Product Feedback & Fresh Ideas

ShipStation’s Feedback and Fresh Ideas Forum is moving!


We have started the process of moving our ideas forum to a new home in the ShipStation Community.

As of August 4th, 2021, this Feedback and Fresh Ideas Forum is no longer accepting new ideas, votes, or comments. However, this forum will remain visible until shortly after the new Ideas board on the ShipStation Community goes live. After that date, this forum will no longer be visible.

If you would like to post an idea after August 4th but before the new Ideas board is live, we have created a temporary discussion board in the community for you to do so. Once our new Ideas board is live, our moderator will move all posts to their permanent home.
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ShipStation has used this same forum since we released our very first version back in 2011. In that time, we’ve implemented hundreds of our users’ ideas! But, as our users and our product has evolved, we’ve realized the way we seek and manage our users’ feedback must evolve as well. Starting in September, all feedback and ideas discussions will take place in the Ideas board of the ShipStation Community

If you are not already a member of the ShipStation Community, please join! You can participate in user discussion boards, read exclusive community blog posts, earn rewards through community exclusive events, and much more. To join, go to community.shipstation.com and click the profile icon. You’ll be prompted to log in to your ShipStation account and then redirected back to the community where you can set your unique username and customize your profile (if you wish). Once registered, you can participate in any discussion on the community. 


What will happen to the existing Feedback and Fresh Ideas posts?


Unfortunately, we cannot move all ideas to the new Ideas forum. The posts we are not moving are being set to the  "Archived" status in this forum.


The posts we do move will maintain their statuses, voter count, comments, and link to the original poster. 

Posts we will move to the new Ideas board: 

  • All posts in Started, Planned, and In Consideration Queue statuses.
  • Some posts in the Under Review status or with no status, based on post age, recent activity, vote count, and relevance.
  • Posts that have been set to Completed within the last 12 months.

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  1. Allow ShipStation Connect to run as a Windows Service

    I have ShipStation Connect installed on one PC in our office in order for all our other PCs to have access to a few printers. This works fine as long as my Windows user account is logged in (so ShipStation Connect starts up).

    However as soon as I log out, or if the computer must be rebooted and I'm not around to sign in to my account....ShipStation Connect never runs and nobody can access the printers.

    It should be possible to setup ShipStation Connect to run as a Windows Service instead, so that it starts with Windows, and not on…

    35 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey @Kris, thanks for bringing this up! You’re right about logging out of your Windows user will not allow ShipStation Connect to run. This is something we’re reviewing for the future. For now, we’d like to hear from others on this before moving forward.

  2. print customs forms automatically

    Need a way to automatically print the commercial invoices (customs forms) when an international label is printed. This only currently affects UPS and FedEx since USPS is consolidated into the shipping label itself. However, having to leave the shipping area to go to shipped items and find the order then click the paper icon... employees sometimes forget this step which then creates an exercise in time management and phone calls to UPS/FedEx to fax the documents.

    If we could have a setting on the labels like we do with "print label with packing slip" but print labels with customs forms"…

    35 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey @YFinder! Thank you for taking the time to post your idea. We’ll keep your idea in mind when updating our printing workflow, but for now we’d like to hear what users have to say about customs forms.

    In the meantime, there are two ways you can print these forms without leaving the Orders page:
    1. If you are shipping from the Order Details window, there is a paper icon next to the tracking number you can click to print.

    2, If you’re using batches and the Label Batch Status window pops up, you can access “Other Forms” by selecting the “Other Documents” menu located under "Packing Slips.

    Lastly, we are able to send this data electronically to UPS and FedEx, read this for more info: https://help.shipstation.com/hc/en-us/articles/206640437

  3. New update to customs forms for declared value to include discounts received on orders

    We would love an update within ship station so that the amount that is pulled from the invoice to autofill in the customs information includes final sub-total, so the true amount paid for the items and removes any discounts or promotions they've received on the order. For international customers, this is crucial to ensure they are not paying additional fees and duties on discounts or promotions they received. Thanks!

    33 votes
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    In consideration queue  ·  11 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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…

    32 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Add Warehouse Location to Order Summary Report!

    Add Warehouse Location to Order Summary Report!

    This would make putting orders together so much easier. There is no easy link between the pick list and order summary.

    25 votes
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    In consideration queue  ·  5 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Add stock level to packing slip or pick list

    It is great to have a option of inventory source, and display current quantity on orders windows.
    However, it will be much greater to have a option to add this(current stock level) on packing slip or pick list. This feature will save our warehouse guy tons of time.
    Highly recommend!!

    22 votes
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    In consideration queue  ·  8 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Order Labels & Packing Slips by Order Quantity for Printing

    Ability to put Labels & Packing Slips in ascending or descending order by quantity of items in each order when creating labels/printing.

    21 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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!

  8. Disable archive doc when print DHL label

    I am using DHL and whenever I print a label, an archive document will be printed out automatically. I want a settings that can disable DHL archive doc as it is a wast of label. Since we are using Shipstation, it uses twice the amount of label and half of them now turn into garbage. Please let me disable archive doc print out in Shipstation like in Shiptheory courier settings.

    20 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Currently, DHL requires the “Archive Doc/Copy” be presented to the carrier upon drop-off/pick-up of packages.
    We’ve seen a lot of comments for this being a waste of labels, however it is a requirement by the carrier.
    Would the consensus here be that a better option would be to have this Archive Doc/Copy print in a seperate method?
    For example: Labels are printed on 4×6, and the Archive Doc could theoretically be printed on an 8.5×11?
    Thanks to all of you for your comments and feedback!

  9. Develop to support 4 x 4 labels for use with DPD

    Develop to support using 4 x 4 labels

    19 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. ERROR- Ship To Phone must be no longer than 25 characters.

    Issues printing Labels as ShipStaion doesn't allow more than 25 characters.

    I import data from Amazon (USA) orders into Shipstaion via Channel Advisor and for data protection Amazon provide a number in this format.

    +1 123-456-7891 ext. 12345

    Due to the spaces, "-" and ext. i have to manually edit each order (phone number) before i can print.

    This is not fun and i cant be the only person this affects.

    I think you should extend the character limit on the telephone number field to fix this issue.

    Cheers

    Craig

    16 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. ShipStation Connect - Linux Support

    Would like to see ShipStation Connect supported on Linux. This would allow the app to run on a low cost device such as a raspberry pi and make it much easier to keep service up.

    16 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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.

    15 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Adding new packing slip sizes

    Hi there - we love Shipstation and are looking at ways to make our packing more and more efficient. We're in need of a different (smaller) sized packing slip (4x2) to fit on our packaging, while using a few of the variables that are available via Shipstation custom fields, Order information etc.
    The current sizes available 4x6 and 8.5x11 could theoretically work if we manually cut them but its too much work when you are trying to run an efficient operation, especially since Zebra and other printer providers have so many different-sized labels already available
    I think this can address…

    12 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey @suyog! Thanks for posting this feedback here! We’ll keep this one in mind when researching features related to packing slips. For now, we’d like to see this idea gain momentum from other users.

    Can you provide us with a link to the label sizes you’re thinking for packing slips and what printer model you have that supports this?

  14. Allow more dynamic customization in document templates e.g. packing slip

    Allowing scripts in packing slips would enable vastly more powerful customization.

    You could reference external data from a server e.g. serial numbers.

    You could implement complex customs declarations and make the packing slip match. For example, if you have an item you don’t want to make a declaration for, such as an add-on or surcharge, it currently still shows up in packing slips, which customs officers may delay approval over.

    You could do arithmetic and so much more for custom tabulation.

    11 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback.

    This currently isn’t possible due to the backend framework we use for our packing slip editor. However, we have a lot of feedback about packing slip template improvements that we are considering later in 2021.

    While it’s unlikely we’ll implement script support in our editor, there may be other ways to accomplish what you are trying to do so we will leave this post open for further feedback around allowing dynamic content options in packing slips (we are also updating the post title to be less “script” specific and more about the ultimate goal of your customization needs).

  15. Better branding on shipping labels

    Like many businesses, our primary logo is essentially our company name, so it's wide and vertically short (approx 4 to 1 aspect ratio). It doesn't work well in square or round areas because it has to shrink so small to fit the width, plus that then creates a lot of blank space above and below.

    We enabled branding on our ShipStation labels and the logo was very small and off to the right side, and the logo basically being our name, also seemed to look too repetitious with our name in text in the return address. A panel of our…

    11 votes
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  16. Saturday delivery

    As of right now we are not able to print labels a day early for Saturday delivery, I was hoping maybe something can be done to allow you to select the delivery date with Saturday delivery.

    10 votes
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  17. Generating customs invoices in correct currency

    When a customer buys in dollars or euros from our site, it doesn't go through to the customs forms as dollars - it generates in GBP.

    A customer in the US spent in dollars (under $800) which shouldn't mean they have to pay customs charges (as I believe it is set at $800) but it generated the customs invoice in £ (which then took the invoice over $800) and the customer has been charged $100 to receive their parcel.

    Please can you let me know why this has happened and if this is the case that all customs declarations will…

    10 votes
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  18. 10 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback!

    Discounts have been a tricky thing to manage, but we do understand the importance of importing discounts into ShipStation.

    Currently, there is an option for Shopify stores to import a discount code into the ShipStation “Internal Notes” field. If you’d like to have this option enabled on your Shopify store for ShipStation, please contact our support team and ask them to enable the store setting “Shopify Discount Codes In Notes” on your connected Shopify store.

    All this does is send the discount code into your internal notes, but this can be useful so when you see that the total paid is less than the Total field in your order summary, you’ll have the discount code to reference directly in the order.

    You can also use the internal notes field as a criteria in an automation rule to perform an action on the order when it…

  19. Add Reference number in Purolator Labels

    It would be great if we can add a referrence number on Purolator Labels.

    9 votes
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  20. Set the Ship Date to the next "Business" day after cut-off time, instead of "calendar" day

    Set the Ship Date to the next "Business" day (instead of "Calendar" Day) if the time is after XXXX
    (See attachment)

    It will give all Friday USPS orders the correct ship date to be Monday, instead of Saturday, when USPS is closed.

    8 votes
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