Shipping API

What is an API and How Does it Work?

By Michelle McNamara , Wed 18 Apr 2018

What is an API and how does it work? Our users can access Shippo either through an easy-to-use web app or integrating with our API. If you don’t have a tech background, you may be wondering: what is an API? 

An API, or Application Programming Interface, is a software intermediary that allows two applications to talk to each other.

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How Reaction Commerce Built Shipping Using Shippo

By Richard Moot , Mon 20 Mar 2017

reaction commerce shippo

We are proud to announce our partnership with Reaction Commerce, a completely open-source JavaScript platform for ecommerce experiences of today.

As a developer, I am excited to see Reaction Commerce partner with Shippo to provide shipping for their open-source, fully featured commerce platform built with developers in mind. This allows a completely native customer and seller shipping experience directly from the platform.

Reaction Commerce integrated Shippo into their platform using Shippo’s NodeJS client library. Since Reaction Commerce is an open source platform, I can use their code to highlight some best practices for integrating Shippo into applications and platforms.

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Introducing API Versioning and Test Mode

By Shippo Engineering , Thu 27 Oct 2016

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We are excited to introduce the next version of Shippo API.

After printing millions of labels and having thousands of developers integrating our API, we’ve  taken all the feedback and decided to improve the API by rolling out versioning.

We will continue to improve and release new features for all versions of our API as we have done in the past. However, we’ve been restricted with old functionalities, being careful that we don’t break any existing integrations.

Now, with API versioning, we can systematically release updates that may be backwards-incompatible and let developers choose if they’d like to upgrade. We hope this improves the developer experience for all of our customers. 

Learn more about API versioning and check out our changelog for details about the latest versions. 

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