Shippo

Shippo is the multi-carrier API that powers the shipping backend for e-commerce businesses of any size.

Founded 2013
51-200 employees
  • Enterprise Software
  • Headquarters address
    731 Market Street, 200 San Francisco, California, 94103 United States

    About Shippo
    Shippo’s mission is to make shipping cheap and easy for e-commerce merchants. We are a fast growing startup of hard-working and passionate people. We enjoy an open and transparent culture in the office with daily scrums to share achievements and bottlenecks. It is important for us that everybody in the team knows what’s going on in the company and that we foster an open dialogue. Customers always go first! We are proud that our customers love us and find us responsive and easy to deal with. We value customer inputs and try to build a product according to customer demand.

    Background
    Simon and Laura founded Shippo in 2013. They were in e-commerce before, building an e-commerce store that sources internationally. Shipping eats the margins in e-commerce, especially if you don’t have the economies of scale of Amazon (yet). When they tried to optimize their shipping costs they ultimately decided to drop the e-commerce store front and focus entirely on building a shipping solution for e-commerce stores.

    Tech challenges
    Our API is used by customers that ship millions of packages per month. High uptime & low latency are very important. One of our core values is to provide a simple, modern and scalable API. The APIs we integrate with are in many cases old, inaccurate and unreliable. Providing a state-of-the-art technology solution for these APIs and partners is our challenge. On top of that, we have a large set of data about the shipping profile of our customers that we leverage to foster sustainable relations with our shipping provider partners and identify patterns in the industry.

    Tech stack

    Python, Django, REST APIs, PostgreSQL, AWS, Go, React, Redux, CircleCI

    Benefits

    Compensation and retirement

    Stock Options
    401k

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance

    Vacation and time off

    Paid time off
    Unlimited time off
    Paid holidays
    Flexible working hours
    Work from home flexibility
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits
    Fertility benefits

    Values and quality of life

    Diversity program
    Accessible via public transportation
    Snacks and beverages
    Catered lunches
    Company activities
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