EasyPost is a multi-carrier shipping solution. The EasyPost API is one integration point for 100+ carriers, including Pitney Bowes. All Pitney Bowes functionality is accessible using the EasyPost API. EasyPost standardizes the inconsistencies across carrier APIs with its RESTful interface.
Thinking of trying the Pitney Bowes API? There are a number of points to consider, many of which will affect cost, performance, and integration times.
First off, the Pitney Bowes API is a SOAP / XML API. This can introduce problems of its own when attempting to parse responses from their API.
Additionally, the rate you're getting is important. Pitney Bowes offers Commercial Base Pricing but EasyPost offers Commercial Plus Pricing.
Pitney Bowes doesn't provide any supported client libraries. Regardless your programming language, you'll need to write your own client library.
Fortunately, there are alternatives to such a slow integration process. EasyPost is a multi-carrier API with quick technical support and client libraries for all major programming languages.
EasyPost offers the following services:
The EasyPost API offers the following USPS service levels:
Here's a thorough breakdown of the differences between the USPS API and the EasyPost API:
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Sign up and start shipping in the same day. We have our Pitney Bowes API live and ready for you to test with. We also have extensive client documentation in over six different languages to help you get started. If you have any questions, or if you want to talk logistics, feel free to reach out to one of our shipping experts.