EasyPost's Carbon Offset API

You can finally take meaningful action on your shipping operation's carbon emissions by using EasyPost's Carbon Offset API. A one-time integration into the Carbon Offset API gives shippers the ability to report accurately and offset carbon emissions from parcel delivery domestically and internationally.

The API is completely free to access; take a look at our API Documentation to get going today!

EasyPost's philosophy on sustainable shipping

At EasyPost, we aim to make all aspects of shipping easy. We believe that if our customers don't have to spend costly development resources managing their shipping program, they can focus on what really matters, selling their core products. So when we heard our customers were looking to go green and reduce their carbon footprint from their shipping operations, we knew we had to make that easy too. We are incredibly proud to be one of the only shipping API providers that allow customers to calculate and offset carbon emissions via the API.

Carbon Offset Program

Carbon neutral shipping at your fingertips

Carbon neutral shipping

Purchase offsets directly through the API to offset the carbon emissions from parcel delivery on every shipment

Increase purchases

Add a carbon neutral shipping option to your checkout page or shipping offering to drive more purchases with environmentally focused customers

One-time integration

Quick integration into the API unlocks your ability to make a massive dent in your carbon footprint

Modernize your brand

Draw more attention and attract more customers by adopting this environmentally-friendly solution

Reduce carbon footprint

Purchase offsets to reduce the carbon footprint from your shipping operations and market your successes

Access frontier technology

Use EasyPost's partners to access accredited carbon removal developers and the latest technology

Frontier technology carbon offset projects

Grassroots Carbon Regenerative Grazing

Incentivizing ranchers to adopt regenerative practices that create healthier soil.

Big River & Salmon Creek Forest Protection

Protects over 15,000 acres of the Big River and Salmon Creek forests located in California.

Salto Pilão Hydroelectric Plant

Generating hydroelectric power in Brazil using a low-impact plant.

Uganda International Small Group Tree Planting

Harnessing the power of smallholder Ugandan farmers to plant millions of trees.

All carbon offset projects certified by trusted industry standards

The Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)

The globe's highest adopted voluntary GHG program with over 928M tonnes of CO2 removal to date.

The Climate Action Reserve (CAR)

Drives emission reduction by ensuring the environmental integrity and financial benefit of projects.

puro.earth

Focuses entirely on verified net-negative technologies that can remove carbon at an industrial scale.

BCarbon Standard

Redefines impractical and unnecessarily challenging carbon credit standards to accelerate the growth of carbon markets.

Use our downloadable assets to efficiently market the technology

Did you know IBM found that 57% of consumers would change their purchasing behavior to help reduce their environmental impact. What's more, McKinsey found an astounding 66% of millennials take into account a brand's sustainability prior to making a purchase.

Use this downloadable asset on your website, storefront, checkout page, platform, or wherever makes the most sense for your business. If you elect to purchase carbon offsets for your shipments, we highly recommend marketing this technology to your customers to benefit from higher conversion rates and stronger customer retention.

Carbon neutral delivery graphic

Built into our rating API so implementation is seamless

# Import the EasyPost client.
import easypost

# Setup the client with your API key.
easypost.api_key = '259DA788-39A3-439E-BA1E-BC541B8BA520'

# Calculate the carbon emissions and cost to offset carbon emissions.
shipment = easypost.Shipment.create(
  with_carbon_offset=True,
  to_address=to_address,
  from_address=from_address,
  parcel=parcel,
  customs_info=customs_info
)
{
  "id": "shp_...",
  "object": "Shipment",
  "mode": "test",
  "to_address": {
    "id": "adr_...",
    "object": "Address",
    "name": "Dr. Steve Brule",
    "company": null,
    "street1": "179 N Harbor Dr",
    "street2": null,
    "city": "Redondo Beach",
    "state": "CA",
    "zip": "90277",
    "country": "US",
    "phone": "4153334444",
    "mode": "test",
    "carrier_facility": null,
    "residential": null,
    "email": "dr_steve_brule@gmail.com",
    "created_at": "2013-04-22T05:39:56Z",
    "updated_at": "2013-04-22T05:39:56Z"
  },
  "from_address": {
    "id": "adr_...",
    "object": "Address",
    "name": "EasyPost",
    "company": null,
    "street1": "417 Montgomery Street",
    "street2": "5th Floor",
    "city": "San Francisco",
    "state": "CA",
    "zip": "94104",
    "country": "US",
    "phone": "4153334444",
    "email": "support@easypost.com",
    "mode": "test",
    "carrier_facility": null,
    "residential": null,
    "created_at": "2013-04-22T05:39:57Z",
    "updated_at": "2013-04-22T05:39:57Z"
  },
  "parcel": {
    "id": "prcl_...",
    "object": "Parcel",
    "length": 20.2,
    "width": 10.9,
    "height": 5.0,
    "predefined_package": null,
    "weight": 140.8,
    "created_at": "2013-04-22T05:39:57Z",
    "updated_at": "2013-04-22T05:39:57Z"
  },
  "customs_info": {
  },
  "rates": [
    {
      "id": "rate_...",
      "object": "Rate",
      "billing_type": "easypost",
      "carrier_account_id": "ca_...",
      "service": "FirstClass",
      "rate": "9.50",
      "carrier": "USPS",
      "carbon_offset": {
        "object": "CarbonOffset",
        "grams": 152,
        "price": "0.11",
        "currency": "USD"
      },
      "shipment_id": "shp_...",
      "delivery_days": 4,
      "delivery_date": "2013-04-26T05:40:57Z",
      "delivery_date_guaranteed": false,
      "created_at": "2013-04-22T05:40:57Z",
      "updated_at": "2013-04-22T05:40:57Z"
    },
    {
      "id": "rate_...",
      "object": "Rate",
      "billing_type": "easypost",
      "carrier_account_id": "ca_...",
      "service": "Priority",
      "rate": "27.40",
      "carrier": "USPS",
      "carbon_offset": {
        "object": "CarbonOffset",
        "grams": 152,
        "price": "0.11",
        "currency": "USD"
      },
      "shipment_id": "shp_...",
      "delivery_days": 2,
      "delivery_date": "2013-04-24T05:40:57Z",
      "delivery_date_guaranteed": false,
      "created_at": "2013-04-22T05:40:57Z",
      "updated_at": "2013-04-22T05:40:57Z"
    },
    {
      "id": "rate_...",
      "object": "Rate",
      "billing_type": "easypost",
      "carrier_account_id": "ca_...",
      "service": "Express",
      "rate": "35.48",
      "carrier": "USPS",
      "carbon_offset": {
        "object": "CarbonOffset",
        "grams": 152,
        "price": "0.11",
        "currency": "USD"
      },
      "shipment_id": "shp_...",
      "delivery_days": 1,
      "delivery_date": "2013-04-23T05:40:57Z",
      "delivery_date_guaranteed": true,
      "created_at": "2013-04-22T05:40:57Z",
      "updated_at": "2013-04-22T05:40:57Z"
    }
  ],
  "scan_form": null,
  "selected_rate": null,
  "postage_label": null,
  "tracking_code": null,
  "refund_status": null,
  "insurance": null,
  "created_at": "2013-04-22T05:40:57Z",
  "updated_at": "2013-04-22T05:40:57Z"
}

Purchase offsets and report on your success!

Integrate the API

No contracts or signatures necessary; simply implement the API using our documentation.

Purchase offsets

Use the API to purchase carbon offsets or add a carbon neutral shipping option for your customers to select.

Report accurately

Use the API to report on the total carbon emissions and the total carbon offset from your shipping program.

50%

of consumers online are willing to pay a 10% premium for eco-friendly shipping

And 80% would pay a 5% premium

57%

of consumers would change their purchasing behavior to reduce environmental impact

And that number is higher for millenials and gen z

50%

reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 required to meet U.S. regulatory targets

Online shippers will need to play a big role

52%

of companies in 2019 stated sustainability was a very important focus for them that year

Up 34% from the previous year

Get started today!

The Carbon Offset API is supported by all of our client library languages including C#, Go, Java, Node, PHP, Python, and Ruby. Implementations can be completed in minutes. You can find instructions in our API Documentation. Sign up for a free EasyPost account to access our Carbon Offset API today.