ShipStation vs Auctane

How does ShipStation compare to Auctane Shipping Manager?

Since we created both of these solutions, this is a common question we receive. Auctane Shipping Manager is a shipping solution for eBay sellers that is intuitive and easy to use. ShipStation is the next evolution of Auctane, providing more features for multi-channel online retailers. The following table summarizes the differences:

Marketplace / Shopping Cart Integrations

ShipStation Auctane
eBay green-check-22 green-check-22
PayPal green-check-22 green-check-22
Amazon green-check-22
real-time
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delayed
Amazon UK green-check-22
Amazon CA green-check-22
Sears green-check-22
Buy.com green-check-22
Etsy green-check-22
Magento Go green-check-22
Magento Community, Professional, and Enterprise green-check-22
Volusion green-check-22
Shopify green-check-22
Bigcommerce green-check-22
ChannelAdvisor green-check-22
OpenCart green-check-22
Zen Cart green-check-22
X-Cart green-check-22
3dCart green-check-22
Google Checkout green-check-22
Storenvy green-check-22
Stitch Labs green-check-22
Scout TopShelf green-check-22
Bizelo green-check-22
LemonStand green-check-22
& many more! green-check-22

 

Shipping Carriers

ShipStation Auctane
USPS Postage Account (Stamps.com) green-check-22 green-check-22
USPS via Express 1 green-check-22 green-check-22
UPS green-check-22 green-check-22
FedEx green-check-22
Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) green-check-22
Real-time Rate Comparison green-check-22 green-check-22
Deep Discounts on Priority and Express Mail green-check-22 green-check-22
Free Delivery Confirmation on Priority Mail green-check-22 green-check-22
Generate USPS SCAN Forms for better tracking green-check-22 green-check-22
Multi-package support for UPS and FedEx green-check-22
Discount Shipping Insurance green-check-22 green-check-22
Pre-filled International Customs Forms green-check-22 green-check-22

 

Order Management

ShipStation Auctane
Order Filters green-check-22
Order Tagging green-check-22
Automation Rules green-check-22
Consolidated view of orders from all stores green-check-22
Search orders green-check-22 green-check-22
Manually add orders green-check-22 green-check-22
Mass update order information green-check-22
Combine and split orders green-check-22 green-check-22
Put orders “on-hold” until a future date green-check-22

 

Shipping Features

ShipStation Auctane
Print labels in batch green-check-22
(500+
at a time)
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(up to 200
at a time)
Print packing slips in batch (merged or separate from labels) green-check-22 green-check-22
Product-specific shipping settings green-check-22
View product images for increased packing accuracy green-check-22 green-check-22
Support for laser / inkjet printers green-check-22 green-check-22
Support for 4″ x 6″ label printers green-check-22 green-check-22
Support for direct printing via Google Cloud Print green-check-22
Print custom message on each label green-check-22 green-check-22
Preview postage cost before printing labels green-check-22 green-check-22
Branded shipping labels green-check-22
Customizable packing slips green-check-22

 

Customer Communication

ShipStation Auctane
Send customizable email notifications when a package ships green-check-22 green-check-22
View comments from buyers that are left during checkout green-check-22 green-check-22
Record notes that can be shared with the buyer on the packing slip and / or email notification green-check-22 green-check-22
Leave automatic buyer feedback green-check-22 green-check-22

 

Reporting

ShipStation Auctane
Daily Shipping Manifest green-check-22 green-check-22
Shipping Cost Analysis green-check-22 green-check-22
Destination Country Analysis green-check-22 green-check-22
Order Summary Report green-check-22 green-check-22
Pick List Report green-check-22

 

Users & Access Control

ShipStation Auctane
Multiple user support green-check-22
User permission management green-check-22
User Auditing green-check-22
Multiple warehouses green-check-22

 

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