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  1. Set insurance amount for carrier in Automation Rules

    In our business we have multiple forms of insurance on our shipments as we sell a lot of laptop computers and need to make sure it is safe. Within our FedEx Account we have discounted rates and special policies so we only need to apply a set amount of insurance to each package as it is cheaper to insure it for more or less than the sell price usually.

    The current option in Automation Rules only allows you to set the Insurance to Carrier, ShipStation Insurance or External/Other.

    The ability to set the amount of insurance on the shipment as…

    36 votes
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    The product team will review your request and you’ll hear from us once we have made a decision. Please post your comments back here so that others can collaborate on this as well.

  2. Insurance on COST, not RETAIL price

    When insuring a package, we want to be able to insure just the COST of the product if damaged or went missing, not the RETAIL VALUE. Currently your software takes the full retail value and uses that to determine the insurance amount. This doesn't make sense as shipping carriers will only reimburse you on the cost, not the retail value.

    This is a fault, as no system is set up like this.

    If I lose a $1000 item, but it only cost me $100, Fedex will only credit me $100.

    So why am I paying insurance on $1000 if Iêd…

    36 votes
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    Thanks for your input, everyone!

    Could you provide us where you gathered the information regarding what value the carriers will reimburse you with when you file a claim? We would be interested to know the policy for the popular carriers that you frequently use.

    We would also like to hear more about your workflow – how are you currently insuring your shipments?

    We will also be reaching out to our partners for more information regarding cost vs. retail price vs. insured amount.

    Any additional information that you can provide for us would be appreciated! Please be sure to comment back here so other users can collaborate as well.

  3. Ability to Rename Batch

    The ability to rename batches would be great. There is now the ability to have multiple batches, which great for sorting orders waiting to be fulfilled. However, it is not very easy to sort without memorizing which batch # is for which group of orders for that day. If there was a way to even add a keyword to the end of the batch number [ex. batch#1234567 - product] So that when I am sorting through a zillion orders assigning them to each batch they need to be in, it is much easier to remember which batch to put them…

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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.
    If you know any other users that are interested please send them here!

  4. 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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  5. The ability to have decimal points in the quantities.

    We sell items by weight, so when someone purchase 1.25 lbs it shows up as a quantity of 1.25. Shipstation rounds this up to a quantity of 2 which makes all our packing slips and international shipping labels incorrect. When a person purchases 1.25 lbs at $80 for instance their international shipping label should show they spent $100 but instead Shipstation rounds it up to $160. This is inaccurate and they will then possibly be liable for duties on something they didn't buy. I don't understand why you wouldn't allow decimal points in the quantities. If you did this it…

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  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!

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    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. 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").

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  8. Support for common foreign characters

    Currently, orders containing addresses with foreign characters such as ó, ƒ, Ê, _ and many others are being imported into shipstation in a garbled way.

    Shipstation actually does "support" most of the common international characters if you paste them in to the orders which is time-consuming and cumbersome. It just doesn't import csv files correctly as UTF-8.

    Basic foreign characters such as ones used in Latin America and Europe are very necessary for international shipping. Please fix this.

    58 votes
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  9. Generate return labels for one or all of the packages in a multi-package shipment

    Currently, when generating a return label, you can only generate a label for a single package. Many of our orders are sent as multiple packages. If a customer desires to return there entire order, there isn't an easy way to generate multi-package return labels for an existing shipment.

    We'd really love this functionality.

    72 votes
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    Thanks for your input, everyone!

    If you’re creating this return yourself from a previously shipped order, you can create however many return labels needed.

    Once you’ve created the return label (within the shipment detail screen) for the first line item you’ve selected and created the label, you’ll stay in the returns screen in the order detail screen and press the blue + New Return link.

    This will allow you to create separate return labels for your line items.

    If this doesn’t work for you please let us know!

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

    59 votes
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  12. International currency.

    First, I would be appreicated your service!
    I've been downloading "Order-Dara Export" from the order.
    But I also would be nice if I can see "Currency" there.
    When I get GBP 54.66 order, I was able to see as USD 54.66.
    Hope to be added Currency tab for international orders and stores.
    Thanks.

    211 votes
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    Hi! ShipStation is still in the process of understanding the best way to address multiple currencies within a single ShipStation account. We greatly thank you for your patience as we work towards supporting this much-desired feature.

  13. 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…

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    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!

  14. Add a product option filter

    I would like to be able to filter orders based on product options that are imported from my marketplace. This is needed because my marketplace uses one sku for all options. Therefore a size small gets the same sku as a size large of the same product.

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    Thanks for leaving your thoughts, everyone! This idea is on our radar; 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.
    If you know any other users that are interested please send them here!

  15. Combine orders automatically

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

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    Thank you all for voting and commenting.

    The product team is reviewing your request and you’ll hear from us once we have made a decision.

    Some additional feedback we would love to hear:

    How often do you combine orders each week?
    Are there times you do not want to combine orders even though they are going to the same location?

    Feel free to add any more information that will help us make an informed decision by commenting here in the forum!

  16. Allow Custom Shipping Method

    Would like to be able to add a custom shipping method, for example Customer Pick Up, or Pallet Delivery.

    Sometimes we also ship to a marketplace with shipping labels provided by the marketplace, however we'd still like to process the order through Ship Station, just not use our UPS/Fedex account, for example. At present there doesn't seem to be any way to override the shipping presets.

    153 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.

    For now, as an alternate workflow suggestion, you could be marking these orders as shipped. You would want to set the carrier to “Other”, and then use the tracking field for your “Pickup” or “Pallet Delivery” custom message.
    Here’s an article to go over marking orders as shipped in case its needed: https://help.shipstation.com/hc/en-us/articles/206640507

  17. 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.

    78 votes
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  18. 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.

  19. Scan and Verify Product UPC to make sure to Ship right product and Quantity

    Ability to Scan and Verify the UPC code of the product get shipped for the individual order.

    So, this will eliminate the WRONG item being shipped and Wrong Quantity being shipped.

    Also "Ship Order" button activates only when the right product(s) is scanned and right quantity is scanned for the order.

    Products that does not come with UPC may be shipped by manually entering item SKU in the barcode scan field.

    764 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.

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