Multi-carrier API platform ShipEngine has added 24 carriers to its shipping platform, within a year of launching in the UK market.
ShipEngine’s application program interface provides a range of developer and white-label tools that have been designed to make it simple to build and deploy delivery experiences that attract, convert and retain more customers. It integrates multi-carrier shipping label functionality with e-commerce order fulfillment technology and reduces the cost to ship. ShipEngine provides its users with access to over 70 international carriers via a single integration, enabling access to its discounted carrier rates or the option to use your existing carrier accounts. The company asserts that by using ShipEngine’s technology, users can remove costs and complex manual processes associated with developing and maintaining multiple carrier integrations and instead focus on their core business.
Alongside the growth of its carrier network, ShipEngine has also added considerable functionality to support its PUDO services in Europe over the last 12 months. The new service point API enables customers to build collection options directly into their checkout experiences and generate PUDO shipping labels. Merchants can search for one or multiple carriers’ PUDO points in a chosen location and gain access to essential information from each individual point. It also enables merchants to extend their range of delivery options, providing consumers with convenient low-cost, sustainable shipping choices.
ShipEngine has also added functionality to its international shipping offering, ensuring merchants can ship across borders. In particular, ShipEngine has improved its customs support, incoterms and TINs, enabling merchants to generate accurate and compliant electronic trade documents, commercial invoices and CN23s for cross-border shipping. Merchants are able to reduce unnecessary international shipment delays and keep their delivery promise, no matter where they ship to.
Tom Forbes, senior vice president of enterprise revenue at ShipEngine’s operating group, Auctane, said, “Over the past year, ShipEngine has experienced substantial growth in the UK market, serving the shipping needs of a diverse range of customers, including merchants, technology platforms, marketplaces and 3PLs. To support this growth, we’ve made significant investments in our platform, adding 24 new carriers that operate both domestically and internationally from the UK, as well as a further 14 European carriers to our expanding portfolio.
“For every single carrier, we have written comprehensive documentation encompassing programmatic information and features to help our customers make informed decisions when selecting the most suitable carrier for their businesses. Alongside this, we’ve devoted considerable resources to enhancing our pickup, drop off (PUDO) and cross-border shipping services, ensuring we can continually adapt to the changing needs of our customers as they scale their businesses.”
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