API - multiple packages
It would be great to be able to automate multiple packages per order through the API.
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Please comment back here so other users can add their thoughts to yours.
Jon Hardisty www.wmptx.com commented
Hi team, do you have an update on this? I have to provide an update to our directors as to whether we will need to look for an alternative service provider.
90% of our shipments are multi-box. This needs to be an option
Robert Kramer Co-Operations commented
Having the ability to ship multi-packages through the API is a must for our operations. We are currently using ShipStation as a hub to pull in orders from multiple channels and export them to our inventory system. We are using a different shipping manifest system but would move to using ShipStation if we could have the multi-package shipments working through the API. This is a must for our clients we ship for.
We're just about to start using SS and need to find a way of creating 2 packages in one shipment for DPD local or the ability to generate 2 shipments with Parcelforce if a customer buys product X and has more than one product in their order. Finding every order and splitting shipments will be a real hassle.
Anton Pryma CODEC Prime, Inc. commented
This is essential for us too.
This is important
Keith Tyra Ink Technologies commented
The lack of this feature is going to become a significant issue for us - Amazon does not allow multiple tracking numbers for a single item. But when a single item is a set of products, sometimes it has to be shipped in multiple packages. ShipStation has allowed me to automate our warehouse shipping to the point where a shipper only has to scan a bar code and hit the enter key. Some proportion of Amazon orders will be disrupting the process by requiring manual shipping.
Please add this feature to the API as soon as possible.
DAVID KIEN BOY SMELLS commented
Any update with the API to include package count??
Yikes. Make sure you let larger shippers know about this before they switch to your platform.
Dan Brandom Clevelands Wholesale Ltd commented
After going live with the API today, the multiple parcel count per consignment is an absolute must. Our wholesale side of the business can have one order of 30 boxes so we would have to create 30 labels each on it's own consignment and pay our carrier for each consigment!!
I have email support and this feature is built in the main user interface, why not build it into your API even if it takes a bit more development!!
Please can this be made a priority as we need this to continue shipping.
Gary DeKraker Foremost Graphics Group commented
Obtaining the package count via the API would be incredibly helpful.
The fact that it has been almost 6 years and this automation still hasn't been put into effect is so aggravating.
Rahul Anand Dollar Aisle llc commented
you guys need to make this happen , this is a must
Richard Bliss The Ready Project commented
This is a big need for our company. We still have human error in shipping because you can't automate mutiple packages logic.
We need both automation rules for packaging and the ability to create orders with multiple packages via the API.
Automation Rules: If item = x and qty = y this use z pre-saved packaging rule.
Zain Meghani America Juice Co. commented
When will the rate request and order creation supports Multiple Package Items from API. This is a very basic feature which has been missed out and we cannot move to shipstation until this problem is not solved.
Michael Law Dassby commented
As discussed by others, it is preferable at least to have web app buttons to support multiple-package function.
As other have mentioned before me this should be cross linked to post with automation rules regarding package sets.
We would love to see this with an API option but this is something that can be easily implemented on a manage product level with a checkbox to mark SKU's if they ship individually.
Lets make this happen as going through multiple orders a day and assigning packages and weights is extremely tedious.
Bailey Palazuelos Contu commented
Please make this happen! This is critical for dropshippers as well.
I don't know how, but this needs to be cross linked with the post about automation rules being able to assign package sets. I would guess that the lack of functionality to assign package sets with automation rules is tied to the fact that there is not API integration for multiple packages (which package sets are).
Almost every single one of our orders requires multiple packages. This means that we have to manually process almost every single order. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE we need this!
Thanks for checking in on this one. We’re still interested in this idea and we don’t have a timeline on it. It isn’t on our immediate roadmap but it’s one we’d like to keep open.