Today, we’re very much pleased to announce that we’ve strengthened our relationship with Volusion! While we’ve had a Volusion integration for ShipStation for some time now, we’ve been working with the booming e-commerce company, and are delighted to tell you that we are now a certified Volusion Partner!
Volusion is a leading e-commerce software platform, powering thousands of e-commerce sites like 3M, Deloitte, and Nalgene. They’ve got a fantastic and very helpful blog where their “2-minute Tuesday” videos and regular postings help companies great and small succeed in the ecommerce world. They also boast free 24/7 support via phone, e-mail, and live chat. If you’re looking for a new shopping cart platform, and already use ShipStation, give them a look.
We really look forward to working tightly with Volusion to help bring all parties involved (meaning, you, too!) the greatest service and software available. We love helping our customers succeed, and making your lives easier, and we’re excited for the opportunity to do that on a more personal level with Volusion and their merchants.
Have you been experiencing slower than expected processing speeds with ShipStation? If so, we have some news that we’d like to share.
If you prefer or need to use Internet Explorer over any other browser, then we have found a way to help. To increase the overall speed and performance of ShipStation through your Internet Explorer browser versions 6, 7, 8 and 9, you can install a Google Chrome plug-in called the Google Chrome Frame. The plug-in can be downloaded from the following link. Just hit “Accept and Install”, and you’re on your way to a much faster ShipStation (note, you will need to restart Internet Explorer after installing the plug-in).
Note that the plug-in is only used for web sites that explicitly support the Google Chrome Frame, which ShipStation does, so it won’t affect any other sites that you regularly visit. For your convenience, we have included a video to help better explain how Google Chrome Frame works:
We hope that you have found this information helpful and that you are now experiencing ShipStation as it was intended – sleek, powerful, and FAST!
We’re excited to announce Shipping Presets, a powerful feature suggested by ShipStation’s very own user community. Shipping Presets allow you to quickly apply settings to one or more orders.
Manage your presets by clicking on the Shipping Presets menu above the shipping fields in the Order Information pane.
Click “+ New Preset” to add a new preset. Supply values for some or all of the fields.
There are 3 ways to apply shipping presets:
1. Apply a preset to a single order from the Shipping Preset menu.
2. Press defined hotkey to apply preset to one or more orders.
3. Use Bulk Update to apply preset to multiple orders.
Register now for your 30 day free trial of one of the most powerful shipping applications on the market. You’ll have access to a fully functioning solution containing time-saving features and access to discounted shipping rates!
ShipStation is a web-based shipping application that is fully compatible with Mac OSX and Safari. Whether you want to print single or multiple labels, domestic or international, via USPS, UPS or FedEx, ShipStation does it all on your Mac without the need for external software. Our commitment to intuitive and intelligent shipping software was built with Mac users in mind!
ShipStation brings a rich set of features to Mac users who have traditionally been neglected by desktop shipping software. Importing orders from multiple marketplaces and shipping them using USPS, UPS or FedEx is a seamless experience in Safari or any other web browser you choose. Customizable automation rules help you build a shipping process that’s fast, consistent, and tailored specifically to your business needs. Best of all, ShipStation can be accessed from anywhere!
ShipStation Feature Highlights:
At ShipStation, we care about the details too. By offering tools like a multi-carrier rate calculator, address validation checker, and product pick list generator, we help you to make quick and easy shipping decisions from within our platform.
If you’re looking for a powerful shipping application that runs effortlessly on a Mac, check out our 30-day free trial. Jennifer, an Apple user and founder of Gracefully Girly, gave us a shot and said, “I tried ShipStation and I’m in love. Pure love.“ We love hearing from our customers and discovering how we can continue providing top of the line shipping software for online retailers.
ShipStation is constantly adding new features to make your shipping process easier. Today, we’re sharing one of ShipStation’s latest features: Bulk Tracking.
This feature allows you to select a list of orders from the Shipments page, click the “Track Shipments” button and track multiple shipments for USPS, UPS and FedEx all in once place!
Now, each shipment will be updated with an icon indicating its current status. Hovering over the tracking status icon allows you to view detailed information:
You can also filter your shipments by tracking status. This will help you to identify any problems in shipping before the customer reaches out to you.
One additional benefit of Bulk Tracking is to be able to identify Express Overnight shipments that have not been delivered by the guaranteed date and time. You are entitled to a full refund of the postage cost when this happens.
Your free 30 day trial of ShipStation will give you full access to all our features. Simplify your shipping process today!
We’re excited to announce that ShipStation now supports Google Cloud Print! This technology allows you to print your shipping labels, packing slips, and reports to any compatible printer in the world! As an eCommerce store owner, we know you are always on the go. Now with ShipStation and Google Cloud Print, you can print shipping labels wherever you are!
This feature is now available on all ShipStation plans. The only requirement is that you have Google Chrome installed on the computer that is connected to your printer. You may continue to use ShipStation with any browser once Google Cloud Print has been set up.
Once Chrome is installed, follow these simple steps to get started with Google Cloud Print:
Step 1) Using Google Chrome on the computer that is attached to the printer, log in to ShipStation.
Step 2) Go to Settings > General Settings
Step 3) On the left, click the “Google Cloud Print” item
Step 4) Click the Get Started button and follow Google’s instructions for connecting your printers.
Another great feature is that you can print directly to “Google Docs”, so you can send labels or packing slips to your free Google “cloud storage” for archive purposes.
Free yourself from your desktop shipping program by using ShipStation and Google Cloud Print!
Look for more announcements and buzz in the coming months as we roll out new features and functionality to enhance ShipStation. In the meantime, check out the pricing section of our website to get started with your 30 day free trial today!
We’ve been receiving some great feedback and input from our sellers and just released some new features that deliver some added efficiency to the shipping process.
The first feature covers single order shipping. Many sellers have told us that the label batch process is overkill for when they need to simply process a single order. We agreed.
The new “Quick-Ship” window is shown when only a single order is selected and the “Ship Order(s)” button is clicked. Shipping settings can be changed directly in the window and the label can be printed without ever leaving the orders screen.
The other new feature covers the other end of the spectrum. For sellers that are preparing and shipping large batches of orders at one time, this can often be difficult to organize. For that reason, we created the “Loading Dock”. The loading dock is simply a temporary bin to place orders that are ready to ship.
One or more selected orders can be added to the Loading Dock by using the new button at the bottom of the order list:
Depending on your fulfillment process, you can quickly print a pick list, packing slips or an order report directly from the Loading Dock window. When you’re ready to create the label batch, just click on “Ship These Orders”.
With the new Loading Dock in place, the size and positioning of the product preview was redesigned to make better use of space. Included with that redesign was the ability to hover over a product thumbnail image and see a larger version of the image. Unfortunately, this is only applicable to the sales channels that currently provide product images for ShipStation, but were lobbying hard to make sure all of them do eventually.
We recently released new features to allow our sellers to have improved visibility to shipping rates for individual orders. Unofficially dubbed “Quick Rates”, this feature will allow you to very quickly price one or more shipments based on the currently selected carrier, service and package. This feature consists of a few new user interface elements that reside in the order management screen of ShipStation.Read More
Austin, Texas Oct 18, 2011 — Auctane introduces ShipStation, allowing online retailers to fulfill orders faster while reducing shipping costs. ShipStation consolidates orders from numerous marketplaces and shopping cart solutions, and allows shipping labels to be printed in batch. This initial release includes support for eBay, Amazon, Buy.com Marketplace, Etsy, Magento, Volusion, Zen Cart, PayPal, Google Checkout, and Payvment.
ShipStation is a web-based solution that is compatible with both PCs and Macs, and does not require any software to install. With support for batch label printing as well as multiple users and warehouses, ShipStation is ideal for mid to high volume sellers. Feature highlights include:
• Intuitive, easy to use web interface with no software to install
• Unprecedented shipping discounts
• Full 360-degree synchronization with each marketplace
• Streamlined shipping system processes numerous orders in just a few clicks
• Configurable order processing engine automates tedious tasks and reduces human error
• Innovative order management features such as the Sales Channel Inbox and Priority Order Tagging
“Shipping is often a pain point for an online retailer selling across multiple channels and marketplaces”, said Jason Hodges, President of Auctane. “ShipStation helps by allowing retailers to sell their products anywhere and ship in one convenient place.”
Each ShipStation subscription includes a free DYMO Endicia account, which allows users to print all classes of USPS postage. ShipStation also integrates with Express 1, a government partner of the US Postal Service, providing discounted rates on Priority and Express Mail.
For more information, or to start a free 30-day trial, please visit http://www.shipstation.com.
Auctane provides turn-key shipping systems for online retailers and shippers. With a focus on efficiency and simplicity, Auctaneʼs web-based tools allow shippers to process orders faster and more easily than ever before. Auctaneʼs shipping solution for eBay sellers, Auctane Shipping Manager, has been the top-rated shipping application in the eBay App Center for the past two years.