ShipEngine API (1.1.202405211305)

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ShipEngine's easy-to-use REST API lets you manage all of your shipping needs without worrying about the complexities of different carrier APIs and protocols. We handle all the heavy lifting so you can focus on providing a first-class shipping experience for your customers at the best possible prices.

Each of ShipEngine's features can be used by itself or in conjunction with each other to build powerful shipping functionality into your application or service.

Getting Started

If you're new to REST APIs then be sure to read our introduction to REST to understand the basics. Learn how to authenticate yourself to ShipEngine, and then use our sandbox environment to kick the tires and get familiar with our API. If you run into any problems, then be sure to check the error handling guide for tips.

Here are some step-by-step tutorials to get you started:

Shipping Labels for Every Major Carrier

ShipEngine makes it easy to create shipping labels for any carrier and download them in a variety of file formats. You can even customize labels with your own messages and images.

Real-Time Package Tracking

With ShipEngine you can get the current status of a package or subscribe to real-time tracking updates via webhooks. You can also create custimized tracking pages with your own branding so your customers will always know where their package is.

Compare Shipping Costs Across Carriers

Make sure you ship as cost-effectively as possible by comparing rates across carriers using the ShipEngine Rates API. Or if you don't know the full shipment details yet, then you can get rate estimates with limited address info.

Worldwide Address Validation

ShipEngine supports address validation for virtually every country on Earth, including the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, Germany, France, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Israel, Italy, and over 160 others.

Authentication

api_key

To authenticate yourself to ShipEngine, you need to include an API-Key header in each API call. If you don't include a key when making an API request, or if you use an incorrect or expired key, then ShipEngine will respond with a 401 Unauthorized error.

Learn more about API keys in our authentication guide.

Security Scheme Type API Key
Header parameter name: API-Key

Account

For additional information about the ShipEngine account.

List Account Settings

List all account settings for the ShipEngine account

Authorizations:

Responses

200

The request was a success.

400

The request contained errors.

404

The specified resource does not exist.

500

An error occurred on ShipEngine's side.

This error will automatically be reported to our engineers.

get/v1/account/settings
https://api.shipengine.com/v1/account/settings

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{
  • "default_label_layout": "4x6"
}

List Account Images

List all account images for the ShipEngine account

Authorizations:

Responses

200

The request was a success.

400

The request contained errors.

404

The specified resource does not exist.

500

An error occurred on ShipEngine's side.

This error will automatically be reported to our engineers.

get/v1/account/settings/images
https://api.shipengine.com/v1/account/settings/images

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{
  • "images":
    [
    ],
  • "total": 2750,
  • "page": 1,
  • "pages": 4,
  • "links":
    {}
}

Create an Account Image

Create an Account Image

Authorizations:
Request Body schema: application/json
name
required
string [ 1 .. 50 ] characters

A human readable name for the image.

is_default
boolean

Indicates whether this image is set as default.

image_content_type
required
string
Enum: "image/png" "image/jpeg"

The file type of the image.

image_data
required
string

A base64 encoded string representation of the image.

Responses

200

The requested object creation was a success.

400

The request contained errors.

404

The specified resource does not exist.

500

An error occurred on ShipEngine's side.

This error will automatically be reported to our engineers.

post/v1/account/settings/images
https://api.shipengine.com/v1/account/settings/images

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{
  • "name": "My logo",
  • "is_default": false,
  • "image_content_type": "image/png",
  • "image_data": "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"
}

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{
  • "label_image_id": "img_DtBXupDBxREpHnwEXhTfgK",
  • "name": "My logo",
  • "is_default": false,
  • "image_content_type": "image/png",
  • "image_data": "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",
  • "created_at": "2018-09-23T15:00:00.000Z",
  • "modified_at": "2018-09-23T15:00:00.000Z"
}

Get Account Image By ID

Retrieve information for an account image.

Authorizations:
path Parameters
label_image_id
required
string (image_id) >= 4 characters
Example: img_DtBXupDBxREpHnwEXhTfgK

Label Image Id

Responses

200

The request was a success.

400

The request contained errors.

404

The specified resource does not exist.

500

An error occurred on ShipEngine's side.

This error will automatically be reported to our engineers.

get/v1/account/settings/images/{label_image_id}
https://api.shipengine.com/v1/account/settings/images/{label_image_id}

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{
  • "label_image_id": "img_DtBXupDBxREpHnwEXhTfgK",
  • "name": "My logo",
  • "is_default": false,
  • "image_content_type": "image/png",
  • "image_data": "iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAABkAAAAZCAYAAADE6YVjAAAAAXNSR0IArs4c6QAAAiVJREFUSEu91j3IeVEcB/CvSTIoBrFSikEZMdjsjExeUspgUEp5SUpeshrIgEFJJmWwMZHJQGHDhJSXTPfpnH/8ebzd56HnN93u7ZzP/f1+55x7Ob1ejxEKheByufh0HI9HrFYrcKbTKUMu5HI5BALBx5zNZoPxeAySAGc2mzF8Pp/e+BR0Ash8u93uHyKVSnH54J2Mvs8zn8//I6RO70L3xt8g70CPXvAu8hvoWQUeIj+BXpX4KcIGegWQOV4izyA2AGvkHsQW+BFyCUkkEiwWC9Ybl1W5Ls8ZMoAABCIbmE3cINFoFMFgEEajEeVyGSKRCJ1OB3q9ns5nMpmQTCaxXq9/l8loNEKj0YDX66UACYvFQq9brRYcDgdUKhU9RD/SEwLm83lEIhGUSiX0+33E4/GrU5otRMs1mUyYbDYLu90OhUJBMzhlZbPZ4Pf7odFo4HQ6b1rABqJIvV5nttstLc0pSIn2+z0tTy6XQ6FQoI/a7TZ0Ot0V9gqiiMFgYKrVKm0yieVyCZ/PB6vVSpF0Ok2zJHEqIY/HYw1RxOfzMYlE4jwoEAhAJpPBbDZf9eBwOCCVSsHtdp9f6FJ6egorlUqmVqvRfjSbTXS7XXg8nptP8Svk0RF01ROtVguSUTgchlgsPpeOZBaLxTAcDlEsFpHJZPC9XM8yoshgMGBCoRBdQWTCU7hcLjohWb5kM6rValQqlfMKfLbbb77xf/K38hf/XV9ilOpnLqvnogAAAABJRU5ErkJggg==",
  • "created_at": "2018-09-23T15:00:00.000Z",
  • "modified_at": "2018-09-23T15:00:00.000Z"
}

Update Account Image By ID

Update information for an account image.

Authorizations:
path Parameters
label_image_id
required
string (image_id) >= 4 characters
Example: img_DtBXupDBxREpHnwEXhTfgK
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