Product Feedback & Fresh Ideas

ShipStation’s Feedback and Fresh Ideas Forum is moving!


We have started the process of moving our ideas forum to a new home in the ShipStation Community.

As of August 4th, 2021, this Feedback and Fresh Ideas Forum is no longer accepting new ideas, votes, or comments. However, this forum will remain visible until shortly after the new Ideas board on the ShipStation Community goes live. After that date, this forum will no longer be visible.

If you would like to post an idea after August 4th but before the new Ideas board is live, we have created a temporary discussion board in the community for you to do so. Once our new Ideas board is live, our moderator will move all posts to their permanent home.
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ShipStation has used this same forum since we released our very first version back in 2011. In that time, we’ve implemented hundreds of our users’ ideas! But, as our users and our product has evolved, we’ve realized the way we seek and manage our users’ feedback must evolve as well. Starting in September, all feedback and ideas discussions will take place in the Ideas board of the ShipStation Community

If you are not already a member of the ShipStation Community, please join! You can participate in user discussion boards, read exclusive community blog posts, earn rewards through community exclusive events, and much more. To join, go to community.shipstation.com and click the profile icon. You’ll be prompted to log in to your ShipStation account and then redirected back to the community where you can set your unique username and customize your profile (if you wish). Once registered, you can participate in any discussion on the community. 


What will happen to the existing Feedback and Fresh Ideas posts?


Unfortunately, we cannot move all ideas to the new Ideas forum. The posts we are not moving are being set to the  "Archived" status in this forum.


The posts we do move will maintain their statuses, voter count, comments, and link to the original poster. 

Posts we will move to the new Ideas board: 

  • All posts in Started, Planned, and In Consideration Queue statuses.
  • Some posts in the Under Review status or with no status, based on post age, recent activity, vote count, and relevance.
  • Posts that have been set to Completed within the last 12 months.

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  1. Email Authentication based on Client Domain

    We want the FROM address set to our domain so that 'via Shipstation.com' does not appear on gmail. We also want to include your spf/senderId records in our spf/senderId records, have the email signed with our DKIM key and have the links use our subdomain instead of email.shipstation.com.

    Here's how this works on a few of the major ESPs:

    http://login.mg2mail.com/help/Content/Listrak_Manual/Branding%20Settings.htm

    https://mandrill.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/205582387-How-to-Set-up-Sending-Domains

    https://sendgrid.com/docs/Glossary/email_authentication.html

    This will significantly improve deliverability and professional appearance.

    Best Regards,

    James Fredley
    VP of Marketing Technology
    FilterEasy

    292 votes
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    98 comments  ·  Customers & Email Communication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello everyone,

    I’ve posted the following response to our ShipStation community thread and want to also share here for transparency:

    Thank you for your candor with your feedback. We definitely understand and appreciate that the lack of responsiveness on this specific issue has been frustrating. We are working internally to improve how we review and respond to feedback so this doesn’t keep occurring in the future. And we apologize for failing to meet our users’ expectations around this feedback. We will do better and changes are already happening.

    Our product team is investigating how to implement a workable solution for this that will not impact other existing functionality and properly uses the notification service that’s embedded in ShipStation. There are really two issues here that need to be addressed and they don’t affect all users equally:

    Spam – ensuring the notification makes it to your user without getting filtered to…

  2. SMS Capability

    If we could text the phone number provided in the order their shipping information so they can continue to track their own package.

    164 votes
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    51 comments  ·  Customers & Email Communication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. ShipStation automatically emails a Delivery Exception notification

    It would be great for ShipStation to send an email whenever the status of an open shipment changes to "Delivery Exception" or another undeliverable status. This would eliminate the need to manually check the delivery status or retroactively dealing with an upset customer contacting us because an order hasn't shown up. It would also allow the customer see immediately that there is an issue with shipment and perhaps troubleshoot it on his/her own. Our packages are also time sensitive so figuring out why a package can't be delivered as fast as possible would be helpful!

    This would be a HUGE…

    155 votes
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    27 comments  ·  Customers & Email Communication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Allow users to select orders in a list and bulk email those customers

    We do a lot of presales on shirts that can't be shipped right away when sold. It would be nice if we could select orders from any list of orders and send an email to those customers. It would just be another action at the top of an order table like hold until, mark as shipped, etc. It would open a dialog that would allow us to put in a subject and a body for an email to update the customers about the status of the items they have ordered. This would cut down on a LOT of support emails…

    146 votes
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    64 comments  ·  Customers & Email Communication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey @Everyone,

    Thank you for your feedback, we are actively reviewing this feature and appreciate all of your comment and votes.

    The product team will review your request and you’ll hear from us once we have made a decision.

    Please continue to share your ideas and additional information about how you’d use this “bulk email” feature by posting here in the forum.

  5. It would be great if I could customize an email template with the customers first or last name

    Being able to do this adds a personal touch and the email doesn't seem so Generic

    50 votes
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  6. Automate email by return package marked received

    As part of our business we have customers return us packages all the time and we would like to automate an email to be sent to them once we mark their package as received in ShipStation.

    46 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Customers & Email Communication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for taking the time to bring this up @KateME! I found a couple of other ideas that expressed the same business challenge and merged them here so the votes can be heard all in one place.

    At this time, we would like to see additional interest in this idea and hear what other users have to say before moving forward.

    To send emails when you are marking your returns as received, you’ll have to send them one-by-one by opening each order detail window and click on the email address to open your computer’s default email program.

    If you’d like to see email addresses in bulk, you can create custom exports from either the Orders or Shipments page to export the email addresses of your selected orders. Here’s more info on custom exports: https://help.shipstation.com/hc/en-us/articles/206638777

  7. Improve timing of delivery notification emails

    Right now when an order hits someone's doorstep, they can get a delivery notification email. Only problem is this email often doesn't get sent by ShipStation until hours later. We ship chocolate, so it's important the customer knows it's been delivered so they can keep it from melting. I was excited when I saw the delivery notification email, but then found out it's almost always delayed by a number of hours.

    It seems like it would be a simple fix for the development team to allow these delivery emails to be triggered immediately or even within a 15-30 minute delay.…

    44 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Customers & Email Communication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi everyone,

    Thanks for adding your idea to the product feedback forum! The delivery confirmation email is ideal for customer feedback/reviews or social media follows, but I understand the need for immediate updates (especially in the case of chocolate!) so this idea will remain open for discussion.

    Here’s a bit more on the ideal use of the delivery confirmation emails in one of our blogs: https://www.shipstation.com/blog/inking-new-ideas/shipstation-101-branding-part-iv-delivery-emails/

    If you find your delivery emails aren’t being sent at all or days later, I recommend reaching out to our support team via chat or a support request to try to identify future issues.

  8. Out for Delivery email notification

    ShipStation should add "Out for Delivery" email notification. Customers want to know when to expect delivery, and it's a huge help to know that the package is being delivered the day of. It should be an easy feature to implement?

    Right now, there are only 2 types of email notifications: In Transit (when mailpiece enters mailstream) and Delivered notifications.

    Thanks.

    27 votes
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  9. Backorder Email

    It would be nice to send an automatic email to the customer when an item that they ordered was placed on back order. Or when an order is split, so that they know why only part of their order is shipping, and not the complete order.
    Thanks!

    26 votes
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  10. Ability to delay shipment notification email regardless of marketplace notifications.

    I want to delay shipment notification to my customers until their package hits the USPS mail stream. The documentation at https://help.shipstation.com/hc/en-us/articles/206638577#auto
    says that if I use a supported carrier, "you'll be able to set up Delayed Shipment Notifications based on when the shipment first hits the mailstream". Customer support, however, says that this doesn't work unless marketplace notification is also happening. I don't see why one has anything to do with the other - my carrier is USPS/stamps.com and SS is talking to it. My marketplace is Paypal and I don't really care if it's updated or not.

    24 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Customers & Email Communication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for posting your idea here, @Julia! At this time delayed notification is tied to both marketplace and customer updates. Is there something you’re looking for with a delayed shipment email confirmation?

    From ShipStation users to my own ecommerce experiences, I’ve seen email confirmations edited to: “Your shipping label has been created, please wait X hours before checking your tracking number” and this alleviates your customers reaching out to you.

  11. Curb side / in store pickup status relayed to customer.

    Update the customer on the status of their curb side order. When it's been picked, built, ready for pick-up, etc. Same workflow as shipped orders.

    23 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Customers & Email Communication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Order Delivery Notification Feed through Klaviyo API

    I would like to see the Ship Station Integration with Klaviyo be upgraded to include "Order Delivered" tracking.

    As of now, the delivery information is not fed through to Klaviyo and it hinders our ability to set up email communications correctly.

    Because of the ever-changing status of the pandemic, shipping and lead times are not consistent. This means that triggering flows and emails off of the existing "Order Shipped" event is not enough. Having "Order Delivered" would enable us to trigger these emails off of when the customer receives the package, avoiding confusion for them, and making our communication more…

    21 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Customers & Email Communication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. UPS Quantum View Notify and Other Carrier Notifications

    Having UPS Quantum View Notify functionality would be amazing. It's an extremely powerful tool that basically allows to send notifications to the customer regarding their delivery status, like delays in transit or if it's sitting at a UPS Access Point.

    I'm not sure what other carriers have in regards to this, but I'm sure they may have something similar.

    Delivery confirmation is one thing, and already very good, but having even more notifications like listed above would be incredible. We have customers who's packages end up sitting at UPS Access Points until they are returned to sender because they don't…

    13 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Customers & Email Communication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback. This is a really good idea and seems to fit into some other feedback around expanding the notification capabilities in ShipStation in general, which we are looking at developing in 2021.

  14. When a shipment notification fails send an email to the seller

    When the shipment notification fails on any of the four steps send an email to the seller to retry the failed steps, and also notify the seller of the cause of failure and possible ways to fix it

    12 votes
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  15. Email Notification When Manual Order is Created

    I realized I could create a separate store in Shipstation specifically for my manual Warranty orders. It would be amazing if you had the option to send an 'Order Created' email notification to the customer once the agent actually creates the Manual Order.

    8 votes
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  16. Adding Photos Of Customer Orders To Notifications

    Having the ability to add photos to customer orders will help in multiple ways including:

    • Loss mitigation (customers saying they never received part of their order)
    • Customer trust (customer can clearly see that your business is reputable and sending what they ordered)
    • Warehouse management (are warehouse members packing orders correctly, using the correct supplies etc)

    Ideally would need to be a simple ability to add photos to keep speed and efficiency up, but this would really make ShipStation a standout

    7 votes
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  17. Attach packing slips to shipment notification and delivery notification emails

    Our customers constantly ask for the packing slips to be attached to shipment and delivery notification emails. Often times their is a disconnect between receiving in the warehouse and the procurement manager who is running an ERP and both functions need the packing slip. Thank you.

    7 votes
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  18. We have 4 Couriers. When my customer asks us for shipping prices we would Like to be able to export shipping prices from the shipping calcul

    When our customer asks us for shipping prices we would Like to be able to export shipping prices from the shipping calculator in shipstation from all our couriers since we do not know if the customer is looking for affordable shipping, Fast shipping, or has a preferred courier it is frustrating having to copy every line everytime a customer asks for shipping price. Just On eBay we have this question asked several times a day. To have a simple way of offering this to them so they decide would save us a lot of time. We have 4 Couriers with…

    7 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Customers & Email Communication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We currently have a beta version of this feature, called In Cart Delivery Options, running in the US for merchants using Shopify, BigCommerce, and Magento (with a few other channels to come soon).

    We hope to offer this in other countries in the future. We will update this post when we have made additional progress for non-US accounts.

  19. convertkit

    Hi. I would love to be able to integrate shipstation with convertkit so I can automate sending customers review requests 2 weeks after their delivery notification email.

    6 votes
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  20. International Date Format for shipment notification Emails

    Currently the date dormat for shipment notification Emails is only available in US format (mm/dd/yyyy).

    We would require international date formats, e.g. we are in Australia and would require the option to report dates as dd/mm/yyyy, Europe might need dd.mm.yyyyy

    6 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Customers & Email Communication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi thanks for sharing 2SL_Webstore! We’re re-opening this idea to hear more from users like yourself.

    It turns out we misunderstood the original idea. The email date format is currently set to show mm/dd/yyyy and can’t be changed at the moment and the date format in settings only effects the ShipStation interface.

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