Ability to Rename Batch
The ability to rename batches would be great. There is now the ability to have multiple batches, which great for sorting orders waiting to be fulfilled. However, it is not very easy to sort without memorizing which batch # is for which group of orders for that day. If there was a way to even add a keyword to the end of the batch number [ex. batch#1234567 - product] So that when I am sorting through a zillion orders assigning them to each batch they need to be in, it is much easier to remember which batch to put them in.
ShipStation now allows you to rename batches. This feature is available in the new layout only (formerly called ShipStation V3).
ShipStation Legacy will no include the ability to rename batches.
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Tommy Jones TopsVacuumAndSewing.com commented
Is the feature available yet to rename batches?
We use batches to ship out reshipments. It would be so much easier for us to type it the date of the batches so we know which ones we have worked on. And after these new batches have been completely we would rename it "Done" so the other department would know that the batch has been completed and can then delete it. It would make our life so much easier instead of having to go through every batch and remember if we have done it or not.
Leonid Sharashkin HorizontalHive.com commented
We use batches to sort and store backordered orders. It would be EXTREMELY convenient to quickly assign the order to the batch with the name of the backordered item. For example, if we have 5 products out of stock, it would be FAR more convenient to have five batches named as MUG LG-AIR SEELEY-BOOK or BEEHIVE-19 rather than just numbers. If you have a large number of batches ongoing to store backordered orders, selecting the right one based on number is counterintuitive. Very much looking forward to this functionality.
has this been implemented yet?
The ability to simply rename our batches after creating them so we can sort what is for what?
I would like to just be able to click on the batch name to edit it so I can title it "Wayfair" or "Overstock" or "Groupon", etc...
Can we get this going? It seems many people have the same issue with sorting orders.
jackson Barnes Naked Wood Works commented
Please add this! We would be gold as Pony Boy if this feature was added. Thank you.
This feature has been requested almost 4 years ago with over a 100 votes. It still can not be a matter of reviewing. Please give us the ability to rename the batch.. random batch numbers mean nothing - we constantly have to open up the batches to see what is in what batch.
Even the last response was over a year ago from Shipstation. Let's get going please!!!
Patric Vendrame Poches & Fils commented
We would use the batches feature much more if this was implemented. The numbered batches get very confusing very quick
This would be great... we customize plaque , but want to assign batches ( and label them ahead of time) ... So when the order are finished, we can print the labels at one time for a SHIPPING PRESET. We just want a simple name so we can keep all the batches in order..
Rachel Quarnberg Audrey's Bear commented
Seriously ShipStation, is it really that hard to add this feature? 4 years people are waiting for this? The continued canned response “tell us how you would use the feature” is tired and old. It’s pretty straightforward and obvious how useful this feature would be.
Oh... my... god.... PLEASE DO THIS!
exactly the same as I mentioned before and as Catherine1 has mentioned, when we are sorting products, we are sorting them in our minds by the NAME of the products, not a NUMBER of a batch. We literally have to memorize which number represents which batch, every single day. If we could append the batch number with a word or simply rename it, it would drastically improve the quality of life.
Teagan White commented
I batch things according to the type of items ordered, or what packaging they'll fit into. For example, I create one batch for posters that will be shipped in tubes, one for prints that ship in rigid mailers, one for small items that ship in bubble mailers, etc. I may also batch according to the specific product (if all orders are posters, have a batch for each different poster), whatever seems to make sense at the time to streamline my packaging process. I usually have a lot of batches open at once since there are many variables that are always changing depending on what I'm selling, and currently I have to have a text document open on my computer to tell me what batch number is which type of item, since I can't just rename the batch!
Hi @hm, thanks for checking in on this one. We're still reviewing renaming batches. Can you tell us more about how your batches are sorted and how you would like to rename them?
for high volume shipping this would be a HUGE improvement. Since this was opened in 2014 I'm wondering if Shipstation can comment on whether they have any plans to implement this?
Lazaro Medina LiveGlam commented
If I could nickname open label batches, that would be INCREDIBLY USEFUL!
The batch notes are not helpful. We use the order notes but they are still low visibility.
I agree this is the single biggest flaw with ship station. Imagine being a parent and naming your children a progressive series of numbers. This would be confusing! That's why children are name unique and meaningful words. My daily business operations would run much smoother if Shipstation allowed me to rename batches. I've thought so for probably two years now!
We want the ability to change the name of our batches. We use the batches to separate orders that are to be grouped together for delivery to multiple events. Different shipping classes and work projects. We have wanted this feature for over 2 years. We would like this soon! !
Nichole Ellstrom to little arrows commented
Would love to be able to name our batches.