If you're needing to integrate shipping into your eCommerce site or fulfillment operation, EasyPost allows you to connect with all the major carriers in one simple integration. Instead of bulky and expensive software that requires lots of manual labor, EasyPost allows you to connect to USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL, and more at a fraction of the cost of other shipping integrations. What's more, you can reduce the time to integration by 90%.
When doing a shipping integration there are three main options: Plug-ins, Partner Platforms, and APIs.
Depending on your eCommerce or fulfillment platform, there are many plugins that will manage your shipping integration. With EasyPost, we offer plugins for:
Using these will save you a significant amount of time on a daily basis since you won’t have to manage the plug-in and all updates will be reflected immediately. Utilizing our modern shipping technology through a plug-in will help you automate shipping label purchases, tracking packages, verify addresses, and insure your shipments.
If you're doing more than 500 shipments per month, APIs are by far the best option for shipping integrations. APIs allow you to completely automate almost all of your shipping functions. Pull accurate rates, purchase shipping labels, generate customs forms, provide tracking information to customers, verify addresses, insure shipments, and more using an API integration.
Each of the major shipping carriers has their own API. Here are links to some of them:
Integrating with each carrier individually is time-consuming and tedious. Most times, carrier APIs have out-of-date documentation and mismatched test and production servers, making it harder to get shipping. If you want to spend less time integrating shipping and more time building your business, EasyPost is a great option. The EasyPost API provides access to all those carriers, plus 100 others.
Want to give EasyPost a try before you delve into the carrier APIs directly? You can take a look at our EasyPost API Documentation to see how simple the integration is.