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 ShipStation Connect now, this should be entirely possible too.
The other thing that would have be added is another feature that ShipStation really does need anyway: an indication of some kind that an order has already been printed. This would allow automation to "print all unprinted orders" as well as greatly reduce the possibility of orders being double-packed when more than 1 person is working shipping. We've had this happen multiple times simply because there's no good way to tell when an order has already been printed right now.
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?
Ryan Unick Manasquan Premium Fasteners commented
I agree with Trent. Ideally, I would like two packing slips printed every time an order is imported into print station.
Ashley Harris commented
An Automated rule when a new order is imported, a packing silp is printed to your default shipstation connect printer. This way when i get home from work i know what orders i need to fill and can begin packing them without having to get on a website. Just grab the slips from the printer and go.
Trent Woolsey SureCan Inc. commented
This is a features that we would really love to see happen! To Gymdoll's point we also have to print two different slips for every order and once you print one you have to go back to the print tab and do another and this is very time consuming!
Benjamin Jones Maker Guide LLC commented
Please add this feature! I am currently looking into using Autohotkey to automate printing orders off the shipstation website, but having the ability to automatically print the orders and the shipping labels built into shipstation would be amazing!
Please add this feature! I've had to create an ugly workaround by creating a custom order email and an automation rule that automatically emails each order to my printer, but the custom email doesn't have all the right information on it (no variants, no receipt information).
Brian Van Bogart SoftBums commented
Please add this feature ASAP! I am switching from a competing product that does have this feature and while I love ShipStation I'm missing this badly right now. We used to just pick up packing lists from the printer and start working on them without needing to perform any extra steps or look for them. As it stands now we need to look for new orders and manually print orders. This also requires we keep track of which ones were already printed to avoid multiple printouts for each order.
This is a super useful feature, and I really think you should make it a top priority.
Please add this feature so we don't have to change providers :-(
This would be crazy awesome.. Just imagine waking up to a stack of labels all ready to just fill and drop off instead of loading up ShipStation and selecting orders and all that stuff to print.. any order with issues could just be set aside and marked with a notification
Ray Lenci The Lenci Group commented
Just to have the ability to simultaneously print a packing slip to a different printer, when a label prints would be great.
I presume you would have to know your shipping weight in advance to print shipping labels?
Be nice if you could just add this to the Automation Rules so it can be added by those who want it, and I would love to be able to have 2 copies print.
This would be amazing. This would keep my warehouse team on task by automating the printing of labels. Please do this
Please do this! We rely on printed invoices to help us pull inventory from the warehouse, so having them automatically print when an order comes in would be ideal. We have evaluated one other desktop shipping software that does this fairly easily. I hoped ShipStation would be able to do this but I'm finding it difficult to even figure out how it might be possible. The suggestion the poster recommended for new rule actions was the first place I looked. Please add this!
Ah, I didn't see this and gave my votes to a new request for the same feature. This would be awesome to have!
We would absolutely love the ability to have incoming orders automatically print to a printer using Google Cloud Print.
Ideally, there would be new rule actions: Print Packing Slip to Default Google Cloud Printer, Print Postage Shipping Label to Default Google Cloud Printer. Then our shippers can just walk to the printer when a new order comes in and start packing. We print 2 packing slips for every order so a bonus would be to have the ability to print 2 slips by either setting the number to print or simply running the rule action twice.
We would prefer to have packing slips automatically printed to cloud a Google Cloud Printer for every order. Postage labels could be automatically printed if ShipStation had a way to determine shipping weight by what products were ordered.