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  1. I would like address translated during import of orders

    Before printing labels for our orders from Amazon Japan, we have to manually translate addresses. It would help if this translation was done by ShipStation during the order import process.

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    Thanks for letting us know you’d like a built-in translator. We’d like for your idea to gain more support from other users before making a decision.

    Feel free to add any additional information that may catch the attention of other users by commenting here in the forum.

  2. groupon stores

    Groupon store integration

    118 votes
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    Hello!

    Thank you so much for voting on this feature and helping us continue to improve ShipStation. We are currently reviewing an integration with Groupon Stores and will be sure to update you once we have made a final decision.

    As developing a seamless integration typically requires cooperation from both parties, we recommend reaching out to Groupon Stores and expressing your interest in an integration to help expedite this process.

    Please note that we do have a current integration with Groupon Goods.

    Thanks again,
    ShipStation

  3. Allow the restriction of shipping services to a particular warehouse.

    The title basically says it all. It would be helpful to be able to restrict a particular shipping service or carrier based on location.

    4 votes
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  4. Billing only customs/duty fees to a 3rd party account (UPS International)

    It would be nice to be able to bill only the customs/brokerage fees to a 3rd party UPS account. Such an option is available in WorldShip, but not in ShipStation.

    7 votes
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    Hello,

    Thank you for submitting this request and helping us to improve ShipStation! We will need to take a look at the UPS Shipper API to determine if this will be possible with our current infrastructure. We will be sure to update you once we have more information.

    Thanks again,
    ShipStation

  5. Export Status on List Shipments

    I'm using the ShipStation APIs to create new orders and retrieve shipment information. Unless I've missed something obvious I see no way to limit the ListShipments method to only retrieve shipments that I haven't already exported. We could keep our responses smaller and more streamlined if there was an "Export Status" that could be used as a filter on the GET request. The export status would be false by default and then flipped to true either upon issuing the GET request or through a POST/PUT request to update the shipment.

    9 votes
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    Thanks for taking the time to bring this up, @Brian! We’ll keep this in mind for future updates; for now we’d like to see your idea gain support from other users.

    Feel free to add to your idea by commenting in the forum so other users can add their input, too!

  6. Solid Commerce Integration

    Solid Commerce is an inventory management tool similar to Channel Adviser. It helps to list your inventory to the various marketplaces such as eBay, Amazon, Rakuten, Newegg, Sears, and your personal website in one shot. It also stores all of your inventory in one central location so you can have you full quantity on every site instead of dividing inventory up between multiple marketplaces which can result in lost sales. Solid Commerce does also bring in all orders from the various sites so this integration would be great because then tracking numbers and shipping data can be updated on the…

    24 votes
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    Thanks for bringing this up! We’ll keep this in mind but would like to see more interest from other users before we pursue a partnership. If you know any other users that are interested please send them here!

    As developing a seamless integration typically requires cooperation from both parties, we recommend reaching out to Solid Commerce and expressing your interest in an integration to help expedite this process.

  7. Integration with VendorNet for drop shipping retail relationships.

    Some of our pending retail relationships use VendorNet and we would like to keep all shipping within ShipStation, so an integration with VendorNet would be great.

    32 votes
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    Hello,

    Thanks for bringing this up! We’ll keep this in mind, but would like to see more interest from other ShipStation users before we pursue a partnership. If you know any other users that are interested please send them here!

    As developing a seamless integration typically requires cooperation from both parties, we recommend reaching out to VendorNet and expressing your interest in an integration to help expedite this process.

    Thank you,

    ShipStation

  8. Integrate with LivingSocial.com

    Living Social works the same way OpenSky does. Why are you integrated with one and not the other? Seems like a simple integration to do.

    6 votes
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    Hello!

    Thank you so much for voting on this feature and helping us continue to improve ShipStation. We are currently reviewing possible solutions for an integration with Living Social and will be sure to update you once we have made a final decision.

    Thanks again,
    ShipStation

  9. Puerto Rico Rate to State error

    I receive multiple orders from Puerto Rico everyday

    Each time I have to manually change the state to PR from Puerto Rico or i get a rate to state error

    Shipstation should be able to change it to PR automatically

    17 votes
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  10. Integration with SalesForce

    As I am sure that many of us use SalesForce for our CRM, it would be great if ShipStation would take all of our customer transaction data and put it into our SalesForce ORG and enable us to ship directly through SalesForce. Sending return labels through SalesForce would also be awesome!

    11 votes
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    Hello!

    Thanks for submitting this request! While we don’t have a direct integration with SalesForce, there is a service called Cloud Conversion that can send integrate your SalesForce and ShipStation accounts. You can learn more about them here: http://www.cloudconversion.com/

    Please note that this will be a beta integration until there is an official partnership in place.

    Thank you,

    ShipStation

  11. Please integrate with Shipped By NewEgg fulfillment

    I use Shipped By NewEgg for quote some packages and it would be nice, if I could use it with the same streamlined easiness as Amazon FBA.

    23 votes
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    Hello,

    Thanks for bringing this up! We’ll keep this in mind, but would like to see more interest from other ShipStation users before we pursue a partnership. If you know any other users that are interested please send them here!

    Thank you,

    ShipStation

  12. Pay-on-use return label emailing

    We create pay-on-use return labels for every shipment we send out. We want to give customers the option to print their labels at home/office. Please add the ability to check a shipment as requiring the label be emailed to customers (not every customer will want an emailed label, potentially).Thanks!

    10 votes
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    Hello,

    Thank you for submitting this request and helping us to improve ShipStation! We currently support “pay-on-use” return labels with FedEx and UPS. We plan to add this functionality for USPS and other carriers soon. We’ll be sure to update this request once this feature has been implemented. Please note that we cannot support this functionality unless the provider supports it as well. We’re working hard with our partners to get this added.

    Thanks again!

    ShipStation

  13. Import Warehouse Location from Volusion

    We would like a way to include "Warehouse Location" in the product attributes that are retrieved from Volusion. We have a custom product attribute in Volusion database for "WarehouseLocation" and it would be great if the that information could be imported to ShipStation

    7 votes
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    Hello,

    Thank you for submitting this request and helping us to improve ShipStation! We will need to review the integration documentation for Volusion to determine if they are sending us this information. As a third party integration, we can only use information that is sent to us from Volusion. We will update this request once we determine if this is possible.

    Thanks again!
    ShipStation

  14. As a bio ethanol fireplace seller, we often need to mark FedEx fuel shipments as "ORM-D". Would love to see support for this.

    As a bio ethanol fireplace seller, we often need to mark FedEx fuel shipments as "ORM-D". Would love to see support for this, even though I doubt there's a lot of folks who need it. For us it means having to create a manual label via FedEx which on it's own wouldn't be terrible if orders only contained fuel, but when orders contain multiple items and only one shipment box is fuel, it gets cumbersome. Thank you! -Salvage Design

    22 votes
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    Hi, everyone! Here’s an update:

    We recently added the ability for you to mark your FirstMile DHL Global Mail shipments as “Dangerous Goods” under “Other Shipping Options” where you’ll be able to select “ORM-D” or other types of goods.

    If you’d like for us to add it for any other carriers, please let us hear you in the comments section of this forum! Another piece of information that will help is how often you’re shipping these goods.

  15. FedEx Freight - LTL

    We would like to ship our LTL items under our FedEx Freight account for LTL items. This is for Economy Shipping and Expedited by ground not AIR.

    155 votes
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    Hello,

    We are still interested in supporting LTL Freight. However, our current infrastructure does not support any LTL shipping providers. We will continue to review the integration and let you know once any updates occur.

    Thanks again!
    ShipStation

  16. "commercial invoice"

    Customs 2014: Combine all requests for fixes (actually government requirements) to Customs forms (both Commercial Invoices and the 3 possible Certificate of Origins) so that they are completely system generated within ShipStation.currently there are about a dozen different requests to all focused on the incomplete customs forms generated out of SS. if you cant API to our existing complete and customs compliant forms from FedEx or UPS, please allow us a template to merge out SS shipping info onto.for any export orders over $2600, the failure of SS to go out to census.gov to get and print the required Electronic…

    74 votes
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    Hello,

    Thank you for submitting this request and helping us to improve ShipStation! We need to determine if this is possible through the carrier API. We do not actually generate any of the Commercial Invoices or Customs Forms. We send the shipment information to the carrier, then they generate the form in realtime and send it back to ShipStation so you can easily manage/print it. We will let you know once we have an update.

    Thanks again for your request,
    ShipStation

  17. Amazon Japan

    We would like to see Amazon Japan added to the list of available marketplaces.

    29 votes
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    Hello,

    Thank you for submitting this request/voting and helping us to improve ShipStation! We do have a “beta” integration with Amazon Japan. You can get added to the beta by contacting our support team and requesting access. You’ll need to follow these instructions and provide them with the correct information though:

    Go to http://developer.amazonservices.jp, click Sign up for MWS, and log in with your Amazon Seller credentials.
    Select the “I want to give a developer access…” option, and enter:
    Developer Name: ShipStation
    Developer Account No: 6817-6310-0763
    Follow the prompts, then copy the Seller ID and MWS Auth Token into your email to support.

    They should be able to enable this store on your account for you.

    Please note! Most US carriers do not support foreign characters on the labels. This means you’ll need to translate the recipient information before a label can be created.

    You can reach out…

  18. A partnership with lightspeed

    check out lightspeedretail.com, it is a complete POS for retail brick and mortar and webstore, does the inventory, enables you to check inventory from anywhere you can get a wifi connection! Works off a laptop, iPad and iPhone, good for trade shows, etc etc, a shipping interface would be PERFECT!

    65 votes
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    Thanks for bringing this up! We’ll keep this in mind but would like to see more interest from other users before we pursue a partnership. If you know any other users that are interested please send them here!

  19. HazMat service with my already in place contract from UPS

    I ship smokeless powder which qualifies as Hazmat, a feature I need. Please, as we are Mac based, UPS seems to have no plans for an Apple version of World Ship and Hazmat has to be computer generated.

    44 votes
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    @James, thanks for checking in on this one. We’re still interested in this idea and we don’t have a timeline on it. This is something that will need further investigation from our end as well as working with UPS to be able to further integrate Hazardous Material support.

  20. Kickstarter integration!

    It would be a dream to be able to fulfill Kickstarter orders more smoothly, perhaps by plugging Kickstarter directly into ShipStation as a store? Currently we export a CSV file from Kickstarter, sort and tidy up the file (such as add the Item Name and SKU, or make backer change requests), and import the orders to a ShipStation Manual Store that we create for each campaign. Another small pain in the process is the disappearance of special international characters when saving the corrected CSV file in Excel (we're looking into Libre Office to avoid this issue).There are entire services built…

    10 votes
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    Thanks for bringing this up! We’ll keep this in mind but would like to see more interest from other users before we pursue a partnership. If you know any other users that are interested please send them here!

    As developing a seamless integration typically requires cooperation from both parties, we recommend reaching out to KickStarter and expressing your interest in an integration to help expedite this process.

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