Chad @ Veilep

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    Thanks for your input! You’re right that we currently do not have a way to import alias SKUs in bulk, but we recently enhanced our combine product feature to also allow you to create aliases. When you click “Combine” from the Products page, you’ll see something a little different now.

    Check out this article for more information: https://help.shipstation.com/hc/en-us/articles/205900498

    For now, we’ll keep this request open and in addition to Dave La Chasse Blank Apparel’s comment, please let us know what your situation looks like today and what you’re looking to accomplish!

    Chad @ Veilep commented  · 

    Same as many others, it would be very useful for us to have the ability to batch import sku aliases. We already have our warehouse software working with our listing software to update our "sku aliases" across multiple channels, and are able to remove the inventory the same way when orders are imported from Shipstation, so when our warehouse does picking using that software, they are instructed to pick the correct item, however this can still make it very confusing at times when our barcode scanners are telling the picker to pick a particular item and our packing slips that we are shipping with (printed from Shipstation), don't always have the same sku... This is the last piece to our process where a physical products inventory can go out and be listed under different sku's, on different channels, and have sales coming back referencing 1 physical unique id (without the manual process of entering every alias 1 by 1).

    Looking forward to seeing if this goes anywhere... I hope that as this has been in review since 2015... that there may be an update before another 2 years pass?? :)

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    Scan to Verify and Print is now AVAILABLE in the new version of ShipStation, and also now supports product identification by UPC, SKU, or both values.
    We will mark this feature complete once Scan to Verify is a standalone mode from Print.
    Additional features, settings are also in the works. Thank you all for your continued patience.

    Chad @ Veilep commented  · 

    I can agree that perhaps the implementation of something like this could run into a "strange to SS workflow", however a QC (Quality Control) such as this at the time of shipment would be a huge positive impact! Workflow really shouldn't be overthinked, it most certainly would require a company have a proper set up to support the feature, but if added as an opt-in feature, could be added as a fairly simple QC check, just before a label is printed.

    Companies that would be set up properly to support this feature, would likely be mid to larger accounts, and could actually attract larger accounts.

    The workflow for this feature could go as follows:
    1) Pick Products with custom barcoded Packing Slip. The order number as well as each ordered product identifiers would need to have barcodes.
    2) Using SS's already built in feature, Scan the Order Id and review it in pop-up.
    3) Add the QC check here. SS could have a barcode screen to pop up over the active order screen attempting to shipped. Shipper would than scan each product attempting to be packaged, and either send an error if the attempted item is not present on the active order, or show a verification (perhaps highlight the box green before emptying the box allowing the next scan).
    4) Once all products have been verified, the scan box would go away and allow the user to continue choosing shipping options and printing label.

    If any other sellers (or SS) has any thoughts on this proposed workflow, please comment. Keep in mind, the feature will likely need to remain simple enough to have SS move forward with the integration.

    Thanks for consideration.

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    Hi, everyone! We read all of your feedback daily and noticed that this idea hasn’t seen any activity since we last checked in. Can you give us more information about how Doc Tabs would help your shipping workflow?

    Please comment here in the forum so other users can add their input as well.

    Chad @ Veilep commented  · 

    SS, This would be very helpful, and extremely cost effective, to have a condensed packing slip able to print to a doc-tab, rather than using up an entire additional label to accomplish the same.

    Chad @ Veilep commented  · 

    This would be very useful! Thoughts on making this possible: I can see having the option for customizing a packing slip template that supports the small format of the doc tab, then choosing the option to print the labels with packing slip similar to the option already available - only it would print the packing slip to the doc slip on the label rather than requiring an entirely separate label.

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