Shipping API Basics

Shippo is a RESTful shipping API that connects to various different shipping providers at the same time. The Shippo API integrates the USPS, FedEx, UPS and DHL Express APIs to provide an multicarrier shipping API to cover shipping in the US. For other countries the Shippo shipping API connects to the DHL Germany, Canada Post, Mondial Relay and Parcelforce APIs to offer a shipping API that is also suitable for European e-commerce.

The Shippo shipping API offers a streamlined and unified platform to connect to multiple different shipping APIs and to manage all shipments via one platform.

Shipping APIs are typically used in e-commerce settings to send orders to the end customers. You can call the Shippo shipping API to retrieve shipping rates and to create shipping labels. For an easier integration into your e-commerce store or marketplace we offer variours wrappers for the Shippo shipping API. We have API wrappers for Ruby on Rails, C# and Node. You can look into the shipping API documentation here to get started.

In addition to offering a RESTful multicarrier shipping API we also offer discounted shipping rates through the API. Our shipping discounts with the USPS and DHL Express are up to 80% off compared to standard shipping rates and can be accessed with just a couple of API calls.

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