EasyPost provides developers with shipping APIs that aim to solve logistical problems surrounding e-commerce. The company has now released a new SmartRate API that uses proprietary analysis of historical shipment data across carriers to improve the accuracy of transit time estimates.
This new API allows users to better understand the likelihood of on-time delivery by arranging shipping options based on historical on-time delivery percentiles. EasyPost believes that this will allow businesses to choose a price point that reflects the importance of delivery timeliness for each shipment. The company believes that these estimates are far more accurate than simply relying on carrier estimates that are notoriously unreliable.
The SmartRate API was modeled after the company’s existing shipping API in an effort to streamline Integration for EasyPosts existing customers. The company has updated its Documentation to include the new API.