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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

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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. 

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  1. 549 votes
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    154 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback and supporting comments! While this is not currently on the roadmap, our product team is aware of the demand for customizable pick lists. We are looking at what would be required implement this.

    We encourage our users to continue to vote and comment on this topic with any details about how customizable pick lists would solve your business challenges and what types of customization you are looking for.

  2. 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…

    484 votes
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    130 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    ShipStation’s new layout (formerly called V3) does currently show when both labels and packing slips have been printed through ShipStation (either via ShipStation Connect or downloaded from the Print pop-up… if you use the browser print option, we cannot track the print status). You can see the print status in the Shipments tab by showing the Label Printed and Packing Slip Printed columns, or by opening the Shipment Details screen.

    We will consider the feedback around auto-printing packing slips when orders import, but there are a number of challenges around this approach that need to be overcome (for example, how to handle when the printer workstation is asleep or there is a hardware issue and printing is unsuccessful – ShipStation doesn’t have a way to receive that kind of feedback from the printer and it would not be desirable to show a packing slip as printed when it actually hasn’t…

  3. Have different printers for international vs. domestic labels

    Please enable a feature that you can choose what printer will print labels. To be more specific: we want to print International Priority and express with the regular printer and the rest of the labels in the 4x6 printer.

    212 votes
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    92 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Different Printing Setups Apply to Different Users

    Different users that are in different offices/warehouse with different printers (thermal or laser) and print different size labels (4x6 and 8.5x11) should have the ability to have their own label/printer settings saved to their account instead of the need to switch setting every time globally.

    178 votes
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    44 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi @dom, thanks for checking in on this one. We’re still interested in this idea and we don’t have a definitive timeline on it. It isn’t on our immediate roadmap but it is something we’re always looking into.

  5. 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…

    154 votes
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    In consideration queue  ·  45 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. USMCA Certificate of Origin

    With USMCA replacing NAFTA, I would love to be able to print a certificate of origin while printing shipping labels. We do a lot of business with Canada and this would help us save our customers money and thus do more business.

    160 votes
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    40 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Make it possible to print labels and packing slips/items on Doc Tab

    Usually, you can purchase thermal labels with a doc tab addition on top of the typical 4x6" label. Well, on other programs like ShipRush, we should be able to print item names/packing slip information on the doc tab. This is really really useful!

    125 votes
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    57 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi, everyone! We read all of your feedback daily and noticed that this idea hasn’t seen any activity since we last checked in. Can you give us more information about how Doc Tabs would help your shipping workflow?

    Please comment here in the forum so other users can add their input as well.

  8. Print second page of packing slip when printing half shipping label, half packing slip

    Greetings Ship Station Tech Team,

    My name is Jeffrey Roberts and I am a developer for VMR Products, http://www.v2cigs.com

    We are currently building out a new site using Magento, and we are going to be using Ship Station as our shipping solution. We have one hang up though. We currently ship over a thousand orders everyday, and sometimes as high as 4 thousand or more orders on sale days. Approximately 1% of our orders have a total line item count greater than 20, and our highest line item count to date is 93. Ideally, we would like to print the…

    100 votes
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    24 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi, @everyone! Can you help put this into perspective and add how often (relative to your single page packing slips) you’re needing to print additional pages?

    For example, in a week 3/4 of your orders require a single page for packing slips and the remaining 1/4 require 2 pages; very rarely does an order need more than 2 pages.

  9. We need an end of day report for UPS that is scannable.

    We need an end of day report for UPS that is scannable. Having only the electronic transmission is keeping the customer from tracking packages as the distribution center doesn't always get the scans when the packages go through the site. Plus the electronic transmission doesn't capture when the packages leave our dock.

    87 votes
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    31 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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)

    87 votes
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    48 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?

  11. 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.

    79 votes
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    23 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Being able to set the packing slip size by store instead of a global setting

    Currently, packing slips are a global setting applied to all stores. If you have multiple stores where some packing slips are 4 X 6 and some packing slips are 8 X 11, you need to change the account settings every time you print. Would be way more convenient to be able to assign the size of the packing slips by store so you don't have to constantly change the account setting.

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

    Hey, @csr! Thanks for bringing this up! We’ll keep this in mind when updating our packing slips. For now, we’d like to see your idea gain more support from other users before making a decision.

    Can you tell us what makes the packing slips different between your two stores? Hopefully this added information will help other users better understand your idea so they can add their input and votes.

  13. EORI/VAT number for international shipments

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

    68 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback!

    This option is on the roadmap to be implemented soon. Due to Brexit requirements, this feature has been implemented for UK accounts. For UK users, the option to add EORI, VAT, and other Tax ID numbers is located in Settings > Shipping > International Settings. Once added to the account, you can then assign the EORI/TaxID number to shipments in the Customs section of the order.

    While there is currently no automated way to add the TaxID numbers to shipments yet, this is also on the roadmap.

  14. Provide WYSIWYG Editing for Packing Slips

    I'm fairly new to ShipStation, but it seems one of the obvious enhancements would be to allow customization of the packing slips without needing HTML skills...essentially, exactly the same interface available to edit the email templates.

    65 votes
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    27 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi, everyone! We’re still interested in seeing more users add their support for this idea, whether through votes or comments, so please keep them coming!

    In the meantime, here are example codes for our packing slips that may point you in the right direction: https://help.shipstation.com/hc/en-us/articles/206639907

    Please reach out to us through chat or at support@shipstation.com if you’d like some more explanation on the examples.

  15. Make 4x6 packing slip in Landscape format

    Much easier to read if you make the 4x6 packing slip in a landscape format, You can increase the font size and still keep everything in-line.

    64 votes
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  16. Allow manual Blind Shipping

    We do drop shipping for many customers and need to make the package look like it is shipping from our customer to their customer (even though we are shipping it). While shipping, we should be able to select "Other" from the warehouse field and manually type in a temporary "From address"

    63 votes
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  17. Product Barcodes on Picking Sheets and Ability to print Barcodes for Products

    We have barcodes assigned to our items that do come into shipstation with out integration. But they aren't being utilized in shipstation. It would be great to have the ability to print those barcode UPC/GTIN's onto picking sheets, packing slips.

    It would be even more beneficial to be able to set orders to print barcodes to a thermal printer so we can put it on packages. This goes hand in hand with Amazon's barcode needs for Fullfillment, internal manufacturing.

    As an example, we're a on demand product producer. We make the product the day after it's ordered. So being able…

    60 votes
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  18. Automate EORI Numbers

    It is a legal requirement that EORI numbers are used on shipping goods from the UK to EU and Rest of the World. This field has been implemented granted, but still requires manual intervention to apply the EORI to each order, not an easy task when shipping 1000's of parcels a week off shore. Can this not be automated by rule, that when shipping to EU, the EU EORI number is selected, and when shipping outside of the EU (Rest of World) the UK EORI is used?

    57 votes
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  19. switching between 8X11 and 4X6 custom packing slips

    I was hoping you can add the ability to make switching between custom 4x6 and 8x11 packing slips easier. Our store is mainly a daily deals type store but we also have thousands of different products so half of our sales are people ordering one quantity of one product and the other half of our orders is just like any other. It is important that we switch between the 4x6 printer and the 8x11 printer in order to make our daily workflow go smoothly.

    We currently print the daily deals type orders on the 4x6 and regular orders on 8x11…

    53 votes
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  20. 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.

    40 votes
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