On Monday we released an update to our Tracking API. The Tracking API allows you to query New Zealand Post’s and CourierPost’s tracking data. There is no change to the way you call the API.
The new features are:
- support for 20 and 24 digit tracking numbers
- more information is now provided on CourierPost items
- faster error notification – if there are issues with the services behind the API it times out much faster
APIs old and new
If you’re using the old API (which is called from here http://services.nzpost.co.nz/NZP/NZPostTracking.svc) you should consider moving to the new one. At some point next year we will turn off the old API, but we’ll make sure we give existing users plenty of advance warning before we do this.
Who else is using the API?
We’re currently using the API to power mobile tracking, and in our next release the full website will also use the new Tracking API.
What the deuce is an AOC sorter?
Good question! Due to popular demand, the cryptic “AOC sorter” status that Tracking sometimes returns has been changed. It turns out that it refers to the parcel sorter in the Auckland Operations Centre. Speaking of the Auckland Operations Centre, see it in action in this cool time lapse.