Auctane introduces ShipEngine to UK retailers


There’s a new competitor in the multi-channel, multi-carrier shipping world that’s arrived in the UK. Well established ShipEngine has arrived on our shores.

ShipEngine is a standalone shipping API that equips retailers, ecommerce technology platform providers and third party logistics providers (3PLs) with the ability to quickly implement resilient shipping functionality that offers exceptional delivery experiences for end-consumers. Already live in the UK, ShipEngine will also launch across France and Germany this year, followed by additional European markets in 2023.

You may not have heard of Auctane before, but they own a string of shipping automation solutions including ones you may know – ShipStation,, Metapack and Packlink (Packlink powers shipping on eBay).

The ShipEngine API is specifically designed to help with order fulfilment and shipping management processes that enables merchants to successfully ship more efficiently and effectively across online channels. The API is fast to implement, easy to manage and reduces costs for merchants. Designed to make shipping quick and easy, ShipEngine provides users in the UK with access to 70+ selling channels and carriers in Europe via a single integration. This reduces the time associated with direct selling channel and carrier integrations, and removes the costs, complexity and manual processes that come with having to develop and maintain multiple integrations. 

ShipEngine powers the execution of online strategy for retailers. It helps businesses import orders, calculate rates across the leading carriers, validate addresses, process and track shipments, and manage returns. The platform enables retailers, ecommerce technology platform providers and 3PLs to get shipping functionality up and running in hours. Bridging the gap between technology and online distribution planning and execution, the ShipEngine API empowers merchants with the ability to seamlessly ship across multiple platforms and countries. 

ShipEngine is a dynamic API that enables merchants to rapidly deploy shipping functionality. Our API is a proven best-in-class solution that has been thriving in the US market and now we’re hugely excited to launch ShipEngine in Europe, with the UK set to be the first of many markets. Our API platform takes away much of the complexity and headaches that are often associated with shipping technology. We’ve created an out-of-the box developer-led solution that works across multiple online channels and multiple carriers, allowing users to easily manage their shipping ecosystem. Using our API, retailers, ecommerce technology platform providers and 3PLs can be up and running in hours not months.

– Andrew Norman, General Manager Europe, ShipEngine

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