January 19, 2015
Single purpose API
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Who hasn't packed a box full of items and wondered: "How much is this going to cost to ship?" Temando offers the service that we've all wished for at some point in our lives: enter the dimensions of a box, where its shipping from and to, and receive a freight quote from more than 200 carriers. Temando takes its service a step further through the Temando API offering that allows businesses or individuals to integrate Temando functionality with third party apps, websites, and platforms.
Naming itself the eBay of the shipping world, uShip brings the bidding process to the transport marketplace. Need to move a boat? Champion horses? Tractor? Everything in your house? Put the job up for bidding and let the transport companies come to you. All transport companies have detailed profiles that show you just who you’ll be dealing with. For example, these guys would like to help move your motorcycle.