ShipHawk’s Shipping API: The Overview

shipping API

Shipping API: An Overview

Shipping today is fragmented and opaque, and unfortunately most shipping API’s perpetuate that experience.

  • Shipping API’s typically return quotes rather than rates, which introduces risk into pricing.
  • Many don’t consider packing costs in their quote returns, making the landed cost non-transparent.
  • Most shipping API’s don’t aggregate multiple modes, thus limiting service and cost options.
  • They lack visibility into shipment status. Without updates between pickup and delivery, sellers and their customers are left in the dark.

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The Online Shopping Cart of Tomorrow

The Online Shopping Cart of Tomorrow

One of my favorite adventures circa de childhood was going grocery shopping with my mom. As a sultry, but charming kid, I would often see if I could fill the cart with forbidden items—cereal with marshmallows, bags of candy or an array of cookies. I rarely got past her seemingly constant gaze, but if I did, my dreams were ruined by the time we got to the checkout stand. She knew exactly what was on her list, and it did not include my fantasy-filled edibles.

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