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    Can I have UPS / FedEx / USPS shipping on my website?

    I am looking to have a website built, but before I start contacting various web design companies I wanted a question answered.

    I want a website built where sellers will be able to sell things; this will be for a very niche market. However, I am wondering if I can have the option for sellers to be able to use UPS / FedEx / USPS directly on my website to print their shipping labels. Is this something programmers / web designers are capable of building or is this not a possibility?


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    Yes, it's possible. UPS, FedEx and USPS all have what are known as APIs, or Application Programming Interfaces, that will do such things as generate shipping rates in real-time and place orders to be shipped. However, I'd recommend avoiding FedEx if at all possible...their API is notoriously slow, particularly around the Christmas season (go figure). UPS is pretty stable and quick. USPS is one I haven't used as of yet.

    You say "sellers"...without revealing too much, is your idea similar in nature to say an eBay? And if it is, do you at least have a unique selling proposition?
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