Mothership API

Mothership provides a RESTful API that enables third-party developers to quote, purchase, and track shipments for their respective Mothership shipping accounts.

The API responds with JSON-encoded data and standard response codes. Additionally, webhooks are available to provide real-time status updates for shipments.

Accessing the API

Customers may request API access through the dashboard by reaching out to our US-based support team. A member of our support team will be in touch shortly to provide you with access tokens for your organization and assist you with onboarding.


There are two environments available to developers.

Sandbox https://sandbox.api.mothership.comThe sandbox is a safe environment to test endpoints without actually purchasing a shipment.

Some parameters are restricted to specific values. Details for each endpoint's limitations can be found in the API reference documentation.
Production https://api.mothership.comThe production environment is, as you might expect, used to actually leverage Mothership's API.

The parameter limitations in the sandbox environment are not present in the production environment.

OpenAPI Specification

An OpenAPI v3 specification for Mothership's API can be downloaded for use in auto-generation of client code.


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