You can test Sendcloud APIs without running the risk of being charged for any shipping labels you create in the process.
There are two methods of creating test parcels:
- Create a test label using the Sendcloud shipping method Unstamped letter. You won’t be charged for any parcels which are created using this method.
- Create a label and cancel it within the deadline
request_labelproperty flagged as
true. This will prevent labels from being created at the same time as the parcel and avoid potential charges.
Create a test label
The shipping method “Unstamped letter” is a Sendcloud method which allows you to create test parcels without being charged.
You can specify the shipping method Unstamped letter in your API requests within the
shipment object. Note that the
id for this method is
8 at the time of writing.
Cancel a label within the deadline
When you want to test outgoing or return parcel creation, and the “Unstamped letter” method isn’t applicable, it’s possible to create shipping labels and then cancel them within the cancellation deadline.