Shipping Providers

  • Version: 1.0
  • Host: <>
  • Protocols: http
  • Accepts: application/json
  • Responds With: application/json

Shipping Providers API

The Shipping Provider API allows shipping service providers to offer shipping services and rates to BigCommerce merchants and shoppers from within the Control Panel.

The resource also allows merchants to retrieve rates from custom shipping tables or in-house shipping rate calculation services.

To learn more, see Shipping Provider API Overview.


This specification file describes API requests BigCommerce will make to a registered shipping carrier’s server to check connection options and retrieve rates. As such, the method of authentication is determined by the carrier’s server.


Check Connection Options

The Check Connection Options request is made by BigCommerce when checking for available shipping options. Each Shipping Provider will have different configurations for the payload.


The Rate request is made by BigCommerce to get shipping quotes from the provider.

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