ShipEngine's easy-to-use REST API lets you manage all of your shipping needs without worrying about the complexities of different carrier APIs and protocols. We handle all the heavy lifting so you can focus on providing a first-class shipping experience for your customers at the best possible prices.
Each of ShipEngine's features can be used by itself or in conjunction with each other to build powerful shipping functionality into your application or service.
If you're new to REST APIs then be sure to read our introduction to REST to understand the basics. Learn how to authenticate yourself to ShipEngine, and then use our sandbox environment to kick the tires and get familiar with our API. If you run into any problems, then be sure to check the error handling guide for tips.
Here are some step-by-step tutorials to get you started:
Learn how to create your first shipping label
Calculate shipping costs and compare rates across carriers
Track packages on-demand or in real time
Validate mailing addresses anywhere on Earth
Shipping Labels for Every Major Carrier
ShipEngine makes it easy to create shipping labels for any carrier and download them in a variety of file formats. You can even customize labels with your own messages and images.
Real-Time Package Tracking
With ShipEngine you can get the current status of a package or subscribe to real-time tracking updates via webhooks. You can also create custimized tracking pages with your own branding so your customers will always know where their package is.
Compare Shipping Costs Across Carriers
Make sure you ship as cost-effectively as possible by comparing rates across carriers using the ShipEngine Rates API. Or if you don't know the full shipment details yet, then you can get rate estimates with limited address info.
Worldwide Address Validation
ShipEngine supports address validation for virtually every country on Earth, including the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, Germany, France, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Israel, Italy, and over 160 others.