API branded Tracking Page
We send Shipping Notifications via our own system instead of ShipStation's built in shipping notification emails. We are looking for the ability to link to the branded tracking page. In order to do this we would need the ability to grab the link from ShipStation's API. Is there a way to do this currently? If not, I would like to request this feature.
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Tyler Klefot Ocean Soul commented
can we get this feature added soon?
Joe Levatino Golftini commented
This could be a dealbreaker for us. Thanks
Please add this feature.
It's a little crazy this hasn't been added. It has been over 3 years and is such a simple product feature to enable! Do any of these community ideas ever get implemented?
We have a big gap in tracking experience today because we send our own shipment notifications and would love to be able to link directly to the SS Branding page vs building our own. If we could either construct the URL on our own to link directly or pull it from the API, we would send tracking requests via our shipment email to the custom branded page. Alternatively, if we could iframe the branded experience into our page, we could do the same on our site.
Would love this too. We send our own shipment notifications to include various account details, and I would love to be able to pull the branded tracking page URL from the API.
Alternatively, it would be easy if there were either some URL construction function that allows us to create the correct URL in shipstation. Or why can't there be some simple approach to construct a URL that SS could redirect to the right branded page.
Anthony Webb 7K Metals commented
Not only am I blown away that this feature is apparently not there, but I am shocked that this is still being discussed 2 years later?!? Its not rocket science fellas, give us a link format that we can include in our own emails and portals. Had I known this was not there, it may have swayed my decision. Such an easy fix, inexcusable that it is not there by now!
Has anyone looked into this recently? It has been years since the initial request. I am a new customer testing out Shipstation on a trial and I absolutely need the freedom of access to the branded tracking page links so I can create as easy flow for my consumers to go to their 'my orders' section and then click a particular order and then click track and see their direct branded tracking page. Any ETA? Thank you.
STS Corp commented
Absolutely needed. As I mentioned in another Feedback, there are other apps (Trackr, Shipup, Aftership) that provide API links we can put in our footers, but I don't want to install them when Shipstation has the cleanest, nicest looking branded tracking page out there.
Plus I would also like to see the Returns Portal as an API backed link.
I've written into Shipstation support a couple times urging them to implement this. Seems like something that should have been implemented already.
STS Corp commented
This is a very cool idea and I would like to see it implemented, too!
Dustin Pitcher Dirty Bird Industries commented
We definitely need this so we can provide a coherent user experience. +1 from us!
Bryce Hudson Grip Clean commented
Yes this would be a great feature. Was hoping to do it now but looks like you cant... bummed
Cherri Newbury DiscountCoffee.com commented
The branded page was the critical feature in selecting ShipStation over other providers. And very disappointed to find out that you can't include the link on our branded tracking page. We currently use Aftership, and they provide a Widget button that by clicking it, the branded tracking page comes up. It can't be that difficult and right now, the inconsistent feel between the website tracking and the email shipstation tracking is very confusing. Not a consistent branded fell and customers are calling, also confused. It has to be consistent or customers today feel they have been hacked and the site is less secure. This is a Critical piece, and to be still sitting in review since last year....Shame on you guys!!!
Jamie Mardis Koffee Kult commented
It would be very handy and improve customer service to be able have a link on shopify order to shipstation branding page for tracking. This is a feature in aftership.
Currently only way for customer to get branded tracking page is in an email.
Etienne Leroy commented
This is a very important feature. Like JResnick's use case, we'd like to be able to provide our users with a standard place to find their tracking information, particularly if they misplace the e-mail. It's pretty common for a user to be able to log in and find the tracking information for their orders on a vendor's website -- compare to major retailers like Amazon, Macy's, Kohl's, Nordstrom's, etc. (The latter three use a competitor, Narvar.)
Florian Roscheck commented
Having this feature would be awesome!
Katherine Redd Hampden Clothing commented
Is there a way we can get an update on where you are in the reviewing process? The last update was October 2017. We would love to know if this is in the works! Thanks!
Katherine Redd Hampden Clothing commented
This is extremely important to us, as it is the main reason we switched from ShipRush to you guys! I saw the branded page after shopping with another online retailer, and wanted it for our business! PLEASE implement this capability!
Amy Dieter Popcorn Palace commented
We would be very interested in this as well.
BIOM8 Canada Inc. commented
This would be an amazing addition, same use case.
However, it would also be nice if the ShipStation passed back the url in additional parameters to stores, upon marking shipment complete.
Wayne Qualkinbush Organize My Drawer commented
Currently, our customers get the link from ShipStation with the UPS tracking URL back to our commerce "order status" page, and when clicked shows the unimpressive UPS tracking page. I really wish the URL we get from ShipStation would take our customers to the much nicer and modern branded tracking page w/US map etc. This would enhance the experience for our customers and as JResnick mentions, make the tracking experience more coherent.
I would like this as well....
Ideally, I'd like for the customer to be able to log into their account on the website and be able to click onto the tracking of an order/subscription and see the branded tracking page.
It would make sense for my customers to be able to log into the website and see the exact same shipping page as they get in the email.