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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…

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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. search order by phone

    Please add phone number to Advanced Search criteria.

    When a customer calls and leaves a message in most cases phone number is all we have to find his order.

    35 votes
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    Hi @everyone!

    Thanks for your continued support of this feature idea. With your feedback and input we definitely understand how searching by phone numbers is something valuable to many users. We are still reviewing this feature and are looking into ways to implement it. As we get closer to a decision, we’ll continue to keep you all posted.

  3. 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!

    54 votes
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    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).

  4. 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?

  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. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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?

  9. Mark as Paid - for multiple orders / bulk action

    Currently you can only Mark one Order as Paid at a time. This is extremely cumbersome. I was chatting with support and they even told me it was possible, because the GUI makes it appear so. You are allowed to select all orders on the page and then click the Mark as Paid button, enter your Amount Paid and Shipping Paid info and submit...and you think it's going to work, but then it only Marks the top order in your selection. Such a tease! Boooooo. I'm on my way to go manually mark 75 orders as Paid, so I'll check…

    13 votes
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    Hey, @Joe! Thanks for all this!! I’ve gone ahead and merged two of the three. It looks like the user there is asking for a plethora of bulk actions and I’d like to not limit that idea to only mark as paid.

    Can you tell us more about how you process your orders? Do all of your orders go into Awaiting Payment, or is this a special subset of your orders?

  10. More open batches than 5 at one time

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

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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!

  11. Import Orders on a schedule

    We would like to set a schedule of when it could import our orders similar to auto-periodically, but the feature of putting the time of when shipstation automatically start importing orders. This would save us 30 to 60 mins.

    22 votes
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    Hi, @KevinBeyond! Thanks for taking the time to bring this up. At this time, we’re not looking to add this function in the near future, but we’d like to hear more about your current workflow.

    Can you elaborate on what you mean by saving 30 – 60 minutes of time if you were able to choose when your orders import?

    Here’s some background info on how our automatic updates work: https://help.shipstation.com/hc/en-us/articles/206638707

    Please be sure to comment here in the forum so other users can understand and add their votes, too!

  12. 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!

  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. BILLING/SHIPPING ADDRESS MISMATCH NOTIFICATION Fraud Prevention Idea: One of the biggest red flags in a fraudulent transaction with a stolen

    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,…

    63 votes
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    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!

  15. Customizing Carrier Drop Down Lists

    As Shipstation is adding new carriers the list of carriers in the drop down lists is getting so long that it now requires scrolling to access popular carriers like UPS. This is really cumbersome when updating shipping information from a drop ship or external shipping process. How about either suggestion carrier based on the tracking number (which would also increase speed) or at least allow personalized reorder of carrier list or even turn off carriers not used by users in preferences.

    32 votes
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    Thanks for your feedback! It looks like you are referring to the carrier menu when marking orders as shipped. If this is incorrect, please let us know which carrier list you’re looking at in the comments below.

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

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. Built-In Returns Manager

    A built-in returns manager would be very useful for our business. Our needs would be relatively simple, and some of this functionality already exists:

    1. We would include a printed pre-paid return label with every package we ship.
    2. We would be able to track open returns in ShipStation, i.e., return labels that are currently in transit
    3. Unused return labels would automatically deactivate after X days for a refund
    4. When we receive returns, we would mark them as "Received" in ShipStation, which would automatically send the customer 1 of 2 possible template emails: either we accept the return…

    12 votes
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    Thanks for letting us know you’d like a better way to handled your returns. We’d like for your idea to gain more support from other users before making a decision.

    Please comment here in the forum with additional information that may catch the attention of other users.

  19. 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.

  20. Add Orders Tagging & Order Exports while working in Batch

    We currently use the new batch options as working folders for orders in which we after tag and export to order and process in other systems.

    Adding the Order actions such as tagging and exporting is essential for the batch view!

    24 votes
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    Thanks to @KIUMARS, this we’re going to open it back up to voting.

    Can you tell me more about why you’d like to do these operations on a batch basis as opposed to doing it before batching?

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