Go Global With ShipEngine's Cross Border Shipping APIs

Cross border markets offer ecommerce businesses a huge opportunity for growth. However, accounting for and managing all that comes along with cross border shipping can feel overwhelming. To ship cross-border, you have to consider international customs rules, postage, taxes, duties, surcharges and other potential shipping costs.

ShipEngine makes scaling to cross-border shipping easy. Our cross border shipping APIs allow users to shop and compare real-time shipping rates that include total landed costs and then quickly print labels. We can even help you generate harmonized tariff schedule (HTS) codes for your products.

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curl -iX POST https://api.shipengine.com/v1/rates \
-H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
-d '{
  "rate_options": {
    "carrier_ids": ["se-12354", "se-5678"],
    "calculate_tax_amount": true
  "shipment": {
    "customs": {
      "contents": "merchandise",
      "non_delivery": "treat_as_abandoned",
      "customs_items": [{
        "harmonized_tariff_code": "0901.21",
        "country_of_manufacture": "US",
        "country_of_origin": "US",
        "quantity": 2,
        "value": {
          "currency": "usd",
          "amount": 100
    "ship_from": {
      "company_name": "Example Corp.",
      "name": "John Doe",
      "phone": "111-111-1111",
      "address_line1": "4009 Marathon Blvd",
      "address_line2": "Suite 300",
      "city_locality": "Austin",
      "state_province": "TX",
      "postal_code": "78756",
      "country_code": "US",
      "address_residential_indicator": "no"
    "ship_to": {
      "name": "Amanda Miller",
      "phone": "20 5555 5555",
      "address1": "77 Netherpark Crescent",
      "address2": "Suite 100",
      "city": "London",
      "state_province": "N/A",
      "postal_code": "ABC 123",
      "country_code": "GB",
      "address_residential_indicator": "yes"
    "packages": [
        "weight": {
          "value": 9.6,
          "unit": "ounce"
        "dimensions": {
          "unit": "inch",
          "length": 12.0,
          "width": 7.1,
          "height": 6.0
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Generate HTS Codes

We can help you generate harmonized tariff codes for each of your products.

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Get Total Landed Costs

Compare international shipping rates to get back total landed costs that include postage plus all taxes and surcharges.

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Print International Shipping Labels

Quickly print international labels after you or your customer chooses the preferred carrier and service.

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Scale Your Business Globally

New markets mean more revenue, and we make entering new markets to scale your business fast and easy.

Ready for Cross-Border Shipping?

Exploring cross-border markets is one of the fastest ways to grow your business. ShipEngine makes growth easy with our cross border shipping API.

Contact us to learn more.

Learn More About Cross-Border Shipments

Want to learn more about taking your business cross-border? Download your copy of "Expanding Borders: The International Shipping Playbook."