In this article you will find information on how to properly present the delivery points to: Parcel Locker, Parcel Locker Appkomat, ParcelPoint.
In order to allow the customer to select a parcel locker correctly and to download the data which will later be used to create the parcel, two solutions can be used:
Points resource in the ShipX API
The recommended solution is to use Geowidget. In case the Customer does not have the possibility to use this functionality, it is acceptable to use a list of points, a proprietary Geowidget made from the Points resource in the ShipX API.
Geowidget v5 is a locator and point selector designed by InPost.
Its main tasks are:
To show a map of points with several types (for example parcel lockers);
Providing information about these points and enabling integration with external customer systems.
GEOv5 is a widget-type software, it means that whole code and processing is held on Integer servers, external clients only attach link to this code and specify configuration that will be used on theirs systems.
The Points resource is available in the ShipX API. This resource is aimed at Customers who want to create their version of Geowidget on the basis of the API, to propose lists with collection points, when they do not have the technical possibility to use InPost Geowidget.
This option allows you to:
Retrieve information about the locations where InPost services are available. The points can be: self-service machines (parcel locker) or parcel points;
Downloading of parcel locker on the basis of coordinates - it is also possible to specify the maximum distance of points from a relative point and to plot these coordinates on a Google map.
In practice, when the user enters e.g. the name of the town or the postal code, Points searches for Parcel Post Offices assigned to it, returns their coordinates and then, based on these coordinates, you can place them on a map, e.g. Google.