Product Feedback & Fresh Ideas

The ShipStation Feedback Forum collects your ideas and allows you to vote and comment on other ideas so our product team can understand what new features are most important to you or what business challenges we need to address next.

Everyone has 20 votes to spend on ideas that are important to them (but you can comment as much as you like). 

While all ideas will get reviewed, it's simply not possible for all ideas to make it onto the product roadmap. The more activity an idea has, however, the more likely it is to be considered. So, be sure to check if your idea has already been posted so you can add your votes and comments to it! 

Suggestions for Writing a Great Idea Post

  • Write a title to succinctly summarize your post. Other users should be able to identify if their idea is similar to yours just by reading the title so they will know to vote and comment on it!
  • Explain the problem you are trying to solve and what you think should be added or changed in ShipStation to solve this problem. 
  • Describe how you would use this feature or how you think it should function to serve your need.
  • Attach a screenshot to help illustrate your point. 
  • Put the idea in the category that best fits what you are trying to accomplish (for example: Order Management, Insights & Reporting, or Printing & Documents).

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Our moderators will regularly review posts to ensure:
    • They are categorized in a logical way. If not, they may move them to the proper category. 
    • The title accurately reflects the idea content so others can understand. If not, they may edit the post title to help others identify posts they want to vote and comment on.
    • That posts are really ideas and not bug reports or issues that require contacting our support team. 
    • That any request that has an existing solution or can be accomplished with existing features gets a response to let everyone know a solution or feature already exists and how to learn about it.
Our moderators will also update the statuses of posts as they are considered by our product team. If an idea makes it onto the roadmap, we'll update the idea status from Planned to Started to Completed as work progresses on the idea. If an idea is declined or archived, our moderator will update the status to indicate so and you will receive your votes back to use on other ideas in the future. 

Finally, if more information is needed on an idea, the moderator will post a reply to ask for them. If it is your idea or you have commented on the idea, you should receive an email notification when this occurs.
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  1. Combine orders automatically

    Auto combine feature for multi orders when they have the same shipping address.

    528 votes
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    153 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for this feedback. We will be considering more automation around splitting and combining shipments in our 2021 roadmap.

    Auto-combining is a bit more technically intensive than auto-splitting as it requires certain data fields to be validated and matched, but we are definitely exploring how to accomplish this.

  2. Add Picked Up, Hand Delivered as Mark as Shipped carrier options

    When I hand deliver or the customer picks up and I manually mark it as shipped, it requires me to select a carrier, so can you make a carrier in the drop-down that is "picked up" and does not request a tracking number to be put in and maybe make another carrier that is "hand-delivered" or "self-delivered" and also does not require a tracking number?

    416 votes
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    109 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback and supporting comments!

    We’ve sent this feedback to our product team to consider in our 2021 roadmap.

    We encourage you to continue to vote and comment on this request to let us know any details around this feature that may help you solve your specific business challenges.

  3. Automatically split items into shipments based on rules

    Hi- We often times have back orders but can ship partial shipments. Would love the ability for Shipstation to automatically split orders for us based on rules.

    376 votes
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  4. Add a duplicate order feature

    Currently during an exchange, we reship the original order and then have to change the packing slip by hand writing the changes. While we could create manual orders for each of these, right now customer information does not automatically fill in all of the time when creating an order. When this happens we can go to the customers tab and then search for the customer and then create an order from there, but this seems like an extra step. It would be convenience to have a "duplicate order" button that would create a new order to the same recipient directly…

    210 votes
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    83 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi, everyone! Thanks for showing your support here! Can you tell us more about what you would use this feature for?

    From the previous comments it looks like some users are looking to use this for exchanges or more accurate accounting. Do you all agree?

    What do you think about our re-ship feature? Every time you re-ship an order, we will show you all the tracking numbers related to that order and its status. You’re able to change the order details for each label you re-ship.

    More info on re-ship (not to be confused with re-print): https://help.shipstation.com/hc/en-us/articles/206638607

    Please let us hear your comments in the forum and add your ideas with other users so we can get the full picture!

  5. Allow the ability to specify a weight for "Your packaging"

    To get accurate rates we've been adding the weights of packaging to the weights of each of our SKUs. But when multiple SKUs are ordered at once, the weight ends up being higher and we could potentially be over-charged.

    If we could input weights for our packages we've created under "Your Packaging" we could input the actual weight of each SKU and could end up with more accurate order weights and shipping rates.

    204 votes
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    50 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Allow shipment of unpaid orders

    ShipStation is a great tool for shipping items but it shouldn't force all orders to be paid before they are shipped.

    We ship a lot of orders that are "paid" by purchase order and having to mark them as paid in ShipStation in order to ship them creates accounting issues. When we pull the orders Into Quickbooks, they come across as paid and we have no automated way of tracking unpaid invoices.

    I like the idea of identifying orders in ShipStation that are not paid but let me decide if I want to ship them!

    172 votes
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    58 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback! We’d like hear other scenarios from other users so we can revisit this idea. What specific workflow requires shipping unpaid orders? What is the most frustrating thing about having to ensure orders are paid for before you ship them (or mark them as paid)? We look forward to hearing more from you!

  7. Allow for automation rules to work on multiple item orders

    Need the ability for the automation rules to see multiple item orders. So you can create logic that IF it includes this SKU and also this SKU it will process these rules. This should be able to be done for as many items in the order.

    The current automation rules do not work well if you have multiple skus that get sold together in a shopping cart.

    168 votes
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    35 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Automatic update more often.

    Please automatically update all orders at least once per hour. The frequency right now is anywhere from once per week to once per couple days. This isn't nearly enough.

    157 votes
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    40 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey @Eric, thank you for taking the time to post your feedback here! ShipStation shouldn’t take a week to update your orders, and I see you’ve opened a few tickets with our team. I’m glad you’ve gotten in touch with us about this and that a few of our folks were able to give you some more information on how our update processes work.

    I am going to keep your feedback handy if, in the future, we end up making such a change and would like to invite users to try it out, but it this type of update is not in the foreseeable future. Your idea will remain active here in the forum so we can see what other users are running into business challenges because of this update frequency.

  9. Include both Billing Address and Shipping Address when d/l 'ing orders

    Include all relevant data when downloading order info. Often times I need to contact the person who purchased the products and as it works now I would have to go back to the shopping cart to get that info slowing the process.

    153 votes
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    32 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for leaving your thoughts, everyone! We’ll keep this in mind; for now, please leave your votes and comments to help keep this discussion active. Being specific in how this would affect your workflow and how you’re currently doing it will help our product team to implement new features.

  10. Delivery Date Column (and Delivery Estimate column)

    We had many orders that didn't get delivered by the carrier estimated delivery dates during the holiday ordering period. Now, I'd like to request refunds on the delivery fees, but have to backtrack manually to get this information. It'd be great to have both the delivery estimate from the carrier and the actual delivery date as exportable columns.

    Thanks!

    119 votes
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    40 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey everyone! Thank you to @Perry who took the time to bring this one up! We’ll keep your feedback in mind, but for now we’re primarily interested in hearing what other users have to say.

    If you haven’t already, please let us know your thoughts on this and how you’re doing this today (if at all).

  11. Add decimals to automated weight adjustments

    We ship mostly with USPS first class and use light poly envelopes to ship items out which weigh .5oz-2oz. ShipStation allows you to have products to the tenth decimal, but when we use the automation features to add the dunnage factor of a .3oz envelope, we can only do whole numbers. This actually does make a difference in high volume/low profit businesses where a bump in first class price can make all the difference.

    115 votes
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    35 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. transfer manual order

    For example we have 3 business running and they don't have an option to export the orders (it's not amazon/ebay).
    So we use 3 manual stores and sometimes we have errors, an order that is shipped from 1 manual stores, actually needed to be shipped from other.
    Having an option to transfer order would be great.
    Thanks

    108 votes
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    19 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Splitting Multiple orders Simultaneously

    It would be nice if we could split multiple orders simultaneously. We usually deal with 10k + orders that we have to split. It takes up a lot of time to split these orders especially since my team is small. This would speed up our process.

    105 votes
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    25 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey @josesepulveda! Thanks so much for taking the time to bring this up! Can you tell me more about the orders you’re splitting? For example, are you always splitting off one particular product because it may be too large to fit into one box?

  14. Combine/Split order using ShipStation's API

    Combine/Split order using ShipStation's API

    87 votes
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    22 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your great idea! We’ll keep this in mind but would like to see more interest from other users before we pursue this new feature. If you know any other users that are interested please send them here!

  15. Unicode (non-Roman characters) support

    We have a company store that sells to the world market. Countries in Asia (Chinese/Japanese/Korean) use 2-byte, non-Roman, unicode characters in their names and addresses. These address will have last characters filtered or altered when printed. It is annoying and risky to loss, not able to print them properly. As more and more companies sells internationally, it is good to prepare ShipStation ready for world markets.

    83 votes
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    28 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback.

    ShipStation does already support unicode characters. Orders using these characters can be imported successfully and other documents, like packing slips, can print from ShipStation with these characters (see this example of an order using Kanji in the Ship To address with a packing slip in ShipStation: https://www.screencast.com/t/F0v4sm81hEls)

    However, many carrier label APIs will not accept these characters when we send them with the label request, which is why they often print with the ??? in place of the characters. This is why we recommend translating the Ship To address to use Roman characters.

    However, as part of our expansion into non-English speaking markets and general internationalization effort, we’ll be looking into what carriers don’t have this limitation so we can provide more thorough documentation around it later in 2021. For any carrier that does accept unicode characters and can print them on the label,…

  16. ebay ship by date

    would love it if shipstation would pull the ship by date from ebay like it dose for amazon orders thanks

    82 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Billing/Shipping address mismatch notification

    BILLING/SHIPPING ADDRESS MISMATCH NOTIFICATION Fraud Prevention Idea

    One of the biggest red flags in a fraudulent transaction with a stolen credit card is that the Billing Address and Shipping Address DO NOT MATCH.

    I believe ShipStation should have a literal RED FLAG column in the orders screen that shows a RED FLAG when there is a mismatch between the billing address and shipping address. This way we can go in and look at the order in more detail to see if there is further indication a stolen credit card was used.

    This would save us LOTS of money. For example,…

    80 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your input, everyone! The product team will review your request and you’ll hear from us once we have made a decision.

    In the meantime, please provide as much detail as you can in this forum about how you detect fraud today or how many times a day/week you come across fraudulent orders. We’d like to hear input from other users as well!

  18. Allow us to delete canceled orders

    There should be a way to delete orders from the 'canceled' tab - sometimes an import doesn't go quite right, or perhaps you created the order to get a shipping cost for a customer who backed out - there's no reason to keep all that data in the canceled tab.
    Furthermore, and more importantly - if it's a botched import - you have to change to all new order #'s or re-importing will only update the already botched orders (and if it's the order # that's botched, you're way out of luck.)

    Let us delete canceled orders.

    79 votes
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    22 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey @Dave, thank you for bringing this up! You’re right, the order number is the identifier in which we can look for to update order information. For example, if you mis-mapped product name and SKU you can re-import the file with the existing order numbers to update these fields.

    One other thing you can look into is deactivating your manual store and creating a new one. This will hide all orders associated with this store.

    And if you’re looking to create shipping rates, have you looked into the rate calculator? This will let you provide quotes to potential customers or for you to get a better understanding of the available shipping services. Here’s more information on this: https://help.shipstation.com/hc/en-us/articles/205901588

    Please let us know here in the forum what you think!

  19. More user friendly Internal Notes

    There should be an add button to add a new notes and after saving it will automatically pre-populate the user who made the note, the date of the net, and the note itself. This way for companies like us over 30+ users, it will be easier to track who made the note and when. As a user coming from ShipWorks, this is a very organized and useful feature to have.

    78 votes
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    22 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Customizable Views and User Permissions

    Ability to further customize what each user sees in ShipStation (Shipped, Cancelled tabs on the left side of page)

    When we have people join our shipping team, I know that ShipStation can be a bit overwhelming. So the simpler and more straightforward the layout, the easy it is to train people.

    What it accomplishes: Easy way to train new employees.

    76 votes
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