Courier Spotlight: YODEL

Each year billions of items are purchased online via marketplaces, eCommerce and social platforms, serviced by a growing list of courier service providers.

But not all couriers are created equal and with rapid change in the market, keeping up with individual courier developments is not easy. In this article, we spotlight Yodel, a UK courier pioneering full integration of their services via Shipping API.

Courier Providers UK Market Share 2022 – Source: Statista 2022

Who is Yodel Parcel Deliveries?

Yodel is an independent courier service with over ten years of experience in B2B and B2C deliveries. It’s one of the UK’s most well-known courier brands, delivering 190m parcels yearly.

Yodel transports parcels via three delivery networks:

  • Local delivery operations to towns and regional areas
  • Door-to-door (D2D) collection of goods
  • Petrol station delivery and pick-up services

With CollectPlus, parcels can be collected or distributed by Yodel at local petrol stations and various parcel points operating within partnering stores.

Who Are Yodel’s Customers?

Yodel’s primary customers are small to medium-sized businesses, including those operating online through e-commerce stores. However, they aren’t limited in their distribution services to retailers only. Yodel’s customer base also extends to online marketplace buyers and sellers, for example, users of Amazon or eBay.

What’s more, Yodel have a significant presence in the ‘subscription box’ sector delivering items such as pet food, flowers, wine and meal boxes.

How SmartConsign API Works

SmartConsign is a multi-carrier management system that offers an all-in-one platform for managing shipments.

With SmartConsign, parcel delivery is made easy. Here’s how it works:

  • Connect your carrier services with your e-commerce site
  • Select your shipments
  • Create, print, and attach your shipping label
  • Track your parcel from the moment it’s sent until it reaches the buyer

SmartConsign and Yodel: One Perfect Solution

The simplicity and ease of using SmartConsign shipping API are a perfect fit with Yodel’s services. To date, they are the only courier to fully offer all its services via SmartConsign, helping to make life easier for its customers. One perfect platform enabling complete control of all aspects of the parcel delivery process.

As well as Yodel, here are some of the top couriers SmartConsign provides solutions for:

You can use the software if you have an e-commerce store set up with one of many different platforms. These include:

  • Shopify
  • eBay
  • Amazon
  • WooCommerce
  • Veeqo
  • Linnworks

Integrate the two and begin running your business more efficiently while enjoying a smoother parcel delivery process.

SmartConsign Features

The software allows you to benefit from a variety of features. Want to know what some of the best features are? With SmartConsign, you can:

  • Create your labels in less than 30 seconds
  • Send your parcel using the same-day booking feature
  • Bulk dispatch your orders in large batches as and when required
  • Choose from multiple shipping options, including pre-paid delivery
  • Access couriers not provided by your marketplace or eCommerce platform
  • Unbiased access to carrier performance

SmartConsign has a solution for most businesses, whether you are fulfilling 200 to 100K+ orders per month, using a wide selection of carriers, and integrating with some of the UK’s most popular eCommerce platforms.

Sign Up to Improve Your Delivery Service Today

If you are an existing Yodel customer or just starting, sign-up to SmartConsign and make significant savings in costs and time.

Talk to us to find out more! We’ll be happy to tell you how we can give you better control of your deliveries and smoothen your end-to-end shipping right away.