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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…

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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. 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…

    28 votes
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  3. EORI/VAT number for international shipments

    Would like the ability to have customer EORI or VAT number included in the international shipping documents

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    4 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Print Page Numbers On Packing Slips

    Please add a [PageNumber] tag support to the PackingSlip template design screen editor.

    When printing a pack of 50 packing slips for 50 orders, it would be nice to have the ability to see the page numbers on the bottom of those printed packing slips. Each page would show up as 1/50 , 2/50, ... upto 50/50 . This is an important feature to have when printing many orders at once and also when dealing with multiple order batch printings.

    Here are some good reasons to have page number support :

    1) Each order can be easily recognized and organized…

    25 votes
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  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.

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  6. Shipping label size options too limited

    I would like to make a suggestion that ShipStation work really hard to make a 4 x 6.25 option, and/or the 4 x 8 option available. UPS is a very large carrier for you not to support it's label sizes that work with the Zebra 450 printer. For those of us who use UPS, we get our shipping labels free of charge, so purchasing the 4 x 6 labels is not a viable option. It seems only logical that you would work to accomodate UPS customers, a huge market. PLEASE CONSIDER THIS! Right now I have to manually pull out…

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  7. 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"…

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    2 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

  8. Reference fields in UPS return labels

    I notice that there are no "Document Option" for the return shipping labels

    I need to add messages to the reference fields on the UPS return label, like the options in the outbound UPS label.

    We do drop-ship and require to add Order#, Product Description on the return label.

    Please kindly review my request and add the option for UPS return labels.

    Thanks!

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  9. 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.

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    8 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!

  10. Providing vat invoice for UK buyers

    If you are a vat registered company in the UK, you are obliged to provide vat invoice to the buyers. We have many customers asking for vat invoice in our business. It would be great if you could add var invoice option to Shipstation which is i believe very important.

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    0 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!

  11. 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!!

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  12. 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.

    18 votes
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    3 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!

  13. Better Print Options (Label, Slip, Both)

    http://imgur.com/RvPG99z

    I found the print drop down options did not do what I expected. The option for labels prints both the label and packing slips. The packing slip option just prints packing slips. What do you think about it being:
    --Labels (just labels)
    --Packing Slips (just slips)
    --Both (both)

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

    Hey @Alex, thanks for posting this! Printing gets a little tricky to talk about since there are a few different ways to set these up. What kind of formats/paper sizes are you looking to print for your labels-only, packing slips-only, and both label + packing slip?

  14. PACKING SLIPS FOR EACH BOX

    A way to record which items were actually packed in which box.

    Product A in box 1, product B/C/D in box 2, product E in box 3, etc.

    Useful for our company and for the customer. The customer doesn't have to open a box to know what's inside. Our company has assurance that the order was packed correctly can protect ourselves if a customer claims part of the order was not received.

    If we're allowed to ship multiple boxes through Shipstation, Shipstation needs to support packing slip for mutli box shipments.

    Vote this up!!!

    17 votes
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  15. A4 paper size support for UK users

    Running into problems with shipping label position with integrated label printing. No way of fixing this without A4 paper size support.
    Some great work being done integrating UK shippers but we need other UK specific support..

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  16. Option to assign which tray to use while printing through Shipstation.

    We print both labels and receipts on the same printer.

    Tray1 holds our regular printing paper and the MP tray holds our labels.
    The default tray system wide is Tray1.

    Can we have an option where we designate which tray is to be used while printing through Shipstation so we do not have to keep switching labels and regular paper in tray1 ?

    Thank you.

    17 votes
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  17. Scan UPC (not barcode) to bring up order

    We haven't seen the ability to scan the UPC (not barcode) to bring up an order. There is a mention about scanning the SKU but not the UPC.

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  18. Allow Packing Slip to be sorted by both Warehouse Location and SKU

    We would like to either be able to print the customer name on the Pick List or be able to sort the Packing Slip by BOTH warehouse location AND SKU.

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  19. api for printing packing slips

    Add Packing Slip functionality thru API
    Would love the ability to generate packing slips through your API. currently that is not supported. really hoping you will add that functionality soon.

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  20. Auto Print label in Scan to Print

    It would be great to have an option to auto create/print the shipping label once an order is entered in Scan to Print. We use packing stations and would like the packers to be able to scan the order, and a shipping label is printed right away without the extra step of confirming the print. Each station packs a few hundred orders a day, so having the extra step of confirming the print slows down our efficiency alot.

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