today’s date or be set to a future date.

  • Yodel requires a customer email to be included on the order to successfully create a label. Customer phone number is optional.

  • Label Messages are not supported: Yodel Safe Place service messages do not print on the label. Safe Place is the only service that allows for message input in the UI, but messages (i.e. front porch, conservatory, shed, or your preferred safe place) only appear on the delivery driver’s hand scanner.

  • Customs forms are required for the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland only.

  • The following Yodel delivery options have been suspended from service to Northern Ireland:

    • Xpress 24 POD NI Only

    • Xpress 24 Non-POD NI Only

    • Xpect 24 POD NI Only

    • Xpect 24 Non-POD NI Only

    • Xpress 48 POD NI Only

    • Xpress 48 Non-POD NI Only

    • Xpect 48 POD NI Only

    • Xpect 48 Non-POD NI Only

    • Xpect 48 XL POD NI Only

    • Xpect 48 XL Non-POD NI Only

    • Xpect Saturday POD NI Only

    • Xpect Saturday Non-POD NI Only

Troubleshooting Tips for Yodel

Here are some common issues, potential causes, and troubleshooting tips.

Issue

How to Troubleshoot or Resolve

Error: invalid tariff code

What it means: The invalid tariff code error message has nothing to do with tariffs, taxes, or customs. The error appears because you selected an invalid service for the shipment.

For example, if you attempt to use Xpress 24 POD NI Only for a shipment not destined for Northern Ireland (NI Only here means “Northern Ireland Only”), you would receive this message since the service is not valid for that destination.

What to do: Contact the Yodel Help Centre if you are unsure which services are valid for your shipments.

The carrier can be used to create domestic shipping labels.

The carrier can be used to create international shipping labels.

ShipStation will submit international customs declarations electronically to the carrier.

The carrier can be used to create domestic return labels.

ShipStation will display estimated shipping rates for the carrier based on the connected account information and shipment details.

Shipment insurance, provided by the shipment's selected carrier, can be added to the shipment in ShipStation. This insurance would be in addition to any default coverage already provided by that carrier.

Shipping labels created for this carrier will include a tracking number that can be used to view the shipment status on the carrier's tracking website. Tracking may not be available for all shipping services.

When tracking is available, ShipStation will automatically track the shipment status and update the tracking status on the Shipments tab. This feature allows for other advanced ShipStation features like delayed notifications and the Branded Tracking Page.

ShipStation can close the day's shipments for the carrier and submit the manifest electronically. The End of Day process may be mandatory or optional, based on the carrier and your account with them. A printable file may or may not be available when submitted electronically - see End of Day (PDF).

ShipStation can close the day's shipments for the carrier and create a printable PDF of the manifest to provide to the carrier. The End of Day process may be mandatory or optional, based on the carrier and your account with them. The file may or may not be submitted electronically - see End of Day (Electronic).

ShipStation can print the store's logo on shipping labels created for this carrier. Label branding may not be available for all services supported by this carrier.

ShipStation can print information on the label as a label message (configure in Label Document Options). The carrier may or may not support all 3 label message fields and label messages may not be available for all services supported by this carrier.

This carrier can be used to create multi-package shipments, where multiple labels are created for a single shipment and the individual packages are linked together in a single shipment record with a master tracking number.

You can connect this carrier to ShipStation multiple times using different accounts and choose which account will be used to create each shipment.