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  1. Track Customer Order Frequency. Ability to place rules based on a customer's order

    Track Customer Order Frequency. Have the ability to place rules, report on the number of orders a customer has placed. For example: Joe has placed 3 orders, he receives a free gift. Adding a step to that, the frequency a particular item/sku gets ordered.

    211 votes
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    Hi @everyone!

    Thank you for your feedback on this idea and letting us know how you would use tagging/rules to identify those repeat or first time customers- your use cases for this feature really help us shape how it would best fit into your workflow. Please keep commenting if you have new ideas so that we can best design this feature with your needs in mind. Our product team is still reviewing this idea and we’ll let you know once a decision has been made.

  2. Email Authentication based on Client Domain

    We want the FROM address set to our domain so that 'via Shipstation.com' does not appear on gmail. We also want to include your spf/senderId records in our spf/senderId records, have the email signed with our DKIM key and have the links use our subdomain instead of email.shipstation.com.

    Here's how this works on a few of the major ESPs:

    http://login.mg2mail.com/help/Content/Listrak_Manual/Branding%20Settings.htm

    https://mandrill.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/205582387-How-to-Set-up-Sending-Domains

    https://sendgrid.com/docs/Glossary/email_authentication.html

    This will significantly improve deliverability and professional appearance.

    Best Regards,

    James Fredley
    VP of Marketing Technology
    FilterEasy

    135 votes
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    Hey, @all

    Thanks for your continued support on this idea, we don’t have any updates to report on the status of how we authenticate email addresses based on client domains, but any updates will be posted through this thread.

    But, please continue providing your experiences with how the lack of this feature impacts your workflow.

  3. Allow users to select orders in a list and bulk email those customers

    We do a lot of presales on shirts that can't be shipped right away when sold. It would be nice if we could select orders from any list of orders and send an email to those customers. It would just be another action at the top of an order table like hold until, mark as shipped, etc. It would open a dialog that would allow us to put in a subject and a body for an email to update the customers about the status of the items they have ordered. This would cut down on a LOT of support emails…

    133 votes
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    Hey @Everyone,

    Thank you for your feedback, we are actively reviewing this feature and appreciate all of your comment and votes.

    The product team will review your request and you’ll hear from us once we have made a decision.

    Please continue to share your ideas and additional information about how you’d use this “bulk email” feature by posting here in the forum.

  4. Edit and Delete Customers

    We need to be able to edit or delete customers from the database without having to upload a csv file. Below are a couple examples for when this would be helpful. I'm sure others here will agree that some simple database management would be greatly appreciated.

    I recently had to correct a type-o in a customer record and the process is just unreasonable. Download an example .csv file, add ALL the customer information (not just what needs changing) upload the file, and finally make sure that the original profile was correctly overwritten. It should be as simple as hitting an…

    110 votes
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  5. ShipStation automatically emails a Delivery Exception notification

    It would be great for ShipStation to send an email whenever the status of an open shipment changes to "Delivery Exception" or another undeliverable status. This would eliminate the need to manually check the delivery status or retroactively dealing with an upset customer contacting us because an order hasn't shown up. It would also allow the customer see immediately that there is an issue with shipment and perhaps troubleshoot it on his/her own. Our packages are also time sensitive so figuring out why a package can't be delivered as fast as possible would be helpful!

    This would be a HUGE…

    99 votes
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  6. Allow sending Shipment Notifications to multiple email addresses

    We have many many clients who want shipping notifications sent to multiple people in their organizations. Or, with some clients, we want a notification sent to both us and them.

    ShipStation currently allows on email address, despite the fact that the email address field can contain at least 757 characters (I didn't feel the need to check for more than that).

    All of the email systems I'm familiar with allow for multiple email addresses to be listed by using a separator, usually a comma or a semi-colon, to distinguish between unique email addresses, like this:
    "name1@company.com;name2@company.com;…

    52 votes
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  7. It would be great if I could customize an email template with the customers first or last name

    Being able to do this adds a personal touch and the email doesn't seem so Generic

    39 votes
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  8. Automate email by return package marked received

    As part of our business we have customers return us packages all the time and we would like to automate an email to be sent to them once we mark their package as received in ShipStation.

    37 votes
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    Thank you for taking the time to bring this up @KateME! I found a couple of other ideas that expressed the same business challenge and merged them here so the votes can be heard all in one place.

    At this time, we would like to see additional interest in this idea and hear what other users have to say before moving forward.

    To send emails when you are marking your returns as received, you’ll have to send them one-by-one by opening each order detail window and click on the email address to open your computer’s default email program.

    If you’d like to see email addresses in bulk, you can create custom exports from either the Orders or Shipments page to export the email addresses of your selected orders. Here’s more info on custom exports: https://help.shipstation.com/hc/en-us/articles/206638777

  9. Improve timing of delivery notification emails

    Right now when an order hits someone's doorstep, they can get a delivery notification email. Only problem is this email often doesn't get sent by ShipStation until hours later. We ship chocolate, so it's important the customer knows it's been delivered so they can keep it from melting. I was excited when I saw the delivery notification email, but then found out it's almost always delayed by a number of hours.

    It seems like it would be a simple fix for the development team to allow these delivery emails to be triggered immediately or even within a 15-30 minute delay.…

    28 votes
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    Hi everyone,

    Thanks for adding your idea to the product feedback forum! The delivery confirmation email is ideal for customer feedback/reviews or social media follows, but I understand the need for immediate updates (especially in the case of chocolate!) so this idea will remain open for discussion.

    Here’s a bit more on the ideal use of the delivery confirmation emails in one of our blogs: https://www.shipstation.com/blog/inking-new-ideas/shipstation-101-branding-part-iv-delivery-emails/

    If you find your delivery emails aren’t being sent at all or days later, I recommend reaching out to our support team via chat or a support request to try to identify future issues.

  10. Manually add a new customer without having to import CSV file.

    It would be very handy to be able to manually add a new customer without having to import a CSV file. That way the customer's information can easily be accessed and looked up when they are placing an order in the future. In addition, this would allow return shipping labels to created for items that need to come to us before being shipped back to the customer. For example, in a situation where they are sending an item to us for repair/customization/modification/etc.

    25 votes
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    Hi guys! Thanks for your continued support of this idea. While there is not a way to manually create a new customer record, you can create a manual order and as long as it has a unique email address, this will create a new product record for this customer. This manual order can then be cancelled, merged, or even have its manual store deactivated, and regardless of these order-level actions, the customer record will still remain!

  11. Ability to delay shipment notification email regardless of marketplace notifications.

    I want to delay shipment notification to my customers until their package hits the USPS mail stream. The documentation at https://help.shipstation.com/hc/en-us/articles/206638577#auto
    says that if I use a supported carrier, "you'll be able to set up Delayed Shipment Notifications based on when the shipment first hits the mailstream". Customer support, however, says that this doesn't work unless marketplace notification is also happening. I don't see why one has anything to do with the other - my carrier is USPS/stamps.com and SS is talking to it. My marketplace is Paypal and I don't really care if it's updated or not.

    20 votes
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    Thanks for posting your idea here, @Julia! At this time delayed notification is tied to both marketplace and customer updates. Is there something you’re looking for with a delayed shipment email confirmation?

    From ShipStation users to my own ecommerce experiences, I’ve seen email confirmations edited to: “Your shipping label has been created, please wait X hours before checking your tracking number” and this alleviates your customers reaching out to you.

  12. Out for Delivery email notification

    ShipStation should add "Out for Delivery" email notification. Customers want to know when to expect delivery, and it's a huge help to know that the package is being delivered the day of. It should be an easy feature to implement?

    Right now, there are only 2 types of email notifications: In Transit (when mailpiece enters mailstream) and Delivered notifications.

    Thanks.

    19 votes
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  13. Return Email Message Template

    Please extend the email templates to also work for Return Email Messages. We'd like to be able to include fields from the order/shipment for Customer Name, Order Number, etc. Similar to Shipment and Delivery notifications.

    19 votes
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  14. High quality/better designed default email and packing slip templates

    Let's face it, the default shipment notification is very 2002....and you need a phD in responsive email HTML in order to design and code a new one. ShipStation should put some resources into designing and coding some better-designed versions that we could pick from.

    17 votes
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  15. import customer messages to Shipstation

    ShipStation is great place to manage many marketplaces all at once. However we sellers still need to login into every marketplace and check customers' messages, in case they need to change address or so on. I personally own 16 shops all connected to ShipStation, and it's really time consuming to check every single of them. I do not know if API allows, or if its possible at all. But having Messages window like ORDERS OR SHIPMENTS on top, with all customer messages from different marketplaces like Amazon, ebay, Etsy, Wish would make it for seller extremely easy. Would it be…

    16 votes
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    @tmpgarment – Thanks for bringing this up! Like you said it may not be possible at all and it depends if each Selling Channel sends us this information. We’ll keep this in mind for future updates, but for now we’d like to see more support in this idea before moving forward.

    So if you’re interested in this idea, please add your votes and comments to help!

  16. Address Book

    We ship to many customers over and over again. For most of these customers, their orders get input manually. Sometimes, shipstation keeps their addresses and we just have to search their name. Other times, for whatever reason, shipstation shunts all of their information. A way to save addresses permanently would be extremely helpful.

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    Hi!

    To clarify, are you inputting an email address on these manual orders when you are entering them? That is how manual orders’ customer records are saved.

    Beyond that, you can import Customer records via a CSV record so long as a unique CustomerID is saved.

    Just to clarify your ideas a bit more, what is the best alternative to this workflow that would help you guys save these records?

  17. Multiple customer shipping addresses linked to one email address.

    We handle quite a few manual orders where one client will order for multiple locations. It would be nice if multiple locations could be tied to the same email address. Right now, it just keeps the last order used by that email in the customer records so we have to manually type the address each time. Either that or being able to save customer shipping information using something other than an email address (phone # maybe???) to keep it saved in the system.

    15 votes
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    Hey, @tysonmiller! Thanks for taking the time to add your idea! We’ll keep your idea in mind for future updates, but for now we’d like to see your idea gain interest from other users before making a decision.

    You’re right, Customer Records are referenced by their email addresses. You mentioned this is “quite a few” orders. Have you tried to use a CSV file to create these manual orders? This way you can assign the username to a different value to create multiple Customer Records under one name—if not to just do your manual orders all at once.

  18. Backorder Email

    It would be nice to send an automatic email to the customer when an item that they ordered was placed on back order. Or when an order is split, so that they know why only part of their order is shipping, and not the complete order.
    Thanks!

    15 votes
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  19. 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

    14 votes
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  20. sending tracking numbers via SMS

    System should send tracking numbers via SMS

    13 votes
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