Mothership API

Welcome to the Mothership API Beta!

The Mothership API is a RESTful service providing developers the ability to quote, purchase, and track shipments for their respective Mothership shipping accounts.

We offer an HTTP RESTful API that responds with JSON-encoded data and standard response codes. SDKs for many modern programming languages are currently in the works. We also offer webhooks, enabling your systems to receive realtime updates on your shipments.

As expected with a beta version, it is likely that this API will change in subsequent versions. With your welcomed feedback, suggestions and feature requests, we will continue to constantly develop and iterate on this API. Mothership is a technology company, first and foremost, with the goal of providing the best public API that this industry has ever seen.

Getting Access

Simply click Get API Keys at the top of this page and fill out the API key request form to get started. After that, we’ll generate your access tokens and help your team onboard!


There are two environments of the Mothership API available to developers.





Test out every available endpoint in a safe environment.

Some parameters are restricted to specific values - please check the specific endpoint docs for more details.


Requests in this environment are the real deal. This means that you will be able to quote and purchase actual shipments with the payment method on file.

The aforementioned parameter restrictions in the sandbox environment do not exist in this environment.


If you run into any issues or have any questions while using the Mothership API, please send an email to [email protected].