Shippo Updates
Feb 9, 2017

Shipping at Scale With Confidence

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Starting today, we are providing real-time USPS rates and labels directly from Shippo’s technology platform. This valuable enhancement to our platform allows us to set a new standard for carrier integrations, leveraging USPS ePostage technology.

Shippo is proud to be the first and only company to provide enterprise-level shipping technology for all businesses shipping with the USPS. Previously only Amazon and Etsy marketplaces qualified for USPS ePostage technology for their communities.

For customers relying on USPS, these improvement allow us to provide reliable and scalable technology to provide rates and print labels faster than ever. This enhancement also provides our users with additional flexibility and options in what can be built with our API, catering to the specific needs of enterprise business.

Our USPS integration offers unique advantages for enterprise businesses, available only through Shippo.

  • Speed As the only USPS technology provider built from the ground-up for powering platforms, marketplaces and warehouses, our cloud-based infrastructure is distributed around the country to make sure that we are providing API responses in milliseconds. With Shippo’s new ability to provide rates and generate labels directly, shopping carts can display real-time rates instantly upon checkout, and warehouses can decrease their lag time when creating shipping labels.
  • Uptime and Stability Every moment down is a loss in revenue, and that’s why maintaining uptime is so important, especially for shipping. By generating rates and labels locally, we’ve minimized potential for failure. The same cloud based infrastructure that’s distributed among multiple data centers for speed, also allows us to create redundant systems at multiple physical locations.
  • Local Rating System For business that require custom rates because they have Negotiated Service Agreements (NSA) or marketplaces who want to provide custom rates to their users, our local rating engine allows Shippo to return correct shipping rates taking into account negotiated agreement and any other restrictions or allowances.
  • 100% USPS compliant With local rate and label generation certification, Shippo is able to always maintain our USPS integration and API with the latest services without needing to wait for additional certifications upstream. This will help ensure that enterprises are always utilizing the latest services and technology available at all times.

Shippo and USPS are working together to provide the latest in ecommerce shipping technology. With an increase in demand for products to get directly to the customer’s’ doorstep, more and more businesses are demanding smart, fast, and comprehensive ways to ship. We have the technology to support it.

Shippo is a multi-carrier API and web app that helps retailers, marketplaces and platforms connect to a global network of carriers. Businesses use Shippo to get real-time rates, print labels, automate international paperwork, track packages and facilitate returns. Shippo provides the tools to help businesses succeed through shipping.

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