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.

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:

  • Address Information (Address Verification)
  • Tracking & Delivery Information
  • Price Calculator
  • Print Shipping Labels
  • Package Pickup
  • Postage / Label Purchasing

The EasyPost API offers the following USPS service levels:

  • Priority
  • Express
  • GroundAdvantage
  • LibraryMail
  • MediaMail
  • FirstClassMailInternational
  • FirstClassPackageInternational
  • PriorityMailInternational
  • ExpressMailInternational

Spend less on shipping today

EasyPost's multi-carrier Shipping API includes:
  • USPS Merchant Discount Pricing on ALL accounts
  • Instant access to USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL, and 100+ carriers
  • Tracking, rating, address verification, and insurance features
  • FREE EasyPost testing with no upfront costs
  • Client libraries for .NET, Java, Ruby, Python, Node, PHP, and Go