The Shippo PHP SDK by Mike Martin allows developers to integrate the Shippo API into their PHP applications and code. The SDK can get carrier shipping rates, cache a rate, calculate shipping, and send shipments to Shippo for label printing.
Why, you may ask, would Zappos--which you probably know as that online shoe store with the great return policy--need an API, much less a developer platform? Well, Zappos doesn't just sell shoes these days; they also carry men's and women's clothing, handbags, housewares, and other related products. And if there's one thing online shoppers love, it's new ways to shop.
If you're building an app to manage mobile payments in Britain, just how will your clients close the deal? The shopping cart is one thing, but the one-click payment is a hairball of banking regulations and security most developers aren't prepared for. The JudoPay API is one leg of a three-legged stool designed to handle this, with the other legs of JudoAcquire and JudoSettle making up the JudoPlatform. The company joins a crowded field of 208 ecommerce APIs in our directory, though only a few of them are focused on Britain.