About the registration file

This article provides the technical details of the XML file that Paazl uses to send order information to a carrier. About the Generic Carrier interface provides the context for the use of this file.

Paazl sends a registration file for each confirmed webshop order when the associated shipment labels are generated via the web app or via a SOAP or REST API call.

File name format

The name of a registration file has the following format:

<generic carrier name>_<client number>_<date_time>.xml

Example: TRUNKRS_20181010001_20190713_151036.xml

Barcode format

The barcode of a shipping label will contain the number of your contract with the webshop concerned followed by a six-digit number (from 000000 to 999999).

Element specifications

Element Type Required? Description
registration Complex Required

Contains details of a webshop order

orders Complex Required

Contains information on a webshop's orders

order Complex Required

A specific order's details

reference String Required

A webshop's reference for an order

serviceCode String Required

A webshop's unique code for one of its stores

accountNumber String Required

The number of a contract that a webshop has with a carrier.

The webshop concerned supplies this number to Paazl.

preferredDeliveryDate Date Required

The date your customers selected at the checkout.

cod Complex Optional Contains information on the Cash On Delivery amount.
currency String Optional

The ISO 4217 code of the currency concerned. The default value is EUR.

value Decimal Optional

The amount that has to be paid on receipt of goods.

insurance Complex Optional

Contains information on the insured amount.

currency String Optional

The ISO 4217 code of the currency concerned. The default value is EUR.

value Integer Optional

The monetary value of an order.

shipper Complex Required

Contains details of the party that shipped an order.

companyName String Optional

The name of the company that is shipping an order

name String Required

The name of the contact person that is shipping the order

nameOther String Optional

Use this for any additional name information such as department.

street String Required

The name of the street in which the shipper is located

streetNumber Integer Required

The house number of the shipper's address.

streetNumberSuffix String Optional

The house number extension (such as the "-A” in "12-A”) of the address from which an order is shipped

additionalAddressLine String Optional

The 2nd or more address lines from which an order is shipped, specified as one or more strings.

postalCode String Required

The postal code of the address from which an order is shipped.

town String Required

The city or town of the shipper's address.

country String Required

The ISO 3166-2 code for the country of the shipper's address.

return Complex Required

Contains details of the party to which an order is returned.

companyName String Required

The company name of the party to which an order is being returned.

name String Optional The name of the contact person to which an order is being returned.
nameOther String Optional

Use this for any additional name information such as department.

street String Required

The name of the street to which goods are being returned.

streetNumber Integer Required

The house number of the address to which goods are being returned.

streetNumberSuffix String Optional

The house number extension (such as the "-A” in "12-A”) of the address to which an order is returned.

additionalAddressLine String Optional

The 2nd or more address lines to which an order is returned, specified as one or more strings.

postalCode String Required

The postal code of the address to which an order is returned.

town String Required

The city or town of the address to which goods are being returned.

country String Required

The ISO 3166-2 code for the country of the address to which an order is being returned.

emailAddress String Optional

The email address of the party to which goods are being returned

phoneNumber String Optional

The phone number of the party to which goods are being returned

consignee Complex Required

Contains details of a party to which an order is shipped.

companyName String Optional

The name of the company to which an order is shipped

name String Required

The name of the contact person to which an order is being shipped.

nameOther String Optional

Use this for any additional name information such as department.

street String Required

The name of the street to which an order is being shipped.

streetNumber Integer Required

The house number of the address to which an order is being shipped.

streetNumberSuffix String Optional

The house number extension (such as the "-A” in "12-A”) of the address to which an order is shipped.

additionalAddressLine String Optional

The 2nd or more address lines to which an order is shipped, specified as one or more strings.

Note! Paazl does not parse the string to perform validation with any values that may be provided for the other parameters of a consignee address.

postalCode String Required

The postal code of the address to which an order is shipped.

town String Required

The city or town of the address to which an order is being shipped.

country String Required

The ISO 3166-2 code for the country of the address to which an order is being shipped.

emailAddress String Optional

The email address of the party to which an order is being shipped

phoneNumber String Optional

The phone number of the party to which an order is being shipped

notifications Complex Optional

Contains values on the notification types and their email addresses or phone numbers.

notification Complex Optional

Contains values on the notification types and their email addresses or phone numbers.

notificationType String Optional

The medium by which delivery status information should be sent.

It has one of two possible values:

  • CONSIGNEE_EMAIL
  • CONSIGNEE_PHONE
notificationValue String Optional

A shipment's delivery status,

products Complex Optional

Contains information on the products making up an order

product Complex Optional

Contains information on one of the products making up an order

quantity Integer Required

The number of items of a particular product type in a shipment.

length Integer Optional

The length in whole centimeters (cm) of a product.

width Integer Optional

The width in whole centimeters (cm) of a product.

height Integer Optional

The height in whole centimeters (cm) of a product.

volume Double Optional

The volume of a product in cubic meters (m3), including packaging.

weight Double Required

The weight in kilograms (kg) of a product.

description String Optional

This contains a description needed for Customs purposes.

countryOfManufacture String Optional

The ISO 3166-2 code for the country in which the goods being shipped were manufactured.

unitPrice nonNegativeDecimal Optional

The price of a product.

unitPriceCurrency currencyCode Optional

The ISO 4217 code of the currency concerned. The default value is EUR.

hsTariffCode String Optional

The HS code for the commodity category of the product concerned.

skuCode String Optional

A SKU, or Stock Keeping Unit, is a unique number used to internally track a business inventory. It can specifically help describe additional properties to carriers or customs authorities when exporting inventory internationally.

Note: SKU codes are not Universal Product Codes (UPCs).

direction directionType Optional

Concerns swap orders where some products are to be picked up at a pickup location with other delivered to the consignee's address.

Can have one of two values:

  • DELIVERY
  • PICKUP
shipments Complex Required

Contains barcodes belonging to the various shipments that make up an order

shipment Complex Required

Contains the barcodes belonging to one of the shipments that make up an order

packages Complex Required

Contains the barcodes of the various packages contained in a shipment.

package Complex Required

Contains the barcode of one of the products contained in a shipment

barcode String Required

The label's barcode generated by Paazl

additionalInstruction String Optional

If required by the carrier, this instruction will be printed on the address label.

version String Required

The currently used version of the registration file.

XSD

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xs:schema targetNamespace="http://www.paazl.com/schemas/registration" elementFormDefault="qualified" xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:registration="http://www.paazl.com/schemas/registration">

	<xs:element name="registration">
		<xs:complexType>
			<xs:sequence>
				<xs:element name="orders" type="registration:OrdersType" />
			</xs:sequence>
			<xs:attribute name="version" type="xs:string" use="required" />
		</xs:complexType>
	</xs:element>
	
	<xs:complexType name="OrdersType">
    	<xs:sequence>
    		<xs:element name="order" type="registration:OrderType" maxOccurs="unbounded" />
    	</xs:sequence>
    </xs:complexType>
    
	<xs:complexType name="OrderType">
		<xs:sequence>	
			<xs:element name="reference" type="xs:string" />
			<xs:element name="serviceCode" type="xs:string" />
			<xs:element name="accountNumber" type="xs:string" />
			<xs:element name="preferredDeliveryDate" type="xs:date" />			
			<xs:element name="cod" type="registration:CodType" minOccurs="0" />
			<xs:element name="insurance" type="registration:InsuranceType" minOccurs="0" />
			<xs:element name="shipper" type="registration:ContactAndAddressType" />
			<xs:element name="return" type="registration:ContactAndAddressType" />
			<xs:element name="consignee" type="registration:ContactAndAddressType" />
			<xs:element name="notifications" type="registration:NotificationsType" />
			<xs:element name="products" type="registration:ProductsType" minOccurs="0" />
			<xs:element name="shipments" type="registration:ShipmentsType" />
			<xs:element name="additionalInstruction" type="xs:string" minOccurs="0" />
		</xs:sequence>
	</xs:complexType>

	<xs:complexType name="CodType">
		<xs:sequence>
			<xs:element name="currency" type="xs:string"/>
			<xs:element name="value" type="xs:decimal" />
		</xs:sequence>
	</xs:complexType>
	
	<xs:complexType name="InsuranceType">
		<xs:sequence>
			<xs:element name="currency" type="xs:string"/>
			<xs:element name="value" type="xs:int" />
		</xs:sequence>
	</xs:complexType>

	<xs:complexType name="ContactAndAddressType">
		<xs:sequence>
			<xs:element name="companyName" type="xs:string" minOccurs="0" />
			<xs:element name="name" type="xs:string" />
			<xs:element name="nameOther" type="xs:string" minOccurs="0" />
			<xs:element name="street" type="xs:string" />
			<xs:element name="streetNumber" type="xs:int" />
			<xs:element name="streetNumberSuffix" type="xs:string" minOccurs="0" />
			<xs:element name="additionalAddressLine" type="xs:string" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"/>
			<xs:element name="postalCode" type="xs:string" />
			<xs:element name="town" type="xs:string" />
			<xs:element name="country" type="xs:string" />
			<xs:element name="emailAddress" type="xs:string" minOccurs="0" />
			<xs:element name="phoneNumber" type="xs:string" minOccurs="0" />
		</xs:sequence>
	</xs:complexType>
	
	<xs:complexType name="ProductsType">
    	<xs:sequence>
    		<xs:element name="product" type="registration:ProductType" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded" />
    	</xs:sequence>
    </xs:complexType>
	
	<xs:complexType name="ProductType">
		<xs:sequence>
			<xs:element name="quantity" type="xs:int" />
			<xs:element name="length" type="xs:int" minOccurs="0" />
			<xs:element name="width" type="xs:int" minOccurs="0" />
			<xs:element name="height" type="xs:int" minOccurs="0" />
			<xs:element name="volume" type="xs:double" minOccurs="0" />
			<xs:element name="weight" type="xs:double" />
			<xs:element name="description" type="xs:string" minOccurs="0" />
			<xs:element name="countryOfManufacture" minOccurs="0" type="xs:string" />
			<xs:element name="unitPrice" minOccurs="0" type="registration:nonNegativeDecimal" />
			<xs:element name="unitPriceCurrency" minOccurs="0" default="EUR" type="registration:currencyCode" />
			<xs:element name="hsTariffCode" minOccurs="0" type="xs:string" />
			<xs:element name="skuCode" type="xs:string" minOccurs="0"/>
			<xs:element name="direction" minOccurs="0" type="registration:directionType" />
		</xs:sequence>
	</xs:complexType>
	
	<xs:complexType name="ShipmentsType">
    	<xs:sequence>
    		<xs:element name="shipment" type="registration:ShipmentType" maxOccurs="unbounded" />
    	</xs:sequence>
    </xs:complexType>
	
	<xs:complexType name="ShipmentType">
		<xs:sequence>
    		<xs:element name="packages" type="registration:PackagesType" />
    	</xs:sequence>
	</xs:complexType>
	
	<xs:complexType name="PackagesType">
    	<xs:sequence>
    		<xs:element name="package" type="registration:PackageType" maxOccurs="unbounded" />
    	</xs:sequence>
    </xs:complexType>
	
	<xs:complexType name="PackageType">
		<xs:sequence>
			<xs:element name="barcode" type="xs:string" />
		</xs:sequence>
	</xs:complexType>
	
	<xs:complexType name="NotificationsType">
    	<xs:sequence>
    		<xs:element name="notification" type="registration:NotificationType" maxOccurs="unbounded" />
    	</xs:sequence>
    </xs:complexType>
    
	<xs:complexType name="NotificationType">
		<xs:sequence>
			<xs:element name="notificationType" type="registration:genericNotificationType" />
			<xs:element name="notificationValue" type="xs:string" />
		</xs:sequence>
	</xs:complexType>
	
	<xs:simpleType name="genericNotificationType">
		<xs:restriction base="xs:string">
			<xs:enumeration value="CONSIGNEE_EMAIL"/>
			<xs:enumeration value="CONSIGNEE_PHONE"/>
		</xs:restriction>
	</xs:simpleType>
	
	<xs:simpleType name="nonNegativeDecimal">
		<xs:restriction base="xs:decimal">
			<xs:minInclusive value="0"/>
		</xs:restriction>
	</xs:simpleType>
	
	<xs:simpleType name="currencyCode">
		<xs:restriction base="xs:string">
			<xs:length value="3"/>
			<xs:pattern value="[A-Z]{3}"/>
		</xs:restriction>
	</xs:simpleType>	
	
	<xs:simpleType name="directionType">
		<xs:restriction base="xs:string">
			<xs:enumeration value="pickup"/>
			<xs:enumeration value="delivery"/>
		</xs:restriction>
	</xs:simpleType>	
</xs:schema>



</xs:schema>

Examples

COD

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<registration xmlns="http://www.paazl.com/schemas/registration" version="1.0">
  <orders>
    <order>
    <serviceCode>PROD5</serviceCode>
    <cod>
     <currency>EUR</currency>
     <value>50.00</value>
    </cod>
    <shipperAddress>
     <companyName>Paazl</companyName>
     <street>Kerkstraat</street>
     <streetNumber>310</streetNumber>
     <postalCode>1017HC</postalCode>
     <town>Amsterdam</town>
     <country>NL</country>
    </shipperAddress>
    <returnAddress>
     <companyName>Paazl</companyName>
     <street>Kerkstraat</street>
     <streetNumber>310</streetNumber>
     <postalCode>1017HC</postalCode>
     <town>Amsterdam</town>
     <country>NL</country>
    </returnAddress>
    <consignee>
     <companyName>A Company BV</companyName>
     <name>My Name</name>
     <nameOther>Extra name field</nameOther>
     <street>Damrak</street>
     <streetNumber>70</streetNumber>
     <streetNumberSuffix>1</streetNumberSuffix>
     <postalCode>1012LM</postalCode>
     <town>Amsterdam</town>
     <country>NL</country>
    </consignee>
    <shipments>
     <shipment>
      <packages>
       <package>
        <barcode>1234500000100</barcode>
       </package>
      </packages>
     </shipment>
    </shipments>
    <additionalInstruction>Please leave parcel at number 20</additionalInstruction>
   </order>
  </orders>
</registration>

Insurance

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<registration xmlns="http://www.paazl.com/schemas/registration" version="1.0">
 <orders>
   <order>
    <serviceCode>PROD5</serviceCode>
    <insurance>
     <currency>EUR</currency>
     <value>150.00</value>
    </insurance>
    <shipperAddress>
     <companyName>Paazl</companyName>
     <street>Kerkstraat</street>
     <streetNumber>310</streetNumber>
     <postalCode>1017HC</postalCode>
     <town>Amsterdam</town>
     <country>NL</country>
    </shipperAddress>
    <returnAddress>
     <companyName>Paazl</companyName>
     <street>Kerkstraat</street>
     <streetNumber>310</streetNumber>
     <postalCode>1017HC</postalCode>
     <town>Amsterdam</town>
     <country>NL</country>
    </returnAddress>
    <consignee>
     <companyName>A Company BV</companyName>
     <name>My Name</name>
     <nameOther>Extra name field</nameOther>
     <street>Damrak</street>
     <streetNumber>70</streetNumber>
     <streetNumberSuffix>1</streetNumberSuffix>
     <postalCode>1012LM</postalCode>
     <town>Amsterdam</town>
     <country>NL</country>
    </consignee>
   <shipments>
     <shipment>
      <packages>
       <package>
        <barcode>1234500000100</barcode>
       </package>
      </packages>
     </shipment>
    </shipments>
    <additionalInstruction>Please leave parcel at number 20</additionalInstruction>
   </order>
  </orders>
</registration>

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