Before integrating Shippo's API into your e-commerce platform, you will need the following:

  • Shippo Account : You will need a functional Shippo account to access the API. If you do not have a Shippo account yet, you can sign up for one at .
  • API Key : You will also need an API key to authenticate your requests to the API. To retrieve your API key, log in to your Shippo account and go to the API section. If you do not have an API key yet, you can generate one by clicking the "Generate API Key" button.

Getting an API Token

To use Shippo's API, you will need to authenticate your requests with an API token. Here are the steps to obtain an API token:

  1. Log in to your Shippo account at .
  2. Navigate to the API section of the settings by clicking on "API" in the main navigation menu.
  3. Under the "Your API Keys" section, click the "Generate API Key" button to create a new API token.
  4. Once you have generated an API token, copy it to your clipboard, as it will not be shown again.
  5. You can now use the API token to authenticate your requests to Shippo's API by including it in the Authorization header of your HTTP requests.

    For example, if your API token is shippo_test_token, your Authorization header should look like this: Authorization: ShippoToken shippo_test_token

Please note that you should keep your API token confidential and not share it with unauthorized personnel. If you suspect that your API token has been compromised, you should regenerate it immediately from the Shippo dashboard.

There are two key decisions that will form the foundation of a Shippo integration. The first is how shipper accounts will be created and managed and the second is how the user interface will be built and maintained. Once these two foundational points are determined User Stories can be examined to determine the priority and need for various aspects of Shipping