When Facebook Marketplace launched in 2016, it provided a way for people to buy and sell items in their local community. Today Marketplace offers listings for autos, real estate, and new products.
ShipEngine helps power label printing capabilities for Facebook Marketplace, allowing sellers to quickly find rates and print shipping labels for products purchased by people remotely.
In May 2020, Facebook introduced Facebook Shops — a new feature that makes it easy for businesses to set up a single online store for customers to access on both Facebook and Instagram. Users can create a shop for free, select products they want to feature, and customize their shop to showcase their brand.
Just as consumers might browse different stores in real life, they can move from shop to shop on Facebook and Instagram, exploring different collections and buying the things that they love. ShipEngine is one of the technologies for Facebook Shops to enable sellers to quickly fulfill orders placed by their buyers.
Today, ShipEngine helps powers label printing for Facebook Marketplace and Facebook Shops.
Many platforms, brands and third-party logistics companies use ShipEngine for an array of shipping functions. Developers can use ShipEngine to shop rates across 30-plus carriers, validate addresses around the world, print domestic and international labels from 30-plus carriers, track packages, manage returns, and much more.
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