Lob

The Lob modules allow you to send letters, postcards and verify the US and international addresses in your Lob account.

Getting Started with Lob

Prerequisites

  • A Lob account

In order to use Lob with Make, it is necessary to have a Lob account. You can use your Google account or create a Lob account at lob.com.

Note

The module dialog fields that are displayed in bold (in the Make scenario, not in this documentation article) are mandatory!

Connecting Lob to Make

To connect your Lob account to Make you need to obtain the API Key from your Lob account and insert it in the Create a connection dialog in the Make module.

  1. Login to your Lob account.

  2. Click your profile icon > Settings > API Keys.

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  3. Copy the required API Key to establish the connection.

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  4. Go to Make and open the Lob module's Create a connection dialog.

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  5. In the Connection name field, enter a name for the connection.

  6. In the API Key field, enter the API key copied in step 3 and click Continue.

The connection has been established.

Actions

Creates a new letter.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Lob account.

File

Enter an HTML string or File ID of a saved HTML template or a remote URL or a local upload of an HTML or PDF file. The HTML string should be under 10000 characters.

Color

Select the color:

  • In Color

  • Black and White

Name

Enter the name of the person to whom you are sending the letter.

Address Line 1

Enter the street address.

Address Line 2

Enter the street address.

City

Enter the city name.

State

Enter the state name.

Zip Code

Enter the zip code of the area.

Company

Enter the name of the company where the person works.

Phone

Enter the phone number of the person to whom you are sending the letter.

Email

Enter the email address of the person.

Name

Enter the name of the person who is sending the letter.

Address Line 1

Enter the street address.

Address Line 2

Enter the street address.

City

Enter the city name.

State

Enter the state name.

Zip Code

Enter the zip code of the area.

Company

Enter the name of the company where the person works.

Phone

Enter the phone number of the person who is sending the letter.

Email

Enter the email address of the person.

Address Placement

Select the placement for address:

  • Insert Blank Page

  • Top of First Page

Double-Sided

Select whether you want to print the letter double-sided:

  • Yes

  • No

  • Not defined

Description

Enter the details of the letter.

Mail Type

Select the mail type:

  • USPS First Class

  • USPS Standard

Return Envelope

Select whether you want to include a return envelope in the letter:

  • Yes

  • No

  • Not define

Perforated Page

Enter the number of perforated pages to include with the return envelope.

Extra Service

Select the service:

  • Certified

  • Certified Return Receipt

  • Registered

Send Date

Enter the date when the letter should be sent.

Creates a new postcard.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Lob account.

Name

Enter the name of the person to whom you are sending the postcard.

Address Line 1

Enter the street address.

Address Line 2

Enter the street address.

City

Enter the city name.

State

Enter the state name.

Zip Code

Enter the zip code of the area.

Company

Enter the name of the company where the person works.

Phone

Enter the phone number of the person to whom you are sending the postcard.

Email

Enter the email address of the person.

Name

Enter the name of the person who is sending the postcard.

Address Line 1

Enter the street address.

Address Line 2

Enter the street address.

City

Enter the city name.

State

Enter the state name.

Zip Code

Enter the zip code of the area.

Company

Enter the name of the company where the person works.

Phone

Enter the phone number of the person who is sending the postcard.

Email

Enter the email address of the person.

Postcard Front

Enter an HTML string or File ID of a saved HTML template or a remote URL or a local upload of an HTML or PDF file that appears on the front side of the postcard. The HTML string should be under 10000 characters.

Postcard Back

Enter an HTML string or File ID of a saved HTML template or a remote URL or a local upload of an HTML or PDF file that appears on the backside of the postcard. The HTML string should be under 10000 characters.

Description

Enter the details of the postcard.

Postcard Size

Select the size of the postcard:

  • 4x6

  • 6x9

  • 6x11

Mail Type

Select the mail type:

  • USPS First Class

  • USPS Standard

Send Date

Enter the date on which the postcard should be sent to the sender.

Corrects and standardizes a US address.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Lob account.

Primary Line

Enter the street address.

City

Enter the city name.

State

Enter the state name.

Recipient

Enter the recipient's name.

Secondary Line

Enter the street or locality name.

Zip Code

Enter the area zip code.

Urbanization

Enter the urbanization code. Applicable only for addresses in Puerto Rico

Corrects and standardizes an international address.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Lob account.

Primary Line

Enter the street address.

Country

Enter the two-digit country code. For example, US.

Secondary Line

Enter the street or locality name.

Recipient

Enter the recipient's name.

City

Enter the city name.

State

Enter the state name.

Postal Code

Enter the area postal code.

Performs an arbitrary authorized API call.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Lob account.

URL

Enter a path relative to https://api.lob.com. For example: /v1/letters

Note

For the list of available endpoints, refer to the Lob API Documentation.

Method

Select the HTTP method you want to use:

GET

to retrieve information for an entry.

POST

to create a new entry.

PUT

to update/replace an existing entry.

PATCH

to make a partial entry update.

DELETE

to delete an entry.

Headers

Enter the desired request headers. You don't have to add authorization headers; we already did that for you.

Query String

Enter the request query string.

Body

Enter the body content for your API call.

The following API call returns all the letters from your Lob account:

URL:

/v1/letters

Method:

GET

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Matches of the search can be found in the module's Output under Bundle > Body > data.

In our example, 10 were returned:

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