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    2 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback!

    Discounts have been a tricky thing to manage, but we do understand the importance of importing discounts into ShipStation.

    Currently, there is an option for Shopify stores to import a discount code into the ShipStation “Internal Notes” field. If you’d like to have this option enabled on your Shopify store for ShipStation, please contact our support team and ask them to enable the store setting “Shopify Discount Codes In Notes” on your connected Shopify store.

    All this does is send the discount code into your internal notes, but this can be useful so when you see that the total paid is less than the Total field in your order summary, you’ll have the discount code to reference directly in the order.

    You can also use the internal notes field as a criteria in an automation rule to perform an action on the order when it…

  2. Auto Print Pick List with Labels

    When I print a label, and give it to my packers, how do they know what to pack and were the item is in the warehouse? The packing slip has limited info on it. We need the option to auto print:
    Label / Packing slip
    or
    Label / Packing Slip / Pick List
    or
    Label / Pick LIst

    4 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback!

    ShipStation does have a pick list option, so instead of using labels or packing slips to give to your pickers, you can use the pick list instead (which also includes warehouse location).

    You can also add the warehouse location field replacement on the packing slip, if you’d prefer to use just the packing slip option. Review the information about creating custom packing slips in our Packing Slips article: https://help.shipstation.com/hc/en-us/articles/360026157931-Packing-Slips#UUID-748f4822-1318-ea26-4bbb-659d09a7ec70

    We are also looking at all the feedback around creating more flexible printing options around all our documents in the future!

  3. Remove Voided Labels from Batches in Label Queue - Prevent printing voided Labels

    Remove Voided Labels from Batches in Label Queue - Prevent printing voided Labels

    Once batches are made, they go to the label queue to line up to be printed. If you void a label from a batch (due to some error, e.g. incorrect weight, that batch will still print the voided label as part of the whole batch.

    Example:
    Printed Order A and Order B together = Batch 1 with 2 labels in it
    Voided Order B - Batch 1 still shows 2 labels in the label queue
    Corrected shipment info for Order B and repurchase - Adds Order B's…

    3 votes
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  4. Highlight quantity on order summary

    On a previous shipping software I used the packing list generated had a red circle around product quantities greater than 1 to draw attention to it. With Shipstation I use the order summary to print a document for me to prepare orders for packing. This doesn't highlight when more than one of a product has been ordered and I've missed it on occasion. I imagine it would be a simple fix and would make life a lot easier for me as currently I have to print and highlight them manually with a pen.

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  5. Please Provide the ability to print each Order Summary Report on its own page

    Please Provide the ability to print each Order Summary Report on its own page

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  6. Providing vat invoice for UK buyers

    If you are a vat registered company in the UK, you are obliged to provide vat invoice to the buyers. We have many customers asking for vat invoice in our business. It would be great if you could add var invoice option to Shipstation which is i believe very important.

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    0 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  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. For now, please leave your votes and comments to help keep this discussion active. 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. If you know any other users that are interested please send them here!

  7. Include order information on insurance invoices

    Currently, invoices for insurance charges do not show which orders the insurance charges are applied to. While it is possible to see a list view of orders with a column showing insurance information, it does not offer more insight in this situation.

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  8. Transition Time to Shipped Status included on Packing Slip Field Replacement Variables

    We wanted to add the time it took for an order to transition to shipped status to the packing slip. A Packing Slip Field Replacement is currently not available for this. It would be nice to have that variable in handy. To show our customers how much time it took for an order to be completed.

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    0 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  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. For now, please leave your votes and comments to help keep this discussion active. 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. If you know any other users that are interested please send them here!

  9. It would be great if we could have labels in batches labeled such as 1 out of 47 etc etc.

    It would be great to have numbered orders in a batch because we have a large distribution center that would find that function to be really helpful

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    0 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  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. For now, please leave your votes and comments to help keep this discussion active. 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. If you know any other users that are interested please send them here!

  10. print labels on bottom of forms for label/packing slip combo forms

    Could we have the option to print the shipping label on the bottom of the packing slip/label forms?

    When the label comes out of the printer first, the pages are too top-heavy and fall off the catch tray. If the label were on the bottom, this wouldn't happen. Thanks!!

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    2 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  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. For now, please leave your votes and comments to help keep this discussion active. 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. If you know any other users that are interested please send them here!

  11. Make the font size bigger on the Order Summaries. Our staff eyes aren't getting better with age, and it prints to small to read.

    Two small of a font. So tiny it's ridiculous. Not all of our staff can read that small, and read it well. We are making mistakes because of it. Make it adjustable please.

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    1 comment  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi @MattGraunke, thank you for bringing this up! While we wait for other folks like yourself to chime in here, have you considered using ShipStation Mobile?

    You can download or preview documents on your Apple or Android phone or tablet and use the zoom feature to help you see the items on the document better.

  12. I need BLUETOOTH function in shipstation.

    I need BLUETOOTH function in shipstation in case my internet went down and I can use my phone to print using shipstation mobile.

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    0 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi @Chien! Thank you for bringing this to our attention. When using ShipStation Mobile to print documents directly to your printer requires the use of ShipStation Connect and the internet. While we wait for other users to chime in, let us know if any of these solutions can help.

    As you pointed out, ShipStation Mobile doesn’t support printing via bluetooth. If you wanted to print via bluetooth, you can download your labels and other documents directly to your phone’s memory card and connect your phone to your bluetooth printer (which may require a third party application).

    Another way to print your documents is by downloading the documents to your phone, removing the memory card from your phone and manually upload the files to your computer to print to your printer.

  13. Consolidate scan forms

    There should be a way to consolidate scan forms into a single document. We have three separate brands that all ship from the same address. They have to be set up as separate "ship from" locations for branding purposes. But, there's no need to present so many different scan forms to the post office.

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    Hi @Jennifer, thank you for taking the time to bring this up! To reduce the number of ship from locations and scan forms you have to generate, you can override the company name of your ship from using your store settings.

    As seen in the first picture here, the checkbox under “Company Name” needs to be checked off: https://help.shipstation.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003856207

    And once you’ve done that, the store’s company name will always be used on the ship from address so you’ll be free to have one ship from location!

    Please let us know here in the Product Feedback forum if you have any questions or if this wasn’t what you were referring to.

  14. International C.O.D.'s

    We are currently experiencing a huge wave of international orders. A few customers have requested for COD. We are able to make the shipment work by going through Fedex.com and manually ship the order through them, but it is plenty more work for the shipping department to create a Commercial Invoice through their website.

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  15. International bar code is undersized

    Looking at the USPS requirements (can be found here - https://ribbs.usps.gov/intcustomsforms/documents/tech_guides/GuidelinesforPrivatelyPrintedCustomsDeclarationForms.pdf) the bar code that is printed on International labels is under sized. This makes it difficult for some scanners to pick up the bar code depending on what printer you are using. I'm surprised that ShipStation is adhering to USPS requirements.

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    0 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey there!

    This is a known issue and our Developers are working on it.

    We will let you know once we have any updates on this.

    In the meantime, feel free to leave other feedback, votes, and comments for us!
    Thanks.

  16. Unable To Print Multiple Package Order Labels Under New Updates

    We have many orders that require multiple packages to be sent for the same order. We used to be able to highlight the labels and print all labels for the order right from the order screen. Now we have to create the labels, then leave the order, go to the shipments screen, and find each label and select them then print the labels. It was a great function for B2B business that do volume, now it's gone and utterly inconvenient and opens up our processes to mistakes...

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  17. Export Batch as CSV

    Customers can export pick lists as a pdf in a batch, but then they can't export them as CSVs which severely limits our ability to sort them. If we had the ability to sort our batches it would save us a ton of time.

    9 votes
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  18. For packing slip customization, is it possible to map Delivery Time (time in transit) onto the packing slip itself for printing?

    For packing slip customization, is it possible to map Delivery Time (time in transit) onto the packing slip itself for printing? For example, USPS Priority Mail has a 1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day ship. ShipStation could draw this information from the Stamps.com API or FedEx API to provide transit time to warehouse personnel who are viewing the 8.5" x 11" packing slip.

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey @John, thanks for bringing up delivery time on your packing slips! We would like to see interest from other users on this before moving forward. In the meantime, there may be other fields that could help like [Requested Shipping Service] or, if you would like to enter this data in yourself, you may want to look into [Custom Field 1].

  19. I'd like to have a column header for 'Payment Date' on the "Orders::ShipStation" page

    I'd like to have a column header for 'Payment Date' on the "Orders::ShipStation" page. I want to know how many days have expired since each order was paid for because ebay uses this to score seller status (e.g. Top Seller). 'Order Date' is not that important to me. Thanks

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    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 new feature. If you know any other users that are interested please send them here!

  20. Allow more dynamic customization in document templates e.g. packing slip

    Allowing scripts in packing slips would enable vastly more powerful customization.

    You could reference external data from a server e.g. serial numbers.

    You could implement complex customs declarations and make the packing slip match. For example, if you have an item you don’t want to make a declaration for, such as an add-on or surcharge, it currently still shows up in packing slips, which customs officers may delay approval over.

    You could do arithmetic and so much more for custom tabulation.

    5 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback.

    This currently isn’t possible due to the backend framework we use for our packing slip editor. However, we have a lot of feedback about packing slip template improvements that we are considering later in 2021.

    While it’s unlikely we’ll implement script support in our editor, there may be other ways to accomplish what you are trying to do so we will leave this post open for further feedback around allowing dynamic content options in packing slips (we are also updating the post title to be less “script” specific and more about the ultimate goal of your customization needs).

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