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. Add U-PIC (UPIC) insurance

    Please add U-PIC insurance (u-pic.com) since it is cheaper than ShipSurance and hassle free to file a claim.

    68 votes
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    Hello,

    Thank you for submitting this request/voting and helping us to improve ShipStation! We will review an integration with U-PIC and let you know once we have an update.

    In the meantime, you can always select “Other” as the insurance provider in ShipStation, then add the insurance to the package outside of ShipStation.

    Thanks again!
    ShipStation

  2. Being able to set the packing slip size by store instead of a global setting

    Currently, packing slips are a global setting applied to all stores. If you have multiple stores where some packing slips are 4 X 6 and some packing slips are 8 X 11, you need to change the account settings every time you print. Would be way more convenient to be able to assign the size of the packing slips by store so you don't have to constantly change the account setting.

    68 votes
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    20 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey, @csr! Thanks for bringing this up! We’ll keep this in mind when updating our packing slips. For now, we’d like to see your idea gain more support from other users before making a decision.

    Can you tell us what makes the packing slips different between your two stores? Hopefully this added information will help other users better understand your idea so they can add their input and votes.

  3. EORI/VAT number for international shipments

    Would like the ability to have customer EORI or VAT number included in the international shipping documents

    68 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback!

    This option is on the roadmap to be implemented soon. Due to Brexit requirements, this feature has been implemented for UK accounts. For UK users, the option to add EORI, VAT, and other Tax ID numbers is located in Settings > Shipping > International Settings. Once added to the account, you can then assign the EORI/TaxID number to shipments in the Customs section of the order.

    While there is currently no automated way to add the TaxID numbers to shipments yet, this is also on the roadmap.

  4. Return Label Shipment Notification and Reporting

    Notify us (or designated email) when a return label has been used by the recipient (ie picked up by the carrier).

    Also, generate a report showing all unused labels

    66 votes
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    In consideration queue  ·  13 comments  ·  Returns Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Scan and store serial numbers of shipped orders

    We'd like to be able to scan outgoing products and associate them to their orders as they are being shipped out.

    66 votes
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    In consideration queue  ·  12 comments  ·  Shipment Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Provide WYSIWYG Editing for Packing Slips

    I'm fairly new to ShipStation, but it seems one of the obvious enhancements would be to allow customization of the packing slips without needing HTML skills...essentially, exactly the same interface available to edit the email templates.

    65 votes
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    27 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi, everyone! We’re still interested in seeing more users add their support for this idea, whether through votes or comments, so please keep them coming!

    In the meantime, here are example codes for our packing slips that may point you in the right direction: https://help.shipstation.com/hc/en-us/articles/206639907

    Please reach out to us through chat or at support@shipstation.com if you’d like some more explanation on the examples.

  7. Make 4x6 packing slip in Landscape format

    Much easier to read if you make the 4x6 packing slip in a landscape format, You can increase the font size and still keep everything in-line.

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    14 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. HazMat service with my already in place contract from UPS

    I ship smokeless powder which qualifies as Hazmat, a feature I need. Please, as we are Mac based, UPS seems to have no plans for an Apple version of World Ship and Hazmat has to be computer generated.

    63 votes
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    @James, thanks for checking in on this one. We’re still interested in this idea and we don’t have a timeline on it. This is something that will need further investigation from our end as well as working with UPS to be able to further integrate Hazardous Material support.

  9. Set insurance amount for carrier in Automation Rules

    In our business we have multiple forms of insurance on our shipments as we sell a lot of laptop computers and need to make sure it is safe. Within our FedEx Account we have discounted rates and special policies so we only need to apply a set amount of insurance to each package as it is cheaper to insure it for more or less than the sell price usually.

    The current option in Automation Rules only allows you to set the Insurance to Carrier, ShipStation Insurance or External/Other.

    The ability to set the amount of insurance on the shipment as…

    63 votes
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    17 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Allow manual Blind Shipping

    We do drop shipping for many customers and need to make the package look like it is shipping from our customer to their customer (even though we are shipping it). While shipping, we should be able to select "Other" from the warehouse field and manually type in a temporary "From address"

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    20 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Being able to customize the name of each Custom Field would be incredibly helpful.

    When I import from a CSV, I'd love the opportunity to customize our Custom Fields (1-3) so that it's clear what they're being used for. We currently have to use a shared document with a key. And that's not as simple as just being able to have a column that clearly says what the data means.

    62 votes
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    In consideration queue  ·  19 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Product Barcodes on Picking Sheets and Ability to print Barcodes for Products

    We have barcodes assigned to our items that do come into shipstation with out integration. But they aren't being utilized in shipstation. It would be great to have the ability to print those barcode UPC/GTIN's onto picking sheets, packing slips.

    It would be even more beneficial to be able to set orders to print barcodes to a thermal printer so we can put it on packages. This goes hand in hand with Amazon's barcode needs for Fullfillment, internal manufacturing.

    As an example, we're a on demand product producer. We make the product the day after it's ordered. So being able…

    60 votes
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    In consideration queue  ·  7 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. amazon transparency

    Amazon has recently introduced their "Transparency" to better track inventory and to ensure its authenticity. We carry dozens of transparency enabled products which for merchant fulfilled orders require us to scan and upload transparency codes to Amazon that are scanned off the product. Currently this upload process is manual. We'd like for ShipStation to add a feature through the Amazon API that allows a scanned transparency code to be uploaded to the order and transmitted to Amazon when tracking information is transmitted.

    More on Amazon's Transparency program here: https://sellercentral.amazon.com/gp/help/202008510

    60 votes
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  14. Adding different LTL freight carriers to mark as shipped list

    Having the ability to select LTL freight carrier such AAA Cooper, Averitt Express, YRC, Old Dominion to the shipping options... and incorporating a link to these carrier's websites on the email notification the customer gets when the orders are marked as shipped. Currently we have to select "other" as the shipping carrier and creates extra customer service cases when customer can't track their shipments. Customer are used the ease of just clicking a link to track their shipments, instead of having to go to the carrier's website.

    59 votes
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  15. Lock packer to "Ship From" location

    We would like to lock packers via admin setting to a warehouse location so that packer will not have to constantly use a drop down menu on order detail page to choose his location.

    This feature should be beneficial to any SS user where there is more than 1 warehouse.

    I.e. David the packer is located in NY, so upon creation of his account by admin we will choose a default warehouse for David - Warehouse NY.

    Then anytime David will be logged into the system "Ship From" location will be preselected and locked for David.

    If David moves to…

    58 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Order Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Shipping and Quotes for Multiple Packages

    We ship a large majority of our orders in multiple packages and currently do so manually by going into the order, clicking "+" next to "Package" to ship multiple packages, and applying a "Package Set". It would save a lot of time to allow multiple packages when creating new "Preset Groups" under the "Products" tab. Currently, it only allows us to preset one package under "Shipping Defaults" when adding a Preset Group. Please also input a "+" button for multiple packages for the Rate Calculator and when creating return labels. These new additions would improve our workflow and the efficiency…

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    In consideration queue  ·  16 comments  ·  Shipment Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Copy Automation Rules

    Please add the ability to copy automation rules just like packing slips can be copied.

    58 votes
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    In consideration queue  ·  11 comments  ·  User & Account Mgmt  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Need to add the Restore function to V3

    I have tried the ‘Create Another Shipment’ option in V3, however the problem is that it does not carry forward the item detail from the original shipment into the new shipment.

    Therefore at the end of the month when I reconcile the inventory, it does not show that we in fact shipped 2pc of whatever item it was, it only records the original item shipment.

    Please pass along my comments to the developers as this function is essential to our order processing, inventory management as well as our month end reporting.

    57 votes
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    18 comments  ·  Shipment Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Automate EORI Numbers

    It is a legal requirement that EORI numbers are used on shipping goods from the UK to EU and Rest of the World. This field has been implemented granted, but still requires manual intervention to apply the EORI to each order, not an easy task when shipping 1000's of parcels a week off shore. Can this not be automated by rule, that when shipping to EU, the EU EORI number is selected, and when shipping outside of the EU (Rest of World) the UK EORI is used?

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    planned  ·  31 comments  ·  Printing & Documents  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Royal Mail Tracking

    Could we get royal mail tracking within shipstation? As far as I am aware there is a RM tracking API which allows pulling this information without going to the RM tracking page. Royal mail also offers delivery tracking for the 24 and 48 service which does not require signature. It would be great to have tracking information for these parcels too or at least the parcel number populated in the tracking field. Currently we have to take this from the label manually.

    56 votes
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