Product Feedback & Fresh Ideas

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. 

Posts we will move to the new Ideas board: 

  • All posts in Started, Planned, and In Consideration Queue statuses.
  • Some posts in the Under Review status or with no status, based on post age, recent activity, vote count, and relevance.
  • Posts that have been set to Completed within the last 12 months.

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  1. Support for Bundled Products / Update Inventory for Bundles

    We have a few websites that sell products to wholesalers. For example we will sell a case of a single SKU. Each case has 12 units. It would be nice if SS could allow us to setup virtual bundles that deducted multiple units of a single SKU.

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    planned  ·  176 comments  ·  Product Records  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Select Cheapest Service

    i would like shipstation to be able to choose the cheapest shipping method for each order that comes in. currently, i use UPS & USPS and i have to manually select between the 2 services to see which one is cheaper. this process is very time consuming and needs to be done on an order by order basis. i would like shipstation to automatically upload the cheapest shipping method so i can print all the labels at once.

    434 votes
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    We are currently working on a feature that displays the best way to ship (either based on best price or fasted delivery time). The goal is to show the best way to ship across all of your connected carriers.

    The next phase of this feature will include automation options. We’ll update this post when the development work has begun.

  3. International currency.

    First, I would be appreicated your service!
    I've been downloading "Order-Dara Export" from the order.
    But I also would be nice if I can see "Currency" there.
    When I get GBP 54.66 order, I was able to see as USD 54.66.
    Hope to be added Currency tab for international orders and stores.
    Thanks.

    319 votes
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    planned  ·  129 comments  ·  International Shipping  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. USPS Return Shipping Label without paying postage up front

    The ability to take advantage of USPS Merchandise Return Service and have an option to print a return label with every shipment or selected shipments and not have to pay for the postage unless the customer uses it. I believe this is available through API only and there may be a form you have to submit to USPS: https://www.usps.com/business/merchandise-return-service.htm

    264 votes
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    42 comments  ·  Returns Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Previously our Endicia integration provided the ability to print pay-on-use USPS return labels if your Endicia account was enabled for this feature.

    We are currently exploring the pay-on-use option for other USPS postage providers. We will update this post with more information when available.

  5. inventory api

    I would love to be able to determine product counts through the API.
    This allows me to do things like automatically order certain things as they run low on stock.

    We have different manufacturers sending products to a single warehouse and it is very tedious to have a manual process around checking that the quantity that was received was the proper amount, and that we aren't running low on things like packing slips.

    88 votes
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    planned  ·  14 comments  ·  Product Records  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  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.

    79 votes
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    23 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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.

  8. amazon transparency

    Amazon has recently introduced their "Transparency" to better track inventory and to ensure its authenticity. We carry dozens of transparency enabled products which for merchant fulfilled orders require us to scan and upload transparency codes to Amazon that are scanned off the product. Currently this upload process is manual. We'd like for ShipStation to add a feature through the Amazon API that allows a scanned transparency code to be uploaded to the order and transmitted to Amazon when tracking information is transmitted.

    More on Amazon's Transparency program here: https://sellercentral.amazon.com/gp/help/202008510

    60 votes
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  9. 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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    planned  ·  31 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Realtime Carrier Rates

    Provide Real Time Carrier rates for eCommerce integration - or provide UPS/USPS/FedEx credentials so we can use 3rd party plugins to pull the rates.

    41 votes
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    ShipStation has started work for certain selling channels (currently Shopify, Magento, and BigCommerce, with more to come) that allows the carts to display rates pulled from shipstation during the customer checkout process.

    This feature is currently in its Beta phase for accounts based in the US. Please review our help article for more details: https://help.shipstation.com/hc/en-us/articles/360046301731-Send-Rates-to-Store-Checkout

  11. Automated Shipping Price Comparison Between Multiple Carriers

    Automated Rule for comparing 2 or more shipping options and choosing least expensive.

    We ship using FedEx, UPS, and USPS.
    It would save us a huge amount of time and money each year if each order would automatically pick the cheapest shipping option between selected carriers.

    For example:
    1. Order # 1234567 for a "blue widget" gets imported into SS with dimensions 8" X 6" X 4" and weighs 11lbs

    1. Automated Rule checks price for FedEx Home Delivery, UPS Ground, and USPS Priority mail Package.

    2. FedEx: $12, UPS $12.50, USPS $11.50

    3. Order # 1234567 automatically gets assigned to USPS Priority…

    40 votes
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  12. Add comments and customized return reasons to branded returns portal

    I am very pumped about ShipStation handling returns as it makes sense but I have a couple tweaks that seem to be important and missing. One critical missing piece of information on your returns section is a Comment box for the customer. A lot of times a return cannot be handled with just pre-defined drop-down menus, let alone just one. Having a comment box allows the customer to select Defective and comment that they want a return or why it is defective.

    Another feature request would be allowing us (admins) to edit the Reason drop down menu. There are a…

    36 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Returns Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback.

    We are currently planning how to provide custom return reasons and a comment box in our Branded Returns Portal. We will update this post when we have started development on this.

  13. Adding inventory through Mobile app warehouse location

    Your customers would benefit greatly from warehouse location available on the mobile app. We use our phones (handhelds) to do inventory control as well as order pick. So, without warehouse location we cannot use the mobile app for adding and checking inventory. Instead we end up using the website through a tablet but that doesn't have your great UI like the mobile app. I see a lot of customers are chiming in on this development, but our thought is for adding inventory to our bin locations through bar code scan. So yeah, include a bar-code scan capability too.

    OK Thank…

    22 votes
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    planned  ·  2 comments  ·  ShipStation Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Add Dicom Integration

    Please connect dicom and Canpar for Canadian customers!

    21 votes
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  15. updating inventory via barcode scan

    Since we now use the Shipstation inventory feature, it would be great to be able to barcode scan inventory into the Shipstation system. It just makes sense if we are using barcode scanning to locate orders, etc that we would be able to scan a products barcode, enter the received amount and it would update the Shipstation system.

    We are a small but growing company and prefer to keep as much as we can in one native system which also keeps overall costs a lower for us. We are happy to pay a bit more to Shipstation for these solutions.

    18 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. The ability to ad carriers for freight.

    It would be nice to ad our LTL Carrier to our list of carriers. You do a nice job for ground but fall way short for anyone using LTL freight. Even if it was an option for our developer to write a script it would be worth while and would not jam your team up. Please make an option to ad your own LTL carrier with an open API that will feed information back and forth. Thanks.

    11 votes
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  17. Germany shipping

    Would be good to be able to ship from Germany to our customers in Europe. Now that Brexit has happened we are diverting our Europe shipments from our UK office to our German office. WE use the same UPS, FedEx carriers but would like to be able to ship from Germany.

    9 votes
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    planned  ·  0 comments  ·  International Shipping  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Customer VAT numbers pull through to commercial invoices

    It would be great if there is a way to pull through customer VAT numbers onto our UPS commercial invoices created on ShipStation. At the moment VAT numbers are shown on a custom field but are not pulled through to the commercial invoices. This is vital when shipping high value EU shipments, especially now with Brexit.

    8 votes
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    planned  ·  1 comment  ·  International Shipping  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Allow for returns portal label on split orders

    Currently if a store has two orders with the same order number we can't generate a return label. We frequently have an order we split into two. It would be great if the returns label portal would just return both orders that match the order number and zip. It could show the items on both orders and allow the user select the items they want to return.

    7 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Returns Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback!

    We are currently planning to add support to the Branded Returns Portal for split shipments. We will update this post once we have released this ability in ShipStation.

  20. We have 4 Couriers. When my customer asks us for shipping prices we would Like to be able to export shipping prices from the shipping calcul

    When our customer asks us for shipping prices we would Like to be able to export shipping prices from the shipping calculator in shipstation from all our couriers since we do not know if the customer is looking for affordable shipping, Fast shipping, or has a preferred courier it is frustrating having to copy every line everytime a customer asks for shipping price. Just On eBay we have this question asked several times a day. To have a simple way of offering this to them so they decide would save us a lot of time. We have 4 Couriers with…

    7 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Customers & Email Communication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We currently have a beta version of this feature, called In Cart Delivery Options, running in the US for merchants using Shopify, BigCommerce, and Magento (with a few other channels to come soon).

    We hope to offer this in other countries in the future. We will update this post when we have made additional progress for non-US accounts.

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