An API works to help two systems communicate with each other. In this case, your order management system (website, app, MIS software) could be communicating directly with our factory's workflow and, as soon as your clients place an order with you, our team will get to work producing it.
Reduce transactional costs
Reduce turnaround times
Reduce time spent duplicating data entries
Pay via consolidated monthly invoices
Accept orders even when you are not in the office
Make orders even when we are not in the office
Always receive the best price
Artwork is to be supplied print-ready and proofs will not be sent.
Artwork will be sent over the API as a web link as part of the order message.
If artwork is not available at the time of ordering, you have the option of sending an additional API call with the artwork. Access the Route 1 Print account area to upload your artwork or send this to us manually by email.
Exceptions will be flagged back in the usual way via email.
Artwork submitted through the API must be submitted by 5pm to be applicable for same day turnarounds. Artwork submitted through the account area or manually will not be classed as approved until the proof has been sent to you and you have approved it – this also needs to be done by 5pm in order to be applicable for same day turnarounds.
Our current API is only enabled for credit customers. If you don’t have a credit account and are interested in one, please call us on 0114 294 5026 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently, SKU’s are available on the downloadable price lists which are located on each product page.
The API is free to use. However, unless you already work using a third-party web platform, you will likely have to hire a developer which comes with its own costs.
We do not currently have any recommended developers but we would recommend you start searching by looking at worksome.co.uk.
Unfortunately, not right now. However, we are currently exploring a number of third-party platforms which we could integrate with.
Our team have been developing a procurement platform for the past 12 months or so and we knew that we wanted an automated solution to enable us to handle large order numbers. We decided to integrate directly with Route 1 Print, who are already a key partner to our business and our clients. It’s a partnership that works well for us and we didn’t want to lose that. Using the Route 1 Print API gives us peace of mind because we already know that Route 1 Print can deliver the quality, reliability, and pricing that we need.
Onboarding was straightforward and completed quickly, which meant we could get on with planning and development work straightaway. We were impressed with the clear documentation provided and the Route 1 Print team supported us with clarifications rapidly. The team were keen to hear our feedback and it was gratifying to see updates to the API documentation reflect the questions and comments we had provided.
The integration concept is very straightforward, which meant we were able to complete our development work in around seven working days. The simplicity of the concept also meant that the prior planning was started and completed within the day.
The API provides clear response messages and the request format is straightforward. The use of defined SKUs for product variations and quantities is particularly useful as it minimises the risk of errors in the order placement to fulfilment process.
It also means we don’t have to manually process thousands of print orders which has a number of benefits. It saves us time and it means we are saving money on all the transactional costs that normally come with processing orders. In fact, being able to automate orders like this is what enabled us to win our contract with a large cosmetics client – so the benefits have been massive to us!
Overall, implementing the Route 1 Print API into our system was quick and easy and we would recommend it to anyone.