Automatically split items into shipments based on rules
Hi- We often times have back orders but can ship partial shipments. Would love the ability for Shipstation to automatically split orders for us based on rules.
Hey ShipStation Fam,
Splitting orders based on product rules is definitely a key need. This is something that my team at Agentic AI has solved for some enterprise level clients using the ShipStation API and a custom Node.js application.
I made a video demonstrating this functionality and explaining the mechanics of how to automatically split orders -
The exact code for the app that I use in this video is here -
Feel free to use this code as a foundation for your own business needs - it is open source.
If this is something that you would like some help with - we can build and maintain an app that acts as an automated agent to perform these order splitting tasks (and whatever else you can think of too).
Would LOVE to have a Auto split feature!!
I may check out Duoplane and ShipperHQ. as recommended by other users. Thanks!
Returns Golf Anything commented
It has been very surprising that Ship Station has not worked harder to implement this as it really would not be that technically difficult considering the other automation that they have.
Our issue initially was that we have two warehouses, two shipstation accounts in different countries, and two wesbties. Each website offered the entire product selection from both warehouses, and sometimes the warehouses would carry the same product Skus. Our inventory management was lacking, so we had initially been adding prefixes to the Skus to denote which warehouse was supposed to ship the order. Then all orders were going into both ship station accounts, and the orders would be split/cancelled depending on which warehouse was supposed to ship the product. Yes, I know this sounds ridiculous and it was. But it was our first workaround attempt at figuring this all out.
We operate on Shopify, and after much trial and error we found an inventory management system called "Duoplane" that solved our problem. Basically, the orders go from shopify to Duoplane. Duoplane knows where all of the products are located, and then creates a new PO for each warehouse and sends the appropriate items to be shipped by their associated warehouse.
Duoplane's owner is very technically savy, and could likely help out with many of the issues noted here. I imagine that certain rules may be set up in duoplane to clump only certain products together on a single PO, or make every item on the Shopify order a separate PO when sent to Ship Station. This would automatically show it as three separate shippable orders in shipstation without any manual splitting.
I hope this helps someone!
I don't speak for the brand or company, but our salon furniture business recently linked up with ShipperHQ - they have advanced shipping rates and dimensional packaging, so we are going to try that workaround - will update with any word on if it works to solve this for us.
We ship 30 lb boxes with lighting furniture inside, so every sku that is ordered needs its own box. if susie buys 3 of the same color then it goes into shipstation as one package without hand-splitting.
Hoping ShipperHQ can help us design a rule that will let us give rates based on dimensional shipping/multi-orders so they come through from shopify with the correct number of items appearing each individually before it even hits shipstation's automations.
WISH ME LUCK FOLKS, If we can set it up, I will TOTALLY share the deets. Also would love any input on others trying new solutions!
Tyler Carpenter TyCa Industries commented
WOOOOOOO Let's get this going!!!
We need need need this.
Kevin Hoffman Bright White Paper commented
Aaaannnnyyyyy updates on this development?!?!
Reeeeeeeeeeally need this. When will it be available?
we are in serious need of this!! it's taking hours of splitting.....
This idea has been in the planning phase for 7 months now. Any updates on when this would possibly be implemented? We have bundled products that need multiple shipping labels, but the only way to split this shipment is by manual entry. It literally takes our employees HOURS to split these orders every day. We would literally pay additional just for this feature. All we need is to be able to say SKU number A should always get one label at 25lbs and one label at 5lbs. This should be a fairly simple ask...
To all the followers of this thread, this may be a 3rd party solution to this need? I have not used it, but would welcome any feedback if someone has: https://www.orderdesk.com/
Wave Soda www.wavesoda.com commented
THIS ISN'T A FEATURE ALREADY???? OMG FIVE PAGES OF REQUESTS
Laura Avakian La Bella Shop commented
I just downloaded ShipStation specifically thinking it had this feature. Bummed to find out that it doesn't.
Amir Corcia Midtown Umbrellas commented
please please please please add this feature!! it would save me so much time!!
Come on Shipstation! Let's get this done! Plenty of your customers would benefit from being able to automate split shipments.
Anyone know of other shipping software that allows for auto-splitting shipments?
Ha, it's been on the 'roadmap' for years now...
Ian Blankenship FREEBIRD stores commented
Admin responses show this was "planned" and on the roadmap 7 months ago. Any updates on this feature being released? Even an automation rule that says If an order is imported with greater than one order items, split shipment into single order items would be fine at this point.
This would be a tremendous help with our orders. The number of our orders that will need to be split will be doubling over the next few months. Please add this feature! It will save so much time and will increase our accuracy. Thank you!
Brandon Hoff HOOPNERDZ commented
please add this feature
Jason Poland Avadim Health commented
We have orders that are partially filled by Amazon and partially filled in-house. Being able to automate splitting shipments is very much needed.