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

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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. Allow Editing of Line Items in Orders from Online Marketplaces

    Here's our use case:
    We sell multi-day Juice cleanses, which have a complicated delivery process. We deliver fresh pressed juices every two days of a cleanse, such that in order to process this for fulfillment, we split our orders---one for each 2-day delivery---and modify the Line Item Titles indicating which days of the cleanse are to be delivered.

    We started this process in a manual store and then were surprised the same ability to modify an order's line items is not available in orders from Online Marketplaces.

    32 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey @James, thank you for posting this! Manual orders are ones that are the most flexible since they are created in ShipStation, and your store’s orders should remain largely untouched as they are the most accurate source of information.

    Have you looked into using order tags, internal notes, or custom fields to store this information? You can create filters for any of the mentioned fields—and they can be included on packing slips—so locating these orders and shipping them will be easy once you have everything set up.

  2. Import Orders on a schedule

    We would like to set a schedule of when it could import our orders similar to auto-periodically, but the feature of putting the time of when shipstation automatically start importing orders. This would save us 30 to 60 mins.

    32 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi, @KevinBeyond! Thanks for taking the time to bring this up. At this time, we’re not looking to add this function in the near future, but we’d like to hear more about your current workflow.

    Can you elaborate on what you mean by saving 30 – 60 minutes of time if you were able to choose when your orders import?

    Here’s some background info on how our automatic updates work: https://help.shipstation.com/hc/en-us/articles/206638707

    Please be sure to comment here in the forum so other users can understand and add their votes, too!

  3. Automation - Ability to Change State and Country (for USPS to Territories)

    For USPS to ship to a US territory, the state must be the territory abbreviation and the country must be "United States". However, orders are often imported from the marketplaces with the territory written out in the state field and/or the country set to the territory. These must be manually changed for USPS shipments or an error occurs during label creation. This is a near daily issue for Puerto Rico.

    Having the ability to create automation rules with actions to change state and country would be very useful, and there would probably be other areas that this could be useful…

    30 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. custom formatting on order summary

    Option to apply custom formatting to order summary. For example, having a box around products that have quantities over 1 or changing the color/weight (bold) of certain text.

    29 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your great idea! We’ll keep this in mind but would like to see more interest from other users before we pursue this idea. If you know any other users that are interested please send them here! If you think of more feedback please leave it here, being specific in how this would affect your workflow and how you’re currently doing it will help our product team to implement new features.

    In the meantime, Custom Packing Slips would allow this to be accomplished.

  5. Ability to Mark as Shipped by custom carrier.

    Ability to Mark as Shipped by custom carrier. It will give opportunity to use ShipStation in any country.

    27 votes
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    In consideration queue  ·  7 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Add Orders Tagging & Order Exports while working in Batch

    We currently use the new batch options as working folders for orders in which we after tag and export to order and process in other systems.

    Adding the Order actions such as tagging and exporting is essential for the batch view!

    27 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Sorting multi SKU orders

    It would be great to be able to sort orders by the Item Sku or Item Name column when there are multiple items in an order. Today there is no real sorting of those b/c it sorts on "Multiple Items" instead of the actual skus. In a perfect world, you could concatenate the SKUs alphabetically and sort on that. This would allow us to print large batches of similar orders together.

    We send many orders that have 2 skus in each order. One is a Welcome Pack and the other is one of 10-20 different SKUs. If we could sort…

    27 votes
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    In consideration queue  ·  1 comment  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. automation rules awaiting payment

    I would really like Automation rules to apply to orders awaiting payment and on hold. I have an automation rule that tags really large orders 'special order' when they are going to be made to order, rather than picked from inventory. My warehouse software SkuVault, is configured to ignore orders tagged 'special order' in ShipStation. However, because automation rules don't apply until the order is awaiting shipment, that critical tag isn't applied and my inventory is allocated in error. I would love to hear the counter argument for why automation rules shouldn't run for orders that are awaiting payment or…

    27 votes
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    In consideration queue  ·  4 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Mark as Paid - for multiple orders / bulk action

    Currently you can only Mark one Order as Paid at a time. This is extremely cumbersome. I was chatting with support and they even told me it was possible, because the GUI makes it appear so. You are allowed to select all orders on the page and then click the Mark as Paid button, enter your Amount Paid and Shipping Paid info and submit...and you think it's going to work, but then it only Marks the top order in your selection. Such a tease! Boooooo. I'm on my way to go manually mark 75 orders as Paid, so I'll check…

    26 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey, @Joe! Thanks for all this!! I’ve gone ahead and merged two of the three. It looks like the user there is asking for a plethora of bulk actions and I’d like to not limit that idea to only mark as paid.

    Can you tell us more about how you process your orders? Do all of your orders go into Awaiting Payment, or is this a special subset of your orders?

  10. Multi package rate quotes

    Allowing multiple packages for rate quotes in the calculator. 95% of our shipments are more than one box and it would be great for accurate quotes.

    26 votes
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    In consideration queue  ·  5 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Show OrderID (ShipStations unique identifier for every order)

    We have multiple ebay channels connected to Shipstation, so we get duplicate order numbers as Shipstation is currently using eBay sales record number as order id.
    Can we get the shipstation id to show up on record because our warehouse pulls the shipstation order id to fulfill the orders

    24 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey @Matmul, thank you for bringing this up. Can you give us some more information on what you mean by “our warehouse pulls the shipstation order id”? For example, is your warehouse using the API for a custom app you’ve built? And how does this relate to what you’re looking at in ShipStation?

    Hopefully we can work on a something that’ll help you get the ball rolling so let us know here in the product feedback forum.

  12. Calculate Total Package Dimensions Using Ordered Products

    A customer orders several products. Use the dimensions of each product to calculate the total cubic inches of the order. We can then use this information to choose the correct box size for those of us that use cubic shipping. Seems like that would be pretty simple to do!

    24 votes
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    In consideration queue  ·  3 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 60 day Order Activity Deletion

    Why would you have all order activity & history delete upon 60 days automatically? This is information that should stay indefinitely with any order that is created. Your agent replied that "If we did not delete history after a certain amount of time, that would be an exceedingly large amount of data to store." which may be true, but its one reason why we are paying for your software & service. Besides cutting-cost on your end financially, there is absolutely no benefit to any users by doing this. Please allow Order Activity to be retained indefinitely on any order. If…

    23 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Caleb!

    An order’s record itself can never be deleted. It can be inactivated, but an order cannot be deleted. No order entry will be permanently wiped from the system. However, the system is working as intended that the order activity is removed after roughly 2 months.

    And to help us understand your workflow, how frequently are you going into orders that are older than 2 months old to check the activity? And is this under situations such as a wrong delivery address or when trying to see who on your team shipped a package, etc. that you go back to view these older orders’ activity?

  14. Combine the Preset Group Customs Declaration Descriptions 5 lines

    Combine the Preset Group Customs Declaration Descriptions

    Currently the only way that customs descriptions get combined is if you edit each product. So I would like to see our Preset Groups declarations combined on the customs forms.

    As it sits with preset groups customs, you will get the same preset group name over and over with a qty of 1. Instead of combining the descriptions and quantity.

    Hopefully that is clear

    22 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey @Tactical Keychains, thank you for bringing this up. I saw a couple of your other comments regarding this, too, and hope we can identify a business challenge that users will agree with so our product team can move forward with a solution that addresses this challenge.

    It sounds like you’re interested in a quick way to combine customs declaration lines to fit within the 5 line limit imposed by some of our carriers, is that right? How often would you say you run into these types of orders vs orders within the limit?

  15. google maps

    It sure would be helpful to have a icon on the "Buyer / Recipient Info" dialog box to click on to see where the customer is located.

    Currently I copy and paste into google maps. Sure would be nice for a one click feature.

    22 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the updates! We’ll keep Google Maps in mind for future updates, but for now we’d like to see interest and support from other users and hope to fully understand the business challenges here.

    So if you’re interested in this, please be sure to vote and leave a comment!

  16. Partially return order from shopify should sync

    I can partically cancel the order but it does not sync with the Shopify.
    I know if you cancelled from the shopify it will sync but I can not partially cancel the order. You have to return partially.
    But here is the thing return order data does not update to the Ship staion. There is always manual job to match the data.

    Please sync return order data.

    21 votes
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  17. There should be a way to manually change shipments from IN TRANSIT to DELIVERED.

    There should be a way to manually change shipments from IN TRANSIT to DELIVERED. I have packages that have been delivered (confirmed by the recipients) but USPS has "lost" track of them so they are permanently and incorrectly listed as IN TRANSIT.

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    7 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Automation Rules Based on Time of Day

    We are going to have to use a fairly manual process to get around this right now. So it would be super helpful as a feature.

    We have several different carriers with different cut-off times. Being able to set a batch of automation rules to run at specific times of day would enable us to automatically reallocate orders to the appropriate services after those cutoffs have passed.

    Example:
    UPS picks up at 6pm, once they've picked up, we need to change all remaining orders for the day to USPS (who picks up at 8pm) using a few pieces of logic…

    19 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Split Orders Status Change

    Hey, We would like a way for ShipStation to auto change the status of a split order. Right now it will change the status of the orders that are shipped but if the order is split it stays as processing. It dose send a note to WooCommerces with the products that were shipped and the tracking number but it keeps the order status as processing. If it could change the order status to Split Order that would be great. That way when we are going threw the orders on WooCommerces we don't have to open them to find out why…

    19 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. API additions

    The ability to create/edit batches via API and also the ability to split orders via API would be pretty useful. Not having these features currently causes significant delays in our business operations, and we'd love for ShipStation to be the solution to that.

    19 votes
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