As we enter the run up the holiday season, more and more people will be relying on Amazon Prime to deliver their gifts the following day. It then occurred to me just how much Amazon Prime has raised our expectation levels. We no longer accept to wait for more than 5 days for an online order.

We don’t care about how busy the poor local post office is at Christmas because they know Amazon can do it.So I found myself asking HOW can small businesses compete and then came across Shippo.

Shippo is the leading API and dashboard for shipping that empowers platforms, marketplaces, warehouses and e-commerce stores with the building blocks they need to succeed. We process millions of shipments every month for over 15,000 businesses. With instant access to multiple shipping carriers for real-time rates, label creation, automated international paperwork, package tracking, and facilitating returns, companies around the world trust Shippo to power their shipping.

Startup Shippo recently announced a Series A funding led by Union Square Ventures and also welcomed Albert Wenger to our board. Shippo powers shipping for businesses. With one simple, scalable API they have built a solution to help developers connect to a network of shipping providers and print shipping labels in minutes.

Connect with multiple carriers, get discounted shipping labels, track packages, and more with just one integration. Helping businesses compare shipping rates, print discounted shipping labels, and track shipments, with a goal of making shipping easy and affordable for everyone.

I invited Shippo founder and CEO, Laura Behrens Wu onto the show to learn more.

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