ShipEngine API Docs
Welcome to ShipEngine! Our easy-to-use REST API lets you manage all of your shipping needs without worrying about the complexities of different carrier APIs and protocols. We handle all the heavy lifting so you can focus on providing a first-class shipping experience for your customers at the best possible prices.
Each of ShipEngine's features can be used by itself or in conjunction with each other to build powerful shipping functionality into your application or service.
If you're new to REST APIs then be sure to read our introduction to REST to understand the basics. Learn how to authenticate yourself to ShipEngine, and then use our sandbox environment to kick the tires and get familiar with our API. If you run into any problems, then be sure to check the error handling guide for tips.
Here are some step-by-step tutorials to get you started:
- Learn how to create your first shipping label
- Calculate shipping costs and compare rates across carriers
- Track packages on-demand or in real time
- Validate mailing addresses anywhere on Earth
Shipping Labels for Every Major Carrier
Real-Time Package Tracking
With ShipEngine you can get the current status of a package or subscribe to real-time tracking updates via webhooks. You can also create custimized tracking pages with your own branding so your customers will always know where their package is.
Compare Shipping Costs Across Carriers
Make sure you ship as cost-effectively as possible by comparing rates across carriers using the ShipEngine Rates API. Or if you don't know the full shipment details yet, then you can get rate estimates with limited address info.
Worldwide Address Validation
ShipEngine supports address validation for virtually every country on Earth, including the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, Germany, France, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Israel, Italy, and over 160 others.
Need some help?
We’re always here to help with any of your questions. Here are some ways to find answers or get in touch with our team:
Take advantage of our 24-hour live chat, Monday through Friday (CST) each week. Simply open the chat window in the bottom right corner of your browser to get your questions answered.
Search our Help Center articles for answers to your questions about our API.
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