The service provides rate quotes, delivery estimates, label and shipping document creation, and pickup/delivery scheduling for parcel shipments related to e-commerce sales and other small package transactions. It automates interactions with a number of couriers to quote shipping rates and delivery terms offered, with ability to choose an available option, complete documents including address label and customs declarations, and schedule pickup. The service interacts with shippers for package tracking and delivery status inquiries.
API methods support submitting customer information, delivery address, shipment contents, and other particulars to generate shipping options from a list of available couriers. Methods also support shipping document creation, including bill of lading, and finalization of the shipping transaction. The API provides tracking number and other delivery status information.
Of the many APIs we published this week, seven were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll launch those seven into the spotlight, which included the Treasure Data API. Treasure Data is an open source and fast approach to set up data on the cloud without an IT professional. The Treasure Data API sets up the cloud data warehouse through Hadoop-based cloud warehousing using Apache Hive. The API supports uploads from Java, Ruby, Python and others while also supporting SSL encryption. To learn more about the Treasure Data API visit the Treasure Data site as well as the Treasure Data API blog post.
ShippingEasy consists of a cloud-based platform that allows online merchants to manage the processing and tracking of orders from a single interface. Merchants can integrate shipping information from multiple sites (e.g. eBay, personal site, physical warehouse, etc.) with the same interface and shop rates across various carrier lines. In addition to over ten existing integrations with e-commerce sites (e.g. Magento, eBay, Shopify, etc.), ShippingEasy offers a custom API that allows developers to incorporate the ShippingEasy platform into third party apps and sites.