You authenticate access to your Shippo account through the Shippo API using a secure token. To get your secure token follow these steps.

Create your free Shippo account

If you already have a Shippo account, skip ahead to Step 2.

In your browser, open the address Enter your name, email, a secure password, and click Get Started.

Shippo Register

Follow the prompts to complete your registration.

Generate your secure token

While logged into you Shippo account, in the left menu bar, click Settings followed by API. You can also follow this link.

2 gen token

Under Test Token, there are two options: Live Token and Test Token. Use Live Token for production ready use of the Shippo API. For testing and development, use the Test Token.

Click Generate Token. Copy your API Token and click Done.

  • Live tokens begin with shippo_live_
  • Test tokens begin with shippo_test_

These tokens give direct access to your Shippo account. You must store these securely. If you think your token has been compromised, use the dashboard to delete it and generate a new token.

Use your secure token

To use your secure token, make an API call replacing <API_TOKEN> with the token you have generated.

    -H "Authorization: ShippoToken <API_TOKEN>"\
    -H "Content-Type: application/json"\
    -d '{...}'