32 Postal APIs: GeoNames, Maponics and Enthusem

Our API directory now includes 32 postal APIs. The newest is the Stamps.com API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the GeoNames API. We list 84 GeoNames mashups. Below you'll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of postal APIs.

In terms of the technical details, REST and XML lead the way. There are 19 postal REST APIs and 16 postal SOAP APIs. Our directory lists 26 postal XML APIs and 9 postal JSON APIs.

The most common tags within postal are 13 address postal APIs, 9 UK postal APIs and 8 mapping postal APIs.


On the mashup side, we list 12 postal mashups. We named Free Postcode Maps as mashup of the day in August.

For reference, here is a list of all 32 postal APIs.

  AddressingHistory API: Historical online mapping service

  Australia Post API: Australian postal service

  BlueMailCentral Postal API: Digital mail service

  Canada Post API: Canadian postage and mailing service

  CDYNE Postal Address Verification API: Postal address verification service

  CraftyClicks UK Postal Address Lookup API: UK postcode lookup service

  Data8 Postcode Lookup API: UK address lookup service

  Deduktiv ebaas distance API: UK postcodes service

  Enthusem API: Service to send printed greeting cards

  FraudLabs Mexico Postal Code API: Mexican postal code geolocation service

  FraudLabs ZIPCodeWorld United States API: United states postal code geolocation service

  GeoNames API: Geographic name and postal code lookup

  L-Vin Post API: German letter mailing service

  MapIt UK API: U.K. postcode and location mapping service

  Maponics API: Mapping data service

  MSHD.net API: Reference information lookup

  New Zealand Post Tracking API: New Zealand parcel tracking service

  Online Courier Quotes API: Australian shipping, parcel delivery, and postage service

  PC2Paper Letter Pricing API: Digital mail service

  PostalMethods API: Web-to-Post service for sending letters

  Postcard on the Run API: Photo to postcard service

  Postcode Anywhere API: UK and international address management software, postcode finder web services and more

  Postcode IT API: Get addresses from postcodes

  SendWrite API: Paper card sending service

  Stamps.com API: Shipping label creation service

  Swiss Post Barcode API: Swiss shipping document service

  ThankThank Notes API: Hand-written thank you note service

  UK Postcodes API: UK postcode lookup service

  Unified Software AddressVal API: Matching service for incomplete UK addresses

  USC WebGIS Geocoder API: Geolocation service

  ZIP Codes API: Zip code lookup service

  ZIPFOURce API: U.S. address validation and standardization service

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