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, including tracking as a stand alone product. EasyPost standardizes the inconsistencies across carrier tracking and shipping APIs with its RESTful interface.
Thinking of trying the Pitney Bowes Tracking API? There are a number of points to consider, many of which will affect cost, performance, and integration times.
First off, the Pitney Bowes Tracking API is a SOAP / XML API. This can introduce problems of its own when attempting to parse responses from their API.
Additionally, 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.
Here's a thorough breakdown of the differences between Pitney Bowes's Tracking API and the EasyPost Tracking API:
Track packages across all major carriers.
Validate domestic and international addresses.
Learn how to handle international shipping seamlessly.
Shipping insurance for all items sent with EasyPost.
The EasyPost Tracking API is designed to seamlessly fit into your brand eco-system. Redefine your customers' post-purchase journey, and compete with Amazon in customer experience and cost!
Use EasyPost Tracking for:
The EasyPost API also uses webhooks so we POST to your endpoints when there is a change in status of your packages, giving you near real-time tracking updates for you and your customers.
Reach out to us and we can share with you all of the awesome ways our customers have used our tracking data to drive sales and a better customer experience.
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.