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  1. 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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  2. Order Transfer

    Having the feature or capability to move orders from one store to another. It can start with the implementation of order management between the manual Shipstation stores. It is very troublesome to do the work around of cancelling orders and re-importing them.

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    Hey everyone! Thank you for bringing this to our attention! Can you tell us more about the last time you needed to transfer orders between accounts, and under what circumstances do you find yourself needing to transfer orders?

  3. 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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  4. Zoho Inventory Integration

    Hi
    We've been on shipstation for many years now. We're moving into the wholesale business, and need to use Zoho for our CRM to best prospect and manage accounts. We need transaction data back to Zoho so we can see how accounts are trending, etc. Anyway - we're using Magento as our front-end, but Zoho Inventory for our ERP (and it talks to Zoho Books, and back to CRM and to Support - yada....) All in, we'd like to be able to book Sales Orders in Zoho Inventory (instead of Magento) and SHIP from Zoho Inventory. This is all a…

    123 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!

  5. Add New Customizable, User Defined Fields for Customer Info that can show up as Columns in the Customers Page

    We want to be able to collect and view additional information on our Customers.

    There are many different things that many of us would like to keep tabs on.

    Please give us the ability to add new customizable, user defined fields for our Customers that have the ability to show up as additional Columns in the Customers Page

    13 votes
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  6. Pick list to get product location from inventory location, not the "Warehouse Location" field

    Just as the title suggests, it would be great to be able to have the pick list get the products location based on the location in inventory, not by the warehouse location field. That field has to be manually updated. A products inventory location is constantly changing, or same products in split locations, manually updating that field just to generate a pick list is very cumbersome.

    It would also be great if it gets the location that has the least amount of inventory first.

    67 votes
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  7. Add "Ship By Date" field to the custom data export for Orders and Order Line Items

    Can you please add the "Ship By Date" field to the custom data export for Orders? The "Ship By Date" field already exists in each order, so hopefully this can be implemented quickly.

    Thanks.

    41 votes
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  8. Total Paid

    After going back and forth with support over several days, I find out that shipstation is mapping the "Total Order" amount to the "Total Paid" field, regardless of payment status. We import our Shipstation orders to Quickbooks and my 'awaiting_payment' status orders are importing as paid. I'm going to make the safe assumption that all marketplace api's export the actual 'amount paid'! This is the field that should be mapped to 'total paid' in order details!!!!

    13 votes
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  9. custom formatting on order summary

    Option to apply custom formatting to order summary. For example, having a box around products that have quantities over 1 or changing the color/weight (bold) of certain text.

    19 votes
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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. If you know any other users that are interested please send them here! If you think of more feedback please leave it here, 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.

    In the meantime, Custom Packing Slips would allow this to be accomplished.

  10. Tracking number live notifications; Collaborate with online marketplace delivery windows

    If there was some interface where we could see what shipped orders need our attention, this would help with a number of things. It looks like the back end coding for this already exists since we could see an icon next to the tracking number assigned to the given order (question mark, exclamation point, airplane icon, check mark.)

    It would be nice if ShipStation sifted out and separated these shipments that need our attention on a separate tab based on the tracking numbers updates. Let me explain some situations:


    1. Tracking number hasn't been updated for an extended amount of time
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    Hi! And to help our product team best understand this idea, where would you guys like to see these orders needing attention appear? Would you like to see it be a new view on the Shipments page where these orders that fit a criteria are shown?

  11. 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!

    21 votes
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  12. Missing Address Line 3

    The address line 3 field has been removed. Why? Many times a marketplace sends over a long address from an international customer on the address line 1 and 2 fields. We many times have to edit this address and move part of it down to the address line 3 field or the company name field. Sometimes we have to use both lines.

    There is now now way to add the address line 3 in manually when it is needed. I am not sure if this change was not well thought out, but it is causing problems for some of our…

    16 votes
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    Hey @Chris, thank you for posting this here. Our support team is actively collecting feedback on this recent update so we will add your information here to our own notes.

    For those interested, if you would like to add more information to this idea, please chat in with us or send us an email at support@shipstation.com so our support team can properly record your feedback.

  13. Automatic printing of Packing Slips for new orders

    Because this original request I made for this was closed when an unrelated feature was introduced, I'm creating a new one.

    I would very much like to be able to have the automation in ShipStation be able to print. This would allow me to have it automatically print all new orders that have downloaded, so that warehouse personnel know an order has come in when the printer starts spitting out packing slips. This is something we're used to having in a different product we switched from to ShipStation and it's the main thing we miss. With printing being done through…

    385 votes
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    Hi @everyone,

    So, just to help us better understand, would this idea work best for you if it automatically printed whenever an order came in? So, say, an order comes in on Sunday at 4:00 a.m., it should print then. Or would it be better if whenever you log in to ShipStation and have it active that you would prefer to have the packing slips printed out then?

  14. 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…

    22 votes
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  15. Import Amazon.ca FBA CA (Canada) orders. [like we can now with Amazon.com FBA (USA)]

    Hello, for Amazon.com there is an option for:

    "Import FBA Orders
    These orders will be visible in “Insights” and either “Pending Fulfillment” or “Shipped” based on their status. Note: FBA orders will count towards your plan volume."

    When will this ability be available for Amazon.CA ?

    35 votes
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  16. option for multiple outgoing email accounts

    Hi there

    I understand in shipstion you can send outgoing emails to customers with automation rules, for my company it would be very beneficial if I can choose which account the email is getting sent from. In this case it would be easy once customers hit reply, it will go to the designated department.

    For example:
    - I send customers emails notifying them if there item is on back order - this would be great if I can send the email directly from my shipping team
    - I send customers emails about how to exchange/return a product, and if the…

    4 votes
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    Hey @ps2idhu, thanks for posting this! We’ll keep this one in mind when updating our email capabilities. For now, we’d like to see what other users have to say about this before moving forward.

    In the meantime, have you looked into using your email client’s functionality for this? From experience, Outlook and Gmail both have rules or filters that will allow you to take specific actions based on criteria.

    Here’s a link to how Gmail would handle this just to show you the concept: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/35088?hl=en&ref_topic=3394658

  17. Amazon Delivery By Date

    We are Seller Fulfilled Prime Amazon account. We need to see the Amazon Delivery by Date in order to select the cheapest UPS shipping method.

    37 votes
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  18. Ability to schedule Saturday USPS Pickup

    I regularly ship on Saturdays as many Priority Mail shipments picked up on Saturday are delivered Monday, which makes for happy customers.

    I currently have to go to USPS.com for Saturday pickups, because ShipStation's Pickup options are only for Mon-Fri. It would be a great time-saver if I could schedule Saturday pickups via the new pickup scheduler which is so much easier to use than USPS.com.

    Thank you.

    9 votes
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    Thank you for bringing this up, @AM! We’ll keep this one in mind, but we’d like to see how many other users are interested in this one before moving forward.

    *edit: USPS Saturday pick up does not come with a fee, but we would still like to hear your thoughts on the following questions: How often do you use Saturday pickup? Is it a regular pick up you need to schedule or occasional and as-needed?

  19. forward/back navigation on Shipments tab

    When you bring up an order on the Orders tab it has arrows on the sides to quickly navigate to the previous/next order. Why is this not available on the Shipments tab???

    14 votes
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  20. DHL eCommerce - Canada Integration

    Would love to see DHL eCommerce comply with Shipstation for shipments from Canada. It currently complies with USA but not yet available for Canadian Shipstation customers. We are located in Toronto and are eager to start shipping with DHL eCommerce as they offer incredible resources, but without Shipstation integration it isn't feasible.
    Can we get this implemented?

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    Thank you for bringing this up, @Nicholas and thank you for adding your votes and comments @everyone!! We’ll keep this in mind and would like to see more interest from other users before we pursue this partnership.

    If you know or meet other users who are also interested in this, please send them here!

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