Freight Management
API Integration

Work smarter, not harder.

Automate workflows to make your life easier. Connect MachShip with your tech platforms and shipping carriers, to give your team the data they need to achieve excellence in operations and customer service.

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Order consignment automation

Fast consignment creation without the hassle

How long is it currently taking you to create consignments across your carrier mix? With MachShip you can automate the order to consignment process by converting an order, originating in your shopping cart or ERP, into a consignment in MachShip. This eliminates the need for double keying and associated costly user errors while also allowing for fast ingestion by creating consignments in bulk.

Manage freight directly from within your system of choice

Transportation API that does the heavy lifting

Access endpoints that enable quoting, booking, dispatch, tracking, and reconciliation to automate the flow of data so that all systems are up-to-date and staff can work entirely within MachShip. This allows you to overcome some of the most common shipping management issues that businesses face.

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File-based EDI integration options

File-based integration allows data to flow from your existing systems into MachShip via a basic data export and import solution. This means we can access data without needing to connect directly to your tech platforms.

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File transfers can be facilitated via FTP
/SFTP, folder polling or folder pushing
and work with well-structured XML or
delimited files.



MachShip provides a generic
file format that works out of
the box.



MachShip can customize a file
import solution to meet your
bespoke requirements.

How freight APIs can transform the supply chain

By connecting your technology platforms via API, you can streamline your freight management processes and set up automatic flows of data that avoid wasted time on data entry; meaning you can spend more time on growing your business.

With manual tasks being prone to human error, using a freight shipping API can reduce time spent on quality assurance and eliminate costly mistakes in your business processes.

Make better business decisions with real-time access to the data you need. Using a freight management API you can view crucial freight management data that’s accurate and actionable.

Through streamlining your freight management processes and reducing manual hours you’re able to free up and reallocate capital into other areas of your business. This significant cost saving can result in increased profit margins and a competitive advantage for your business.

Customer expectations have changed and it’s important for businesses to keep up. With a freight management API, you’re able to deliver a better experience for your customers, with improved shipment tracking and automated order updates.

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Tracking freight with an API

Develop integrations to seamlessly sync data between MachShip and the other systems involved in your transportation workflows — allowing you to streamline processes and better serve your customers.

There are many powerful ways to use a freight API to improve your supply chain and customer service. With a freight tracking API, you can access up-to-the-minute shipment status reports which means you no longer need to sit around waiting for carrier reports and updates to know where your freight is.

With better visibility over your shipments you’ll stay informed about freight movements, and any potential delays, as it travels towards its destination. This information allows you to keep customers updated with up-to-the-minute email and SMS notifications.

Transport & Freight API FAQs

API is an acronym that stands for Application Programming Interface. An API is a way for two (or more) computer programs to communicate with each other. An API in freight transport allows merchants, logistics providers, and other third parties to obtain data and have increased visibility of freight as it moves towards its destination.

An API in logistics is used for passing data between systems, for the purposes of keeping all parties well-informed on the location of freight in transit. It allows visibility over freight movements, expected delivery times, and awareness of expected delays in delivery.

An API can be thought of as a waiter in a restaurant. You (the customer) want to get something from the chef and the waiter delivers it to you. The API allows an automated and real-time flow of data to provide accurate information for making better business decisions. By connecting with your carrier’s tracking system, the API allows you to see the most up-to-date information on your freight location.

Simple setup & support
Get started using the MachShip API documentation.
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Account Admins can create and manage API access tokens and utilise the MachShip sandbox environment to test all integrations.
In-depth API documentation is available at the MachShip Swagger repository.