Using Documents, Images, Pre-Uploaded Files And Templates

There are three options for handling files when sending letters and postcards using the PostalMethods Web Services: uploading documents and images per request; pre-uploading file and using them by a reference and templates with placeholders for merging data.

OPTION 1: Upload A Document or Image Per Request

With each Web Service request, send a file as binary data. The file is converted to a PDF format and used to create your letter or postcard. See either one of the “Send” methods for specific details.

This option is the most resources consuming and should be used when sending letters or postcards that are completely different from one another.

OPTION 2: Use Pre-Uploaded Files

You may pre-upload documents and images for future use by using the UploadFile method. Provide the uploaded file a name so you could refer to it when you want to use that file for sending.

When sending a letter or a postcard, refer to the pre-uploaded file by the name you provided. Your file is converted to a PDF format and used to create your letter or postcard. See either one of the “Send” methods for specific details.

This option is most useful when sending multiple letters containing the exact same content to multiple recipients. This option is especially efficient when using postcard images. The relatively large image is uploaded once and is referred to for each postcard sent.

OPTION 3: Use A Pre-Uploaded Template To Merge Data

Use the UploadFile method to pre-upload an HTML or MIME HTML (MHT) file to be used as a template. When sending a letter or postcard, refer to this template and send only the data fields to be merged into this template. The data is merged into the template and converted to a PDF format.
See “SendLetterAndAddress” and “SendPostcardAndAddress” for specific details.

 

Send Letters
Securely + Reliably
Send letters securely and reliably from any business application. Use for invoices, quotes, and other important business communications. Enjoy special web-form to postal features and instant notifications.
Simple Process
Easy as 1-2-3
Experience the ease of our streamlined process - developed for efficiency! You submit your document by email or API. We automatically print, collate, insert, and stamp your letter. Your letter is delivered via standard postal service.
Pay As You Go
No Fuss. No Obligations.
Register for free with no obligations! Evaluate the service as long as you need. Once you are ready, set up our user-friendly pay-as-you option to use our service. No fuss. No on-going commitment. Just plain easy!