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  1. Need to approve the estimated delivery date before processing an Amazon FBA Fulfillment

    If you create a multi-channel shipment manually in Amazon Seller Central, they'll tell you the estimated delivery date before you approve the shipment request.The problem we're having is that Amazon is often taking up to 5 business days to ship our Expedited (2-day shipping) Multichannel orders. This infuriates customers, since they're paying for 2-day shipping, they don't want to wait 7 business days for their package to arrive.If Shipstation shows us this date, we can abort the fulfillment and choose to ship the order another way.

    2 votes
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    Hey @Eric, thanks for posting this. I noticed this one is from October and wanted to see if you’re still experiencing this today.

    I’m not seeing this data being passed over from Amazon so ShipStation can’t post this data for you.

  2. Pricefalls integration

    Anyone else want to see Shipstation integrated with Pricefalls?

    30 votes
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    Hello!

    Thank you so much for voting on this feature and helping us continue to improve ShipStation. We are currently reviewing an integration with Pricefalls and will be sure to update you once we have made a final decision.

    As developing a seamless integration typically requires cooperation from both parties, we recommend reaching out to Pricefalls and expressing your interest in an integration to help expedite this process.

    Thanks again,
    ShipStation

  3. 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…

    17 votes
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    4 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?

  4. Do you wish you could send shipping cost back to ChannelAdvisor or mark orders as partially shipped?

    It's possible! ChannelAdvisor now allows via it's API the ability to update line items as shipped instead of the whole order (as ShipStation currently does). Through this mysterious magic of API, they can also send the Shipping Cost, Shipping Tax Cost, and Insurance Cost to ChannelAdvisor. Just image what you could do with all that data! Oh the reports you could run. I bet you're saying to yourself "Wow, that sounds wonderful. How can I help make this happen?"...All you need to do is upvote this post so that ShipStation sees the err of their deprecated API ways.

    22 votes
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    Hello,

    Thank you for submitting this request and helping us to improve ShipStation! We will review options for the adding this functionality to our current integration. We’ll let you know once we have an update!

    Thanks again,
    ShipStation

  5. Different Printing Setups Apply to Different Users

    Different users that are in different offices/warehouse with different printers (thermal or laser) and print different size labels (4x6 and 8.5x11) should have the ability to have their own label/printer settings saved to their account instead of the need to switch setting every time globally.

    140 votes
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    37 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi @dom, thanks for checking in on this one. We’re still interested in this idea and we don’t have a definitive timeline on it. It isn’t on our immediate roadmap but it is something we’re always looking into.

  6. 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!

  7. Customizable Views and User Permissions

    Ability to further customize what each user sees in ShipStation (Shipped, Cancelled tabs on the left side of page)When we have people join our shipping team, I know that ShipStation can be a bit overwhelming. So the simpler and more straightforward the layout, the easy it is to train people. What it accomplishes: Easy way to train new employees.

    73 votes
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    22 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Billing/Shipping address mismatch notification

    BILLING/SHIPPING ADDRESS MISMATCH NOTIFICATION Fraud Prevention IdeaOne of the biggest red flags in a fraudulent transaction with a stolen credit card is that the Billing Address and Shipping Address DO NOT MATCH. I believe ShipStation should have a literal RED FLAG column in the orders screen that shows a RED FLAG when there is a mismatch between the billing address and shipping address. This way we can go in and look at the order in more detail to see if there is further indication a stolen credit card was used.This would save us LOTS of money. For example, in the…

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

    Thanks for your input, everyone! The product team will review your request and you’ll hear from us once we have made a decision.

    In the meantime, please provide as much detail as you can in this forum about how you detect fraud today or how many times a day/week you come across fraudulent orders. We’d like to hear input from other users as well!

  9. Customizing Carrier Drop Down Lists

    As Shipstation is adding new carriers the list of carriers in the drop down lists is getting so long that it now requires scrolling to access popular carriers like UPS. This is really cumbersome when updating shipping information from a drop ship or external shipping process. How about either suggestion carrier based on the tracking number (which would also increase speed) or at least allow personalized reorder of carrier list or even turn off carriers not used by users in preferences.

    39 votes
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    27 comments  ·  Shipment Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Option to view weight in pounds on reports instead of only ounces.

    The only option for viewing weight in reports is as ounces. We do a lot of analysis based on weight and shipping method but looking at ounces instead of pounds is annoying. We LOVE the reporting functionality of ShipStation except for this one thing. Thanks!

    18 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Insights & Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Batch processing to add customs information to international shipments.

    We have 165 international orders from a Kickstarter project (along with about 1,600 domestic). The international orders were imported WITHOUT customs information provided. It would be EXTREMELY helpful to be able to "batch" add information for customs to all of these orders. Just fyi, we do not have these orders linked to "products/items." We would simply like to bulk apply information to all of these orders. Unfortunately, there is not a feature that allows me to do so with customs information. Huge pain...

    42 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Shipment Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your input! You’re right that we currently have limited bulk actions for customs information, so we’d like for your idea to gain more support from other users before making a decision.

    Any information you can add here may catch the attention (and votes!) of users in similar situations. Please be sure to comment here in the forum if you’re still interested in having bulk actions for customs information.

    In the meantime, since we do not support Kickstarter directly, here is an idea from another user to integrate with Kickstarter you may be interested in: http://support.shipstation.com/forums/126593-request-a-new-shipstation-feature/suggestions/5619286

  12. Allow the restriction of shipping services to a particular warehouse.

    The title basically says it all. It would be helpful to be able to restrict a particular shipping service or carrier based on location.

    4 votes
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  13. auto-update shipping address indicated by color change or icon

    We are having an issue with shipstation automatically fixes the addresses if it sees something wrong. We have also experience it changing it incorrectly and the package comes back to us as undeliverable.is there a way, that if the system auto changes or updates the address, for it to alert us somehow maybe with a color change or a different icon like it does with a messed up address?

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

    Hi, @dherbs! Thanks for taking the time to bring this up! We will keep this in mind for future updates, and at the same time we’d like to see your idea gain traction from other users before making a decision.

    In the meantime we’d like to hear some more information from you. About how often are your shipments being returned to you due to this each week?

    Please add any other details that may help us and other users understand what’s going on by commenting here in the forum.

  14. Billing only customs/duty fees to a 3rd party account (UPS International)

    It would be nice to be able to bill only the customs/brokerage fees to a 3rd party UPS account. Such an option is available in WorldShip, but not in ShipStation.

    7 votes
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    Hello,

    Thank you for submitting this request and helping us to improve ShipStation! We will need to take a look at the UPS Shipper API to determine if this will be possible with our current infrastructure. We will be sure to update you once we have more information.

    Thanks again,
    ShipStation

  15. Items Shipped Report by user or warehouse and not just by marketplace.

    We love the layout and look of the Items shipped report. It basically looks like an invoice which is perfect for us as many of our orders are drop shipped. Our factory partner needs to invoice us for these orders and the layout of the orders shipped report is EXACTLY what we need. However, this report is only done by marketplace, not by user or warehouse. It would be fantastic to add those parameters to make this report more custom. Same for all of the report actually. Sometimes you want to see the same report across different parameters and it…

    10 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Insights & Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for bringing this up! We’ll keep this in mind for future updates, and at the same time we’d like to see your idea gain traction with other users.

    Can you tell us more about why you’d like for the reports to have user and warehouse parameters? Is this all for your factory partner you mentioned? Or are you using user and warehouse metrics for other goals?

    Feel free to add any more information that may catch the attention of others by commenting here in the forum!

  16. Export Status on List Shipments

    I'm using the ShipStation APIs to create new orders and retrieve shipment information. Unless I've missed something obvious I see no way to limit the ListShipments method to only retrieve shipments that I haven't already exported. We could keep our responses smaller and more streamlined if there was an "Export Status" that could be used as a filter on the GET request. The export status would be false by default and then flipped to true either upon issuing the GET request or through a POST/PUT request to update the shipment.

    9 votes
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    Thanks for taking the time to bring this up, @Brian! We’ll keep this in mind for future updates; for now we’d like to see your idea gain support from other users.

    Feel free to add to your idea by commenting in the forum so other users can add their input, too!

  17. Built-In Returns Manager

    A built-in returns manager would be very useful for our business. Our needs would be relatively simple, and some of this functionality already exists:1. We would include a printed pre-paid return label with every package we ship.2. We would be able to track open returns in ShipStation, i.e., return labels that are currently in transit3. Unused return labels would automatically deactivate after X days for a refund4. When we receive returns, we would mark them as "Received" in ShipStation, which would automatically send the customer 1 of 2 possible template emails: either we accept the return and will issue a…

    15 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Returns Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for letting us know you’d like a better way to handled your returns. We’d like for your idea to gain more support from other users before making a decision.

    Please comment here in the forum with additional information that may catch the attention of other users.

  18. Solid Commerce Integration

    Solid Commerce is an inventory management tool similar to Channel Adviser. It helps to list your inventory to the various marketplaces such as eBay, Amazon, Rakuten, Newegg, Sears, and your personal website in one shot. It also stores all of your inventory in one central location so you can have you full quantity on every site instead of dividing inventory up between multiple marketplaces which can result in lost sales. Solid Commerce does also bring in all orders from the various sites so this integration would be great because then tracking numbers and shipping data can be updated on the…

    24 votes
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    Hi, thank you for your feedback on Solid Commerce. While we do not currently have a native integration we do have an ecosystem of solution partners who may be able to help. For more information please complete the integration request form and we will have someone reach out to learn more about your integration needs. https://hubs.ly/H0xYDKj0

  19. Integration with VendorNet for drop shipping retail relationships.

    Some of our pending retail relationships use VendorNet and we would like to keep all shipping within ShipStation, so an integration with VendorNet would be great.

    33 votes
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    Hello,

    Thanks for bringing this up! We’ll keep this in mind, but would like to see more interest from other ShipStation users before we pursue a partnership. If you know any other users that are interested please send them here!

    As developing a seamless integration typically requires cooperation from both parties, we recommend reaching out to VendorNet and expressing your interest in an integration to help expedite this process.

    Thank you,

    ShipStation

  20. Integrate with LivingSocial.com

    Living Social works the same way OpenSky does. Why are you integrated with one and not the other? Seems like a simple integration to do.

    6 votes
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    Hello!

    Thank you so much for voting on this feature and helping us continue to improve ShipStation. We are currently reviewing possible solutions for an integration with Living Social and will be sure to update you once we have made a final decision.

    Thanks again,
    ShipStation

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