A wrapper around the SOAP-based iloxx shipping web service. Generate a shipping request and get a label back. Formerly known as iloxx_shipping.
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Latest commit aeb7bc1 Apr 19, 2014 @robbi5 Release again as dpd_shipping.
The gem formerly known as iloxx_shipping handles now shipment requests for both DPD and iloxx customers.



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This gem is a wrapper around the SOAP-based API provided by iloxx. It works both for DPD and iloxx customers. It allows you to build and send a shipment request and return a shipping label and the parcel numbers. The gem was formerly known as iloxx_shipping.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'dpd_shipping'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install dpd_shipping


  1. Create a new receiver address:

     receiver = Dpd::Shipping::Address.new({
       :name => "Lilly Lox",
       :street => "Gutenstetter Str. 8b",
       :zip => "90449",
       :city => "Nürnberg",
       :country_code => "DE"
  2. Create a new parcel

     parcel = Dpd::Shipping::Parcel.new(
       weight: 1.25,
       content: "Stones",
       address: receiver,
       service: Dpd::Shipping::NormalpaketService.new,
       # ^- or use ExpressService or RetoureService (with parameters) instead
       reference: "Order #1234",
  3. Submit your parcel

     config = {
       user: "Your DPD/iloxx User ID",
       token: "Your DPD/iloxx User Token",
     api = Dpd::Shipping::API.new(config, {
       test: true # If test is set, all API calls go against the test system
     shipment_date = Date.today
     result = api.add_order(parcel, shipment_date)
  4. Receive the parcel number and label pdf

     result[:shipments].each do |shipment|
       p shipment[:parcel_number]
     # base64 encoded label.pdf in result[:label_data] - lets save it to disk:
     f = File.open('label.pdf', 'w')
       f.write Base64.decode64(result[:label_data])
       f.close unless f.nil?


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request


  • iloxx AG for providing the documentation for their SOAP API
  • savon for a nice soap abstraction library