Shipping to P.O. Boxes: Is it a No? Or Is it a Go?

Shippo Snippets: Shipping to a P.O. box presents a range of benefits and drawbacks for merchants and consumers alike P.O. boxes can often be managed online USPS’s MTC SA service can provide P.O. box users with an actual street address From convenience to cost, carrier specifications, security, pri...

How to Send a Prepaid Return Shipping Label via USPS

According to a UPS report, 34 percent of customers want to see a prepaid return shipping label in the box.  Putting the shipping label in the box makes it much easier for customers to return the item, since they don’t have to figure out how to create a shipping label in order to mail back…

Brand Matters: How You Can Stand Out and Beat the Competition

So you have an e-commerce business. You’re passionate about your product, excited to get it to your customers and grow your business. But, like so many merchants in 2020, you’re wary of intense competition. Almost anything a consumer could possibly want is available at the tap of a finge...

Using Packaging to Boost Your Brand and Gain a Competitive Advantage

Shippo Snippets: Keeping your brand packaging design consistent with your marketing efforts will help your customers become familiar with your product so they can easily identify it in the future Ultimately, your customer should be able to “read” your shipping packaging at just a mere glance The...
Shippo Updates | November 15, 2016

Trello Package Tracking Powered by Shippo

By Shippo

Shippo powers Trello's tracking

We’re excited to announce that Shippo has been chosen by Trello to power the Package Tracking Power-Up functionality.

Anyone using the Package Tracking Power-Up can enter a tracking number from over 15 domestic and international carriers such as USPS, FedEx, UPS and DHL to follow shipment’s progress and find historical information right from the Trello card without having to go to the carrier’s website.

Trello Screenshot

Shipping is no longer just an “operational piece” of the business. It’s an integral part of the shopping experience. According to a recent Shippo survey, 86% of consumer feel that it is very important that their shipment arrives on or before the estimated delivery date that was provided. Trello helps you keep an eye on your most important packages, going as far as adding a red badge to any package that’s not progressing on schedule. Tracking data is one of the best ways to sync your business operations with real-life activities and exceed customer expectations.

When Trello launched the package tracking functionality last year, they built each carrier integration themselves. However, they quickly realized the challenges of owning each carrier integration. They made the decision to migrate the functionality to a dedicated shipping API and chose Shippo. There were a number of reasons Trello picked Shippo’s tracking API. The ability to implement webhooks, which push updates about shipments to their system as soon as carriers update status, was one of the most compelling factors. Shippo’s webhooks eliminate the need to keep polling carriers for shipment status updates.

Are you interested in having native shipping and package tracking functionality in your platform? Speak with us today to see if we can help.

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.

Get Started Today for Free

Everything you need for professional-grade shipping + deep discounts from top carriers.
Sign Up Free