Why E-Commerce Platforms Need a Shipping API

Building and maintaining a shipping solution requires extensive time and capital. Get your shipping solution up and running quickly at a fraction of the cost.

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curl https://api.shipengine.com/v1/labels \
  -X POST \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  -H 'api-key: ElJkhJuQIRoFq/kDEblco4LpZqRCdYNIoAVG7SywSXw' \
  -d '{
  "shipment": {
    "service_code": "usps_first_class_mail",
    "ship_to": {
      "name": "Mickey and Minnie Mouse",
      "address_line1": "500 South Buena Vista Street",
      "postal_code": "91521",
      "country_code": "US"
    },
    "ship_from": {
      "name": "Shippy",
      "phone": "512-856-5379",
      "company_name": "ShipEngine",
      "address_line1": "4009 Marathon Blvd",
      "city_locality": "Austin",
      "state_province": "TX",
      "postal_code": "78756",
      "country_code": "US",
      "address_residential_indicator": "No"
    },
    "packages": [
      {
        "weight": {
          "value": 1.0,
          "unit": "ounce"
        }
      }
    ]
  },
  "test_label": true
}'
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Avoid the time and labor needed to build a custom solution and maintain integrations.

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Offer your customers up to 40% off retail shipping rates.

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Give your customers access to new, innovative shipping services as they are released.

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With 99.99% uptime and highly performant APIs, ShipEngine allows you to create reliable solutions.

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Ship Faster

No longer do you have to spend a disproportionate amount of time thinking about shipping. ShipEngine makes everything easy — and efficient.

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Handle Volume

Integrate once with ShipEngine, and you’ll never have to integrate again. Our APIs can help you ship efficiently and affordably both now and well into the future as you scale.

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Slash Costs

ShipEngine helps you identify the best way to ship, which means finding the least expensive and most efficient option.

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Delight Shoppers

With ShipEngine, you’re able to provide a world-class experience for your customers.