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  1. Have packing slips reflect package contents on multiple package shipments

    This idea was archived in 2012, but I think it bears reconsideration. Please allow some method of tracking what items are in each box for orders that ship with multiple boxes.

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  2. Transition Time to Shipped Status included on Packing Slip Field Replacement Variables

    We wanted to add the time it took for an order to transition to shipped status to the packing slip. A Packing Slip Field Replacement is currently not available for this. It would be nice to have that variable in handy. To show our customers how much time it took for an order to be completed.

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    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 idea. 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!

  3. editable packing slip available to all plan levels

    Allow packing slip font size to be editable in all plans:

    Packing slips are a crucial workplace item. They allow someone to fulfil the packing side of a job without needing to have seen the orders on screen.

    Currently Shipstation only allows font size to be editable above bronze plan level and the default font is very small on thermal printed labels. If it could be adjustable to even Small, medium, large. It would allow all people on bronze plans to not discriminate against packing staff who have less than perfect nearsighted vision. At present the only way to not…

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  4. It would be great if we could have labels in batches labeled such as 1 out of 47 etc etc.

    It would be great to have numbered orders in a batch because we have a large distribution center that would find that function to be really helpful

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    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 idea. 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!

  5. label dimensions

    It would be nice to have larger label dimensions than 4"x6" to allow for more impactful branding as well as other necessary information for alcohol shipments.

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  6. purolator

    Exporting from Canada to the US Purolator defaults to Temporary Shipment in Customs. Need the ability to change to Permanent

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  7. remove from batch - Master Button

    Remove From Batch - Master Button
    So with the new inventory setup that shipstation is offering you have the ability to ship all orders that have stock levels that work with your orders, and all those that do not have stock levels show up as " inadequete inventory for this order" or " No stock levels entered" So if you do a whole page of 500 orders and you are trying to figure out which orders can ship RIGHT NOW and which ones are missing an item or 2 that are coming in next week, you have to go down…

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  8. Show total number of items in each order

    Hi, When I go to ship an order from Awaiting Shipment::All Orders I press the Order # link and a form comes up with the Order number and Status and a bunch of other information that allows me to ship.

    I would like to see the total number of items in the 'Order Items' section because we always check this total against the total number of items we have ready to ship. This is a good way to avoid errors in shipping.

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  9. quickship

    Using Quickship has greatly sped things up in our order processing, but we occasionally encounter issues with warnings being hidden. For example, If an order is canceled by the customer while it is in the process of being picked/shipped, it can still be shipped out since the canceled warning is hidden by using Quickship. This results in additional work and costs for us.

    There is a long list of potential errors that are hidden by using Quickship: https://help.shipstation.com/hc/en-us/articles/208740268-How-do-I-skip-the-warnings-I-get-while-I-m-creating-a-shipping-label-

    It would be nice to be able to either have the ability to select warnings to handle as errors or at least…

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  10. local printer

    I would like to print directly to a local printer which has no wireless/google cloud/ or syncstation access. This would be ideally for a chromebook/box user who has an old printer which wont play nice with google cloud print and cant access syncstation because it is a program rather than something online

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  11. Label messages for UPS UK

    Are you able to fix an issue so that label messages can be sent to UPS UK please.

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  12. Continue to next line or wraparound for "Label Messages"

    Currently many of our SKUs are too long to fit on one line, but we only use 2 of the 3 available lines.

    We would love to have the option for longer SKUs to continue onto line 3 instead of cutting off at line 2.

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  13. Weight on shipped orders

    Please show weight on all shipped orders!

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  14. Itemized packing slip

    I would like an option on the packing slip to break units ordered onto separate lines versus having a count to the right of 2. For example, if a customer ordered 2 shirts it would appear
    shirt
    shirt
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    shirt 2

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  15. Order Summary by Ship Date

    Suggestion. When printing Order Summary doc, it would be helpful if the list were sortable by Ship By Date. this way when packing a group of orders, the packer can work from top to bottom of page, filling orders by priority.

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  16. Set the default packing slip size to different sizes for different stores

    I would like the default packing slip to be an 8.5"x11" custom packing slip for 3 of my shops, and a 4"x6" custom packing slip for the other shop. I only seem to be able to set the default to one size or the other across my whole account. Going in and changing the default every time is quite time consuming and easily forgotten, which confuses other people when they log in and expect one kind of packing slip and get another!

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  17. I would like to be able to change the return address on my Amazon Prime labels.

    When I currently create Amazon Prime shipping labels in ShipStation, the return address on the label shows as the Ship From location. This is bad for me because my products ship from individual employees who do not want their names and addresses on the labels. It would be nice if there was an automated way to have the return addresses show up as our company address instead of the ship from address. This is possible on other labels, but appears not to be on prime.

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  18. I need BLUETOOTH function in shipstation.

    I need BLUETOOTH function in shipstation in case my internet went down and I can use my phone to print using shipstation mobile.

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    Hi @Chien! Thank you for bringing this to our attention. When using ShipStation Mobile to print documents directly to your printer requires the use of ShipStation Connect and the internet. While we wait for other users to chime in, let us know if any of these solutions can help.

    As you pointed out, ShipStation Mobile doesn’t support printing via bluetooth. If you wanted to print via bluetooth, you can download your labels and other documents directly to your phone’s memory card and connect your phone to your bluetooth printer (which may require a third party application).

    Another way to print your documents is by downloading the documents to your phone, removing the memory card from your phone and manually upload the files to your computer to print to your printer.

  19. Consolidate scan forms

    There should be a way to consolidate scan forms into a single document. We have three separate brands that all ship from the same address. They have to be set up as separate "ship from" locations for branding purposes. But, there's no need to present so many different scan forms to the post office.

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    Hi @Jennifer, thank you for taking the time to bring this up! To reduce the number of ship from locations and scan forms you have to generate, you can override the company name of your ship from using your store settings.

    As seen in the first picture here, the checkbox under “Company Name” needs to be checked off: https://help.shipstation.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003856207

    And once you’ve done that, the store’s company name will always be used on the ship from address so you’ll be free to have one ship from location!

    Please let us know here in the Product Feedback forum if you have any questions or if this wasn’t what you were referring to.

  20. International C.O.D.'s

    We are currently experiencing a huge wave of international orders. A few customers have requested for COD. We are able to make the shipment work by going through Fedex.com and manually ship the order through them, but it is plenty more work for the shipping department to create a Commercial Invoice through their website.

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