Allow us to delete canceled orders
There should be a way to delete orders from the 'canceled' tab - sometimes an import doesn't go quite right, or perhaps you created the order to get a shipping cost for a customer who backed out - there's no reason to keep all that data in the canceled tab.
Furthermore, and more importantly - if it's a botched import - you have to change to all new order #'s or re-importing will only update the already botched orders (and if it's the order # that's botched, you're way out of luck.)
Let us delete canceled orders.
Hey @Dave, thank you for bringing this up! You’re right, the order number is the identifier in which we can look for to update order information. For example, if you mis-mapped product name and SKU you can re-import the file with the existing order numbers to update these fields.
One other thing you can look into is deactivating your manual store and creating a new one. This will hide all orders associated with this store.
And if you’re looking to create shipping rates, have you looked into the rate calculator? This will let you provide quotes to potential customers or for you to get a better understanding of the available shipping services. Here’s more information on this: https://help.shipstation.com/hc/en-us/articles/205901588
Please let us know here in the forum what you think!
Dr. Angie Krause Boulder Holistic Vet commented
I agree here. We use WooCommerce and we have the ability to delete orders that no longer serve us to keep records clean.
Just recently we switched our staging site to live and it synced old orders to ShipStation we had to cancel over 159 orders, but have no way to delete them which makes it really difficult to keep track of what's correct.
Merging the information is still not "accurate". So a delete feature is something that would be appreciated. It seems that ShipStation doesn't care to give it's customers what it's asking for since this has been requested as far back as 6 years ago. WOW.
Admin wrote: "Also, when an order is cancelled, it will not be updated any further, nor can it be automatically moved to any other status."
That's incorrect. If we re-import orders, ShipStation will ONLY update the canceled order.
This is a real pain in the butt.
If we have a problem with an import, we should be able to delete those orders, then re-import -- without ShipStation updating the OLD orders.
There is no value at all to keeping erroneous data from a bad import.
There is absolutely, positively a good reason for ShipStation users to be able to delete orders. Why do you resist providing that basic, ordinary feature?
Chaya Slamovits TWI Watches LLC commented
A delete feature seems like a pretty basic and necessary feature that is missing. Would be super helpful if this was added ASAP!
Sam Vaughn The Goulet Pen Company commented
Couldn't agree more with all the posts asking to let us delete orders. We don't care if we lose the customer, item, everything info. Having certain cancelled orders come up in search is unhelpful when trying to create labels, and if the order is gone from my webstore I don't need it for analytics in Shipstation.
Bluestone Lane Bluestone Lane commented
I agree with the last comment. Recently ran into a problem where we had duplicate order numbers coming from our WooCommerce store that were failing since the original order number was cancelled. Would love a way to select a date range and delete these old order numbers.
Currently, orders can be moved into the cancelled status and/or merged into an order record that you want to use as a "deleted order". Furthermore, the only way to hide an order from view completely is to inactivate a store. To completely delete an order would also delete all other data included in an order, including the customer record, product record, etc.
Also, when an order is cancelled, it will not be updated any further, nor can it be automatically moved to any other status.
What are the advantages you see to having historical data fully deleted from ShipStation as opposed to its current design?
Users have been asking for a way to delete orders as far back as 2013. Why is Shipstation refusing to offer this feature?