Scan and Verify Product UPC to make sure to Ship right product and Quantity
Ability to Scan and Verify the UPC code of the product get shipped for the individual order.So, this will eliminate the WRONG item being shipped and Wrong Quantity being shipped. Also "Ship Order" button activates only when the right product(s) is scanned and right quantity is scanned for the order.Products that does not come with UPC may be shipped by manually entering item SKU in the barcode scan field.
Scan to Verify and Print is now AVAILABLE in the new version of ShipStation, and also now supports product identification by UPC, SKU, or both values.
We will mark this feature complete once Scan to Verify is a standalone mode from Print.
Additional features, settings are also in the works. Thank you all for your continued patience.
Alecia Breeggemann Premier Pool & Spa commented
This is literally the component that is preventing us from using Shipstation. We have been trying to switch to Shipstation in conjunction with Linnworks and away from Solid Commerce but cannot give up this feature. Once we have seen the quality control it has improved in our shipping it has become a necessity for us.
Izabela Baldyga SoClean, Inc. commented
absolutely need this feature. come on Shipstation!
YFinder is right.
I think i made this comment before, but feel like i should "bump" it:
I was asking for this feature from ship station years ago. However, after implementing SKUvault (and looking in-depth at other options) I realized the following:
If you are doing enough volume that just doing manual checks on your shipments is no longer viable, you prob need a real inventory management system.
All good inventory management systems include this requested scanning feature.
If for some reason you are too big for manual checks but too small for inventory management, groove packer is your solution.
Lastly, remember that scanning might seem great on the surface... but the truth is that it adds a level of complexity to shipping that really isnt worth it unless you have a bazillion errors and/or cant do manual checks. First, things can have incorrect barcodes. Second, you need to barcode everything. Third, Scanners **** out/dont work. Forth, you need to input into your system all the barcodes and what they correspond to (big place for errors). Fifth, you system needs to match products to barcodes without errors. Sixth, the system needs to deal with internal and external codes (do you use SKUs? do you use UPCs? What about for your own products? What about for the various manufacturers you use?).
Overall, adding codes has been more trouble than its worth on the shipping side. However, we had no choice because we needed to implement inventory management.
GroovePacker and SKUVault are probably the most common two used. Of those, GroovePacker is probably the most used due to pricing and ease of use.
Does anyone know what third party extensions exist that will do this in ShipStation?
There have been many cases where a a feature gets added to the core of a service, causing a 3rd party extension to become obsolete. A company isn't going to NOT implement something just because a 3rd party created an extension. Especially when it's the MOST REQUESTED feature. (Has more votes than anything else)
Hey Nicholas... you have a point but it could also generate revenue lost for SS by having us use those 3rd party vendors. if they integrate it, then they could certainly sell it as an activated add on. Pick your service level, do you want barcode scanning? Yes, 10.00 more a month please. I don't know if this is going to happen or not but it would be more valuable as an added expense than integrating with the other vendors fees.
Hey @all. Thanks for your continued support and feedback on this idea. When it comes to more precise order fulfillment, ShipStation definitely wants any and all user insight. While this particular UPC-based scan feature has not been implemented, our product team takes all use cases and issues into consideration, even when a related feature goes live. We thank you for your patience as we test ideas like this and as other, newer features get rolled out. Keep letting us know how adding this feature will help your business needs and continue letting us how what this feature’s absence impacts your workflow.
Nicholas Murdock L9 Sports, LLC. commented
I would like to add an opinion here about this feature and why it isn't going to ever be built. If ShipStation adds this feature, and other features like it. They will be directly competing against their partner companies that sell products to offset features like this. Hate to say it, but this could have been done a year ago if they wanted to actually build this.
This is the #1 feature that I wish shipstation would add. Any updates?
We are currently in the process of moving to barcodes on all of our products, so this feature would be extremely useful for accuracy.
Debra Mitcham Joseph Sorce commented
This is a major feature that warehouses big and small would benefit from. We ended up moving our whole shipping operation to Skulabs since they offer barcode scanning, shipping, and multi channel inventory in one place. It makes a huge difference.
Ajmal Munir Crorama commented
Our warehouse manager is keep asking me about this, we need this asap. Thanks
This would be a major step in making Shipstation a fully capable Warehouse Management System for small businesses - in an arena where companies are paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for the same features.
This is a must have feature for professional shipping. It's almost impossible to ship 50+ packages every day without making mistakes in the products shipped (unless if you have just a few products). This feature is pending for more than 4 years, and it got over 400 votes. How can we make it happen? Please upgrade ShipStation to support this required feature.
When all products, I assume 300 items, were picked and left next to label printer. Someone has to either print all the labels out and find the matching item or use the scanning feature in ShipStation to scan order # and print out label one by one.
If possible, label will be print out automatically after scanning the order barcode would help too. Or this UPC verification would help too.
Hi, everyone, thank you for all of your comments! Since our last update we’ve been busy with new partners (Tanga, Australia Post, and Stripe Relay are the most recent), 6 Weeks of Speed, request USPS pickup, Package Sets for multiple package shipments, and our own native inventory management to name a few features.
We’re constantly working on many projects at one time, so while you may not see this particular idea turned into a feature, you may see another feature that may benefit you in our release notes. We’re still interested in turning this idea into a feature for all users and are researching the best way to solve the main challenges posted here.
Thanks again for your patience and active comments! If you haven’t yet, please add your thoughts on your current quality control process today and what challenges come from it or bring up a topic not yet brought up like @paulstanger and @Jeff’s UPC vs SKU vs custom barcode comments.
StickerTalk, LLC. commented
Great idea paulstanger! I agree that the barcode shouldn't have to be a UPC code. While most of our products do have UPC, occasionally there is a product that doesn't. If you could assign multiple fields to compare against that would make this usable for so many other users. If Shipstation would let me choose the UPC field, SKU field, or a custom field. I could use this for all of my products whether or not it had a UPC.
Just like having a box where you can enter your warehouse location, it would be nice to have this for whatever number you decide for your barcode. For example, most of our products have an Amazon FN SKU number on them because we send them to FBA. Other products we might want to use a UPC to make the barcode. We sell items that are handmade that don't have a UPC so maybe we just assign a random number for internal use to create a barcode.
Nicholas Murdock L9 Sports, LLC. commented
Can we get an update on when this simple feature will be released? Your customer base must drastically miss-understand the complexity of web based software development, because other companies can literally build spaceships faster than you guys can turn out a single feature.