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  1. QR

    Looking for QR code support. We currently add the clunky old barcodes to our packing slips and would be able to work much faster and more efficiently with QR. PLEASE!!

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  2. Creating a label from the customer profile should support multiple shipping accounts


    1. Go to the customers tab in ShipStation.

    2. Select a customer.

    3. Click the "Create Label" button.

    This create label screen does not allow you to select your shipping account, so makes multiple shipping accounts useless when printing a label through this path.

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  3. Highlighting "Other Forms" to be printed when printing labels

    When I ship internationally, most of the forms I need are printed in label format. However, sometimes, when shipping internationally, I need to print a commercial invoice or other additional forms in order for a shipment to clear customs without any issues. Those forms are automatically generated when labels are generated. Because I normally print labels in batches, it's not obvious that those forms need to be printed and sometimes I forget to print them in the rush of remembering the billion other things that need to be remembered when processing an order.

    When the labels are generated, there is…

    3 votes
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  4. Print two different Packing Slips in a batch.

    Print two packing slips for a batch of orders at once. One packing slip should be printed sales order amount, a second packing slip should be printed without the sales order amount. We currently are only able to print one packing slip in a batch (with sales order amount). The second batch (without without sales orders amount) has to be printed one order at a time.

    9 votes
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  5. Save third party accounts

    I would love the ability to save a third party account so we don't have to paste over the account number and zip code every time. We do a lot of shipping that requires shipping on their accounts.

    Also, we have employees in shipping that can't access that information and simply have to wait on a manager to print the label for them. A drop-down box with our saved third parties would help tremendously.

    Then we could also set rules to default imports to certain third party accounts we have set up. I know FedEx ship manager has this functionality…

    25 votes
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  6. Automate a shipment manifest to print every day at a X time for all carriers

    Automate a shipment manifest to print every day at a X time for all carriers for our records

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  7. Allow "same as outgoing" as BOX SIZE return label option in Automation Rules

    In the return label setting (not for automation) I am able to select "same as outgoing" for the box size. this only applies to one order at a time. Why isn't this an option for automation rule that serves the same function but can be applied to all orders (or domestic orders in my case)?

    I have to manually process the return label for every order (which is included in each box), as we use different box sizes depending on the product and size, so I can't pick a single box size for every order, as there is a huge…

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    Hi! Thanks for your feedback.

    While there is not currently this option, there are additional options to avoid manually updating the package type. When you set up these return label automation rules, you are able to set up a criteria to specify a specific package type. For instance, if you use different boxes based on order weight, you can add to the Return Label rule’s criteria “Order Weight is less than 8 oz.” etc.

  8. Put batch in the order that we scan the packing slip

    we use a scanner to add orders to a batch so that we may print all first class orders at once, then all priority orders at once, and all express orders at once, ect... The problem is that as they are added to the batch, shipstation puts the orders in order by age so newest to oldest. for a company like us who ships several hundreds of orders a day we need the batch to be in the order that we scan the packing slips. then when the batch is printed it would print in the order which we scanned…

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    Hi! And are you referring to when you view these orders within the batch view in the orders page in ShipStation?

    Or is this on the shipments page/when you print out the batches?

  9. UPS Canada to US

    I am looking to ship an order from Canada to US via UPS Ground and the error that I receive when I generate the multiple labels is "Package/ReferenceNumber is not allowed for this shipment" This is the first multi piece shipment I have done to the US through ShipStation. We use reference numbers for invoicing allocation purposes. Would you be able to allow/communicate reference numbers on multiple pieces from Canada to the US via UPS? Thank for any assistance.

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  10. Display Less Items in Orders

    This somewhat links to an idea I just opened.

    You guys need to offer functionality to reduce items on the page to like 10, 25 or 50 in orders.

    So we are effectively printing smaller batches.

    I want to keep a better eye out on printed labels.

    It is too cumbersome when we have 100 unshipped labels in orders and I either have to select all labels I want to print, or have to 'select all' and deselect labels I don't want to print.

    There should simply be more functionality that that.

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    Hi! So you want to be able to have less than 100 orders on a page at a time? As in, make it so that you can have only 10 orders display per page by default, without the need for tags or filtering views?

  11. Dynamic coupon code on custom packing slips

    We currently put coupon codes on our packing slips, but to offer a TRULY juicy coupon we would need dynamic coupon codes that allow us to upload a list and have them inserted into the packing slip.

    When doing this currently with Amazon orders we have to use a "group" coupon code, which means a customer can share the code to their friends, which is why we have to be careful not to offer a deal that's TOO good.

    But if we had the ability to upload a list (usually text file or csv) of coupon codes that are set…

    4 votes
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  12. Make Label Queue Visible to All Users Account-wide

    We need a process that allows anyone who is logged into our account on shipstation via a mobile App or another PC to immediately create a shipping label which would be placed into a queue that everyone on the same account can see. This would allow immediate notification that an order has been processed and would enable our off-site warehouse to print, pack and ship orders that were placed in the label queue. Right now it appears the label queue is not visible across all users who are logged into the same account.

    3 votes
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  13. Add Company Column to Shipment Manifest

    The Shipment Manifest currently only lists the Recipient column to identify the orders (in addition to the Order #). While this is fine for Retail Shipments to individuals, we are unable to identify shipments to our Wholesale customers at a glance because we know those by their Company Name and not necessarily by the recipient's individual name. The manifest would be much more useful if the Company Column were added, or at least provided as an option in Document Settings to turn on/off.

    4 votes
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  14. Variable shipping day cut off times for different carriers.

    Each carrier has a different pick up time so being able to set the defaults differently for each one would make the end of day shipping process more seamless.

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    Hi! Thanks for feedback. Just to help us see what you’re thinking, would you want this cutoff time to be a carrier-level setting on the Carriers & Fulfillments tab? Where in the interface do you think this would best be housed?

  15. New 26 character short field for Product Name / Dynamic Label Messages

    ShipStation currently provides the ability to print 3 custom messages on shipping labels, including dynamic information about the order.

    Our feature request is for ShipStation to allow us to assign a "shortcode" for each Product Name, such that if the product name is longer than 26 characters we can assign a shortcode for Label Printing that may be different than the full name of the product shown on the Packing Slip and Pick List.

    For example, the full name of the product shown on the packing slip may be "Joe's All Natural Hot Sauce, Red Pepper 12 oz." while the…

    3 votes
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  16. Need a custom product field that allows a lot more characters and doesn't add anything in it before the data.

    Need to send a string of data per product to use glyphs to generate an image to be displayed in an iFrame. It works, but most fields are only 100 chars so it gets truncated. We need 500+ chars. Were told by ShipStation that Image URL is 500, however, it adds a URL to the beginning of the string which makes it useless for this purpose. Please give us custom product fields with the ability to have larger char sizes.

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  17. Ability to hide products within woocommerce bundles on shipping label

    We are currently using a plugin which is available through Woocommerce called product bundles which you can see here:

    https://woocommerce.com/products/product-bundles/

    This plug-in gives us the ability to sell bundles of different products though our site while being able to track each individual product within our inventory.

    On the Wordpress front end we can hide each individual product on the email and check out so that if a person purchases a bundle they just see the bundle name and price. The whole time within the orders on the back end it still tracks each product within the bundle.

    When we use…

    4 votes
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  18. Multiple Printing Setup

    Sometimes we process batches by **** a pick list, and then run 4x6 shipping labels and packing slips at the same time (so they come out together - we have all our inventory laid out from the pick list, and then work through the combined Packing Slip and Shipping Label...
    HOWEVER, there are times we want to run Packing Slips for a batch, pick those to a separate tote for EACH order (all the items look the same visually - hard to sort them from a pick-list pile).
    Under this style of process, we then weigh and print the Shipping…

    9 votes
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  19. Allow printer commands to be send between shipments

    We currently print 100 - 200 shipments a day and once in season will be printing 400 - 1000 shipments each day. We use a printer that has a cutter and have set the print driver to have the printer cut every other label. This works great until it hits a shipment that has enough line items so that the packing slip overflows to a second page. After that point, every label/packing slip is out of sync, with labels all attached to the wrong slips. This happens and creates a huge mess without warning.

    If ShipStation allowed us to insert…

    3 votes
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  20. KGs

    Can you add an option to display weight in KG's?

    Rgds

    Marvin

    9 votes
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