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  1. Have a "mark printed" checkbox when printing packing slips

    Of course, the functionality to have a "printed packing list" status or column would have to be implemented first, but the idea of knowing what orders you've picked picking or packing lists for would be ideal.

    Currently, our customer service department prints orders out of our web store, and gives orders to our pickers/packers who then print from ShipStation. We would probably use the print pack list feature more easily if we had a way for ShipStation to mark the orders as having been printed, do avoid printing duplicate orders out of the system.

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  2. Split Orders Status Change

    Hey, We would like a way for ShipStation to auto change the status of a split order. Right now it will change the status of the orders that are shipped but if the order is split it stays as processing. It dose send a note to WooCommerces with the products that were shipped and the tracking number but it keeps the order status as processing. If it could change the order status to Split Order that would be great. That way when we are going threw the orders on WooCommerces we don't have to open them to find out why…

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  3. Missing Address Line 3

    The address line 3 field has been removed. Why? Many times a marketplace sends over a long address from an international customer on the address line 1 and 2 fields. We many times have to edit this address and move part of it down to the address line 3 field or the company name field. Sometimes we have to use both lines.

    There is now now way to add the address line 3 in manually when it is needed. I am not sure if this change was not well thought out, but it is causing problems for some of our…

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    Hey @Chris, thank you for posting this here. Our support team is actively collecting feedback on this recent update so we will add your information here to our own notes.

    For those interested, if you would like to add more information to this idea, please chat in with us or send us an email at support@shipstation.com so our support team can properly record your feedback.

  4. delivery date api

    Please make delivery date accessible via API.

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    Hi there! Thanks for submitting your feedback on this.

    Currently, you are only able to get a ShipBy Date via the API, not the Delivery Date. Since you’re asking for DeliveryDate being accessible via the API, we’ll leave this request open.

    However, can you give us more detail about why this is important for you? Please be sure to comment back here so other users can collaborate as well.

  5. 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…

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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?

  6. Tracking number live notifications; Collaborate with online marketplace delivery windows

    If there was some interface where we could see what shipped orders need our attention, this would help with a number of things. It looks like the back end coding for this already exists since we could see an icon next to the tracking number assigned to the given order (question mark, exclamation point, airplane icon, check mark.)

    It would be nice if ShipStation sifted out and separated these shipments that need our attention on a separate tab based on the tracking numbers updates. Let me explain some situations:


    1. Tracking number hasn't been updated for an extended amount of time
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    Hi! And to help our product team best understand this idea, where would you guys like to see these orders needing attention appear? Would you like to see it be a new view on the Shipments page where these orders that fit a criteria are shown?

  7. Email Packing Slip (drop shippers, vendors, etc.)

    Send order Packing Slip to an email (3rd party drop shipper / vendors).

    Many companies use 3rd parties to ship products.

    What's needed is to select an order in ShipStation, and then simply select an option to "EMAIL PACKING SLIP TO: ABC VENDOR (email)".

    Very simple solution, that right now is a very painful workaround (having to manually print packing slips to pdf format, find a vendor email, compose the email, attach the pdf, send, then go back to ShipStation and tell it the order is pending shipment elsewhere.

    This could also be enhanced with a little automation to pre-split…

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  8. Run Automation on Single Order

    Would be great if we could just run automation on just single orders, or select which orders to run it on. Since there is a lag with shipstation kicking in and running automation, this would be a very helpful work around.

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  9. (Shopify & Shipstation) Allow Mapping of (Shopify) Order Tags to (Shipstation) Custom Fields

    (Shopify & Shipstation) Allow Mapping of (Shopify) Order Tags to (Shipstation) Custom Fields - Seasoned Shopify Admins know the importance of tags in Shopify's internal systems, so Order Tags would be quite useful. I would image that is how Customer Tags came to be a field that can be mapped to Shipstation custom fields.

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  10. Show OrderID (ShipStations unique identifier for every order)

    We have multiple ebay channels connected to Shipstation, so we get duplicate order numbers as Shipstation is currently using eBay sales record number as order id.
    Can we get the shipstation id to show up on record because our warehouse pulls the shipstation order id to fulfill the orders

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    Hey @Matmul, thank you for bringing this up. Can you give us some more information on what you mean by “our warehouse pulls the shipstation order id”? For example, is your warehouse using the API for a custom app you’ve built? And how does this relate to what you’re looking at in ShipStation?

    Hopefully we can work on a something that’ll help you get the ball rolling so let us know here in the product feedback forum.

  11. Ship by date - Also allow for specifying business days

    For some orders we have a timeframe of 5 business days until order is due to ship. It would be nice if I could specify business days for Ship By Date, instead regular 5 days.

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  12. automation rules awaiting payment

    I would really like Automation rules to apply to orders awaiting payment and on hold. I have an automation rule that tags really large orders 'special order' when they are going to be made to order, rather than picked from inventory. My warehouse software SkuVault, is configured to ignore orders tagged 'special order' in ShipStation. However, because automation rules don't apply until the order is awaiting shipment, that critical tag isn't applied and my inventory is allocated in error. I would love to hear the counter argument for why automation rules shouldn't run for orders that are awaiting payment or…

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  13. Ability to Mark as Shipped by custom carrier.

    Ability to Mark as Shipped by custom carrier. It will give opportunity to use ShipStation in any country.

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  14. Display the actual tag name in the tag column, not just color

    If you add the Tag column all you see is the color bubble. I'm trying to use tags to classify my orders properly but when I have the orders page open I can't see how that order is classified by just the color.

    I'm slightly color blind but that's not the point here, if you're using tags to classify products somehow, then the actual tag name should be displayed in the tag column.

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  15. Set package without setting service

    Would be nice to be able to set the package for an order without having to also set the service. Service has already been selected by our website customer and imported into ShipStation so there is no need to change it. You can already set dimensions in a rule so why not package?

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    Hey @mkujawski, thanks for taking the time to bring this up! When your orders come in with a specific service, you’re able to match this with a service and package type—we call it Shipping Service Mappings. Have you had the chance to check this out?

    For example, when your customer selects “Expedited” service in your shopping cart, you’ll be able to automatically set this to “USPS Priority Mail Express, Medium Flat Rate Box”.

    More info: https://help.shipstation.com/hc/en-us/articles/206640487

  16. 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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  17. Folders for Automation Rules

    I think it would be helpful if you could have folders to organize automation rules. With thousands of products each requiring automation rules to determine the best ship method, it would be hard to find my other rules.

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  18. forward/back navigation on Shipments tab

    When you bring up an order on the Orders tab it has arrows on the sides to quickly navigate to the previous/next order. Why is this not available on the Shipments tab???

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  19. Combined Orders

    Provide more details about orders that are combined in the API. When an order has combined the data that you provide in the API is minimal. You provide no data if the order is combined at the marketplace.

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    Thank you for the update! We’d like this one to gain more traction before moving forward on adding more data to the API when combining orders.

    If you’re interested in supporting this idea, please add what information you’re looking for and any other information that helps outline the main challenges here today!

  20. automatically add funds for postage when processing return label

    Automatically purchase more postage when creating a return label when the funds are deficient.

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