Logistics

Logistics has and will always be a document-heavy sector. The shipping industry has, in terms of documentation involved, remained the same for over a hundred years. To this day - Bills of Lading, Packing Lists, etc need to be printed out and physically sent to the recipient of the goods across the world. This makes Logistics an ideal use case for PDF Generator API.

Some of the document types characteristic to the logistics sector:

  • Bills of Lading
  • Packing Lists
  • Certificates of Origin
  • Pro-forma invoices

With PDF Generator API, logistics teams are able to automatically generate the needed documentation based on data in their logistics software. The document templates can be modified using our simple-to-use drag-and-drop template editor. By integrating PDF Generator API into your day-to-day logistics workflows, you are able to pull the data from your system and populate these templates, automatically. And the best part is - there is no coding required!

Read the case study with Fleet Complete to see how PDF Generator API can help you improve your customer experience.

How PDF Generator API works?

Don’t worry about the PDF generation layer in your software - we will handle it.

Users can edit and manage document templates

We provide a workspace logic that allows creating a separate workspace for each of your users where they can store and manage document templates. A new workspace is automatically created whenever you make API requests with a new workspace identifier.

Users can edit and manage document templates

Allow your users to edit document templates

You can embed the document template editor into your application to allow your users to modify their own PDF templates. It is possible to display the editor in a new window/tab or in an iframe.

Allow your users to edit document templates

Share document templates with your users

You can set up default document templates that can be used as base templates by your users. Whenever they modify a default PDF template a new copy is saved to their workspace.

Share document templates with your users

Powerful Expression language

You can write mathematical and logical expressions to manipulate and customize values displayed in components. Use ternary, arithmetic, bitwise and comparison operators, functions to sum, join and iterate arrays.

Powerful Expression language

A wide range of smart components

You can use different components like Text, Table and Barcode and define the formatting for number and date values. It is possible to group, filter and sort lists and tables without a need to modify the data set on the software application side.

A wide range of smart components

Merge PDF template and data via API

Powerful Web API to merge templates with data from your software. Just send the template identifier and JSON data to generate PDF.

Merge PDF template and data via API

Data Security, backed by best practises

We are commited to keep your data safe and we follow the best practices known to us to achieve this goal. We do not save the data used for document generation and in order to comply with data securiity standards like GDPR, we enable you to choose the location where your data is being processed. Read more about our security principles here.

Data Security, backed by best practises

Convert HTML to PDF

Leverage our scalable html to pdf conversion functionality in order to focus all your development time on your core functionality. Building a html to pdf converter is not hard but why waste the time? In addition to that, there are a number of solutions available on the market, but not all of them are capable of generating pdf documents at scale. Learn more about our solution here.

Convert HTML to PDF

What our customers say about us?

I would recommend PDF Generator API to everyone that needs to print something into PDF. Think about it: if you are creating software that focuses on accounting then you want to focus on accounting. You shouldn't waste time with coding fancy forms that you can easily drag-drop using PDF Generator API.
We realized early on that developing a PDF creator in-house wouldn't make any sense when there are well-working solutions such as PDF Generator API available on the market.
PDF Generator API allows our customers to quickly design and print multiple document template types for Invoice PDFs, Picking/Packing Slips, Drop Notes, Address labels and pretty much any other document. Building a similar functionality in-house would have cost a lot of money in terms of resources.

Document Template Examples

Here are some examples of what you can achieve with our PDF editor, for more examples click here.

Form FDA 2253

Form FDA 2253

Packing Slip with Images

Packing Slip with Images

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