Postmaster Introduces Box and Bin Packing Feature, New Pricing Tiers

Janet Wagner, Data Journalist / Full Stack Developer
Oct. 02 2013, 10:00AM EDT

Postmaster, a technology company that specializes in small package logistics optimization, has just announced the addition of a new Box and Bin Packing feature to the Postmaster API. Earlier this year, Postmaster launched a beta version of the Postmaster API which helps businesses integrate and optimize the shipping process when using carriers Fedex, UPS, and USPS.

Postmaster Boxes

Image Credit: Postmaster

The new Box and Bin Packing feature provides box packing optimization functionality to Postmaster shipping and logistics APIs. This new feature helps to reduce shipping costs by scanning available boxes in a shippers' inventory to find the best fit for the items being shipped. It also assists shippers by displaying a 3D diagram of how each item should be packed into the box.

In addition to box packing optimization, the Postmaster API features address validation, shipping labels, package tracking, shipment notifications, and many other shipping functions.

Postmaster has also announced that the company has created new pricing tiers for shippers of all sizes. The Postmaster shipping API is now free to use for all customers shipping less than 5000 packages a month. Customers that ship more than 5000 packages a month will be charged 5 cents per shipment. There are also additional discounts on high volume shipments and new discounted rates for shippers using USPS.

CEO and Co-Founder of Postmaster, Jesse Lovelace, states for the press release that:

"One of the problems that a high-volume retailer faces when fulfilling an order is determining the right size box to fit all the items in the order. If the retailer uses too big of a box, they will be charged more for their shipment due to the way parcel carriers calculate volumetric pricing. We’re committed to helping ease the pain associated with shipping and logistics today, and are excited to offer even more value to retailers with the new Box and Bin feature, as well as our new pricing levels."

For more information about the Postmaster API, visit postmaster.io.

Janet Wagner Janet is a data journalist and full stack developer based in Toledo, Ohio. Her focus revolves around APIs, data visualization, machine learning, and data-driven journalism. Follow her on Twitter: @webcodepro and on Google+

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