Standalone Accounts

As a platform, implementing standalone accounts is the best option to integrate Shippo if you want to offer shipping features within your platform, but don’t want to handle all the billing or communication administration.

We are exploring OAuth as a potential improvement for this onboarding process. Please reach out to product@goshippo.com if you want have any feedback or want to participate in the beta launch.

As a platform you can build all the required shipping features into your platform as normal. Then, your users can sign up for their own Shippo account and use their own API tokens authenticate all shipping requests.

Responsibilities:

  • Shippo will bill user directly for any shipping costs they incurred.
  • Shippo will directly contact the user about any shipping-related communications.
  • Shippo will automatically run fraud checks on all user accounts and shipping label requests.

Simple Shippo Registration Experience

To implement the simple Shippo registration flow on your platform, please get in touch with our Enterprise Solutions Team first to get your unique partners URL.

Through this registration flow, Shippo will handle onboarding for the user, store their billing information, and help them retrieve their API token to input on your platform. You will need to provide a place for the user to input and store their API token on your app.

This is an example of the simple registration flow:



You can trigger the partner registration process in a popup window so that your users are never leaving your platform. A sample integration would look like this:


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