We first brought news of Postmaster a few months ago. Since then, the Postmaster API has gained new customers and Postmaster has raised significant capital from eager investors. Along with its recent success, Postmaster announced its first major shipping partner to use the Postmaster API for its services. Lone Star Overnight (LSO) white labels the Postmaster portal for access to its entire suite of features. Jesse Lovelace, Postmaster CEO, commented:
"Our partnership with Lone Star Overnight is a win-win for everyone involved....Postmaster will gain access to a wealth of shipping data instantly for even greater route optimization – not only for LSO customers, but for all Postmaster merchants. Additionally, this is the first simple and truly cross-carrier portal on the market for the public, solving some inherent issues that result from how siloed the carriers have traditionally been from one another.”
The new funding from a slew of ambitious investors will be dedicated to a deeper development team who will focus on more integration with carrier partners. Although the Postmaster API gives merchants and ecommerce developers access to a rich data set of shipping information, Postermaster understands its value will greatly expand as it further partners with carriers.
Shipping, particularly through shipping APIs, have experienced massive disruption and innovation over the past few years. With the likes of Google and eBay leading investments in shipping-focused startups, expect more development and investment in the Web 2.0 shipping space. Postmaster offers its own take on the industry's direction and could be the go to source for shipping transparency.