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  1. We need the ability to manipulate rates or show no rates for each user. We need to be able add handling charges as a percentage or fixed $

    We need the ability to manipulate rates or show no rates for each user. Both UPS and FedEx have this feature in ups.com CampusShip and fedex.com ShipAdmin. We have many users and / or third party vendors that use our accounts and we charge them additionally or public rates when using our UPS/FedEx account. We need to be able add handling charges as a percentage or fixed amounts on top of base shipping charges. For some users, we’d like to hide the rates completely. This is common practice in shipping industry and we’re surprised you don’t have that configuration option…

    44 votes
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    Hey, @gosatest, thank you for taking the time to bring this up! We’ll keep this in mind, but for now we’d like to see if other users are experiencing similar business challenges to yours before moving forward.

  2. CONVERT STATE NAME TO UPPER CASE

    More customers are getting lazy now, and we seen a high percentage of amazon customers typing all their addresses in lower case.

    This is causing the system to refusing generating shipping labels for them, even the address passed USPS address validation, because shipstation requires state to be in upper case.

    Maybe it is good to have the system automatically turn all STATE to upper case, so we don't have to manually change on every order.

    14 votes
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  3. Combine the Preset Group Customs Declaration Descriptions 5 lines

    Combine the Preset Group Customs Declaration Descriptions

    Currently the only way that customs descriptions get combined is if you edit each product. So I would like to see our Preset Groups declarations combined on the customs forms.

    As it sits with preset groups customs, you will get the same preset group name over and over with a qty of 1. Instead of combining the descriptions and quantity.

    Hopefully that is clear

    19 votes
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    Hey @Tactical Keychains, thank you for bringing this up. I saw a couple of your other comments regarding this, too, and hope we can identify a business challenge that users will agree with so our product team can move forward with a solution that addresses this challenge.

    It sounds like you’re interested in a quick way to combine customs declaration lines to fit within the 5 line limit imposed by some of our carriers, is that right? How often would you say you run into these types of orders vs orders within the limit?

  4. Hide Unit Price And Order Total

    Working with third party suppliers who are fulfilling orders for us we need the ability to hide the unit $ and the total $.

    34 votes
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    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.

  5. Fix import of orders via csv file

    BUG: CSV order import doesn't support standard ascii characters in column headers.

    If you have a column header named "P.O. Number:" in your csv file you can upload the file and create the mapping just fine but when you go to do the import it gives an error.

    This is a bug. If it can't accept the column header then it shouldn't allow it to be mapped but more appropriately if it is a CSV import than it should accept standard ascii characters in column names just like it should in column data.

    6 votes
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    Hi, @cgetsadmin! Thank you for taking the time for giving us your feedback! At this time, the process of importing orders is working as designed, however I see your point where it is frustrating to go through a process only to be turned around to double up on work.

    As such, the product team will review your idea and you’ll hear from us once we’ve made a decision.

    Today, symbols and punctuations are generally not allowed as column headers and you must remove them in order to import orders via CSV. One thing you can do right now is to see if other users are interested in a ShipStation partnership with your order source here in the forum. That way you can circumvent the CSV import process in its entirety!

  6. Automation rule that allows for the creation of 2 packages based on SKU quantity

    For example, an order for quantity 2 of Shoe A comes in. We pre pack all of our packages/dont have the boxes 2 combine 2 pairs of shoe A into one box, so we need a 2 package shipment to be created. This is currently done manually.

    We DO NOT want to "split" the order in our system though. Just make a 2 package shipment.

    22 votes
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    Hey, @5stars! Thanks so much for taking the time to add your idea here and explaining the challenge your business faces. We’ll keep this in mind for future updates, but for now we’d like to see your idea gain support from other users before moving forward.

  7. 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.

    125 votes
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    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.

  8. 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.

    70 votes
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    Hey, everyone! We’re still interested in this idea since it gained a lot of support when it first came out. Can you tell us more about customizable views and user permissions?

    As per our last update, have you tried using User Restrictions to allow your new shippers to only see orders assigned to them?

    Also, I’d like to mention we have weekly webinars (http://www.shipstation.com/webinars/) and tutorial videos (http://www.shipstation.com/videos/) to help!

  9. Change the font colors for age of orders

    Different sellers have different processing times, so it would be nice to be able to adjust the age at which an order goes to the panic red zone.

    39 votes
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    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. Show Tracking Numbers For Marked As Shipped Orders

    When an order is in a Shipped status and a tracking number exists, the tracking number should be available in the Orders list or the Order Details page.

    It is currently shown on the Order Details page for manual shipments, but not for any fulfillment.

    It should be displayed above Shipping Info even when it was a fulfillment order. There's really no reason for it not to be displayed here.

    51 votes
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    Thanks for bringing up this improvement for fulfillments!

    We’d like for your idea to gain momentum and support from other users before making a decision. Please comment here in the forum with any information that may catch the attention of other users.

  11. Batch processing to add customs information to international shipments.

    We have 165 international orders from a Kickstarter project (along with about 1,600 domestic). The international orders were imported WITHOUT customs information provided. It would be EXTREMELY helpful to be able to "batch" add information for customs to all of these orders. Just fyi, we do not have these orders linked to "products/items." We would simply like to bulk apply information to all of these orders. Unfortunately, there is not a feature that allows me to do so with customs information. Huge pain...

    34 votes
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    Thanks for your input! You’re right that we currently have limited bulk actions for customs information, so we’d like for your idea to gain more support from other users before making a decision.

    Any information you can add here may catch the attention (and votes!) of users in similar situations. Please be sure to comment here in the forum if you’re still interested in having bulk actions for customs information.

    In the meantime, since we do not support Kickstarter directly, here is an idea from another user to integrate with Kickstarter you may be interested in: http://support.shipstation.com/forums/126593-request-a-new-shipstation-feature/suggestions/5619286

  12. Need to see actual items not the word (Multiple items)

    Currently, I have 4041 orders to fill today. http://screencast.com/t/c8NxtCNt

    My staff is each assigned an item or group of items to fill that day. Your system doesnt show what items are in the order unless you click on the order. For 4,000 orders a day this is a very slow process.

    I need it changed to indicate the actual items.

    I will pay you to address this issue.

    18 votes
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    Hi, @Gordon! Thank you for taking the time to bring this up! We’ll record this feedback and keep it in mind when we’re designing features. For now, we’d like to see your idea gain support from other users before moving forward to help gauge interest while we research this independently.

    In the meantime, can you go into more detail about how you assign orders? Do you assign your staff members according to “orders ONLY with Product A” and then “orders with products A, B, C bought together”—or is your process more independent where two staff members will never touch the same product?

  13. Visual alerts/results when there are results for saved filters.

    I would love it if there were a feature that allowed a visual alert (ie. the red number in the corner) if there were orders that fit any of your saved features. We personally have 3 filters that we have, and we have to manually go through them every day. If we could visually see the results, that would save a lot of steps/time.

    I attached an image I whipped up to give a visual example of what I was thinking.

    Just a thought! Thanks!

    27 votes
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    Hey, everyone! Thanks for voting on this one! We haven’t heard from you since our last update. Just to clarify, you’d like to see the results of your filters before using them, is that correct? Can you tell us how often you’re using filters each day?

    All of your feedback is read daily and helps us to prioritize your ideas among the hundreds of others here in the forum!

  14. Split an order from Order Details view

    Splitting orders for partial fulfillment is a very common activity for me, but the process is very clunky. I'm hoping that I'm just missing something that will make it easier.

    Right now, it appears I can only split an order by pulling up the Orders view (with or without a filter), selecting one order, digging around for the well-hidden "Split Order" option under the "Other Actions" button, and performing the split from there.

    One of the reasons this is cumbersome is that I spend more time in the Order Details view determining how the order needs to be split. I…

    13 votes
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    Thanks for your input, Brian! You’re correct that there is not a way to split orders from Order Details. We’d like for your idea to gain more traction among other users before making a decision here, so if you could provide any more information that might catch the eye of other users please comment here in the forum!

    In the meantime, have you used the sidebar that appears on the righthand side of the screen? The checkbox to toggle this on/off is located right under the “Columns” button. Is there something about the sidebar that isn’t helpful for you?

  15. When an order is manually mark as shipped, let us enter a Ship Date and show the the tracking number in the upper left corner of Orders page

    When an order is manually mark as shipped, let us enter a Ship Date and then plz show the the tracking number in the upper left corner of Orders page.

    Right now, it shows it at the bottom of the page, but only if we click on –Order Activity”.

    This is hard to find and easy to over look:

    10 votes
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    Thank you for the update, Gene! The product team will review your request and you’ll hear from us once we have made a decision.

    We’d also like to hear what everyone else thinks, too! Any helpful details you can provide about how you use and track Manual Orders will help us understand your point of view. Please be sure to comment here in the forum so everyone can see your ideas.

  16. auto-update shipping address indicated by color change or icon

    We are having an issue with shipstation automatically fixes the addresses if it sees something wrong. We have also experience it changing it incorrectly and the package comes back to us as undeliverable.

    is there a way, that if the system auto changes or updates the address, for it to alert us somehow maybe with a color change or a different icon like it does with a messed up address?

    11 votes
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    Hi, @dherbs! Thanks for taking the time to bring this up! We will keep this in mind for future updates, and at the same time we’d like to see your idea gain traction from other users before making a decision.

    In the meantime we’d like to hear some more information from you. About how often are your shipments being returned to you due to this each week?

    Please add any other details that may help us and other users understand what’s going on by commenting here in the forum.

  17. return labels in bulk

    We need to print return labels in bulk. With shipstation, we have to do this one label at a time which is tedious. We should be able to make return labels in batches, just like we are able to create labels in batches. One label at a time just does not make any sense at all.

    9 votes
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  18. Adjust weight listed on automatic return labels

    Our outgoing shipments are about 8 ounces heavier than the return shipment. Am loving the convenience of the auto-generated return labels to bother manually correcting the weight on the return labels, but would love a feature that allowed me to set the weight of the return shipment to a different amount (in our case, "outgoing weight-8oz").

    13 votes
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  19. Rate calculator country selection improvement

    When using the rate calculator, the process of selecting a destination country is awkward, especially compared to the country selector in the "manual order entry" window.

    Let's say I'm shipping to Thailand...

    In the manual order entry window:
    - click or tab over to the country box
    - start typing "Th" and instantly, the text autocompletes to "Thailand"...no hunting required

    In the rate calculator:
    - click on the current country
    - must use mouse to scroll through the entire list and then click on the country...

    This may seem like a little thing, but I'm way slower slogging around with…

    6 votes
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  20. More open batches than 5 at one time

    I want to be able to have more than just 5 open batches at a time

    13 votes
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    Hey, @Calebw! Thanks for taking the time to submit your idea! We’ll keep this in mind. We’d like to see other users add support before making a decision on this.

    Can you give us some more information on how you use batches today? What determines whether an order goes into a batch, and how big are your batches normally?

    Any other information you could provide in the forum is much appreciated!

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